This hardcover textbook has 170 lessons that review and extend skills taught in previous levels. Review in each lesson keeps previous skills current. The text and exercises abound in real-life and Bible applications. New concepts include the following areas.
Percents—Part-year interest, sales and property tax.
Measures—Conversion between Bible, metric, and English systems.
Graphs—Double-line graphs, rectangle graphs.
Geometry—Pythagorean rule, surface and volume of sphere.
Algebra—Polynomials, computation with signed numbers and exponents.
Finances—Compound interest formula and tables, writing checks, and maintaining and reconciling the account balance.
Numbers—Extracting square roots, base twelve and base two numeration, scientific notation, and statistics.
Quizzes and speed tests are provided in a separate booklet with tear-out sheets.
Chapter tests are also in a separate booklet.
The teacher’s manual comes in two volumes. Each lesson has full-size pupil’s pages, with answers filled in. Extra pages guided the teacher in lesson preparation and include answer keys for quizzes, speed tests, and chapter tests. In addition to these regular features, the Grade 8 teacher’s manuals provide a solution key for reading problems and the more difficult exercises.