Spectrum Algebra Grades 6-8

Spectrum Algebra Grades 6-8

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Item #: 026237
ISBN: 9780769663067
Grades: 6-8

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 2007:

More than a practice book, each grade level features comprehensive coverage of the basic skills. Books are two-toned, have a no-nonsense appearance, and emphasize skill development and practice, "without complex terminology or abstract symbolism." This uncluttered approach helps students focus on mastering the fundamentals. There are lots of nice features in this series: each contains a scope and sequence chart for the entire program, has basic facts tests that can be used for drill, and includes an assignment record sheet for you to use in making specific page assignments. They also have a form for recording student test scores, which also provides an immediate assessment of the grade as "excellent," "very good," "good," "fair," or "poor," and include a complete answer key at the back of the book. All of the pages are perforated, so you can tear out student sheets, or the key, easily. Chapters each begin with a pre-test to help identify problem areas, or determine if your child can "place out" of that chapter and try the next one. The pre-test comes in two parts; one is purely computational, while the other is a problem-solving pre-test which uses the requisite skills in realistic, everyday problems. The lessons begin with developmental exercises that introduce each new skill. Visual aids or models are used to demonstrate the concept on these pages. Several pages of exercises follow, providing ample practice. Again, these include both computational pages and problem-solving pages. Chapters end with a test. Also included are a mid-book test (about halfway through the course to test all previously-learned skills), and a final test, which covers all of the chapters. The Spectrum series was revised and updated in 2006, and Spectrum Math now features pre-algebra and algebra content, and introductory content on geometry and probability. Most books are over 150 pages.

The latest in the Spectrum Math series for grades 6 through 8 is intended to help students improve and strengthen their math skills in specific areas. Algebra focuses on factors, fractions, functions, graphing, proportion, percent, interest, equations, inequalities, and rational numbers. Data Analysis and Probability spends time on order of operations, measures of central tendency, calculating probability, ratios, interpreting graphs, and problem solving. Geometry strengthens skills in areas of points, lines, rays, angles, circles and solid figures, volume, triangles, polygons, perimeter, and area. Measurement offers practice with customary and metric measurement, percents and rates, angles, ratios and proportion, and volume. These books are about 120 pages in length with the answer keys in the back along with a scoring record chart which allows you to log the student's test scores. In addition to the pre and post test found in each chapter, a mid-test and final test will allow you to check the student's cumulative progress. In true Spectrum fashion, these additions to the series will help prepare your students for standardized testing or can be used for additional practice. ~ Donna

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great choice
Kenneth L on Jul 11, 2019
Because I needed it
Karon W on Mar 21, 2019
great choice
Kenneth L on Jul 11, 2019
Needed an early level algebra workbook for an adult student in GED class.
Nikki C on Apr 24, 2019
Because I needed it
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Mekidim T on Nov 6, 2018
same as above
Mollie B on Sep 9, 2018
Spectrum is a great way to help your child learn new concepts in math at an affordable price.
Wendy S on Aug 28, 2018
I like to teach junior students. This book is very helpful to teach them.
Md Sekender Ali K on May 23, 2017
for practice
sabina c on Feb 22, 2017
"Have used in past ,works for my child."
Lori L on Aug 18, 2016
Needed an early level algebra workbook for an adult student in GED class.
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