Saxon Math 1 Home Study Kit
$97.95
Additional Details
9781565770188
Product Description
Home Study Kit includes: teacher edition, meeting book, set of two student books and flash cards. No manipulatives are included in the Home Study Kit; those are a separate purchase with several different options available. 130 lessons cover: skip counting; ordinal positions; sorting rules and patterns; solving problems; mastering basic addition and most basic subtraction facts; adding 2digit numbers without regrouping; measuring; comparing volume, mass and area; counting money; telling time to halfhour; identifying polygons; graphing.
Publisher Description
Building directly on Math K, Math 1 establishes a solid understanding of basic math concepts, such as comparing and ordering numbers, mastering all basic addition facts and most basic subtraction facts, adding twodigit numbers without regrouping, naming fractions, and measuring with inches, feet, and centimeters. Your child will also learn to create, read, and write observations from real graphics, pictographs, and bar graphs.
Category Description for Saxon Math 1
Skip counting; ordinal positions; sorting rules and patterns; solving problems; mastering basic addition and most basic subtraction facts; adding 2digit numbers without regrouping; measuring; comparing volume, mass and area; counting money; telling time to halfhour; identifying polygons; graphing. 130 lessons.
Customer Reviews
 Was this review helpful? Yes (4) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (4) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (1)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (1)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Elizabeth S on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 24, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Elizabeth S on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 24, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Lindsey T on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 15, 2015
The kit has everything you'll need, minus some supplemental, noncritical stuff like demonstration clocks for telling time, a scale for measuring weight, coins for counting, blocks for doing graphs, etc.
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Jordayna D on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 22, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Elizabeth B on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 23, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Crystal H on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 3, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Lillian S on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 24, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Steven B on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 17, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Melinda R on Mar 16, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Andrea R on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 20, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Tricia N on Mar 16, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 14, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Theresa W on Mar 16, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 15, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 User on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 27, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Jeb P on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 10, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Jessica S on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 12, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Jessica S on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 12, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Sallie H on Apr 21, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 12, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Janet H on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 29, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Theresa W on Apr 20, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 15, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Erin C on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 23, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Tricia N on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 14, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Elizabeth S on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 24, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Melinda R on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Janice Staff on Feb 8, 2016
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Janice Staff on Feb 8, 2016

Description
Product Description
Show MoreHome Study Kit includes: teacher edition, meeting book, set of two student books and flash cards. No manipulatives are included in the Home Study Kit; those are a separate purchase with several different options available. 130 lessons cover: skip counting; ordinal positions; sorting rules and patterns; solving problems; mastering basic addition and most basic subtraction facts; adding 2digit numbers without regrouping; measuring; comparing volume, mass and area; counting money; telling time to halfhour; identifying polygons; graphing.
Publisher Description
Building directly on Math K, Math 1 establishes a solid understanding of basic math concepts, such as comparing and ordering numbers, mastering all basic addition facts and most basic subtraction facts, adding twodigit numbers without regrouping, naming fractions, and measuring with inches, feet, and centimeters. Your child will also learn to create, read, and write observations from real graphics, pictographs, and bar graphs.
Embedded Videos
Category Description for Saxon Math 1
Skip counting; ordinal positions; sorting rules and patterns; solving problems; mastering basic addition and most basic subtraction facts; adding 2digit numbers without regrouping; measuring; comparing volume, mass and area; counting money; telling time to halfhour; identifying polygons; graphing. 130 lessons.

Reviews
Customer Reviews
4.9 / 5.013 Reviews5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star121000Last fall I used the Saxon K program with my 5 year old and then we started the Saxon 1 program midJanuary My daughter is almost done as I write this ï¿½ she has 15 lessons left We had a very positive experience with the K program but I am less satisfied with the first grade program First Iï¿½ll mention the positives The teacherï¿½s manual is very well designed Itï¿½s easy to understand and the program doesnï¿½t require a lot of preparation unless you need to modify the curriculum The material is comprehensive so I didnï¿½t feel like I was missing important topics and the lessons include many clever and fun ideas for introducing new topics For example Saxon uses a grocery shopping game for addition practice that my daughter absolutely loves However the slow pacing and intensive drillbased nature of this program turned out to be a poor match for my mathematical daughter She remembers her math facts rapidly (a few repetitions) and sees patterns and relationships easily The Saxon approach does not mesh well with either of these traits Saxon includes a great deal of repetitive daily drill Every lesson includes calendar time weather counting a number pattern telling time counting coins right and left practice and fact flash cards For a child who learns facts with a few repetitions this can be pure drudgery For example the coin counting is still counting pennies and dimes at lesson 99 I changed the daily coin counting practice to a weekly ï¿½how many different ways can you make 31ï¿½ï¿½ problem less than a month into the program In general I cut back on the amount of drillbased practice in favor of more emphasis on weather science occasional questions that use the drill concepts and practicing right and left which is still a challenge The spiral approach to instruction hasnï¿½t worked so well either I probably should have realized this after working through the Kindergarten book We had a tendency to do every lesson related to a topic in one sitting Kindergarten wasnï¿½t all that hard to adapt to this approach but the first grade material has been much harder to adapt in large part because the worksheets mirror the lesson order Presenting material out of order makes the workbook harder to use For example Saxon 1 covers fractions in lessons 67 88 107 and 112 When I introduced 1/2 in lesson 67 my daughter got out her brotherï¿½s fraction manipulatives By the time we were done playing with them we had discussed all of the topics covered in the later lessons which lead to complaints about the later fraction lessons (ï¿½You donï¿½t need to tell me that againï¿½) Also the workbook keeps repeating the same very simple problems for identifying 1/2 until fractions are discussed again in lesson 88 I needed to look though the book for all fractionrelated material to make sure I didnï¿½t miss anything critical but then I didnï¿½t have any simple way to use the worksheets to reinforce the concepts I really need to switch to an approach that presents concepts such as basic fractions in a complete topic and then integrates those ideas into ongoing problem solving practice The bottom line is that Iï¿½m not sure this is the right program for a child who is really good a math I suspect that we need to switch to something that covers material in a more topicoriented order and that has a stronger problem solving emphasis With that said I think this is an issue of learning style not one of program quality The lessons are well designed there are many hands on activities and the scripted nature of the teacherï¿½s manual makes it easy to present For a child who likes material introduced in small pieces the spiral approach probably works really well For a child who likes to see the big picture all at once the spiral approach is extremely frustrating Was this review helpful? Yes (4) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
May 22, 2007 Was this review helpful? Yes (4) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
This is such an awesome kit! I cannot believe how much my son has learned He picks new material up so quickly The lesson plans were easy to follow With a newborn I was a little worried about prep time but really there is very little that has to be done ahead of time While my son is working with his meeting book I'm getting all the supplies together We will be continuing to use the Saxon math program as we progress Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
February 12, 2008 Was this review helpful? Yes (2) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
Great for beginning mathI have homeschooled 9 children for 20 years. I love how the Saxon program prepares the kids for higher math. It REALLY teaches them their basic facts, and teaches in a very practical way. I do not use Saxon past 3rd grade. Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
We didn't use Kindergarten math I chose to just start here with Saxon Math 1 We would go through the lesson do front side of worksheet Then the next day go through the lesson and my daughter would do the backside of the worksheet on her own This math has given her a very grounded knowledge of her facts She is actually now on the same level as her brother 2 years older then her I LOVE HOW THEY TEACH FACTS! Even helped me Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
May 7, 2013 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
I would highly recommend Saxon Math 1 My daughter is a bright girl but this curriculum with its' reputation of being repetitive has not been boring for her at all Indeed there is a lot of repetition as you may have already heard but I enjoy it because it drills concepts in children's minds They're not simply learning a concept only to forget it as the year goes on but this is something they will remember forever Another positive aspect of Saxon is the way they introduce concepts I have used some other curricula that left the teaching up to me and I would rack my brain trying to think of the easiest way to teach the concept to my daughter only to become totally overwhelmed and end up confusing my daughter as well Not to mention I have two younger children and don't have as much time to plan lessons as others may The concepts in Saxon are wisely and so simply introduced in ways that are easy for me to explain (after all I'm simply reading a script) and the concept clicks with my daughter in a matter of seconds So yes the teacher's manual is a must and it is worth every penny! For those of you who do not like the repetition skip it For those of you who want a more quicker paced learning use the next level up Some people look into other math programs because they want a more colorful program but Saxon has the children coloring their lessons and my daughter has had a blast with that Overall I enjoy the peaceful and steady pace of Saxon and my daughter absolutely loves it as well The "repetition" in my opinion is a blessing not a flaw Children love stability and my daughter knows that every day when we begin our math she will start with the calendar and she can't wait Saxon has also helped her to master concepts before we've moved on which to me is great She has learned everything I hoped for her to learn and much much more BTW if you can afford it get the manipulative kits they were one of the highlights to the program for my daughter :) Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
June 10, 2008 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
Are you looking for a thorough meaty math program? Are you able to spend 2030 minutes of oneonone time each day with your student (Or do you have an older student that you could partner with your younger student to help at times)? As the mom of 7 very different children I can say that Saxon is an excellent choice but you can't expect to be able to just "have them do their workbook page for the day" all by themselves Saxon is very usable  teachers manual is excellent telling you word for word what to say and do with your student It constantly reviews concepts and builds wonderfully from lesson to lesson and year to year Strong choice for learners that like handson adaptable for those learners that are past the concrete Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
July 26, 2007 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
GoodI am at lesson 8 and I love it. I like the way they teach each concept repeating it every day. It really works for a kid to get a good foundation as they start off with something like math. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
Saxon Math 1Great Math curriculum. It is well written and makes it easy to teach. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
Love itI heard that Saxon Math was really intense and so I put it off for a while. I wish I had started it earlier. This Math 1 is okay but it gets better as you go along. I have a child in Math 1, Math 2 and Math 4/5. I love the structure. Don't be frustrated if it moves slow in the beginning. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
My friend recommended the Saxon K3 math program to me and I've not been disappointed! Last year (for kindergarten) my dd would CRY whenever the "other" math curriculum was brought out With Saxon she LOVES math She doesn't even realize she is "doing math" because she enjoys it so much She is a very hands on visual learner  this program is great for her I think it would be great for all types of learning stylesThe teacher's manual is wonderful Everything is very clear and easy to understand Virtually no prep work is requiredThe only thing I wish I would have known going in is to have the manipulatives on hand to begin the year Either order the Saxon Manipulatives kit or order things piece by piece of what you don't have in your house already Also yes you really *do* need The Meeting book It's a very important part of this programAll in all I give this set an A+ for delivering exactly what I needed! Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (1)
 Flag as Inappropriate
October 5, 2006 Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (1)
 Flag as Inappropriate
All I can say is WOW! I changed midyear to Saxon Math 1 (also using Phonics as well!) and it has been the best math curriculum I have ever used My son has been learning effortlessly The lessons are set up in a way that he is learning and he doesn't even realize it! There are drills and I was nervous that he would struggle through I gave him his first one and helped him with the first one I got distracted for a few minutes and when I went back to him he was done and this was his first drill! The kit is great it comes with everything including flash cards The price is much less than other math I had looked at and even if it was more the material is worth it The teachers manual is great At this level you don't necessarily need it to teach the math but the manual has excellent ideas on how to play to learn and reinforce what they have already learned My son loves doing the activities I wouldn't have tried to teach it just with workbooks alone I like having the Teacher's Manual to guide me There is very little preparation needed between each lesson and at one glance at the next lesson you can see what you need if anything My daughter is using Saxon on a different level and I have found the same for her She isn't struggling but yet is challenged The level she is at has "Mental Math" which is great! It exercises the brain and gets her in the "math zone" there are also drills which they can time themselves on and try to beat their time with the next one! The lessons for her are set up so that they are only introducing one concept at a time then in later lessons they will refer back and expand upon the previous concept I was a bit dismayed to find out that there is no Teacher's Manual to her grade but once I got the book and looked at it I realized that I didn't need one It is easy enough to understand that an additional Teacher's Edition wasn't needed and just would have been an unneeded expense I won't be using anything else for math but Saxon! Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
April 14, 2009 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
When initially choosing a mathematics curriculum for my oldest son I read a number of reviews that led me to look more closely at Saxon I taught in the public school system for ten years prior to having children and had taught using many different mathematic curriculums; however I had never taught any math program that worked in the spiraling method like Saxonwhere a child is introduced to a topic for a couple days and then they come back to the topic a while later to review and continue to build on it in short segments throughout the year I was unsure how well this approach would work but it was my son's K4 year so I felt we didn't have much to lose I was absolutely amazed as the school year went on and you could see how each lesson was building towards a much greater concept Ideas were taught in logical and natural ways that would connect multiple mathematical concepts together rather than teaching them as individual and unrelated ideas like most math curriculums do For example in the First Grade Saxon curriculum (which we did in Kindergarten) they taught skip counting by tens place value and addition and subtraction of a group of ten over the course of a few weeks (this is how the spiraling works) Nearly all math curriculums would have taught these concepts as 4 different and unrelated units and not even necessarily all in the same school year However by spiraling this information over a longer period of time and connecting these concepts together my son (who is just an average student) had a better understanding of number value by the end of Kindergarten than most kids do by the end of 3rd gradeAnother piece of the Saxon curriculum that makes it so powerful is the daily practice of concepts through the calendar time It can seem a bit annoying to you as the parent to keep going over some of these same things day after dayï¿½like skip counting by 2ï¿½s to 20 forward and backward and then skip counting by odd numbers from 119 forward and backward but suddenly one day youï¿½ll realize that youï¿½ve been doing that so that your child can learn to add/subtract by 2 This is also another really strong piece of this programï¿½addition and subtraction factsï¿½which are taught as part of a group of related concepts and it made learning them so much easier for my son Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
September 14, 2012 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
Good program, a little overkillWe are a Saxon household. I like all the levels. However, don't bother purchasing the instructor's book, or all the manipulatives. Waste of $ and time. Maybe just the Judy Clock. The wooden blocks are also fun to have around for play time. If you were to follow the instructor guide all the time, it would take FOREVER. Just come up with your own manipulatives at home. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate
 Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
 Flag as Inappropriate

Q & A
Do not include HTML, links, references to other stores, pricing or contact info.My question is about:If your question is about more than one item, click + to add them.Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 54 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center Storeto help my kids learn mathsTina M on Apr 9, 2017Great experience with Kindergarten Saxon Math.Carmen B on Jan 23, 2017excellent programDaniela L on Jan 5, 2017different activities in the book seem to enhance a new learning style in math. the complete set seemed the best deal.Lindsey S on Nov 9, 2016I have heard great things about Saxon Math and am willing to give it a shotJoseph H on Sep 7, 2016it was recommended to me by a homeschooling mom with 16 years of experienceLeighann N on Aug 26, 2016Because my mom taught my brothers and I with this curriculum and I really liked how it was set up.Dayle C on Aug 13, 2016I used Saxon Math growing up and my grandmother who was a principal for 30yrs always talked so highly of Saxon Math's formats and set up and the way it works through all concepts of Math. We used their Kindergarten kit and our son loved it and caught on very well!Anne C on Aug 12, 2016highly recommended from other home school teachers, as well as required curriculum for our child's schoolLetha S on Jul 3, 2016I have used saxon products before and feel confident in using them again.Laura R on Jun 21, 2016Child struggling in MathDavid R on May 20, 2016My friends refer the book to me. After I review the other customer's feedback, I want to try it for my son.GUOHUA C on Mar 25, 2016recommended by classical conversations families. we also used Saxon K and loved it.Shannon C on Feb 5, 2016Logos school curriculum. We believe in classical homeschool education.Martin E on Jan 11, 2016Already using the Saxon Math K Home Study KitLori D on Nov 15, 2015We love Saxon Math, and how hands on it is for the early grades.Jennifer L on Oct 5, 2015to help my kids learn mathsTina M on Apr 9, 2017My sister in law told me it is great home schooling teaching booksShuHsin L on Jan 25, 2017Great experience with Kindergarten Saxon Math.Carmen B on Jan 23, 2017To start my children off on the right foot mathematically speaking. Saxon is the best.Susana E on Jan 11, 2017excellent programDaniela L on Jan 5, 2017Saxon of course!Edward D on Dec 7, 2016different activities in the book seem to enhance a new learning style in math. the complete set seemed the best deal.Lindsey S on Nov 9, 2016I used it last year and am comfortable with the series.G. M on Sep 8, 2016I have heard great things about Saxon Math and am willing to give it a shotJoseph H on Sep 7, 2016I used the Saxon math curriculum when teaching in a public school and now that I am homeschooling, I wanted to use it with my child.Suzanne R on Aug 30, 2016it was recommended to me by a homeschooling mom with 16 years of experienceLeighann N on Aug 26, 2016Both of my other kids are using Saxon and enjoy it so my next two are also going to use it.Kristen S on Aug 15, 2016Because my mom taught my brothers and I with this curriculum and I really liked how it was set up.Dayle C on Aug 13, 2016We have been going through Saxon K for kindergarten, and I like the frequent review. Helps build confidence in both me as teacher and my student.Kelly B on Aug 12, 2016I used Saxon Math growing up and my grandmother who was a principal for 30yrs always talked so highly of Saxon Math's formats and set up and the way it works through all concepts of Math. We used their Kindergarten kit and our son loved it and caught on very well!Anne C on Aug 12, 2016I use Saxon for my oldest and am continuing with my middle child.Tyanna D on Jul 27, 2016highly recommended from other home school teachers, as well as required curriculum for our child's schoolLetha S on Jul 3, 2016used Saxon K and loved it so continuing with Saxon home study kits.meagan m on Jul 1, 2016I have used saxon products before and feel confident in using them again.Laura R on Jun 21, 2016I researched math programs a lot, and i think this will fit most with my daughters learning style and ability.Rebecca P on May 31, 2016Child struggling in MathDavid R on May 20, 2016My kids have enjoyed Saxon and I needed to fill in a gap for my next child.Erin G on Apr 13, 2016My friends refer the book to me. After I review the other customer's feedback, I want to try it for my son.GUOHUA C on Mar 25, 2016Highly regarded by public school teachers with whom I have worked.Barbara K on Mar 18, 2016recommended by classical conversations families. we also used Saxon K and loved it.Shannon C on Feb 5, 2016My 5yo has mastered Rod and Staff workbooks and can count to 30 and by 10's to 60 and add and subtract small numbers and knows some facts. Veritas Press also recommends it for kindergarten and he is sooo ready. :)Rachelle H on Jan 18, 2016Logos school curriculum. We believe in classical homeschool education.Martin E on Jan 11, 2016I chose this item bc I just withdrew my twin girls from Kindergarten and I want to keep them on the same level the school had them on.Caryn C on Dec 8, 2015Already using the Saxon Math K Home Study KitLori D on Nov 15, 2015Part of the Charlotte Mason Curriculum that I am using to homeschool my children.Cara H on Oct 12, 2015We love Saxon Math, and how hands on it is for the early grades.Jennifer L on Oct 5, 2015Saxon's method of teaching is unique because the spiral review (revisiting concepts throughout the year), math fact drills, and and heavy use of manipulatives drive students toward mastery of concepts. I believe in it, so I will stick with it. It should be used alongside a curriculum that heavily uses a pictorial approach, i.e. , Singapore Math, however. I use both for a broader and more complete learning experience. Both are excellent programs!Shannon C on Oct 1, 2015My sister in law told me it is great home schooling teaching booksShuHsin L on Jan 25, 2017To start my children off on the right foot mathematically speaking. Saxon is the best.Susana E on Jan 11, 2017Saxon of course!Edward D on Dec 7, 2016I used it last year and am comfortable with the series.G. M on Sep 8, 2016I used the Saxon math curriculum when teaching in a public school and now that I am homeschooling, I wanted to use it with my child.Suzanne R on Aug 30, 2016Both of my other kids are using Saxon and enjoy it so my next two are also going to use it.Kristen S on Aug 15, 2016We have been going through Saxon K for kindergarten, and I like the frequent review. Helps build confidence in both me as teacher and my student.Kelly B on Aug 12, 2016I use Saxon for my oldest and am continuing with my middle child.Tyanna D on Jul 27, 2016used Saxon K and loved it so continuing with Saxon home study kits.meagan m on Jul 1, 2016I researched math programs a lot, and i think this will fit most with my daughters learning style and ability.Rebecca P on May 31, 2016My kids have enjoyed Saxon and I needed to fill in a gap for my next child.Erin G on Apr 13, 2016Highly regarded by public school teachers with whom I have worked.Barbara K on Mar 18, 2016My 5yo has mastered Rod and Staff workbooks and can count to 30 and by 10's to 60 and add and subtract small numbers and knows some facts. Veritas Press also recommends it for kindergarten and he is sooo ready. :)Rachelle H on Jan 18, 2016I chose this item bc I just withdrew my twin girls from Kindergarten and I want to keep them on the same level the school had them on.Caryn C on Dec 8, 2015Part of the Charlotte Mason Curriculum that I am using to homeschool my children.Cara H on Oct 12, 2015Saxon's method of teaching is unique because the spiral review (revisiting concepts throughout the year), math fact drills, and and heavy use of manipulatives drive students toward mastery of concepts. I believe in it, so I will stick with it. It should be used alongside a curriculum that heavily uses a pictorial approach, i.e. , Singapore Math, however. I use both for a broader and more complete learning experience. Both are excellent programs!Shannon C on Oct 1, 2015Does this include everything I will need to teach first grade math? What will I need to purchase extra when I teach it again to my next child?A shopper on Mar 15, 2016BEST ANSWER: No, in order to do all of the activities and lessons in the Saxon books, you will also need the manipulative kit. The kit has all the 1inch square blocks, scale, tangrams, geoboard, etc... that you will use in Saxon 1. You need that in addition to the teacher's book and student workbooks. You will either need to photocopy the student workbooks so you can reuse it with your next child or purchase another set of workbooks when you need them for your next student. (Personally I bought the manipulative kit that works for Saxon K3, so I got all the items needed for all the math books through Saxon 3.)
 Reply
 Inaccurate
 Elizabeth S on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, in order to do all of the activities and lessons in the Saxon books, you will also need the manipulative kit. The kit has all the 1inch square blocks, scale, tangrams, geoboard, etc... that you will use in Saxon 1. You need that in addition to the teacher's book and student workbooks. You will either need to photocopy the student workbooks so you can reuse it with your next child or purchase another set of workbooks when you need them for your next student. (Personally I bought the manipulative kit that works for Saxon K3, so I got all the items needed for all the math books through Saxon 3.) Reply
 Inaccurate
 Elizabeth S on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 24, 2015
You'll need the manipulative kit. If you don't want to buy the kit you can buy the items "a la cart" or possibly even find your own manipulatives that are similar to the ones Saxon uses. The manipulatives used for Saxon 1 are: Student Balance (1), Student clocks (2), pattern blocks (100), geoboards and geobands (2), Hundreds Number chart, rulers, and linking cubes (100). The items you will need to purchase for each child are the workbooks, which should come as a set of 2, and the meeting book. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Lindsey T on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 15, 2015
I believe that photocopying workbooks is permitted if it's not redistributed to anyone, so if you're good with photocopying, you won't need to ever purchase anything again for additional children.
The kit has everything you'll need, minus some supplemental, noncritical stuff like demonstration clocks for telling time, a scale for measuring weight, coins for counting, blocks for doing graphs, etc. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Jordayna D on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 22, 2015
Yes; however, you may want to purchase the manipulatives. I did not purchase all the manipulatives, and we were able to do the lessons with substitutes (ie. Instead of using color tiles for counting we used pennies). I copied all worksheets in order to use with my other children, but consumed the meeting book. You could copy the meeting book, but it's really not that expensive. Hope this helps! Reply
 Inaccurate
 Elizabeth B on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 23, 2015
There are several different kits that you can buy. The one I bought came with manipulatives and all the books. Through out the curriculum it tells you what you need. Most of the stuff you will have on hand or will be part of the manipulatives package. For the other extra children using this curriculum all you will need is extra consumables. That's the worksheets and tests. Hope this helps. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Crystal H on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 3, 2015
There are math manipulatives you will need to go with this kit. Rainbow has a kit you can buy that includes all of the manipulatives you'll need for levels K3rd. These are things like: pattern blocks, linking cubes, ruler, etc. For your next student, you would only need the student workbooks set and the meeting book. Hope this helps. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Lillian S on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 24, 2015
It does not include some of the items used to teach the lesson, such as shapes, and snap blocks, but we have substituted other items around the house with no issues. For the next child I will purchase another meeting book (which also is not absolutely necessary, but my son enjoys it), and the student workbooks. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Steven B on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 17, 2015
In addition to the kit you will also need to purchase the manipulatives. I think you can purchase that as a kit also. The following year you will need to buy the student workbook pages and the meeting book for the new student. I hope that helps.?? Reply
 Inaccurate
 Melinda R on Mar 16, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
Hi. Yes, this includes the materials/printouts you will need to teach first grade math. If you plan on reusing the curriculum for another child in the future, you will need to purchase the student workbook. Hope this answered your question. :) Reply
 Inaccurate
 Andrea R on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 20, 2015
I can't remember if the kit includes the manipulative, but I've used those with the workbooks. The workbooks are the only items you'll need to re purchase for your second child. Unless you have a copy machine and can copy each days worksheet. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Tricia N on Mar 16, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 14, 2015
This set includes everything you need. There is also a manipulatives set you can also purchase but you don't 'need' it. You will need to purchase the student worksheet books for a second child the next time you use this. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Theresa W on Mar 16, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 15, 2015
No, you will also need to purchase a kit of Math manipulatives. Also, when you teach the next child you will need to purchase another workbook and meeting book as they are not reproducible. Reply
 Inaccurate
 User on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 27, 2015
It includes the teacher manual and student books. You will need the manipulative kit or have those items at home already. You can check to see what it includes before purchasing. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Jeb P on Mar 15, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 10, 2015
Vote for the best answer above!what is the meeting book?A shopper on Apr 17, 2016BEST ANSWER: The meeting book is like your child's own personal calendar, only they learn how to fill in the date every day. At the beginning of each lesson in the teachers manual there is a section called "The Meeting" that teaches calendar, weather graph, and counting, and as you teach this section, your student follows along and uses the meeting book. Sometimes, if we've missed a few days, I still make my boys fill in the missing dates and we talk about those dates and what we might've done on those days, so they can see the progression of time. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Jessica S on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The meeting book is like your child's own personal calendar, only they learn how to fill in the date every day. At the beginning of each lesson in the teachers manual there is a section called "The Meeting" that teaches calendar, weather graph, and counting, and as you teach this section, your student follows along and uses the meeting book. Sometimes, if we've missed a few days, I still make my boys fill in the missing dates and we talk about those dates and what we might've done on those days, so they can see the progression of time. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Jessica S on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 12, 2015
The meeting book is a daily book that you start each lesson with. It has monthly calendars, shapes, weather and counting activities. The meeting book is small, but it will be used all year long. The meeting book takes the first 5 minutes or so of the lesson. The child learns to read a calendar, write the date, counting and skip counting, record the weather on a monthly weather graph, and mark off days on the calendar using predetermined shape patterns. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Sallie H on Apr 21, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 12, 2015
The meeting book is a book full of calendars and weather graphs for each day of the year. It also contains a hundred number chart in the back along with charts to show the skipcounting the child will be learning through the year. There is also a blank number line that is filled in during the meeting time before every math lesson. It really is a valuable tool and is used during every lesson. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Janet H on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 29, 2015
It's mostly a calendar. It also includes pictures of geometric shapes and a number line to complete. You enter one number each day of school. You can use any calendar and any number line. I don't use the meeting book at all. I use my own calendar because I like the features of it much better, and I made my own number line. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Theresa W on Apr 20, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 15, 2015
The meeting book is used at the beginning of the lesson each day. It has the monthly calendars in it as well as daily weather graphs, etc. You also use it to make a number line as you do each lesson and to practice counting to 100 with a chart in the back. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Erin C on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 23, 2015
The meeting book is basically a way to start your lesson. In it your child fills in the calendar and the weather. There is also a way to track/count the days of school. You could go without it if you're trying to spend less. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Tricia N on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 14, 2015
It's a book you use everyday in the lesson (though you don't have to do it every day), where the student fills out a calendar, records the weather, fills in number lines, makes lists of how to count by 2s, 5s, 10s, etc... Reply
 Inaccurate
 Elizabeth S on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 24, 2015
It is a book the student uses at the start of every lesson that teaches calendar, counting, patterns, money, etc. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Melinda R on Apr 17, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
Vote for the best answer above!i do not need meeting book can i buy it without the meeting book?A shopper on Feb 7, 2016BEST ANSWER: The kit is only available with the meeting book but you can purchase the teacher edition and the workbooks by themselves. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Janice Staff on Feb 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The kit is only available with the meeting book but you can purchase the teacher edition and the workbooks by themselves. Reply
 Inaccurate
 Janice Staff on Feb 8, 2016
Vote for the best answer above! 
Customers who viewed this also viewed:

Other customers also bought: