Why did Jerry Mortensen include chemistry in the Mortensen More Than Math program? I can only speculate as to what his answer would have been but I believe that he would have stated that Mortensen More Than Math is a concept based more than math program so we can use the concepts of science, in this case chemistry, to introduce and teach math concepts. After all science is the application of math. Mathematical calculations are needed to explore important concepts in chemistry and bring understanding to them. And then I believe he would have asked “Why would we not use chemistry concepts to introduce and teach math concepts? and why wouldn’t we do so at an early age?” With this rationale it makes sense then that he would have included chemistry as part of a concept based math program such as Mortensen More Than Math. Students not only learn about chemistry concepts but they learn their basic math facts too.

There are 10 books of Level 1 Chemistry available. Like the math workbooks they are about 20 pages long. They begin by introducing the concept of matter. Book 1 – Matter Book 2 – Neutrons Book 3 – Atomic Weight Book 4 – Names of Atoms Book 5 – Elements Book 6 – How Atoms Behave Book 7 – Kernel Book 8 – How Elements Combine Book 9 – Molecular Weight Book 10 – Compounds