Develops students’ critical thinking, equipping them with mathematical skills and competencies that are attuned to the demands of globalization.
Author/s: Grade 7: Roberto J. Degolacion, Benson Tan, and Milagros Endo; Coordinators: Lino Reynoso Ph.D. and Benson Tan; Project Manager: Simon L. Chua, D.T.
Grade 8 (BEC 2002 and Second Edition): Jonathan C. Glorial, Joseph L. Guadayo, Roberto C. Lelina, Josephine L. Sy Tan, Roberto C. Degolacion, and Simon L. Chua, D.T. (Author-Project Director); Coordinators: Roberto J. Degolacion, Carmen T. Sumo, and Lucy O. Sia
Grade 9: Eugenia V. Guerra, Lucy M. Puro, Victor O. Reyes, Josephine L. Sy Tan, Ruben B. Cenita, Clemente Gadia and Simon L. Chua, D.T. (Author-Project Director); Coordinators: Roberto J. Degolacion, Eduardo O. Dela Cruz Jr., Ed.D, and Lucy O. Sia
Grade 10: Quennie S. Flores, Manuel T. Kotah, Carmen T. Sumo, Eugenia V. Guerra, and Simon L. Chua, D.T. (Author-Consultant); Coordinator: Roberto J. Degolacion
Second Edition, Grade 7: Ma. Luisa V. Villano, Lowela B. Mupas, Josephine L. Sy Tan, and Simon L. Chua, D.T. (Author-Project Director); Coordinators: Eduardo O. Dela Cruz, Jr., Ed.D., Lucy O. Sia, and Roberto J. Degolacion
Level/s: 7, 8, 9, and 10
Employs an easy-to-understand approach that allows students to apply math in daily life
Presents nonroutine problems for international math contests
Addresses the needs of the different types of learners through the following forms of math exercises: 1. Follow-Up Practice for application of previously learned concepts; 2. Maintain Your Skill for individual written practice; 3. Mind Strainer to engage the students to explore and communicate mathematical ideas; 4. Brain Provoker to keep a mental “check” of the student’s progress; 5. Chapter Test to assess the students’ skills with a sampling of problems from each section within every chapter; and 6. Spare A Moment, an additional feature found at the end of every chapter, which contains international contest problems in preparation for any competition.
Dr. Ernesto Y. Sibal was one of the few Filipinos in academic publishing who can irrefutably lay claim to these three titles—Patriot, Pioneer and Innovator. A staunch patriot, Dr. Sibal fiercely advocated the vision of designating Filipino-authored books for young Filipino learners. This vision was enabled by the establishment of Alemar’s Bookstore in 1958, and through the foresight and drive of Alegria Rodriguez, who shared in the vision of her husband, she helped galvanize then fledgling Alemar's Bookstore as the place to go for textbooks and school needs, propelling it to become the first established bookstore chain in the country.