Math Curriculum Overview

Grade level can vary based on the child, but here’s a general overview/order for our materials:

  • Revealing Arithmetic – Designed to be used by the parent while teaching grades preK-grade 6. Goes alongside any curriculum–it is not a stand-alone program. It can also be used by older students needing a review of the basics. A Christian college also uses it to help train elementary teachers on how to teach from a biblical worldview. Unlike the other materials listed here that are all full curriculums, this program is written to the parent/teacher and is a guide for them on teaching arithmetic concepts.
  • Principles of Mathematics 1 and 2 – Designed to take 2 years (grades 7 and 8), although there is a schedule for completing in 3 years at a slower pace for students who start earlier as well as one for completing in 1 year at an accelerated pace for older students. Together, the books are a pre-algebra program. Book 1 focuses on firming up arithmetic, building problem-solving skills, and geometry preparation, while Book 2 focuses on pre-algebra. Take the placement tests to determine if a student is ready to begin Book 1.
  • Jacob’s Elementary Algebra – We designed an ecourse to go alongside Jacob’s Elementary Algebra that brings in the biblical worldview and allows for easy transitions into and out of the Principles program. Elementary Algebra is an algebra 1 program. It’s great for 9th grade, or whenever a student is ready for algebra.
  • Jacob’s Geometry – We are designing an ecourse to go alongside this program (expected release is August of 2021). It would be for 10th grade OR students can take in 11th after completing Algebra 2.
  • Principles of Algebra 2 – This would be for 11th grade (or 12th/older students if the student needed extra time with any of the earlier topics–math is something very hard to put a grade on). Optionally, students can take it before geometry–the order there is up to parents, although the typical order is Elementary Algebra – Geometry – Algebra 2.
  • After Algebra 2…Upon completion of Principles of Algebra 2, students should complete a geometry course (if not already completed); if they have already completed geometry, students should be ready to begin a precalculus course or a college algebra program. Advanced students may also want to study for and take the College Algebra CLEP test. While Principles does not cover everything on the test, advanced students may be able to use a CLEP study guide to fill in additional college-level concepts (as well as to gain familiarity with the test format). Some students may simply be done their high school math after Algebra 2, as it is often the last required math course.