Principles of Mathematics: Book 1 Student Text

Principles of Mathematics Book 1 lays a solid foundation for students ages 11-13 – both academically and spiritually – as they prepare for high school algebra! Students will firm up foundational concepts, study concepts of arithmetic and geometry, further develop their problem-solving skills, see how mathematical concepts are applied in a practical way to everyday life, and strengthen their faith! Written in a conversational style, this course is designed for independent learning with real life examples, historical tidbits, and practical how-to-apply math knowledge.

Principles of Mathematics Book 1 is designed to be completed in one year with students allocating 30-45 minutes a day for 4 or 5 days a week. Older students are provided an accelerated schedule.

The curriculum consists of the Student Text and the Teacher Guide.  The Student Text contains the lessons, and the Teacher Guide contains all the worksheets, quizzes, and tests, along with an Answer Key and suggested schedule.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

This curriculum is aimed at grades 6-8, fitting into most math approaches the year or two years prior to starting high school algebra. If following traditional grade levels, Book 1 should be completed in grade 6 or 7, and Book 2 in grade 7 or 8.

Note: Students who are in grade 7 or 8, and have completed Singapore Primary Mathematics Level 6A/6B, should go directly into Principles of Mathematics Book 2.

You can look inside this book here.

You can also see a short video intro by the author here.

You can take a placement test for Principles of Mathematics Book 1 here.