McGraw-Hill Math Gr 8 2ED (Power Up Your Math Skills)
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.