Spectrum Math 2015 Grade 2

Spectrum Math 2015 Grade 2

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ISBN: 9781483808703
Grades: 2

Category Description for The Spectrum Series:

If you're looking for a basic practice workbook, consider this series of educationally solid, quality books. From McGraw-Hill, these books have their roots in basal lines like SRA and Merrill (and other lines combined into the SRA group over the years). Because customers have asked for good, basic, interesting practice books, I've looked at many (including all the different ones those customers have mentioned). These are unquestionably the best - the best value, the most educational in content, the most interesting (even without little characters and graphic "gimmicks"); all in all the most complete, comprehensive and appealing of the lot. These are more like complete worktexts than mere practice books, but at a low cost. Material is secular but wholesome (some of it looks like it could have been culled from earlier textbook lines, before they "modernized") and traditional in format, but varied and involving. All series are written to be primarily self-instructional. The pages are all perforated and answers are included. Below are the


Category Description for PROGRAMS - OTHER:

While offering some instruction, these programs include less teaching material or do not cover the full range of grade-level skills that the comprehensive programs offer.




Category Description for Spectrum Math 2015:

The 2015 edition of the Spectrum Math series states that it is "Correlated to the Current State Standards." This means that significant changes were made to bring it into alignment with the CCSS (which most states align to). Although the general format and structure of the books remain the same, the topics differ significantly at the middle school levels and reflect more advanced algebra and geometry content as well as increased content in data, probability, and statistics. Each chapter starts with a pretest (Check What You Know) and ends with a posttest (Check What You Learned). Lessons within each chapter cover a progression of skills. Instruction is minimal but examples precede each worksheet. To give you an idea of the differences in this edition, previously the 7th grade book started with chapters on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and calculating interest but the new edition starts with rational numbers, expressions, equations, and inequalities. Both cover ratios and proportions but terminology and content are different. The previous edition had sections on both English (customary) and metric measurement while those topics are not covered in the 2015 edition. Both editions have sections on probability, statistics, and geometry but the content of each is different and the newer edition is more advanced. There is also a greater emphasis on problem solving and word problems in the newer edition. In general, I would say the 7th grade book is roughly one year ahead of the previous edition. These workbooks are 160 pages in length.

The topic specific workbooks (124 pages each) that are available for the 6th through 8th grade levels have also had changes based on the newer standards. Every chapter still has a pretest and posttest, along with a mid-year test and final test. The Algebra workbook has added chapters on expressions and equations and systems of equations and has removed chapters on probability and graphs and algebra and geometry. Chapters in the Data Analysis/Probability workbook have completely changed to probability models, calculating probability and compound events, statistical thinking, measures of central tendency & measures of variability, displaying data, and scatter plots & bivariate data. The Geometry workbook is basically the same as the previous edition, but all of the angle and triangle concepts have been combined into one chapter, which is


Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
2
ISBN
9781483808703
EAN
044222238537
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Spectrum
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.75" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Have used Spectrum's math for years. Excellent resource! Incremental and easy to use.
Tiffany W on Sep 25, 2019
extra provision of practice
Laurie S on May 4, 2018
Have used Spectrum's math for years. Excellent resource! Incremental and easy to use.
Tiffany W on Sep 25, 2019
I was looking for a simple, straightforward math book.
Carrie B on Jan 3, 2019
extra provision of practice
Laurie S on May 4, 2018
I'm a homeschooling Mama and my daughter will be taking a break from our primary math curriculum, Saxon, just over the summer months. I was looking for something gentle yet a good review for the brief break. I think these will do the trick.
Johnny C on Mar 29, 2017
I need a workbook for my daughter to take to school so she isn't bored. This was the right price and is a grade ahead of what she is in...so it should work.
Christy B on Jan 17, 2016
I was looking for a simple, straightforward math book.
Carrie B on Jan 3, 2019
I'm a homeschooling Mama and my daughter will be taking a break from our primary math curriculum, Saxon, just over the summer months. I was looking for something gentle yet a good review for the brief break. I think these will do the trick.
Johnny C on Mar 29, 2017
is this a year curriculum?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Spectrum books are considered a supplement that will follow the general scope and sequence of an academic year in a particular grade level.
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