Course Books

Below is an updated list of required course books for the 2018-19 school year. This list is organized by department and by course number. For each book, we have specified whether used or e-book editions are acceptable, and included additional notes when needed. The links will show you the correct edition of the book on Amazon.

As we did last year, we are asking families to purchase required books from their preferred bookseller. Parents are also encouraged to attend the Parent Textbook Exchange event at the school from 6 to 8 PM on August 28th, which you received an email about earlier this month; books that may be bought and sold at this event are starred (★).

Here are some things to keep in mind as you do your course book shopping:

  • If you receive financial aid, textbooks are included in your grant. You have two options: 1) Commonwealth orders books on your behalf at no upfront charge to your family; or 2) you buy books and submit receipts for reimbursement to Sue Tibert, Director of Finance. Please email Front Office Manager Stephanie Poynter (spoynter@commschool.org) by August 20 to select the option that works best for your family. Please note that it is not possible to combine options; we ask that you commit to ordering through the school or purchasing on your own. If we do not hear from you by August 20 we will assume that you have selected the second option. We will be placing book orders in mid-August and students will be able to pick up their books prior to the beginning of school.
  • Please be very mindful of ISBNs.
    If you are purchasing books online, you can search for them by ISBN to ensure that you are buying the correct edition. Different editions of textbooks may have different page numbers, content, or problem sets, so buying the wrong book will make homework a real challenge! If you are buying your books used or from a bookstore, you should be able to double check the ISBN by looking above the barcode on the back of the book.
  • Students will receive additional English book assignments for their required English classes when they receive their section placements at the end of August, as each section has a slightly different reading list. There are no English course books that you will need on the first day of class.
  • Several courses include source books, reading packets, or other materials that will be available at school at the beginning of the year; these are noted on the list. Full-pay families will be billed for these materials at a later date.

  • There are no required books for Arts or Computer Science courses.

Please address any questions or problems to Emma Johnson at ejohnson@commschool.org. PDF versions of the 2018-2019 course book lists are available below:



Required Summer Reading

Required Summer Reading for Courses

Courses for 9s & 10s

CITY OF BOSTON (Grade 9): Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas (ISBN: 9780394746166) is a fantastic but depressing book that looks at the effect of attempts to desegregate Boston's schools in the 1970s. It was not written for high school freshmen, so I recommend starting early and not worrying if you find it difficult: give it a try and get what you can out of it. The recommended sections are chapters 1-4; 8-9; pp. 167-174; chapters 12; 14-17; chapter 18 up to p. 338; chapters 21-23; 25-27; 29. Feel free to read a copy from the library; you'll get a photocopy of any sections we'll ask you to discuss more fully.

ANCIENT HISTORY (Grade 9): Homer, The Essential Iliad, edited and translated by Stanley Lombardo (ISBN: 0872205428). (Please, no Kindle or used copies of the book as students are expected to mark up their own copies).

MEDIEVAL WORLD HISTORY (Grade 10): Students taking Medieval World History next year are asked to read one of the following:

  1. The Arabian Nights (ISBN: 9780393331660). The classic medieval Islamic work, constructed as a labyrinth of story within story, The Arabian Nights draws on tales from many eastern lands, and provides material in turn for the literature of medieval Europe. First volume of the Husain Haddawy translation.
  2. Dante, The Inferno (ISBN: 0374524521). A poetic journey through the many levels of Hell, The Inferno (first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy) presents an encyclopedic vision of medieval European culture. The poet Robert Pinsky chose to translate this work because he believes it to be “the best book ever written about the sadness of evil.” Robert Pinsky translation.
  3. Lao-Tse, Tao Te Ching (ISBN: 9780872202320). The central text of Taoist philosophy, attributed to the possibly mythical Lao Tzu, this collection of terse poems exemplifies the deceptively simple ideas that lead to Taoist enlightenment. Translation by Stephen Addiss and Stanley Lombardo.
  4. D.T. Niane, Sundiata: An Epic of Old Mali (ISBN: 0582264758). An oral history, told by the griot Mamadou Kouyate, of the life of a thirteenth-century African king who united the twelve kingdoms of Mali into one of the most powerful empires of Medieval Africa.

BIBLE-AS-HISTORY/BIBLE-AS-BIBLE (Grade 10): In the beginning, there was summer reading. The teacher required that all Bible scholars familiarize themselves with the stories of the Book of Genesis, and they did it, and she saw that it was good. She also recommended that they read the version they will be reading in the Fall (note subtle Bible humor there): Genesis, translated by Robert Alter (ISBN: 9780393316704). Reading the Book of Genesis means a) reading; b) making annotations about things that strike you as interesting, and c) making a list of the different stories, and d) and making a list of themes well discuss in the first weeks of the course. The Book of Genesis is short, but Alter's version is long because of the copious and extremely useful notes. Don't ignore them. Do keep that list you make handy. We’ll need it come September.

Courses for 11s & 12s

READINGS IN ETHICS: All seniors are encouraged to read Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (ISBN: 0679732764). Seniors will re-read parts and discuss the book through the first quarter.

UNITED STATES HISTORY: Please read William Cronon's “ethno-ecological” history of New England: Changes of the Land (ISBN: 978-0809016341), but taking paper notes on copy from the library is just fine). This profound and revolutionary book explores how Native Americans transformed the environment before contact with Europeans—and how the changing economy of the 17th century led to an ecological transformation. Your teachers will email you a series of extra-credit reading questions to help you read actively, looking for the author’s argument amidst the detail (a skill we’ll try to practice in the coming year!) This book looks drier than it actually is—and reading actively may help you uncover the quite radical claims hidden within.

MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY: Students enrolled in Modern European History must read James R. Gaines, For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions (ISBN: 9780393061383). I hope that this absorbing joint biography will serve as a bridge between US History and MEH.

WORLD SINCE 1945: Students taking World Since 1945 are required to read Ian Buruma, Year Zero: A History of 1945. The book is available in paperback from Amazon (ISBN: 978-0143125976).

Brendan Driscoll writing the Booklist review states: “In 1945, the war ended, but a new world began. Taken and destroyed cities were transformed; the liberated celebrated; scores were settled; people starved; justice was and was not meted out; soldiers and refugees came home; suffering ended, or continued, or began anew. An eclectic scholar who has written on religion, democracy, and war, Buruma presents a panoramic view of a global transformation and emphasizes common themes: exultation, hunger, revenge, homecoming, renewed confidence. Though there was great cause for pessimism, many of the institutions established in the immediate postwar period—the United Nations, the modern European welfare state, the international criminal-justice system—reflected profound optimism that remains unmatched. Buruma’s facility with Asian history lends this selection a particularly internationalized perspective. But it is the story of his father—a Dutch man who returned home in 1945 after being forced into factory labor by the Nazis—that sews the various pieces together and provides a moving personal touch.”

RUSSIAN THOUGHT & LITERATURE: Students are encouraged to read Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky (Vintage Classics, 2008) (ISBN: 9781400079988). If students can't get through the whole book, they are encouraged to get at least up to Volume 2, Part 1, Chapter 9 (about p. 328) in order to avoid spoilers in class when we read excerpts of the novel. A required short story will be shared with enrolled students later in the summer.

STATISTICS: Students taking the full credit option of Statistics are required to read The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, Politics and in Life by Michael Blastland and Andrew Dilnot (ISBN: 9781592404230).

ECONOMICS: Students are required to read Naked Economics by Charles Wheelan (ISBN: 9780393337648). Naked Economics is an informal introduction to the principles of economics.

Course Books

English

English 9 (101)

Ms. Brewster (101-01)

Title

ISBN

Notes

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(Modern Library Classics)

9780375757372

No used or e-book editions.

The Rain God

9780380763931

No used or e-book editions.

Romeo and Juliet (Folger ed.)

9780671722852

No used or e-book editions.

The Odyssey (Fitzgerald trans.) 9780374525743

No used or e-book editions.

Ms. Tyson (101-02 / 101-03)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Metamorphosis: A New Translation

9780393326420

No used or e-book editions.

Jane Eyre (Penguin ed.)

9780141441146

No used or e-book editions.

Romeo and Juliet (New Cambridge ed.)

9780521532532

No used or e-book editions.

English 10 (102)

Ms. Tyson (102-01)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)

9780141439563

No used or e-book editions.

Macbeth (Pelican ed.)

9780143128564

No used or e-book editions.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

9780060838676

No used or e-book editions.

Hemingway's Short Stories

9780684803340

No used or e-book editions.

Ms. Watson (102-02)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)

9780141439563

No used or e-book editions.

Macbeth (Pelican ed.)

9780143128564

No used or e-book editions.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

9780060838676

No used or e-book editions.

Mr. Kerner (102-03)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)

9780141439563

No used or e-book editions.

Macbeth (Pelican ed.)

9780143128564

No used or e-book editions.

Jesus’ Son: Stories

9780312428747

No used or e-book editions.

Beloved

9781400033416

No used or e-book editions.

English 11 (103)

Ms. Dale (103-01 / 103-02)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Dubliners

9780140186475

No used or e-book editions.

Hamlet (New Cambridge ed.)

9780521532525

No used or e-book editions.

The Great Gatsby

9780743273565

No used or e-book editions.

Ms. Brewster (103-03)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Dubliners

9780140186475

No used or e-book editions.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (The Arden Shakespeare)

9781472518385

No used or e-book editions.

The Great Gatsby

9780743273565

No used or e-book editions.

Omeros

9780374523503

No used or e-book editions.

English 12 (104)

Ms. Watson (104-01 / 104-02)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Paradise Lost

9780140424393

No used or e-book editions.

A Tempest

9781559362108

No used or e-book editions.

The Tempest (Pelican ed.)

9780143128632

No used or e-book editions.

Cannibal

9780803290631

No used or e-book editions.

Frankenstein

9780199537167

No used or e-book editions.

Mr. Kerner (104-03)

TitleISBNNotes

Citizen: An American Lyric

9781555976903

No used or e-book editions.

A Handbook of Disappointed Fate

9781937027926

No used or e-book editions.

Elizabeth Costello

9780142004814

No used or e-book editions.

Leaving the Atocha Station

9781566892742

No used or e-book editions.

The Cloud Corporation

9781933517476

No used or e-book editions.

Midwinter Day

9780811214063

No used or e-book editions.

Nightingalelessness

9780998169545

No used or e-book editions.

Dear Cyborgs

9780374537111

No used or e-book editions.

My Struggle

9780374534141

No used or e-book editions.

Reasons for Writing (106)

Title

ISBN

Notes

The Age of Innocence

9780140189704

No used or e-book editions.

Othello (The Arden Shakespeare)

9781472571762

No used or e-book editions.

Style: Toward Clarity and Grace (1st ed.)

9780226899152

This is an out of print edition, but it is available used through Amazon Marketplace.

Course packet

n/a

This reading packet will be available at school on the first day of class.

Short Story (121)

Title

Notes

Course packet

This reading packet will be available at school on the first day of class.

History

Ancient History (201)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture, Vol. 1 (19th ed.)

9780393614312

Used and e-book edition okay.

Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius

9780872207271

No used or e-book editions.

A Pocket Guide to Writing History (8th ed.)

9781457690884

Used and e-book editions okay.

The Roman World: A Sourcebook

9780631217848

No used or e-book editions.

It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences

9781580087407

Used and e-book editions okay.

The Essential Iliad

0872205428

This was the required summer reading for this course. No used or e-book editions.

Medieval World History (202)

Title

Notes

Medieval Societies

This textbook will be available at school on the first day of class.

Sourcebook

This sourcebook will be available at school on the first day of class.

United States History (203)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Give Me Liberty! An American History, Vol. 1: To 1877 (2nd ed.)

9780393930276

This is an out of print edition. Inexpensive copies are available at Amazon and elsewhere – or you could acquire one from a senior!

Give Me Liberty! An American History, Vol. 2: From 1865 (2nd ed.)

9780393930283

See above.

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

9780809001583

This was the required summer reading for this course. Students do not need to buy this book; reading a copy from the library is just fine. We will send out a series of extra credit questions in August.

Sourcebook

n/a

This sourcebook will be available at school on the first day of class.

City of Boston (221)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families

9780394746166

Students do not need to buy this book – a library copy is fine. See summer reading list for recommended chapters!

Sourcebook

n/a

This sourcebook will be available at school on the first day of class.

Modern European History (232)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Collins Atlas of 20th Century History

9780060890728

Used and e-book editions okay.

Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture, Vol. 2 (19th ed.)

9780393614329

Used and e-book editions okay.

Discovering the Western Past: A Look at the Evidence, Volume II: Since 1500 (7th ed.)

9781111837174

Used and e-book editions okay.

The World of Yesterday

9780803226616

No used or e-book editions.

A Pocket Guide to Writing in History (8th ed.)

9781457690884

You may use your copy from Ancient History. Used and e-book editions okay.

Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?

9780547086330

Used books okay. No e-book editions.

The Landscape of History

9780195171570

Used and e-book editions okay.

For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions

9780393061383

This was the required summer reading for this course. If you did not purchase this book at the beginning of the summer, please be sure to have it by the start of school.

Sourcebook

n/a

This sourcebook will be available at school on the first day of class.

History of India (242)

Title

ISBN

Notes

A New History of India

9780195337563

Used okay. No e-book editions.

The Ramayana

9780143039679

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Untouchable

9780141393605

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Sourcebook

n/a

This sourcebook will be available at school on the first day of class.

Bible-as-History/Bible-as-Bible (243)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Genesis: Translation and Commentary

9780393316704

This was the required summer reading for this course and will be used in class as well.

The Book of Job

9780060969592

Used okay. No e-book editions.

The Gospel of Judas (2nd ed.)

9781426200489

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Sourcebooks

n/a

These sourcebooks will be available at school on the first day of class.

The World Since 1945 (247)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Collins Atlas of 20th Century History

9780060890728

Used and e-book editions okay.

The World Transformed: 1945 to the Present (2nd ed.)

9780199371020

No used or e-book editions.

The World Transformed: A Documentary Reader (2nd ed.)

9780199371037

No used or e-book editions.

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

9780385523912

No used or e-book editions.

The Search for Al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future

9780815704515

No used or e-book editions.

Year Zero: A History of 19459780143125976

This was the required summer reading book for this course.

Humanities

Language & Ethics (401)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Mastering Logical Fallacies: The Definitive Guide to Flawless Rhetoric and Bulletproof Logic

9781623157104

Used and e-book editions okay.

Readings in Ethics (402)

Additional books may be added.

Title

ISBN

Notes

Bhagavad-Gita: A New Translation

9780609810347

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?

9780374532505

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Invisible Man

9780679732761

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Economics (231)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Economics: Principles and Policy (13th ed.)

9781305280595

Used and e-book editions okay.

The Profit Doctrine: Economists of the Neoliberal Era

9780745335858

No used or e-book editions.

Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy

9780393316070

No used or e-book editions.

The Road to Serfdom (Definitive ed.)

9780226320557

No used or e-book editions.

Other People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance

9781610397155

No used or e-book editions.

Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality

9780525436287

No used or e-book editions.

Economics of Inequality

9780674504806

No used or e-book editions.

Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff

9780815726531

No used or e-book editions.

Naked Economics

9780393337648

This was the required summer reading for this class. If you did not purchase this book at the beginning of the summer, please be sure to have it by the start of school.

Sourcebookn/aThis sourcebook will be handed out in class.

Art History (431)

Title

ISBN

Notes

American Paintings: MFA Highlights

9780878466603

Used okay. No e-book editions.

American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America

9780375703652

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Interaction of Color (50th Anniversary Ed.)

9780300179354

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Russian Thought & Literature (433)

Title

ISBN

Notes

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories (Pevear trans.)

9780307388865

Used okay. No e-book editions.

The Diary of a Madman, The Government Inspector, and Selected Stories (Wilks trans.)

9780140449075

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Eugene Onegin: A Novel in Verse (Falen trans.)

9780199538645

Used okay. No e-book editions.

The Grand Inquisitor: with related chapters from The Brothers Karamazov (Guignon trans.)

9780872201934

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Notes from the Underground (Pevear & Volokhonsky trans.) 9780679734529

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Stories of Anton Chekhov (Pevear trans.) 9780553381009

Used okay. No e-book editions.

War and Peace (Pevear trans.)

9781400079988

Used okay. No e-book editions.

We (Randall trans.) 9780812974621

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Health & Community (800)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (4th ed.)

9780393344516

Please be sure to purchase the 4th edition. Used okay.

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives (3rd ed.)

9780812929904

This book is recommended, not required.

French

French 1 (301)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Deux Mondes: A Communicative Approach (6th ed.)

9780073535449

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Cahier d’exercises to accompany Deux Mondes

9780077412708

No used or e-book editions.

Bantam New College French and English Dictionary

9780553274110

Used okay. No e-book editions.

French 2 (302)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Deux Mondes: A Communicative Approach (6th ed.)

9780073535449

Students who took French 1 last year may reuse this book and the exercise book and dictionary below.

Cahier d’exercises to accompany Deux Mondes

9780077412708

See above.

Bantam New College French and English Dictionary

9780553274110

See above.

English Grammar for Students of French: The Study Guide for Those Learning French (6th ed.)

9780934034371

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Histoire d’une révanche

9780130340429

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Lettres de mon moulin

9788723901941

Used okay. No e-book editions.

French 3 (303)

Title

ISBN

Notes

La grammaire à l’oeuvre (5th ed.)

9780759398092

Used is okay, but you will also need to purchase access to the online part of the book.

Bantam New College French and English Dictionary

9780553274110

Feel free to reuse your edition from French 1 and French 2.

Voix du siècle

9780155950061

This is an out of print work, but there are many inexpensive copies available through Amazon Marketplace.

L’étranger

9782070360024

B0006AU7XE

Be sure to purchase the Brée edition. Used okay.

Tintin: Les sept boules de cristal

9782203001121

Used okay. No e-book editions.

À bout de souffle (filmscript)

n/a

This script will be provided in class.

French 4 Conversation (304)

Title

ISBN

Notes

En attendant Godot

9782707301482

Used okay.

Sept histoires qui reviennent de loin

9782070447985

Used okay.

Tintin: Le temple du soleil

9782203001138

Used okay.

Jeux interdits (filmscript)

n/a

This script will be provided in class.

Les yeux sans visage (filmscript)

n/a

This script will be provided in class.

Taschen art book

n/a

An art book will be distributed to you in class.

French 4 Literature (305)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Combray

9780245531736

Be sure to purchase the Brée edition; it is out of print but available through Amazon Marketplace.

Le Tartuffe

2030346675

Used okay.

Madame Bovary

9782080706577

Used okay.

Tristan et Iseut

2264003790

Used okay.

Spanish

Spanish 1 (321)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Aula Internacional 1: Grammar and vocabulary companion (English ed.)

9788415846888

Be sure to purchase the edition with English instructions. Used okay.

Aula Internacional 1

9788415846772

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Aula Internacional 2

9788415640103

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Spanish 2 (322)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Aula Internacional 2


9788415640103

Feel free to reuse your edition from Spanish 1.

Aula Internacional 3

9788415640110

Used okay. No e-book editions.



Course book information for the following courses will be provided in class. You will not need any textbooks on the first day of school:

  • Spanish 3 (323)
  • Spanish 4 Literature (324)
  • Spanish 4 Language (326)

Latin

Latin 1 (331)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Wheelock's Latin (7th ed.)

9780061997228

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Vocabulary Cards and Grammatical Forms Summary for Wheelock’s Latin

9780865165571

Used okay. No e-book editions.

38 Latin Stories

9780865162891

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Latin 2 (332)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Jenney’s First Year Latin

9780133193282

Feel free to reuse your copy from Latin 1. It is very important to get the correct edition.

Jenney’s Second Year Latin

9780137973903

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Latin 3 (333)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary

9780198610052

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Ovid: Amores, Metamorphoses: Selections

9780865164314

Used okay. No e-book editions.

The Student’s Catullus

9780806142326

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Latin 4 (334)

Title

ISBN

Notes

The Aeneid

0679729526

Used okay.

Vergil's Aeneid: Selected Readings from Books 1, 2, 4, and 6

9780865167643

Used okay.

Caesar: Selections from His Commentarii De Bello Gallico

9780865167520

Used okay. Bring this book on the first day of class.

Mandarin

Mandarin 1 (351)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Integrated Chinese: Simplified Characters Textbook, Level 1, Part 1 (English and Chinese Ed.)

9780887276385

Used okay.

Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 1 Workbook (English and Chinese Ed.)

9780887276408

Used okay.

Mandarin 2 (352)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Ni Hao Level 3 Textbook (Simplified Character ed.)

9781876739546

Used okay.

Ni Hao 3 Workbook (Simplified Character ed.)

B01JXQEQMO

This book is out of print but is available used.

Mandarin 3 (353)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Integrated Chinese: Level 1, Part 2 (Simplified and Traditional Character)

9780887276705

Used okay.

Integrated Chinese: Level 1 Part 2 Workbook (Simplified and Traditional Character)

9780887276743

Used okay.

Mandarin 4 (354)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 1 (Simplified and Traditional Character)

9780887276798

Students who took Mandarin 3 last year can use the same textbook.

Integrated Chinese: Level 2, Part 1 Workbook (Simplified and Traditional Character)

9780887276835

See above.

Mandarin 5 (355)

Title

ISBN

Notes

窗边的小豆豆 (Doudou by Window)

9787544250580

Used okay.

Science

Biology 1 (501)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Biology: Concepts and Applications (10th ed.)

9781305967335

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Biology 2 (502)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (15th ed.)

9781337408332

The Bio 1 textbook is by the same author; please pay special attention to the title when purchasing. Used okay; no e-book editions.

Chemistry 1 Advanced (521)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Chemistry (12th ed.)

9780078021510

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Student Solutions Manual for Chemistry

9781259286223

This book is recommended, not required.

Chemistry 1 (522)

Title

ISBN

Notes

General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts (7th ed.)

9780073402758

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Workbook with Solutions to accompany General Chemistry

9780077623319

This book is recommended, not required.

Chemistry 2 (523)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Chemistry (12th ed.)

9780078021510

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Student Solutions Manual for Chemistry

9781259286223

This book is recommended, not required.

Physics 1 (541)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Physics (9th ed.)

9780470879528

Used okay.

Student Solutions Manual to Accompany Physics

9780470879566

Used okay.

Graph paper

n/a

Please have graph paper available for homework.

Physics 1 Accelerated (551)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Physics: Principles with Applications (7th ed.)

9780321625922

Please note that the international edition is missing material contained in the hardcover edition.

Physics 1 Advanced (552)

Title

ISBN

Notes

University Physics, Vol. 1 (14th ed.)

9780133978049

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Physics 2 (553)

Title

ISBN

Notes

University Physics, Vol. 2 (14th ed.)

9780133978001

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Introduction to Wave Physics (554)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Vibrations and Waves

9788123909141

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Mathematics

Geometry Advanced (601)

Title

Notes

A Course in Geometry: After Euclid and His Descendants

This textbook will be available at school on the first day of class.

Geometry (602)

Title

ISBN

Notes

A Course in Geometry: Plane and Solid

9781881764069

Used okay.

Intermediate Algebra (610)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Elementary and Intermediate Algebra (5th ed.)

9781111567682

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Algebra 2/Precalculus Advanced (615)

Title

ISBN

Notes

College Algebra and Trigonometry: A Unit Circle Approach (5th ed.)

9780321644770

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Algebra 2/Precalculus (616)

Title

ISBN

Notes

College Algebra and Trigonometry: A Unit Circle Approach (5th ed.)

9780321644770

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Calculus 1 Advanced (622)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals (6th ed.)

9780495011699

This is an older edition of the textbook; it is available used on Amazon.

Calculus 1 (623)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Calculus I with Precalculus (2nd ed.)

9780618568062

Used okay.

Calculus 2 (631)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals (8th ed.)

9781305270336

Used okay. This is a new edition, so it cannot be bought / traded from a student who previously took this course at Commonwealth.

Student Solutions Manual for Single Variable Calculus

9781305272422

See above.

Theoretical Calculus (632)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Calculus (4th ed.)

9780914098911

Used okay.

Multivariable Calculus (634)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Multivariable Calculus (7th ed.)

9780538497879

Used okay.

Statistics (1/2 Credit) (642)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (8th ed.)

9781464158933

Used okay.

Statistics (644)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (8th ed.)

9781464158933

Used okay. This is a new edition, so it cannot be bought / traded from a student who previously took this course at Commonwealth.

The Numbers Game: The Commonsense Guide to Understanding Numbers in the News, Politics, and in Life

9781592404858

This was the required summer reading for this course. If you did not purchase this book at the beginning of the summer, please be sure to have it by the start of school.

Mathematical Logic (645)

Title

ISBN

Notes

A Mathematical Introduction to Logic (2nd ed.)

9788131201916

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Differential Equations (647)

Title

ISBN

Notes

Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems (6th ed.)

9780136006138

Used okay. No e-book editions.

Student Solution Manual for Elementary Differential Equations (6th ed.)

9780136006152

Used okay. No e-book edition.

Additional Materials

General Supplies for New Students

  • 3-ring binders, 1" minimum, different colors, with front & back pockets
  • Loose-leaf paper and/or notebooks
  • Graph paper
  • Dividers
  • A pouch with a zipper & hole punch to fit into binder (for those in Ancient History)
  • Compass & ruler (for those in Geometry or Geometry Advanced)
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • Pencil case

Many Commonwealth teachers, particularly those who teach 9th grade, have specific requests for how students should organize their course materials (notes, papers, handouts, tests, etc.), and they will go over their preferences in class when school begins.