Learn math that makes sense in Principles of Mathematics Book 1!
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.
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• Biblical Worldview: Discover how the very existence of the math concepts proclaims the faithfulness of God…and experience the joy of using math to explore God’s creation.
• Solid Foundation for High School Math and Real Life: Learn why the rules you’ve been memorizing work…and get practice applying those skills to real-life settings as you build problem-solving skills.
• History, Science, and Real-Life Connections: Find the height of a tree without leaving the ground, use negative numbers to describe the force on objects, explore historical multiplication methods, apply math to music, and much more!
Lost in the mechanics of math? Unsure why you have to learn different math concepts or how to prepare for high school math? Wanting math to be more interesting? Wishing you could finish your math lesson awed at God’s greatness? Experience the difference truly understanding the principles of mathematics can make!
General structure: This is the first year foundation course of a two-year math program designed to give students a firm mathematical understanding, both academically and spiritually. This curriculum consists of the Student Textbook and the Student Workbook. It is designed to be self-taught, so students should be able to read the material and complete assignments on their own, with a parent or teacher available for questions. The Student Workbook contains all the worksheets, quizzes, and tests, along with an answer key and suggested schedule.
Grade level: 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, Year 1 should be completed in grade 6 or 7, and Year 2 in grade 7 or 8.
Where to go from here: Upon completion of Year 1, students will be ready to move on to Year 2. Upon completion of both years, students should be prepared to begin or return to any high school algebra course. However, there are other ways this course can be used to help guide students. Both Year 1 and 2 could be completed in one year for a more intensive study, or either course can also be done as an intensive summer study to provide a refresher for basic math proficiency.