Here we are just a few days into the school year and I have a parent meeting tomorrow. The parent has been a math teacher and is now teaching college. The parent says that the algebra 1 book that I gave them is an Algebra 2 book. The book is part 2 of a two book series. They are very old and the school cannot afford to replace them. Book 1 matches up very very close to our other Pre-Algebra book. We have a new Algebra 2 book and I looked at it and the Algebra 1 book from the same publisher (that we dont have). Book 2 has topics that place it maybe in between the Algebra 1 book (that we dont have) and the Algebra 2 book. Some of the topics in book 2 go beyond the algebra 2 book. But I do not plan on making it even close to that far. I have made a list of what each book covers to show at the meeting. If I have to relent and go to book 1 I feel that they will be in trouble next year and beyond. If I stay with my current book I will take it slow and do lots of practice and they should be more than ready for Alg 2. Suggestions? Am I crazy for choosing the more difficult book? I would like to challenge them not coddle them.