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  • Item #: 022788
    ISBN: 9780890519141
    Retail: $79.98
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  • Item #: 023059
    ISBN: 9780890519158
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     The Student Book (textbook) is the instruction, divided into chapters, then into lessons. Important notes about the curriculum and its use are found in the front of the book. Students will read the lesson in the Student Book and complete the activity page found in the Teacher Guide (sold separately or as part of the Book 2 Set). That’s how easy it is to use this curriculum. Don’t confuse easy-to-use with over-simplified content. After comparing the content of this course with that of Bob Jones, Saxon, Alpha Omega etc., Principles of Mathematics stays with the pack. It covers all pertinent topics for algebra preparation. While there is quite a bit of reading, the language is fairly easy to read and comprehend (conversational). The text is black and white with examples and illustrations, so may not appeal to your more visual learner. Lessons that have recommended calculator use are marked with a calculator symbol. 

    Book 2 is considered the pre-algebra portion of the program, so students need to be competent in basic functions of fractions, decimals, percent, and basic geometry. Book 2 assumes the knowledge of content presented in Book 1; so if you aren’t sure where to begin, have your student take the placement tests available on our website.

  • Item #: 065939
    ISBN: 9780890519066
    Retail: $39.99
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  • Item #: 065937
    ISBN: 9780890518755
    Retail: $39.99
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    Book 1 reviews basic arithmetic and teaches problem-solving skills and mental math through a Biblical lens. The Student Book (textbook) is the instruction, divided into chapters, then into lessons. Important notes about the curriculum and its use are found in the front of the book. Students will read the lesson in the Student Book and complete the activity page found in the Teacher Guide (sold both as a separate item or part of the Book 1 Set). That's how easy it is to use this curriculum. Don't confuse easy-to-use with over-simplified content. After comparing the content of this course with that of Bob Jones, Saxon, Alpha Omega etc., Principles of Mathematics stays with the pack. It covers all pertinent topics for algebra preparation. While there is quite a bit of reading, the language is fairly easy to read and comprehend (conversational). The text is black and white with examples and illustrations, so may not appeal to your more visual learner. Calculator instruction is included, beginning with lesson 4.5, but parent/teacher can discern the amount of calculator use allowed. Lessons that have recommended calculator use are marked with a calculator symbol.

  • Item #: 032564
    ISBN: 9781683440918
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  • Item #: 069719
    ISBN: 9781683440857
    Retail: $39.99
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    This level of Math Lessons for a Living Education has a separate teacher guide, which also includes all quizzes, quiz answers, worksheet answers, a suggested daily schedule, reviews, a final exam and guidelines for an optional end of year student presentation. The end of the book also includes information on transitioning from this level to Book 1 of Principles of Mathematics and even contains the first chapter as an excerpt so you can get a closer look.

  • Item #: 065938
    ISBN: 9780890519912
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    The Teacher Guide is a very important part of this program. You will find a course schedule, worksheets for each lesson, answer keys (a mix of answers and solutions), quizzes, and tests. Also included in the worksheets are math problems from historical text books, such as Applied Mathematics for Junior High Schools and High Schools and Secondary Arithmetic: Commercial and Industrial for High, Industrial, Commercial, Normal Schools, and Academics and Practical Algebra: First Year Course. These problems help students understand the role of math throughout history, but they are also good thinking math problems. There are two versions of the schedule – two-year and one-year. The two-year schedule is basically one lesson per day using both books to equal two years of junior high math. If you have a student who is really motivated and wants to finish both books in one year, there is a schedule for that. In this option, students complete about 2 to 3 lessons per day – depending on the length. The Student Workbook is consumable (not reproducible); pages are perforated with plenty of space for students to show their work and answer questions.

  • Item #: 065940
    ISBN: 9780890519073
    Retail: $39.99
    Rainbow Price: $28.50

    The Teacher Guide is a very important part of this program. You will find a course schedule, worksheets for each lesson, answer keys (a mix of answers and solutions), quizzes, and tests. Also included in the worksheets are math problems from historical text books, such as Applied Mathematics for Junior High Schools and High Schools and Secondary Arithmetic: Commercial and Industrial for High, Industrial, Commercial, Normal Schools, and Academics and Practical Algebra: First Year Course. These problems help students understand the role of math throughout history, but they are also good thinking math problems. There are two versions of the schedule – two-year and one-year. The two-year schedule is basically one lesson per day using both books to equal two years of junior high math. If you have a student who is really motivated and wants to finish both books in one year, there is a schedule for that. In this option, students complete about 2 to 3 lessons per day – depending on the length. The Student Workbook is consumable (not reproducible); pages are perforated with plenty of space for students to show their work and answer questions.

  • Item #: 006199
    ISBN: 9781683440512
    Retail: $320.87
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    Courses include: General Science I, Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology, Principles of Mathematics Book 1, Writing Strands Intermediate 2, Studies in World History Vol. 1.

  • Item #: 049348
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    From the author of Latin Centered Curriculum (Memoria Press), this comprehensive K-12 resource for memorization, copywork, and dictation provides a vast array of memorization material in all academic areas, as well as Latin and Greek. Weighing in at a hefty 450 plus pages, this book provides you ample choices for memory work, and has been designed for use with any classical curriculum or simply as a handy reference for home or school. At first glance, the sheer size of this book appears to be overwhelming. However, the author reminds us this book has been created to provide 13 years worth of memorization options and we simply integrate what we feel is the best selection.

    Beginning with the importance of memorizing, this detailed book takes you through the steps of how to memorize and includes general principles to make memory work easier; you are then set free to select memorization selections from a vast array of subject areas. Read on for more details! The Latin chapter is divided into six parts: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; Prayers; and Hymns and Carols. The first three sections contain mostly secular material, while the last three are religious. The Greek chapter is divided into five sections: Grammar and Vocabulary; Proverbs; Poetry and Prose; Scripture; and Prayers and Hymns. These selections are drawn from both classical and ecclesiastical Greek, and the author has also included some background information on Easter Christian traditions. Translations are provided throughout. The Arithmetic and Mathematics chapter includes an extensive resource selection, including (but not limited to): addition/subtraction fact families, properties and orders, prime numbers, multiplication table, Euclid's Definitions and Common Notions, and the Pythagorean Theorem. The Grammar and Composition chapter is designed to support the study of classical languages and to reinforce principles taught in your individual writing program. It includes grammar rhymes, grammar rules, and 100 commonly misspelled words. The Literature chapter contains five sections: Literary facts and lists; Sayings, Proverbs, and Famous Quotations, Teaching Rhymes, Poetry and dramatic speeches from Shakespeare's plays. The Religion chapter contains six sections: Scripture, Prayers, Catechism, Poetry, Hymns and Carols. Using the King James Version of the Bible, the religious selections include material drawn from the Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant traditions. The Geography chapter contains a large number of lists from both a World and US Geography perspective. The World History chapter covers events and personalities from around the globe, with the emphasis on those topics of enduring importance. Please note: dating encompasses an old earth perspective, dating back to 35,000 BC. The United States History and Civics chapter stresses key dates in American history, as well as the founding documents of our nation. Patriotic songs, verse and oratory are also included. The Natural Sciences chapter brings together lists and mnemonics for basic information in the natural sciences and is written primarily for elementary and middle school. It is best if the child memorizes material in this chapter, as it is encountered in their course of studies in the science curriculum of your choice. Extensive reference charts are found at the end of the book. These are meant for quick reference in Latin and Greek and are not meant to replace a Latin or Greek curriculum. They are, however, a good basis for Latin and Greek recitation.

    As you can see, this extensive resource book provides ample opportunities for memorization success. I was impressed with the extensive selection in each academic area, and believe this truly will be a valuable resource for families who desire to incorporate memorization from the classical perspective. 450 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 003687
    ISBN: 9781594761768
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  • Item #: 045620
    ISBN: 9781594762345
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  • Item #: 067595
    ISBN: 9780823435746
    Retail: $7.99
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     It’s never too soon to teach kids to be a good consumer! This is a simple explanation of economic principles with colorful illustrations. It’s sure to bring on lots of questions, so be ready with your answers! Don’t worry, you know this stuff: supply and demand, profit margins, variables, etc. The examples are ones kids can relate to: buying sneakers, selling lemonade, weather, and putting gas in the car. pb, 30pp, 8x10”. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 060831
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    These Algebra tiles provide a useful way to introduce polynomials and operations. Use tiles to model problems to aid understanding of the zero principle, addition, subtraction and multiplication of polynomials. Each piece is dual colored to allow for versatility: five foam 6 cm x 6 cm (blue and red) pieces; ten strips of 6 cm x 1 cm (green/red) and twenty of 1 cm x 1 cm (red and yellow). Set of 35 foam tiles. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 056863
    ISBN: 9781615382408
    Retail: $24.95
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    Is there a place for special needs children within the world of classical education? I've often wondered. It's so language intensive and language is often an issue. It's also rigorous and academically advanced and that seems unattainable. But it's also highly structured and brain-building. And that's the key. Cheryl Swope proved with her own children, adopted twins with multiple delays and issues, that not only is there a place, but it's the very best place. Simply Classical is more than their story – even though it's a beautiful one filled with hard work, daily sacrifices, heartbreak and disappointment, and then, ultimately, with the magnificent realization of what has been accomplished step by agonizing step. Simply Classical is a road map through a classical, Christian educational journey for children who face special challenges. Employing the basic principles of classical education – the three arts of language (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) and the four arts of mathematics (arithmetic, music theory, geometry, and astronomy), she built a disciplined plan for her children who had very different challenges and now has turned her efforts toward sharing what she has learned with others. This is a wonderful resource for the homeschooling parent of autistic or other special learners. It looks at the challenges faced by special needs children and offers insights for success in education and social skills. Part personal story and part practical resource providing curricula recommendations, book lists, sample schedules, tips on making modifications to meet a child's needs, mini-screening checklists, developmental milestones, informal and formal testing as well as others' stories. The book concludes with a thorough appendix of outside resources. 276 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 045621
    ISBN: 9781594762222
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  • Item #: 043901
    Retail: $0.00
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    Why not apply the principles of copywork to learning math facts? Having the child repeatedly copy the set of facts locks the correct answers in his mind rather than repeatedly introducing the possibilities of incorrect answers. Printed in a large font size making them easy to copy, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts arranged in families are copied daily until the child can say them correctly from memory. Although there is a fair amount of space for copying, I would use the book as a nonconsumable. Coil-bound, cardstock covers, 22 pgs. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 032235
    ISBN: 9781581342598
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    This book was written to be a natural follow up to the much-appreciated For the Children's Sake by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. While that book has inspired (and continues to inspire) many parents and educators, it has also left them with a desire for an even deeper understanding of the Charlotte Mason philosophy and her teaching methods. This book was written in response to their requests for further help and guidance in implementing these techniques. The book was written by a handful of contributors, including Macaulay, all of whom are deeply involved in education and are Charlotte Mason advocates. The book holds six chapters. The first two cover "The Value of Charlotte Mason's Work for Today," and "The Child is a Person." The third chapter discusses the "Four Pillars of Education" - atmosphere, discipline, life, and the science of relations. In the "Distinctives of a Charlotte Mason Education" chapter, a wide variety of topics are addressed, including living books, narration, poetry, history, mathematics, nature study, music appreciation, foreign languages, physical education, and many more. The last two chapters are entitled "Broader Application of Charlotte Mason's Teaching Principles," and "An Applied Philosophy." This is a highly-informative book which takes the topic of education quite seriously. 254 pgs, pb. - Melissa

  • Item #: 031012
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    Use these small solids to help students explore geometric principles. All solids are about 1" wide and made of hard solid plastic. Includes a sphere, cone, cube, square pyramid, triangular pyramid, cylinder, rectangular prism, and triangular prism.

  • Item #: 027085
    ISBN: 9780880620642
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  • Item #: 020495
    ISBN: 9780974361635
    Retail: $34.00
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    For those of you who want to teach using the classical method, the authors of this book, Harvey and Laurie Bluedorn, have long believed and implemented this in their own homeschool. In this book they combine their knowledge and experience to present a spiritual and philosophical foundation and a practical program for Christian homeschooling in the classical style. The first four chapters discuss the reasoning and logic of teaching with classical education, a discussion of why parents should be in charge of their students' education, problems with classroom (public) schools, and an explanation and description of what the trivium is. The next three chapters study one element of the trivium each - language, logic, and rhetoric. Each chapter presents the topic, arguments for teaching it, guidelines for teaching, where to start, what children should be learning at appropriate age levels, and other tips and advice for incorporating these core subjects. Chapter eight follows the same basic format, delving into the study of literature. In chapter nine, the Bluedorns offer principles for the study of historical literature. The following chapter provides lots of advice and help for different methods and approaches to homeschooling in light of the trivium, such as the Charlotte Mason approach, unschooling, unit studies, and others. Part two of the book, The Practical Trivium, hold chapters listing things children should do at particular ages - ten things to do with students before age ten, ten through twelve, thirteen through fifteen, sixteen through eighteen, nineteen and onward, and finally the last chapter, Life's Goals Begin at Home. Appendix one includes 16 different articles discussing the trivium, education, and other related issues. Appendix two provides an thorough resource list, outlining general resources and those for language arts & English, rhetoric, literature, history, government, law and economics, languages, mathematics, logic, Bible and theology, philosophy, science, art and music, and other miscellaneous resources. While you may not agree with all of the personal philosophy in this book, if you want to teach from the trivium and are looking for a guide to implement a classical education in your homeschool, this is a very complete and thorough guide from experienced authors. - Melissa

  • Item #: 003604
    ISBN: 9781594761706
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