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Saxon Math Homeschool 8/7 teaches math with a spiral approach, which emphasizes incremental development of new material and continuous review of previously taught concepts.
Building upon the principles taught in Saxon Math 7/6, the Saxon 87 textbook reviews arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry and other skills, and introduces pre-algebra, ratios, probability and statistics. Students will specifically learn about adding/subtracting/multiplying fractions, equivalent fractions, the metric system, repeating decimals, scientific notation, Pi, graphing inequalities, multiplying algebraic terms, the Pythagorean Theorem, the slope-intercept form of linear equations, and more .
Lessons contain a warm-up (with facts practice, mental math, & problem-solving exercises); introduction to the new concept, lesson practice exercises where the new skill is practiced, and mixed practice exercises, which includes 25-30 old and new problems. In-depth "Investigations" are provided every 10 lessons, and have their own set of questions.
The Tests and Worksheetsbook provides supplemental "facts practice" tests for each lesson, as well as 23 cumulative tests that cover every 5-10 lessons. The included "activity sheets" are designed to be used with the activities given in the student worktext. Five optional, reproducible, recording forms are also included.
The Solutions Manual provides answers for all problems in the lesson (including warm-up, lesson practice, and mixed practice exercises), as well as solutions for the supplemental practice found in the back of the student text. It also includes answers for the facts practice tests, activity sheets, and tests in the separate tests & worksheets book.
Saxon Math 8/7 is designed for students in grade 7, or for 8th grade students who are struggling with math.
This Saxon Homeschool Kit includes:
- Student Text; 120 lessons, 12 investigations, 931 perforated pages, softcover, 3rd Edition.
- Tests and worksheets book; 229 perforated pages, three-ring-punched. 3rd Edition.
- Solutions Manual; 381 perforated pages, softcover. 3rd Edition.
Vendor: Saxon Publishing
Publication Date: 2005
Availability: In Stock
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Melissa R.5 Stars Out Of 5Great math curriculaNovember 3, 2014Melissa R.Quality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We did lots of research before selecting this math curricula. My child is old enough to participate in selecting curricula. Saxon is a wonderful math curricula! The mixed practice at the end of each lesson is a lot so I go through and have my child do the ones I feel she needs to do. She ends up doing around 20 out of the 30. She also does all the warm-up and all the lesson practice problems which come before the mixed practice. Everyone knows what is best for their child and should decide what is best for their individual child when assigning the math problems. This curricula provides continuous review of problems from previous lessons in each mixed practice. We liked this concept as it will prevent my child from forgetting what she did a week ago. It does seem to move a little quickly so I would only recommend this math for a child that is able to learn math concepts quickly. Each lesson is explained really well! There are many examples given in each lesson. We also have the teacher cd rom which we have used when she has a tough time with some of the problems. Though I do feel the teacher cd rom is overpriced; Especially since we don't even need to use it that often. Next time we may just purchase the Dive cd or skip it all together and just get the books since the books are very thorough in explaining each math lesson. The answer key is awesome because it shows the work for each problem, not just the answer.
K&AMOM5 Stars Out Of 5Finally!!October 4, 2014K&AMOMQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My 12 year old daughter and I have been having "issues" with math for the past 2 years or so. We had always used Horizons Math, but when we reached the 4th grade level, it seem liked there was more work and less explanation. It you, as a teacher, did not fully understand the lesson, you were toast. She said she did not understand what she was doing AND it was sooooo boring. We kept getting farther behind until we were a full year "behind". Then, we FINALLY decided to test into Saxon and found out that my daughter was not behind, Horizons Math was just that far ahead. As a 7th grader, she tested into 87. She loves the DIVE CD and says she finally understands what is being taught to her. I am so pleased with the Saxon that I am switching my other daughter as well.
NicoleMiami, FLGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 5, 2013NicoleMiami, FLGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent! great book, love the approach. Very detailed.
LivandTorArizonaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Math Series!March 28, 2013LivandTorArizonaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleI purchased Saxon Math 8/7 for my 4th grader after she finished Saxon Math 7/6. We use it as part of our homeschool curriculum. I love that Saxon Math has such great explanations of new concepts, and constant repetition of those concepts throughout the book. The result is that when a child finishes a Saxon book, they thoroughly know all the concepts taught in that book. Great series!
DaddyJimFrankfort, KYAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Best Math text for middle school!!September 18, 2012DaddyJimFrankfort, KYAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5Saxon Math 8/7 is the best I have seen for teaching middle school math students. The lessons flow at a comfortable pace; while the Mixed Practice keeps past lessons fresh in students minds during the introduction of new facts and procedures.