Principles of Mathematics Book 1 Set

Principles of Mathematics Book 1 Set

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Discover how math applies to science, art, music, daily life, and more

Apply what youre learning outside a textbook, and see Gods handiwork in math

Focus is on multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, shapes, basic geometry, and more!

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. Students dont just learn how to manipulate numbers on paper, but starting with arithmetic and laying the groundwork for geometry and algebra (covered in year 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.

As if all of this wasn't enough, Katherine weaves into the lessons the human history of math and shows the Sovereignty of God even when the most brilliant of minds and civilizations failed to see it. Students will be intrigued by how math has profoundly affected history.

Have you ever had a student ask why they have to study math, as if they can't see how they will ever use it in real life? After taking this course, students will wonder no more! They will understand how math applies to them and why they must study this important subject. They will see how it applies in every day life such as balancing a checkbook, history, science, art, and music. They will see the Hand of God in math and how that relates to their own life. If you are looking for a "living math" course, this is it!

A description of this math course would not be complete without mentioning the author's conversational style when teaching math concepts. She presents math in a way that lends understanding to the "why's" in addition to the "how's" in a way that opens up the concept and completes the process of true understanding. This course leaves many of us wondering, "Where was this course when I was learning math?"

The Student Workbook is set up in the same style our customers have come to love and depend on. We have included Daily Schedules to complete the course in either one full year or in one semester. The student worksheets, quizzes & tests, and answer keys are all included in the 3-hole punched, perforate format that keeps everything organized and flexible.

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We dont often think of math in terms of being presented with a Christian Worldview, but Master Books and author, Katherine A. Loop, have done just that. Using a Biblical lens, this comprehensive, two-year, junior high math course will cover the basics of arithmetic and pre-algebra and thoroughly prepare your student for algebra.

This curriculum is intended to be used for two years for 7th and 8th grades, although advanced 6th graders could also complete it. It is designed to be used before the student starts Algebra (in the curriculum of your choice). This curriculum would also work well for high schoolers who need a review of basic concepts and beginning algebra. The table of contents topical format allows you to use this text as a reference or extra practice for someone who might be struggling.

There are two books for each level of the program: a student text and a teacher guide. The teacher guide also holds student worksheets. Book 1 reviews basic arithmetic and teaches problem-solving skills and mental math through a Biblical lens. Book 2 is considered the pre-algebra portion of the program, so students need to be competent in basic functions of fractions, decimals, percent, and basic geometry. Book 2 assumes the knowledge of content presented in Book 1; so if you arent sure where to begin, have your student take the placement tests available on our website.

The Student Book (textbook) is the instruction, divided into chapters, then into lessons. Important notes about the curriculum and its use are found in the front of the book. Students will read the lesson in the Student Book and complete the activity page found in the Teacher Guide (more about that in a bit). Thats how easy it is to use this curriculum. Dont confuse easy-to-use with over-simplified content. After comparing the content of this course with that of Bob Jones, Saxon, Alpha Omega etc., Principles of Mathematics stays with the pack. It covers all pertinent topics for algebra preparation. While there is quite a bit of reading, the language is fairly easy to read and comprehend (conversational). The text is black and white with examples and illustrations, so may not appeal to your more visual learner. Calculator instruction is included, beginning with lesson 4.5, but parent/teacher can discern the amount of calculator use allowed. Lessons that have recommended calculator use are marked with a calculator symbol.

The Teacher Guide is a very important part of this program. You will find a course schedule, student worksheets for each lesson, answer keys (a mix of answers and solutions), quizzes, and tests. Also included in the worksheets are math problems from historical text books, such as Applied Mathematics for Junior High Schools and High Schools and Secondary Arithmetic: Commercial and Industrial for High, Industrial, Commercial, Normal Schools, and Academics and Practical Algebra: First Year Course. These problems help students understand the role of math throughout history, but they are also good thinking math problems. There are two versions of the schedule two-year and one-year. The two-year schedule is basically one lesson per day using both books to equal two years of junior high math. If you have a student who is really motivated and wants to finish both books in one year, there is a schedule for that. In this option, students complete about 2 to 3 lessons per day depending on the length. The Student Workbook is consumable (not reproducible); pages are perforated with plenty of space for students to show their work and answer questions.

The Principles of Mathematics Sets include a student text and the teacher guide.

Supplies suggested for this course are the student textbook and workbook, binder with notebook paper, abacus, blank index cards, calculator, graph paper, compass, measuring tape with Metric and US measure, ruler with Metric and US measure, and a protractor.

There is no separation of math and God: this text strives to teach students math and its connection to God and the Bible. The first 3 sections of chapter one are full of information to debunk misconceptions about math; explain math from a Biblical foundation; and expose the spiritual battle in math: all to lay a solid foundation for studying math with a Biblical Worldview. I have read a lot of articles and books on the relationship of math and God, but have never seen an actual curriculum that incorporates the two. ~ Donna


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try new math for my middle schooler
Jennifer R on Mar 7, 2020
reviews very good
Wendy N on Aug 17, 2019
try new math for my middle schooler
Jennifer R on Mar 7, 2020
We used levels 3 through 5 in Masterboks math. Level 6 looked like it was a bit behind so we used a different curriculum. About halfway through the year I decided to check out the next level and it looks to be right for our child. We like Master books math, so I'm excited to be using it again.
Paula R on Jan 23, 2020
reviews very good
Wendy N on Aug 17, 2019
Recommendation from a friend, world view in Math!, thorough solid middle school curriculum that requires reading the text and independent learning
Laura P on May 13, 2019
My daughter asked for a math program that explained math in a more practical manner. She also wanted a book that helped her understand they "whys" of math. After reading through the first chapter of this book, I think it will be a better fit for the members of my family who have struggled with their current math program done on the computer.
Mandy F on Mar 30, 2019
I'm considering using this for next year. It looks like it might be a good choice for us.<br /><br />I've used other Master Book products and like them.
Janet B on Jan 28, 2019
I used it with my oldest and she loved it. She did very in math with it and I think it will be great fit for one of my others kids.
Joshua W on Aug 23, 2018
So I can give a good answer to why we study math.
Camille H on Aug 19, 2018
A solid "review" curriculum for a struggling high schooler AND a great intro to Geometry. We also ordered the e-course with videos, direct from the author.
Anita H on May 15, 2018
My son is struggling with understanding the why behind some math concepts. Doing research, this curriculum looks like it help explain the why and fill in some gaps where he is struggling.
Sheri R on Feb 7, 2018
The price at RR was better than any place else. We really enjoy this math curriculum!!
Jennifer R on Jan 20, 2018
recommended by a friend
Monica B on Sep 12, 2017
struggling math student , before algebra
Shelley H on Aug 27, 2017
My daughter is frustrated with her math curriculum. She needs more of the why behind the math and this book not only does that but puts it in God's perspective as well.
Tracey F on Aug 19, 2017
It's more Charlotte Mason style. It's also a good price for a year long math curriculum.
Amy R on Aug 13, 2017
Looking for something my literature based daughter will connect with better than tradition math books
User on Aug 6, 2017
Hoping for a new approach to math
Mike A on Aug 5, 2017
We used levels 3 through 5 in Masterboks math. Level 6 looked like it was a bit behind so we used a different curriculum. About halfway through the year I decided to check out the next level and it looks to be right for our child. We like Master books math, so I'm excited to be using it again.
Paula R on Jan 23, 2020
Recommendation from a friend, world view in Math!, thorough solid middle school curriculum that requires reading the text and independent learning
Laura P on May 13, 2019
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Will be buying these books again for all my kiddos!
September 17, 2019
10 months ago
POM 1 is a blessing beyond words!
We have spent nearly the entire year this year, trying to backtrack my jr in high school through a "consumer math" program, which ended up being a backtrack into general math. We just kept hitting walls....despite having completed Alg 1 & 2, the basic skills just kept getting away from us. I found POM AFTER looking at one of the Master Books history programs. I chose to purchase the author's optional e-course (short videos on each lesson), which is great for a visual learner. We do that first, then I sit down and read the lesson with her, and then go to the day's worksheet.

What do I like:
a gentle spiral approach, so that topics are repeated several times, instead of "do it and forget it" system.
This is truly a worldview program...not just a bible verse on a page Christian math program. Over and over we read that math is a demonstration of the consistency of God, and the rules are held together by the Word of HIS power. You just CAN"T read a math book like this and get super stressed out.... I'm seeing lights come on every day, that I've been looking for in 11 years of teaching my DD. Things are finally clicking.

This is a terrific program either for a "typical" jr high student, or as a review/remedial for a struggling student. I HIGHLY recommend it.
June 14, 2018
over 2 years ago
A welcome relief!
My 11 yr old was ready for Pre-Algebra but wasn't happy with the curriculum she was using. I looked at this curriculum and loved the Biblical focus and the way it was laid out. We are 3 weeks in, and my daughter has thanked me EVERY DAY for buying this curriculum. She THANKS me for Math. There is a review right there! =)
February 28, 2018
over 2 years ago

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