Algebraic expressions and linear equations are applied throughout a thorough review of operations on integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and radicals. Students explore relations and functions using equations, tables, and graphs. Chapters on statistics and geometry extend foundational concepts in preparation for high school courses.

Highlights

**Dominion Through Math exercises**illustrate how mathematics can be used to steward God's creation for His glory.**Problem Solving questions in each chapter**promote critical-thinking skills and introduce the students to different problem-solving strategies.**Math-in-Use studies**feature Bible characters, mathematicians, scientists, and artists and highlight the math the person used.**Math and Scripture features**in each chapter highlight mathematical applications in God's Word.**A Chapter Review**at the end of each chapter includes a vocabulary review and some exercises.**An expanded cumulative**review is included in each section.**Expanded explanations**with numerous examples are included.**Skill Check questions**provide immediate feedback.**Extended problem sets**of three difficulty levels (A, B, and C) allow for customized assignments.

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**ISBN**- 978-1-59166-546-5**Author**- BJU Press**Copyright Year**- 2009**Edition**- 2nd ed.**Format**- softbound**Length**- 656 pp.**Grade Level**- 8**Publisher**- BJU Press

Pre-Algebra Student Text (2nd ed.) is rated
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AJane from
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Like the examples that the book has. I use the Skills Check boxes as formative assessments for my students. They can also us Skills Check for review because answers are in the back of the book.

Date published: 2016-10-05

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CSAOwls from
Good Text Overall
My students have liked this curriculum; however, it has been difficult for them to grasp on their own. The students have been challenged and I am hopeful it has prepared them for Algebra 1. I have two 8th graders. One was able to teach herself until she got to chapter 6. The other needed a lot of assistance starting with chapter 4. They believe things could be explained better in the book and there should be consistency in the vocabulary used in the text and on the tests. It has been frustrating having the terms changed.

Date published: 2013-04-04

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TaxiMama from
Solid, God focused curriculum
My son used this text for 7th grade. He is currently using a rigorous Algebra 1 text in 8th grade. I feel BJU pre-algebra text prepared him properly for Algebra 1. I appreciate how BJU Press always finds a way to give glory to our God throughout the text. My daughter who is currently in 7th grade is now using this pre-algebra text. Though math may not come as easily to her as her brother, she has been successful with it and will also be prepared for the same Algebra text as her brother. Oh, and both their national standardized tests in math has been in the high 90 percentiles...98% usually...not bragging...just using a solid curriculum.

Date published: 2013-02-12

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