Pre-Algebra Quizzes & Tests
Memoria Press now offers complete Curriculum Manuals and grade-level curriculum packages for PK-10 using the classical methodology. Recitation is used in every level for memorization of basic facts, systematic phonics and good books are used for reading education, copywork is used for teaching Bible truths, and music and art are included for enrichment in the early (K-3) levels. Each Curriculum Manual contains complete lesson plans for a one-year course of study.
The Curriculum Manuals are well-formatted and easy to use. In the front of each book you will find a checklist of the materials needed at that level, an explanation of this curriculum, instructions for lesson implementation, a recommended schedule and blank schedule for your own planning purposes, and 33 weeks of detailed lesson plans. Lessons include assignments from the books used at each grade level, as well as activity suggestions. The appendices include a variety of material for that grade level, and may include: prayers, letter activities, recitation, memory verses, read-aloud book list, poetry list and selections, and a paintings/music list for kindergarten and first grade. These pages are reproducible for family or classroom use.
Although most of the guides have been available for several years, the curriculum was restructured in 2015, with many of the programs originally included in 3rd grade now with a slower pacing to span 3rd and 4th grade. Guides for grades 3 and up have been modified to reflect this change, while the lower-level guides have only had minor changes. If you are already midway into the program with the original guides, you can still continue in that track with the older guides, now titled Acclerated Classical Core Curriculum Manual. You can find these along with the complete list of curriculum resources used with them on our website.
We have complete grade-level resource packages, consumable packages for “refill,” new user packages for levels that reuse resources from a previous level, read-aloud packages for each level and science and enrichment packages for the early levels. Curriculum resources are also listed individually (see website for specific contents of consumables and read-aloud packages). Please note that several of the programs include First Form Latin and Classical Composition, which should be completed in order, regardless of what is in the grade level package.If you have a student entering the program after fourth grade, you will need to start them in Classical Composition: Fable Stage and/or First Form Latin instead of what might be in the package.
This series is for the parent who wants a good classical curriculum which is outlined and ready to use. Simply open the book and follow the instructions. You will be well on your way to a quality education for your young ones. ~ Donna
An interesting - and potentially very economical - option for pre-algebra! College of the Redwoods Pre-algebra Textbook is an easy to use course that is well laid out and offers a logical sequence of arithmetic skills necessary for algebra. The text covers whole numbers, integers, fundamentals of algebra, fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion, percent and graphing. Topics are covered repeatedly to ensure that the student remembers how to apply concepts within equations using different types of numbers: equations with whole numbers, equations with fractions, equations with decimals. The black and white text is almost 600 pages with a softcover and the price is very affordable. Every chapter is chock full of examples for the presenting concept. For each example a You Try It section offers the student one practice problem; the answer is on the same page for these problems. A longer practice exercise is found at the end of each section with answers immediately following. This longer exercise may have 30 or more problems in it, but they are divided into smaller sections so you could do them as shorter assignments.
The Solutions Manual offers step-by-step solutions for every other problem (all odd-numbered problems) found in the textbook. These are solutions for the exercises at the end of each section, not for the You Try It problems.
This text is also available as a free, online PDF version (search for College of the Redwoods Pre-Algebra). The PDF document includes both the text and the solution manual. Students can read from the document and then either print worksheets or copy problems. When you look at the number of pages found in the PDF documents, you may not want to print them out - that is why there are also printed books available.
Memoria Press provides support material. The Lesson Plans are day-by-day, weekly checklists of material from the text to cover. Quizzes and Tests provides two to four quizzes and a test for each chapter, plus a semester cumulative test and a final exam. The Quizzes and Tests Answer Key provides the quizzes and tests forms with answers supplied. ~ Janice/Donna
Accelerated curriculum guides are available from Memoria Press for families who wish to move at a faster pace than the Classical Core Curriculum pace.If you begin at the Accelerated Pace and find it too difficult, it is possible to transition to the Classical Core Curriculum.
Grade 7 includes Third Form Latin, Classical Composition IV, and Christian Studies IV. Literature features Anne of Green Gables, The Bronze Bow, The Hobbit and Trojan War. American Studies are incorporated, Classical Composition III, and Famous Men of Greece. Science is the study of biology and trees. Mathat this level is Pre-Algebra, from College of the Redwoods. The text and solutions can be found online with free access, but we will also offer print versions for those preferring a paper copy. Greek is introduced with the Greek Alphabet Book, Spelling Workout is continued, and grammar is covered with Rod and Staff Grade 8 English (not listed on website, but available from us via phone order). *Please note if your child would be entering the program at this level, they would need to start with Classical Composition I and First Form Latin before progressing to the levelsin this package. Story of the World Vol. 4 is suggested for summer reading.