Homeschool Testing Book, 37 pages, softcover Answer Key booklet, pages, newsprint. It provides the solutions for each problem set.
When necessary, steps used to complete problems are shown. This set of additional tests is perfect for siblings or co-ops! Accompanying Saxon Math's Calculus curriculum , these test forms will easily let extra students get the practice they need! Get everything you need for a successful and pain-free year of learning math!
A balanced, integrated mathematics program that has proven itself a leader in the math teaching field, Calculus covers limits, functions, and the differentiation and integration of variables. The DIVE software teaches each Saxon lesson concept step-by-step on a digital whiteboard, averaging about minutes in length; because each lesson is stored separately, you can easily move about from lesson-to-lesson as well as maneuver within the lesson you're watching.
DIVE teaches the same concepts as Saxon, but does not use the problems given in the text; it cannot be used as a solutions guide. The sold-separately Calculus Solutions Manual, 2nd Edition is not included in this kit.
You can unsubscribe at any time. Sign in or create an account. In Fifth Grade, the top students go into book 76, while the average and below stay in Book Mike Smart Grade levels used: I found all the Saxon math books challenging and easy to follow!
I homeschooled two sons who eventually re-entered the traditional schools. They both attribute their success to the Saxon math. I am again homeschooling two daughters ages 6 and 7 and will again use the Saxon program!
This program allows you to tailor the math work according the needs of your child! Carol Gulick Grade levels used: Math 65 - Algebra 2 Time: Some of the teachers I respected most as truly gifted teachers were instrumental in getting the Saxon Math program implemented.
A few years later I ended up home-schooling my children. I am grateful for the first hand knowledge of Saxon Math. The program is put together in such a way that it is possible to give your student a math program tailor made for them. With all of this valuable, helpful material available it is within everyone's ability to receive an excellent math education. I continue to highly recommend Saxon Math!
The work can put anyone to sleep. Facts are introduced one at a time and used very little in the chapter in which they are introduced. There is very little in the way of showing a child how all these number fact can be used in the real work. I love math but this book would definintely end that love.
The busy work and repetition can quickly kill any hope of learning. This is definitely a school book. Silvia Grade levels used: Saxon Math 65, 7th grade Time: Goes step to step. Cody Adams Are you tired of the short spiral of Saxon math? Go back to homeschool mathematics curricula list. Please do NOT use bad language or 'lashing out' type of an attitude.
Level s you have used such as 1st grade: How long have you used this curriculum? Helpful hints for those considering this curriculum: Stays on one topic longer and delves into the concepts deeper, instead of changing topics every lesson. Mastery-oriented with some spiral review Affordable Requires very little teacher preparation time—self-teaching for many kids Both downloads and printed copies available.
I'm a Mathematics teacher at a private school. It is very thorough. Since bringing the program to our school 7 years ago our students have advanced tremendously in their math skills. The course is very easy to understand for the students.
I do supplement it at times, when I assess that the students need extra practice on a particular lesson. I am quite confused that some of the comments mention lack of challenging problems. Have been a business manager for many years before moving to teaching I see many practical problems incorporated into the curriculum. You do have strictly follow the program for it to work. We do not use Saxon for Algebra 1 but the students are especially ready and are easily able to meet the rigors of the course.
Anthony Review left February 20, Needed books for my high schooler and found that many other parents used Saxon Publishing. They were not thorough at all! My child could barely understand any of the lessons, let alone find enough practice for each particular lesson. They do not explain their concepts well, and expect the students to know particular "assumptions". They do not tell you how they want you to show your answer, so every time my child would do a problem, it would be a train wreck!
She has never had a problem with math until we purchased this book. I do not recommend getting it for new home school members.
Alyssa Smith Review left January 13, Having lived in California, and keeping up with the news, I got a good look from Ground Zero of the school experimentation movement, and did not like it. Thankfully I didn't have kids at the time.
By the time I was married and had a kid, we were in Texas - better, but education is still run by the same type of people that run California, so I vowed to never enroll him in public school, and never did. I taught him to read at age 3. For the first few years, I had no success finding a math curriculum of the type that I wanted for him something with no bells and whistles, just math , so I just gave him worksheets, which he hated. Thankfully I stumbled on to Saxon when he was age 6.
From there, we we worked through all of the books, up to Advanced Math, which is pre-Calc we didn't do Saxon Calculus. He did every problem, in every book, with one exception, which was when the early chapters were simply repeats of the prior book i. He didn't have any extended breaks and worked hard. He got through 5 years of Saxon books in 12 months and the next 2 years in another 12 months after the first year, there was no reason to keep up that pace. Needless to say, I have nothing but good words to say about Saxon.
Obviously I was happy with it. At one point, about halfway through, I was in a book store and checked it against Texas State Standards - it fit perfect, I couldn't believe it - every concept in that standards book was covered by Saxon. Any other helpful hints: Every problem serves a purpose Bob Levy Review left December 25, I used a different curriculum for Geometry only.
I loved Saxon Math because my children were able to master concepts and review what they had learned. I saw it as a great "brain workout" every day, and they were able to teach themselves, freeing me up to focus on other subjects. All my kids hated Math when they were young, but liked it better when they got to the upper levels of Saxon.
When my oldest son was a Senior in High School, he trasitioned to a local college to take Calculus. He was top of the class. He has recently been accepted to some of the top universities in the country to get his Ph. Saxon was a great foundation to build on, and it has allowed all of my children to be successful in math.
Saxon, for this excellent curriculum. When we got to high school, I had my kids complete even numbered problems on even lessons, and odd numbered problems on odd lessons. This way they could finish a lesson in a reasonable amount of time and still benefit from the review. Charlene Review left March 17, My older son started with Abeka, K He skipped first and fifth grades and switched to a different school with Saxon for sixth grade. This school placed students in whatever Saxon book they tested into, regardless of grade.
He took Geometry and pre-Calculus in public school, but the bulk of his advanced math knowledge is from Saxon. His math score on the "Independent School Entrance Exam ISEE " used by the best private and prep schools nationwide jumped dramatically in less than one year when he switched from Abeka to Saxon. My younger son also worked with Abeka through fifth grade. I've just begun homeshooling him. Saxon's gradual and incremental instruction is logical, rational, and easy to understand. Simple concepts are introduced and built on for later use.
Basic math rules are introduced early, and then easily applied later for early Algebra. While I was no math major and took my Algebra and Geometry many years ago, I can easily understand the books' lessons and explain them to my children. I like that there are no distracting boxes, blocks, photos, or loud graphics. There are ample problems for those who need lots of practice.
We do some orally and others written; if he needs more practice it's easy enough to add more work, and similar problems appear in subsequent lessons. I read an earlier review complaining that a lesson shows shading in of certain fractional segments, yet the problem asks what portion is NOT shaded. I want him to see such a thing and realize "I can do this! The explanation of the Distributive property which took my younger one a bit to grasp is excellent preparation for Algebra, but has also been extraordinarily useful in discussing mental math - the things we all do to figure some things out in our heads.
If you can read and follow a step-by-step approach, I fail to see how Saxon math could not prove easily understandable. It's clear, concise, and precise. The Christian school from which I recently pulled my younger child just switched to a public math textbook; the very first review lesson was visually chaotic and vague instructed student to "round numbers" when there were digits - yet didn't specify whether to round to nearest ten, hundred, etc. His classmates are just learning about "variables" and other concepts; I merely explained that variable is a fancy name for an unknown number represented in a problem by a letter, and he understands what we're doing.
Too many assume math concepts are difficult because of specialized language; I present it as a puzzle to be solved and math as different methods, shortcuts, or means to solving a question.
Too many automatically assume "trained" teachers or "professionals" are better at choosing a curriculum or teaching math. I guarantee I have a better grasp of the subject than the recent ed school graduates with a "general" degree i. The more academically demanding Christian schools in the area all use Saxon math - and have for years. Sheila Coyne Review left September 6, Twenty years later, helping my son with his Saxon math homework. As an adult, I had the opportunity to actually learn mathematics, not regurgitate rote memorization and repetition.
I currently work in a "job shop", a machine shop that specializes in one-off work. I use math from algebra to geometry to trigonometry every day with much less hassle than Saxon induces.
The material is presented in a disjointed and abstract manner. There is no correlation between the lesson of the day and practical applicaction. Based on my horrible experience in high school and the problems my son has until things are actually explained to him, I'd opt to not use it.
Chris Review left August 30, I currently homeschool my 11yr old son. I use his Stanford test results to tell how he is doing in each subject along with my knowledge of seeing him work each day. His overall Mathematics score is that of a 10th grade level according to the Stanford. He uses them faithfully, 1 lesson each day, doing all of the problems, doing timed tests, we only use the Supplemental lessons when I feel he is having trouble learning a certain concept.
He currently does ALL of his math on his own. Even though my son says he hates math it is his longest subject he does a great job on his daily assignments as well as tests.
Just because Saxon is a great fit for one of my sons does not make it a great fit for everyone. Kim G Review left June 8, I homeschooled my children starting in 6th grade for my son and 3rd grade for my daughter. Both my husband and I are smart but not good students. I personally did not truly learn Algebra until I taught it to my son. I used Saxon 76 math to ensure his mastery of basics before moving on to Algebra. It was very effective. My son and my daughter have very different styles and it worked well for both the "big concept" learner and "methodical" learner.
I whole heartedly recommend this program. I can understand the dislike of the repetitive nature of the program, but I have witnessed a side benefit that many who dislike this program are overlooking.
When concepts are repeated to the level of mastery provided by a Saxon curriculum, students frequently begin to see patterns in math on their own and are able to make huge cognitive leaps. The deep almost instinctual understanding of math facilitates the acquisition of advanced and difficult concepts. Saxon math curriculum created a level of independence in my children I considered very positive.
My children eventually taught themselves on their own with me facilitating, explaining and guiding only where needed. The logical progression of the curriculum played a big part. If you are not starting at the very beginning, pick a grade appropriate level, make a couple of copies of the test booklet or buy extra. Use the test booklet to determine where your child has strengths and weaknesses.
Work the concepts they are weak in more and the strong ones less. I allowed my children to do every other problem. Make use of a white board or a chalk board.
Incorporating large motor skills into math can help them perceive the problem differently or relate it to the real 3D world. My daughter, now a physics major, made a special trip home her first semester, to get our big whiteboard to help herself and her dorm mates.
They all had a good laugh over how such a simple thing worked so well. Jacquelyn Review left April 23, I was homeschooled all the way from 1st grade through high school.
We used Saxon because we heard from other homeschoolers that it was the thing to do and my mother did the best that she knew how. We didn't realize that there are more practical methods out there. Saxon taught me to believe that math is hard.
Really hard, and really boring except it doesn't have to be! I wanted so badly to be good at it but Saxon was so frustrating for me that I cannot recommend it to anyone. There are parts of it that may as well have been written in Sanskrit for the amount of sense they made to me when I was 13 or They manage to make simple, practical concepts seem ludicrously complex.
Now I am in my mid 20s and I have a bachelor's degree but I have suddenly rediscovered math and this time around I'm loving it. I am planning on returning to college to pursue another degree, this time in electrical engineering. I have realized that it's possible to make very fast progress through math when it is presented in a completely logical way. I have steered clear of Saxon and I am doing a combination of Cliffsnotes, Blitzer and internet research.
I'm not advertising any book, I'm just saying what I'm up to, text-wise. For a long time I felt psychologically scarred by math. Now is the time for healing and understanding. If your children understand Saxon and you like it, that's wonderful.
If not, please consider that they might actually love math, just not this book. Explore other texts, find a kind tutor. Whatever you do, don't let your children grow up thinking they're dumb like I did.
If math is taught the right way it can be genuinely entertaining and intellectually stimulating. Review left April 7, They were extremely confusing and hard to understand. They didn't explain everything you needed to know in the lesson, which made it near impossible to complete the lesson practice.
We tried the DIVE cd's. They helped a little, but NOT much. We are switching curriculums next year for sure. They only good thing about this is the mixed practice. Claire Review left March 19, I have 2 children, a boy and a girl. They go to school with the Saxon Math program. Almost everyday, my kids have to do a lengthy math homework.
My son is in first student and a gifted student. If something he has learned and known, he does not want to do it over again. For the math homework, he does not want to spend more than 10 minutes to do a long and repeated addition or subtraction. If he has to go timeout sit and do nothing until he changes his mind for not doing the math homework, he chooses to go timeout as long as 2 hours. My daughter is in 2nd grade. She is a A student, but she could not retain what she has learned very well.
She is very obedient and willing to do the lengthy math homework everyday. So learning the Saxon math, I think it helps her to memorize better. What I like about the Saxon Math is it could help someone like my daughter who needs a tool to help her to memorize what she learns in math. The Saxon method could help student to get good grade or overcome the individual math learning problem.
What I don't like is the Saxon method would not help student who could think out of the box and it is not benefit to students who eventually move to the math related field.
In general, I would have my kids to go with the Saxon Math program when they are in the grade school, but I would find another program when they go to middle or high school.
Shawn Review left February 3, I homeschooled my three children for five years. They are currently enrolled in a private, Christian school. I could go in detail about my IQ and education, but suffice it to say I have college degrees and am above average in intelligence.
All three of my children score from two to ten grades above grade level on end of grade tests. I am baffled how anyone could like Saxon math. I have read over 20 reviews of Saxon math and the biggest complaint seems to be the repetition. If that were the only negative, it is easily solved - only assign the number of problems that is necessary for your child to 'get it.
The examples often do not fit the concept being taught or involve math skills not clearly explained in the lesson. On several pages of practice problems where the book refers students back to this lesson, it asks for what percent NOT what fraction is shaded.
Yet, nowhere in Lesson 37 does it explain how to convert fractions to percents. It shouldn't be rocket science - it is basic math. Saxon math is poorly written and organization is non-existent. It is absolutely the worst math curriculum I have ever seen. With that said, I respect the opinion of many highly educated folks who wrote positive reviews though I am still baffled and I am keenly aware that every child is unique.
Saxon math is just not for our family. Wendy Review left January 29, I am currently a senior in home school. I was recently asked to tutor two girls in math. Though I am NOT presently taking a math class, I have had three years of highschool Saxon math and two years of middle school Saxon Math to introduce me to it..
I am taught by a genius, which speaks volumes to my understanding of math more than Saxon. I honestly hate math because it is hard, but Saxon teaches math well and so does my Daddy.
Growing up, I used A Beka Math sheets and built up my basic math understanding, multiplication factors, division tricks, etc. It was fine, but, as in the tradition of my older siblings, I made the switch to Saxon in middle school. At first I didn't think I would like it. It was something new. I wasn't used to such in-depth work.
No pretty yellow designs on shiny perforated pages that rip right out of the book. Copying the problems on a separate sheet seemed dumb too, at first. But overall, the switch wasn't too hard for me. And the more complicated my math level got, the more thankful I am that it was a logically structured, easy to read most of the time textbook with challenges laid out in a clear manner.
It encouraged me to be independent, methodical, precise, and organized. It's taught me to understand concepts that not only further my knowledge, but also prompts me to ask hypothetical questions and make observations. Of course, I had no ordinary, typical teacher so my experience is above average. You have to be able to teach Saxon math, and you have to understand it in order to actually teach it WELL.
If you can't do this and the student can't understand it either Then it's not for you. You don't have to do every single problem unless you need more practice.
Go through some easy ones in your head, work them out loud so that you know you are really efficient. Make sure a concept is understood before moving on Victoria Lang Review left September 10, My husband and I were both homeschooled, and we are now teaching our three boys at home.
Our eldest is entering 3rd grade and beginning his 4th grade Saxon book. My husband is a PhD Chemist with a Math minor. He used Saxon grade. I am a Designer. I switched to Saxon in highschool.
When I first switched over to Saxon in highschool I struggled with it. My husband strongly encouraged me to try it with our boys and stick with it. Because of my experience with Saxon I was skeptical, but now I wish I had grown up with it. I believe Saxon's approach makes so much more sense and prepares students for any field they pursue which requires math.
It also will help them thrive in the higher sciences and gives a better grasp of any life skill. Math is fundamental in life and I look forward to going through Saxon with them.
I personally believe that the spiral or incremental approach to math makes more sense than a mastery based curriculum; and helps students retain the information no matter how basic it may seem. Saxon teaches students how to solve problems. It teaches them how to approach problems logically and independently. It integrates algebraic concepts very early, incrementally building on their knowledge and skills so by the time they reach algebra it is a seamless transition and not a new concept they are having to master.
It reinforces the basics, giving them a strong foundation to build off of as they break down algebraic and calc problems in the future. My husband and I have looked at many other programs, but always come back to Saxon. I strongly recommend using this curriculum from the beginning.
Saxon's philosophy of math builds on itself throughout the student's academia. The younger grades offer a foundation that will prove very helpful as they enter highschool. Heather Kesselring Review left August 23, Home school family, started with BJU math in 1st grade, was not a good fit.
Switched to Saxon and was hooked. Many advanced concepts are introduced early, but it such a way that the students don't realize it. By the time they need it, they are so comfortable with the idea, that's it's a non-issue. It is hard work, but very thorough. One son loves math, and so love it. One son does not like math, and so does not like it.
He likes the Life of Fred series because it is funny, so we do that too. It really depends on the student. I think you just have to try it. Each child is different. My boys both hated the timed fact sheets in the earlier grades, so we had to adjust it was the time thing that bothered them, so we timed up, or did a certain number etc.
For grades 2 and 3, a time-saving tip for parents is to use printable meeting strips available here: I used Saxon math to supplement my daughter's education when she was in grade school. I also had to teach out of it at the high school level. Now a school district I am involved with just adopted k Saxon math.
Saxon is the absolutely worst math series I have used in the classroom. Standardized test scores dropped dramatically no matter what supplemental material I used. The students hated the series and had a hard time understanding.
There was not enough practice on the current topics, too much review on problems that were from much lower level books, and no building on each subsequent topic. However as a supplement or for homeschooling supplement, Saxon helps. After a topic is learned, the added information is a benefit. I gave this series to my daughter in grades as a supplement and she worked well with this at home with my help.
Glenda Crum Review left July 21, I switched my son to Saxon after a year of Abeka math. He did much better without all the pictures, etc. He got into the pattern of it, enjoyed the graphing, etc. That said, I found some of the repetition in the early grades very cumbersome. My daughter used Saxon exclusively through 7th grade, the when she went to public school in 8th. She was lightyears ahead in math and had no difficulty flying through high school Algebra.
I don't know if that says more about Saxon or the public school. I do feel she had a clear development of concepts that had been presented over and over each school year, then built upon.
I actually think there is too much repetition of some very simple concepts. But we did it anyway. That gets really boring for the kids. The key with the program is sticking with it.
If you move around, you'll miss the point of the program. My kids did close to an hour of math each day. So you have to recognize that to get something out of it, it's time consuming and not easy. Kristine Review left July 17, I used this curriculum with my daughter, a gifted 4 year old girl. She had already completed all her preschool stuff and so we used this curriculum to continue homeschooling for the year. She enjoyed the manipulative based activities, which were quite easy for her.
Unfortunately, I didn't feel like I was teaching her anything new. We made it half way through, often skipping ahead significantly, and I never felt like she was being challenged. I like the manipulatives and the methods, but it progressed too slowly for our taste. It's good for kids that do well with lots of hands on repetition. Karen Review left July 8, Four years Your situation: Our eight year old daughter started in Saxon in a private school and swathed to another curriculum in second grade.
We are now homeschooling and went back into Saxon. We do all the problems and do lots of review practice sheets at the start of the day. Saxon is a great program if you do all of the work. Lots of people suggest skipping problems, skipping whole years of instruction, etc. I don't think that math is something that you can learn in 15 minutes a day. True mastery comes from diligent practice, like mastery in music or sports. No one gets to the Olympics of into Juilliard by skipping practice and just trying to understand the "concepts".
So where does Algebra 1 come into this? My wife and I are so impressed with our daughters progress that we bought the entire Saxon curriculum up through Calculus used at a greatly reduced price.
I am going through the top of the curriculum starting with Algebra as a review so that I can effectively tutor the higher level math. My wife has a PhD in Anthropology and is widely published.
Our eight year old is adopted, our 22 year old son was home schooled and is currently a Senior in college 3. Many reviewers seem to confuse Public School grades with competence in an area of study.
This is a serious error. A grade of an "A,B or C" in the average school system tells parents very little about the true competence of their children in the subject. Teachers are very aware that a "B" in a course keeps the parents away. I struggle with dyslexia in grade school before it was widely recognized. I averaged a D in Math throughout grad school into my sophomore year in high school.
I eventually aced Calculus at Univesity. I believe the review and re-review and re-re-review reflect the steps to mastery of skills in real life. Do it the way John Saxon recommended it! Paul Review left June 26, My 3rd grader does not need to know the cube root of before she can give correct change out of a dollar. Saxon has 'turned the math circuit off' in her, I'm afraid, for many years to come.
I am highschooler currently in 10th grade, and finishing up Saxon's Advanced Mathematics. I for one, have found it a good fit.
One thing that many of my friends, and I can see from previous reviews many other people too, have a problem with is a difficulty. Honestly, Saxon is a hard curriculum. You might notice from other reviewers that they sunk in how well they did in math, such as an "A" student to a "C" student.
Although I can't know for sure, a plausible explanation is that there was too big of a difficulty gap between Saxon and whatever other math curriculum they used. Obviously, each student is different. A friend of mine is in 9th grade and he is doing Advanced Mathematics, while other people I know have been forced to switch to other curriculum.
I credit Saxon to the fact that I am in the top 6 percent of 10th graders in math. Why you liked or didn't like the curriculum: Obviously, actually doing hard problems isn't always fun, and at times I wish that it was easier, but you are forced to look forward. So I both hate and love the challenge at the same time. It's the only way that you can get through. John Review left May 23, College Student who used Saxon in High School.
Stay away from Saxon! I used these all throughout High school. After taking several college math courses, I now realize that Saxon is not math at all. The curriculum simply teaches "number and formula manipulation".
The beauty, art, and logic of mathematics is stripped away and replaced with memorization and processes. Dave Review left May 2, I didn't understand it, couldn't remember the formulas and it made no sense to me and my husband has severe math phobia. My daughter has the exact same feelings concerning math, she has had 7 years of Saxon in public school. Dry, boring, brings us all to tears. When my husband and I decided to pull our daughter out of school and teach her at home I knew I did not want her to loathe math the way that we both do and I wanted to help my daughter understand it.
For high school this upcoming year and the co-op we are a part of uses Saxon, and she has begged me to opt her out of their math and use the other program at home this is huge for her to say, she is a social butterfly and loves learning in a group setting. Neither of my boys have ever used Saxon, they started with Singapore and transitioned to MUS, and they love math and have a firm understanding of how it's used.
My oldest son 2 years younger than his sister is well above my daughter's math level and when she was doing her Saxon homework even he didn't understand the text.
I do not like the spiral approach Saxon uses, there is so much review in each section from previous lessons but not enough practice to understand and enforce the concept you've just been introduced to. It does not teach you how to understand math or to be able to think mathematically. Melissa Jines Review left May 14, He is having a hard time understanding it and his grades are failing. My son is not in spec. It is not cohesive and doesn't take in to account differing students with differing rates of understanding and learning.
Lisa Phelums Review left April 27, We use another vendor for Geometry and PreCalculus, only because we wanted a course called "Geometry" and the Geometry teacher also taught PreCalculus. One claims that she "hates math"; yet she tutors a public-schooler in math successfully. The other is an engineering major in college. I have only one gripe with Saxon: My "artsy" students really missed the colors of their 1st-3rd grade math books from another vendor.
But then, adding color would add to the cost of the curriculum. At Saxon's current charges, this curriculum has already paid for itself many times over!
Do all the problems. Commit to the task of learning. Lynne Review left April 23, I didnt like it because it is way to hard to learn. I used to excel in math with all A's but when we switched to Saxon my grades dropped.
Now I have C's. I hate math now and used to love it. Engineering student in University and used math throughout school. I was in public school prior to grade 3 and the school as a whole scored low in math, then we switched to Saxon math, and I began loving math.
I went back to homeschooling until grade 12 when the same thing happened. I found my grade 11 Saxon math more than prepared me for my grade 12 public school math and I was actually bored and hated math.
I then did calculus, which I found enjoyable and Saxon math more than adequately prepared me for. I am now studying engineering in university. My younger sister similarly used Saxon however when she switched to public school math was consistently confused and found that she no longer understood math, needing me to teach her topics.
When I explained to her the Saxon method of doing math she understood;however, in many cases it was too late as she did not do well on her standardized testing due to failure to understand the public school math. Don't jump around or only do odd problems. I find from personal experience if that happens you will fall behind and have gaps in your knowledge.
Also, stay with Saxon throughout the textbooks. Saxon jumps around but covers all topics. Topics will only not be covered if you switch curriculums.
Sara Review left November 13, They both do well with Saxon Math. It comes fairly easy for the older one 5th grader and we do a lot of the problems in the chapter orally. I have him do the remainder on paper, working out the problems.
The younger one 2nd grader has more problems with it so the repetitiveness comes in very handy. I like Saxon Math because it moves with the right amount of "flow". It reviews all its concepts continuously while working the end-of-chapter problems, yet moves onto new concepts, building on the previous ones.
If a concept is forgotten, it has the lesson number written with the math problem so you can go back and look up what chapter it was in. It explains the concept in basic, thorough language. There are daily worksheets, math fact tests, and supplemental problems in the book so there are ample opportunities when extra help is needed.
It's review, review, review which is very helpful, but those that don't need it can skip the review and move on. We have been very happy with it! Riley Review left October 14, I was always "gifted" in math and the top student in my class until Algebra 2 when my school switched to Saxon for curriculum. I went from a straight A math student to a D and struggled to bring it up to a C. Fast forward to my son who was very good at math when he started school, but the private school he was in used Saxon and he struggled until I finally pulled him out in 2nd grade to homeschool because I spent sooo much time re explaining his math every night.
I am now tutoring Algebra to a student who grew up with Saxon. He hated math, but is finally now making sense of it and starting to enjoy it. He said the problem he had with math was remembering all the rules and where they apply. I thought that was such a strange statement because I never thought of math as rules as much as concepts of how things work and how to solve problems. The book does not follow a logical sequence of one concept building on the next. Math is like building a structure and if you try to put the roof on before building your supports or put your walls up without a foundation you end up with a mess.
The other major problem with this book is new concepts are not drilled the day they are taught, so when they review it the next day, they've completely forgotten what they were taught the previous day. Thus, as the program goes on, it gets more and more confusing and difficult to remember. Some students it works for, but I work with the ones who like me found it frustrating and confusing.
Personally I wouldn't consider it. I realize most of my friends like it because it has good explanations for the teacher, but the fruits I see are kids who hate math. Joy Review left September 13, They were struggling with math skills because of what I believe to be the lack of repetition Saxon Math is full of new concepts plus repetition of ALL previously learned skills. My kids begged me to order this year again! My children have gained confidence again in their math skills.
My daughter actually said, "Saxon pounds it into my head and I don't forget what I learned.. They feel comfortable with it but most of all confident! Number of problems can be excessive I pulled what was necessary and what the kids needed more practice on Don't let the lack of vibrant color fool you or the large amount of problems.
Valerie Review left July 23, They only use Saxon math One of my children has done well with the program, for the other two it has been a nightmare! These two children are not able to retain the information given in each lesson because there is not enough repetition and work given on the new topic. The books give a new concept with only a few problems and then jump back to review old concepts for the entire assignment.
They my children have never been able to grasp the new concept and they have to re-learn all the old concepts with every assignment. I have had to sit with them for sometimes 2 hours to get through one lesson. If it weren't for other positive things about the school we would have left long ago just because of Saxon Math! Review left July 14, I was home-schooled, and used Saxon math throughout junior high; I then went to public high school, which also used Saxon math.
What Saxon teaches, it teaches thoroughly; I had no problems understanding the book's explanations. I typically did not do all the problems assigned each day; I alternated between odd and even numbers, because all those review problems could certainly get tedious. But for the most part, I didn't even require any extra explanation from my mother or, later, my high-school teachers; I felt the books were pretty thorough, even if the topics weren't always addressed in a logical order.
After making it through the Saxon calculus textbook, I didn't have any trouble getting a 5 on the AP test, and I was well-prepared for my more advanced math classes in college I was a music major, but chose some math as electives. Good curriculum for self-starters, math lovers, and the motivated; for those who already struggle with math, this may feel either like drudgery or overly challenging.
Emily Review left June 7, As a parent seeing Saxon math books coming home from school. I wouldn't use anything to home school my kids that is that horribly written. Doesn't show children how to work problems within the chapters well enough.
I can teach my kid math better using a college text book than saxon math books of any level. Ron Jacobs Review left May 15, Saxon Advanced Math Time: We have a dozen lessons and tests to go. We have used Saxon in our son's homeschool with great success. And starting last year with Algebra II, we added Dr.
Shormann goes through each lesson like our very own tutor. He explains each concept exceedingly well, and sets up our son for going through the 30 practice problems for each. Shormann deviates a bit from the method shown in the Saxon text, but we have all had teachers who believe they have a better way! Our only comments might be as follows. The second comment, is that we have found probably a dozen problems out of hundreds where the answers shown in the solution manual are actually incorrect!
Our son objects when we check him wrong and in fact the book is wrong! We probably should have documented the errors and sent them to Saxon, but oh well. Saxon Advanced Math is daunting, make no mistake, but it is important to put in the time for the results. Peter Scheldt Review left April 27, My son does great with it.
Needed one for 2nd and 3rd. This math program does not fit all sizes--only those gifted in math. Not enough repetition on a daily basis for those nongifted children. There are much better math sources out there! Home school two children now ages 12 and 14 who 3 years ago attended private school. These books are great.
They are very complete and the repetition allows for the recall of skills. When we started with Saxon my son was in 6th grade and while he received straight A's in traditional school, with Saxon I became aware of areas that his skills were weak. Saxon helped to strengthen those areas. It is organized very well and makes teaching math very easy.
This was a great choice for us as my children weren't challenged at all with other methods. Use the tests to determine where your child should be. My children score at the very top of ITBS and are very confident in their skills and will be well prepared for college. Ellen C Review left April 13, We started homeschooling 6 weeks into my son's 1st grade. The only curriculum we buy in total is math. We didn't mind this so much since you can skip ahead if your child has grasped the concept.
We like that concepts are brought back later on for review. Again, if the child doesn't need the review, skip it. Because there is a lot of repetition the parent needs to be aware of what the child is doing. They need to review the lessons and know what the child needs work on.
This program does not replace the parent for mentorship. Janet Chase Review left February 15, We like the repetition because it's one of the best ways to teach and learn. Format of lessons are easy to understand. John and Leasa Review left January 31, Homeschooling mom of 5 children ages 8 years to 10 months. We started out using Saxon.
I have heard Saxon highly recommended, but for my oldest it was horrible. It teaches a new skill every lesson for 10 to 12 lessons, then comes back to the first lesson topic again.
For some children that works, but my oldest needs to focus on one topic until she has mastered it before moving to a new topic. It also uses a lot of manipulatives, including teddy bear counters and more. My dd got distracted by the "fun toys" and wanted to play with them. We switched from Saxon to Math U See and it is wonderful! The manipulatives make sense and are not like little toys that get her creative mind off of math and on to imaginative play.
If your child is math minded and "gets" math concepts quickly Saxon may work fine. If you really want them to understand why they do what they do, go with Math U See. Tristan Review left January 4, Algebra 1 and Advanced Math Time: Most of my tutoring students struggle with this curriculum because of the choppy, inelegant, illogical structure of these texts. I have taught math for over 25 years to students at every level-from honors to remedial, and while the honors students would find this easy because they catch on quickly, the repetition is boring.
Middle level and below students are frustrated by the amount of sheer rote work that does not build comprehension. Memorization is NOT comprehension. I have heard some say that this is the way Asian students are taught math, and that is why they are so far ahead of US students.
Lesson concepts are explained pretty well.
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