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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
Math 87, Third Edition, Home School Kit in a Retail BoxSaxon Publishing / Other$81.23 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
$108.30Save 25% ($27.07)Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW793346
NicoleMiami, FLGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 5, 2013NicoleMiami, FLGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
Excellent! great book, love the approach. Very detailed.
LivandTorArizonaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Math Series!March 28, 2013LivandTorArizonaAge: 35-44Gender: female
I 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: 5
Saxon 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.
mhessonKettering OHAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 7, 2012mhessonKettering OHAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
Solid math program with plenty of explanation and review. Student can use textbook to "self teach". Lots of drill practice which has been very helpful. Very little teacher prep required!
rynbellaFredericksburg, VAAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Overall very satisfiedMarch 2, 2012rynbellaFredericksburg, VAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
There is some overlapping from the previous edition, as is usual with Saxon Math, but not annoyingly so. New concepts are explained well, my 11 year old is able to understand them herself with little or no help.
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