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Inspire Confidence in Math
Mathematical terms and concepts can seem so complex and intimidating as students transition from the upper elementary years to Jr High—Katherine Loop’s downtoearth style and conversational tone sets students as ease and inspires them to approach all those terms and concepts with confidence and an understanding that each simply describe a useful tool we can put we can put to use in everyday life, history, science, art, music, and more!
Engaging, Conversational Lessons
Principles of Mathematics focuses on mathematical concepts and emphasizes practical application, teaching your student both the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of math through engaging, conversational lessons. This approach firms up foundational math concepts and prepares students for upperlevel math in a logical, stepbystep way that helps students understand concepts, build problemsolving skills, and see how different aspects of math connect.
Incredibly Faith Building
“Every time you solve a math problem, you’re relying on the underlying consistency present in math. Any every time you see that math still operates consistently, it’s testifying that God is still on His throne, faithfully holding all things together.” – Katherine Loop
In Principles of Mathematics Book 1, each lesson and exercise leads your student towards understanding the character and attributes of God through the study of math history, concepts, and application.
Principles of Mathematics Book 1 goes beyond adding a Bible verse or story to math instruction, it actively teaches and describes how the consistencies and creativity we see in mathematical concepts proclaim the faithful consistency of God Himself and points students towards understanding math through a Biblical worldview.
Excellent High School Preparation
Principles of Mathematics Book 1 lays a solid foundation—both academically and spiritually—as your student prepares for High School math! Students will study concepts of arithmetic and geometry, further develop their problemsolving skills, see how mathematical concepts are applied in a practical way to everyday life, and strengthen their faith!
In Principles of Mathematics Book 1 your student will:
 Explore arithmetic & geometry
 Strengthen critical thinking skills
 Transform their view of math through a Biblical Worldview
 Find the height of a tree without leaving the ground
 Understand mathematical concepts, history, and their practical application
 and so much more!
Principles of Mathematics Book 1 Includes:
 Student Textbook
Principles of Mathematics Book 1 Teacher Guide Includes:
 Convenient Daily Schedule—saving you time!
 Optional Accelerated Daily Schedule
 Student Worksheets
 Quizzes
 Tests
 Answer Key
 3holepunched, perforated pages
Course Features:
 3045 minutes per lesson, 45x per week
 Recommended Grade Level: 7th  8th
 High school students may also complete both Principles of Mathematics 1 & 2 in a year using the accelerated schedule included in the Teacher Guide
Imprint  Master Books 

Catalog Code  MHS7M 
Title  Principles of Mathematics Book 1 Set 
Series  Principles of Mathematics 
ISBN 13  9780890519141 
Contributors  Katherine Loop 
Publisher  New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc. 
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price  $79.98 
Customer Reviews
 This book is great my son is in 7th grade first year in homeschool Review by Kim

What did you think?  God created...MATH! Review by Marcy

What did you think?  Great Approach to Math Review by Paula

What did you think?  An Answer to Prayer! Review by MBFan

What did you think?  The why behind math Review by Heather

What did you think?  Excellent Review by Stephanie

What did you think?  Daughter loves it! Review by Sommer

What did you think?  Wonderful way to learn math. Review by Stephanie

What did you think?  Best Middle School Math Ever!! Review by Jamie (Mom of 8)

What did you think?  I love this book! Review by Courtney

What did you think?  Love the worldview, but not enough repetition Review by Beth

What did you think?  Exactly what we were looking for! Review by Cassie

What did you think?  Making math interesting! Review by Summer

What did you think?  Excellent Math Program!! Review by Karen

What did you think?  Christcentered, conceptually strong math program Review by Candice

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Another strength is the way POM reveals the "why", not just the "how", of what is going on with the different concepts. In other words, learning is presented beyond a stepbystep algorithm and presented in a way that shows what is happening "behind the scenes" with the concepts and numbers. It is a program that digs deeper at a more foundational level.
The author also has the student learn different ways of approaching problems by revealing different strategies. I consider it a program that really prompts the student to practice thinking skills when approaching problem solving.
The textbook is written for the student to use independently (with parental help as needed), but I work with my daughter as far as presenting the lesson and then she does the problem set on her own. For my daughter, a lesson typically takes an hour. Sometimes lessons will go more quickly, taking 45 minutes, but sometimes it goes longer taking more than an hour. I think the time it takes is well worth it. I would not consider it a get er' done type math program, but that is to be expected from a program that is building thinking and problemsolving skills.
(Posted on 8/8/2017)  Excellent Course Review by Tammy

What did you think?  Great program, but not for everyone Review by Angela

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I did appreciate the biblical view and the focus on God's character revealed through Math, but it was lost on my student as she just wanted and needed to understand the Math concepts. Also there seemed to be more focus on the "why" and not quite enough on the "how". Math certainly is more interesting when explained this way, but if the student can't learn how to do Math, the the why of it is wasted.
I'm sure this program will be great for many students, but if your student struggles with reading or needs lots of review and practice, this course probably won't be the best fit. (Posted on 3/23/2016)  Conversational tone is great for math lovers... and math haters too Review by Debra

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The material is covered in a conversational style that frequently addresses why in the world you would need to know this. I think that could help ME when we get to the geometry portion. I have a hard time grasping content unless I understand why I might care.
That conversational style makes some complicated concepts a lot easier to understand too. She refers to math concepts as tools in a toolbox. Some tools like a basic screwdriver or addition are ones you will pull out all the time. Some tools are more specialized, and wonderful when you need them, but you aren't going to need them every week.
Along those lines, I really loved that in the mental math section, she gives ideas, makes them use that particular technique... and then when reviewing mental math later, most of the time you are told to use whatever method you want to.
What about the "Christian Worldview" aspect? I'm going to be blunt and say, "This course is not for everyone." If you are looking at materials on this site, though, I'm thinking it is likely to be a good fit for you.
My oldest two sons and I have just finished taking a live class using the Thinking Like a Christian materials put out by Summit Ministries. One huge point made in that class was that God created everything, and there is no such thing as a separation between secular and sacred. God is part of it all, and that applied to theology, biology, ethics, history, politics, law, psychology... everything.
Our instructor never applied it to math, though. But math is part of everything, so that idea does still hold true. This book does that. God created a consistent universe, and holds it all together. That is why we are able to discover laws of nature and laws of math. We attach labels to these concepts, but ultimately, the only reason we can do things like memorize the fact that 2+3=5 is that God created that consistency in the first place. Two and three was five yesterday, it is five today, and tomorrow we aren't going to wake up and find that has changed either.
The first two chapters of the book have a lot of discussion about this kind of thing, but it comes up in later chapters too.
With the accelerated schedule, sometimes it feels like we're being hit over the head with the same general thing, and sometimes there have been some Bible verses thrown in that seem to be a bit of a stretch.
Overall, though, we are loving it and absolutely planning to get Book 2 when we finish this one.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Master Books. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review. (Posted on 12/17/2015)  Great Biblical Worldview Math Program Review by Miss Mom

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Great job Master Books! (Posted on 10/13/2015)  Teaches an understanding of mathematics Review by Marci

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I was impressed that while this curriculum stresses a Biblical worldview, the math was not lost. In fact, Principles Of Mathematics does an excellent job of teaching an understanding of math. This number sense is far more valuable than memorization. (Posted on 7/27/2015)  Beautiful way to look at math! Review by Melissa

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What I love...
1. Short, concise lessons written in a conversational style
2. Short practice assignments
(and most importantly)
3. Everything is centered around the Bible.
You might wonder how a math curriculum can be centered around the Bible? I mean I always had the mindset that God is Creator of all, including math, but I never really saw God in the numbers. They were just there as part of creation. I now view math in such a different way just after reading the first chapter of this curriculum.
What I read when I opened this book set (a text book and a workbook) has completely transformed my perspective. Math is more than just numbers. It's something we use everyday. It's a way to express what we see in creation around us. It is something beautiful and as mysterious as it may seem, it is logical, certain, and steady, just like our Heavenly Father. (Posted on 7/17/2015)  Brings Math to Life! Review by Patricia

What did you think?  Love it! Review by Kristen

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