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Saxon Math 7/6: Homeschool Edition Student Text Paperback – 2005
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My favorite part of the curriculum is the way they teach each subject. Having successfully completed math classes through Calculus II in college, I never considered myself to have trouble with math. But some of the curricula we used for math had me scratching my head trying to understand what they wanted our son to do. Saxon breaks down each piece of math into small, bite-sized pieces. Each lesson explains one small piece and the student then practices that piece. After every new subject, my son says "that sure is easy." The other thing I really like about Saxon is the way they continue to review past subjects until they are mastered...and I mean mastered! In each lesson there are 7-12 new problems on the new topic. Then there is a 30 problem work set that reviews old concepts so that he doesn't forget how to do things.Read more ›
The 3 stars are not targeted at the content, which is FIVE STARS in my view, but at the VERY CONFUSING marketing of these items. The cover of this book says Saxon Math Homeschool (sic!) but this is ONLY the Student/Teacher Text. You will not be able to teach your child math if all you buy is this book.
There should be THREE items in a complete package: a Student/Teacher manual (this one), the Solutions manual and the (reproducible) Tests and Worksheets. If you have one kid, buy the COMPLETE kit. If you have 2 or more kids, you should buy one complete kit and as many extra student/teacher books, such as this one, as you may need. If you do not have the ability to copy the worksheets, which is LEGAL, then you should also order additional Tests and Worksheets books. However, for one child, you will end up paying A LOT more if you bought these items individually.
Having 2 kids, and this is my experience for the past 5 years, from 3d to 7th grade, I order the complete kit from an education bookseller or from Amazon if I could find it here and an extra textbook from Amazon or one of the alternative sellers supported by Amazon.
By the way, Saxon's Math works. I am not a home schooler because I have a full-time job but I've been using it with my kids since 3d grade as a Math booster and I am happy with their A's. Besides math, children acquire some discipline, study skills, test-taking skills and, me having 2 'students', they learn to compete as well.
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A one-year Math cycle is comprised of 120 lessons, 12 investigations and 23 review tests.Read more ›
I like the way each Saxon lesson is structured, starting with some mental math, then introducing some new skill/information/idea, followed by a short series of practice problems based on the newly introduced stuff, finally followed by 20-30 mixed practice problems. The mixed practice includes problems based on the new material, but the majority are based upon earlier lessons. It is great because it provides ongoing practice to reinforce the learning of those earlier lessons. When we were doing the Singapore course, my son would learn it just fine and then the course would move on to new topics, but since there was no ongoing practice, he would quickly forget what he had learned.
As an aside, my son had to do state mandated testing last year and scored in the 96 percentile in math (he had never taken a test before) so I am confident stating that Saxon Math can do a very good job.
I have purchased the various supporting books over the years (solutions manual, testing book, etc...) Some people apparently find they need those. I have found that we only use the student text and the others just gather dust on the bookshelves. So now I only purchase the student text. If that works for you you can save some money...and perhaps a tree or two. I am not sure I fully understand the numbering scheme, but I believe the second number (in this case, the 6 in 7/6) represents the grade. In any case, that seems to work for us.
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This is my second year using Saxon Math in our homeschool and I don't plan on changing it throughout my daughters high school career. There are many things that I like about it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ginger Robertson
Best all around math book I've seen. Makes good reference even after they are past this level!Published 17 months ago by Pam C
I purchased this book as a take home suplement to my son's classwork. Owning the book was very helpful to have at home.Published on October 23, 2013 by PIER MCPAYTEN
I just wanted this for Homeschooling my daughter--just trying to save money by buying used. It was as described, and it should work just fine! Shipping time was great! Thank you!Published on July 29, 2013 by Shannon
I love Saxon math! These math books help kids get a solid start in math. Saxon reviews concepts in each lesson so the kids will remember the concpets later in the book for the... Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by mrbeveridgesmaggot