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Principles of Chemistry (Centripetal)

  • Principles of Chemistry (Centripetal)

Principles of Chemistry (Centripetal)


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    Principles of Chemistry is a mastery-learning, integrated, and wonder-inspiring textbook for high school. Rigor and elegance have met.

    Schools seeking to build a premier science program now have an exceptional new resource. Principles of Chemistry uses our mastery-learning method which deepens learning and dramatically improves content retention. Written by a single veteran educator (not by a committee) in a conversational style, this text is a favorite with students.

    Prose is written with lucidity and attention to detail making this text what has been sorely missing from the offerings. Students appreciate the manageable size, and the page layout is both interesting and aesthetically sensitive.

    In addition to the standard chemistry content necessary for a STEM-strong curriculum, Principles of Chemistry adds enriching context and dimension: the history of the development of chemistry figures prominently.

    Discussion of the wonder of the natural world, integration of relevant mathematics, and the example of accurate technical communication appear throughout.

    As discussed in our Textbook Philosophy, Centripetal Press texts are elegant and clean on the page. We aim to draw the student in to engage with the narrative and assimilate the concepts, in other words, to learn, master, and retain. Relevant images and tasteful page layout avoid the loud, distracting style that so many texts today employ.


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  • Paperback

    ISBN: 9780997284522

    Pages: 404

    Dimensions: 6.5in x 9.5in

  • John D. Mays, Author

    John D. Mays

    After receiving his BS in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, John D. Mays worked for 14 years as an electrical engineering and engineering manager in the areas of electrical, control, and telecommunications systems. Drawn toward the field of education, John acquired an MEd in Secondary Education from the University of Houston in 1989, and subsequently completed 36 hours of graduate study in Physics at Texas A&M. Shortly after joining the faculty at Regents School of Austin in 1999, John began work on an MLA at St. Edward's University, which he completed in 2003. John served as Math-Science Department Chair at Regents School for nine years and as Director of the Laser Optics Lab for 10 years. He founded Novare Science & Math in 2009 and is the author of numerous science texts and teacher resources. He now works full time as Director of Science Curriculum for Classical Academic Press.