McGraw-Hill Math Grade 8 2ED (Power Up Your Math Skills 3rd Ed.)

McGraw-Hill Math Grade 8 2ED (Power Up Your Math Skills 3rd Ed.)

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Item #: 034898
ISBN: 9781264285716
Grades: 8

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Based on the curriculum standards followed by states across the U.S., McGraw Hill Math Grade 8 covers key topics with easy-to-follow instructions, helpful examples, and more than 1,000 practice problems with answers. End-of-chapter tests allow your child to see where mastery has been gained and what they need to focus on. As they master each concept, you child will sharpen their problem-solving skills and build the confidence they need to succeed in eighth grade math.

Topics covered:

  • Solving problems with rational numbers
  • Approximating irrational numbers
  • Ratios, proportions, and percents
  • Roots and exponents
  • Performing operations with scientific notation
  • Analyzing and solving linear equations and pairs of linear equations
  • Graphing proportional relationships and functions
  • Customary and metric units of measure, including conversions
  • Geometric transformations
  • Using the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solving problems involving volume of cones and spheres
  • Analyzing patterns in bivariate data, including probability

This program is most like the Spectrum Math program, but features more instruction than Spectrum. Because more space is devoted to instruction, there are correspondingly fewer problems per page. Books are notably more colorful than their Spectrum counterparts and the pages more visually appealing; text is crisp and pages look clean.Font is grade appropriate. Now in its second edition, published in 2018, these are aligned with math Common Core Standards, although the covers state "National Standards" and a table at the beginning of each book notes the CCSS standards along with notes for state standards for non-CCSS states as well as Canada.

Grades 3 and up begin with a pre-test which you can use to determine whether you can skip chapters or not. The books are self-instructional with fairly complete teaching of each concept, followed by an example, then practice exercises.Teaching material includes colorful visual aids as needed.Each chapter culminates with a test and the book ends with a comprehensive review test followed by a glossary (dictionary at lower levels) and answer key.Pages are perforated.

I would say these are on par with the Spectrum series; while not a complete math curriculum in the traditional sense, they may be used in place of one coupled with additional hands-on teaching (at lower levels) or with additional practice where needed (at upper levels).They also make excellent practice, review, and reinforcement books to use with a program that is less traditional (like Miquon or Singapore math).Certainly, if you are concerned about state testing requirements, these would assure you that your child is learning according to almost every state's standards. These workbooks would also work well as summer prep for the next school year. 127-177 pgs, sc.




Primary Subject
Mathematics
Grade
8
ISBN
9781264285716
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
McGraw-Hill Professional
Weight
1.1 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.5" x 0.38"
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They are very good to make children practice their skills
Firdos F on Aug 2, 2018
Will be trying something different than in the past.
Shawna S on May 31, 2016
They are very good to make children practice their skills
Firdos F on Aug 2, 2018
We are doing Horizons Pre-Algebra this year for 8th grade, but it is way too advanced and challenging for my daughter who struggles with math. It seems as if they are trying to cover too many topics, many Algebra 1 or 2 level, for an 8th grade curriculum. So I bought this to review for the EOG, and keep the rest of the year a little more basic 8th grade level for her. It looks like a good review of elementary math skills that she'll need for 9th grade math.
Michelle D on Feb 28, 2018
Will be trying something different than in the past.
Shawna S on May 31, 2016
We are doing Horizons Pre-Algebra this year for 8th grade, but it is way too advanced and challenging for my daughter who struggles with math. It seems as if they are trying to cover too many topics, many Algebra 1 or 2 level, for an 8th grade curriculum. So I bought this to review for the EOG, and keep the rest of the year a little more basic 8th grade level for her. It looks like a good review of elementary math skills that she'll need for 9th grade math.
Michelle D on Feb 28, 2018
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