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Saxon Algebra 1/2 Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual, 3rd Ed.
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This Saxon Algebra 1/2 kit includes the hardcover student text, softcover answer key & softcover test booklet, and the solutions manual. Containing 123 lessons, this text is the culmination of pre-algebra mathematics, a full pre-algebra course and an introduction to geometry and discrete mathematics. Topics covered include prime and composite numbers; fractions & decimals; order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic phrases, probability, the Pythagorean Theorem and more. Utilizing an incremental approach to math, your students will learn in small doses at their own pace, increasing retention of knowledge and satisfaction!
Student Textbook; 487 pages, hardcover. Glossary, index, and answers to odd-numbered problems included. Homeschool Packet; 31 tests & test answers, as well as an answer key for all Student Textbook Practices, Problem Sets, and Additional Topic Practices.
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The Solutions Manual features solutions to all textbook practices and problem sets. Early solutions contain every step, while later solutions omit obvious steps. Final answers are in bold type for accurate, efficient grading.
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MelanieC5 Stars Out Of 5Solid FoundationAugust 3, 2016MelanieCQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When we bought the Saxon math program, we purchased everything from 5/4 through Calculus, except 1/2 Algebra. The guidance I received from Saxon was if my student(s) scored less than 85 percent on 8/7, then do 1/2 Algebra because they weren't ready for Algebra 1, but, of course, a grade higher than 85 indicates they have mastered the pre-algebra concepts sufficiently to proceed without further instruction. Fast forward a few years and my son completed 8/7 with an A average, but he was very intimidated by the math in 8/7. As a student who was intimidate by math as I was going into Algebra, I knew how disastrous that could be and I had to do something. I ordered the 1/2 Algebra set and we worked through the material over the summer. Mission accomplished. The fear and intimidation is gone and he (and I) both are ready to tackle Algebra 1.
timmel3 Stars Out Of 5disorganizedOctober 3, 2014timmelI love Saxon. Have taught it to my kids since they were in 1st grade. But this set of books wasn't well organized. Part of the answers are in one book, part in another. I still haven't found the explanation for the practice sets. Usually Saxon is great! What happened with this level?
smile1 Stars Out Of 5confusing and insufficient non-mastery programOctober 11, 2013smileQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1This saxon is confusing, too repetitive in some areas, has insufficient instruction in other areas, and is NOT A MASTERY program.
There are too many problems per lesson. An "average" student cannot complete the lesson in an hours time. Students are left feeling that they are "poor" math students.
BETTER CHOICE would be video text algebra (it also has a pre algebra component) - i would HIGHLY recommend Video Text, which is a MASTERY program that teaches students the "why" of what they are learning.
KellAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Provides a solid math foundation.October 2, 2011KellAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Saxon Algebra 1/2 provides a solid foundation and preparation for Algebra.
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