The Textbook for Principles of Mathematics Book 2
Math is a real-life tool that points us to God and helps us explore His creation, yet it often comes across as dry facts and meaningless rules. Here at last is a curriculum that has a biblical worldview integrated throughout the text and problems, not just added as an afterthought. In this workbook, a student is provided the practice sheets needed to master the skills learned in the main text.
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
This curriculum is aimed at grades 6-8, fitting into most math approaches the year or two years prior to starting high school algebra. If following traditional grade levels, Book 1 should be completed in grade 6 or 7, and Book 2 in grade 7 or 8.
[Book 1] Students should have a basic knowledge of arithmetic (basic arithmetic will be reviewed, but at a fast pace and while teaching problem-solving skills and a biblical worldview of math) and sufficient mental development to think through the concepts and examples given. Typically, anyone in sixth grade or higher should be prepared to begin. The focus of the course is actually learning math for life, not simply preparing to pass a test.
[Book 2] It is strongly recommended that students complete Book 1 course work before beginning Book 2 as math builds on itself. Students don’t just learn how to manipulate numbers on paper, but starting with arithmetic and laying the groundwork for geometry and algebra (covered in Book 2), this curriculum both firms up the foundational concepts and prepares students for upper-level math in a logical, step-by-step way that helps students understand concepts, build problem-solving skills, and see how different aspects of math connect.
View a PDF sample of the format HERE.
Now that you know the core principles of arithmetic and geometry, you’re ready to move on to learning advanced skills that will allow you to explore more aspects of God’s creation. In Book 2, the focus is on the essential principles of algebra, coordinate graphing, probability, statistics, functions, and other important areas of mathematics. Here at last is a math curriculum with a biblical worldview focus that will help you:
• Understand why you’re learning what you’re learning, and ultimately why math matters
• Apply what you’re learning outside a textbook, and, above all, see God’s handiwork in math and His creation
• Firm up the foundational concepts and prepare students for upper-level math in a logical, step-by-step way.
Some mathematical terms seem so complex, but don’t worry; they’re just fancy names to describe useful tools. In Book 2 you’ll continue discovering that all of math boils down to a way of describing God’s world and is a useful means we can use to serve and worship Him.