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Saxon Algebra 1 Home Study Kit Hardcover – 2002


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Saxon Math; 3rd Edition edition (2002)
  • ASIN: B000LTMLJI
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,116,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A. Dent #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 11, 2009
BRIEF EVALUATION

Like previous courses in the Saxon's series, Algebra 1 is a most effective tool for teaching children math without intimidating them and without boring them. After more than 6 years of teaching my own kids math after school I can testify that it works. Both my kids are now in advanced math classes, their math grades always A's and, as I explain below, we just skipped Algebra 1/2 as not necessary.

ALGEBRA 1/2 vs. ALGEBRA 1

I found Algebra 1 to be the logical 'next' for my kids who successfully covered Saxon's Math 8/7 the year before. We decided to skip Algebra 1/2 because it was more or less a re-review of the material in 8/7, presumably to ensure a solid math foundation prior to moving into the more abstract 'true' algebra covered by this text.

I would suggest taking Algebra 1 ans skipping Algebra 1/2 if your students have mastered Math 8/7. Otherwise, go with Algebra 1.

THE SAXON METHOD

We've been using Saxon's books to teach our kids math starting with Math 3/2 and we've been very happy.

Algebra 1 is comprised of 120 lessons, 31 tests, one extra topic on real number, Glossary, Index and answers to the odd-numbered questions. Unlike the previous Math courses, there are no 'Investigations' and the lessons no longer begin with drills and warmup activities. Also, unlike prior math cycles up to Math 8/7, tests are administered after every four lesson rather than after every five.

Each lesson begins by explaining and illustrating a number of new topics - rarely one, usually two or three, sometimes more. That is followed by a small number of practice exercises that are related to the new topics.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J. Kelley on December 14, 2009
I was home schooled from this set almost ten years ago, and I still remember that this book (along with the Algebra II book) is great to work in. The concepts are understandable and the problem sets have enough review so no information is forgotten.

Actually, I home schooled myself with the Algebra II portion. That should tell you that if you and/or your children go through these books, they will make sense.

I do have a couple of suggestions however. First, if you assign all the homework problems, they will be way too boring. (And I love math.) So instead, assign no more than 15 to 20 of them, perhaps the odds. (However, all the practice problems on the new material, which is listed before the numbered problems, should be done.) Because the problem sections are saturated with review, doing too many simply becomes a mindless black hole. (If you are home schooling, I highly recommend doing something like this instead: If your child gets an 80% or better on the odd numbered problems, let the reward be to skip the evens. If he/she scored lower than that, make sure he/she understands the material. Then assign an extra 5 to 10 problems.) Also, even though Saxon math explains the material well, it rarely goes into the more interesting and less seen math. If you or your child enjoy math, (or wants to), check out the book "Mathematics: The Science of Patterns" by Keith Devlin. That book helped kindle my passion for mathematics.

-Andrew
A UCCS Mathematics Major

Edit: My above review is probably biased because I enjoy math for its own sake. As far as I know, Saxon math may be pretty good when it comes to traditional math curriculum. This is a negative and a positive.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Blaithin on February 17, 2009
We have always been pleased with Saxon Math for our children. It teaches in a style that works for our school. Each lesson is small yet appropriately builds upon the lessons before. Previous lessons are revisited/reenforced in each current lesson. This helps them not to forget and has paid off for us. All of our children are great in math.

I am now relearning and teaching Algebra 1 to my son. I highly recommend having the solutions manual for algebra and higher levels of math. It has helped me to become more clear on some areas where I was fuzzy and needed clarification in order to help my son when needed.
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We homeschooled our kids over a period of years, and Saxon Math, including Algebra 1, was always our choice for math texts. I also teach in a classical Christian school where we use Saxon Math as well. I find that for most students, if they will take the time to read the lesson well, do all of the problems, and then rework any problems they miss then they will achieve a high degree of mastery of the material at hand.

Many students meet their mathematical Waterloo in Algebra 1, but it doesn't have to be this way. I've worked with a number of students in Algebra 1 who, in spite of past failure and fear, have succeeded with Saxon Algebra 1. The key is to labor diligently every day: do every problem, check the answers every day, and rework any questions that are missed.

The greatest advantage of Saxon Math is that each lesson provides practice not only for the new problems but also built-in review for every kind of problem the student has previously encountered. Algebra 1 is no exception to the rule that Saxon Math texts help students learn math well. After Algebra 1, all of my kids who have taken it were definitely ready to move on to the next level.

In general, Saxon Math, including Algebra, is highly recommended. It's especially ideal for homeschooling families.
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