Saxon Math 2 Home Study Kit
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The Math 2 Home Study Kit contains the Teacher Edition, meeting book, and a set of 2 workbooks. No manipulatives manipulatives are included in the Home Study Kit; those are a separate purchase with several different options available.
The 132 lessons cover skip counting; comparing numbers; solving problems; mastering all basic addition and subtraction facts; mastering multiplication to 5; adding and subtracting 2digit numbers; measuring; perimeter and area; telling time to 5 minutes; identifying angles; and graphing.
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Continuing and reinforcing the lessons in Math 1, Math 2 covers a larger range of critical concepts, such as working with larger numbers, geometric shapes, Venn diagrams, graphs, basic arithmetic calculations, and simple fractions. With Math 2, your child is well on the way to successfully solving multistep problems and mastering basic concepts.
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Show MoreThe Math 2 Home Study Kit contains the Teacher Edition, meeting book, and a set of 2 workbooks. No manipulatives manipulatives are included in the Home Study Kit; those are a separate purchase with several different options available.
The 132 lessons cover skip counting; comparing numbers; solving problems; mastering all basic addition and subtraction facts; mastering multiplication to 5; adding and subtracting 2digit numbers; measuring; perimeter and area; telling time to 5 minutes; identifying angles; and graphing.
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Continuing and reinforcing the lessons in Math 1, Math 2 covers a larger range of critical concepts, such as working with larger numbers, geometric shapes, Venn diagrams, graphs, basic arithmetic calculations, and simple fractions. With Math 2, your child is well on the way to successfully solving multistep problems and mastering basic concepts.
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Skip counting; comparing numbers; solving problems; mastering all basic addition and subtraction facts; mastering multiplication to 5; adding and subtracting 2digit numbers; measuring; perimeter and area; telling time to 5 minutes; identifying geometric shapes; identifying symmetry; identifying angles; graphing. 132 lessons.

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4.8 / 5.017 Reviews5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star134000Perfect if your family likes the repetitivenessI used Saxon Math for my older son when he was in 5th and 6th grade. I liked it but decided to try something new for my smaller ones when they were in Kindergarten and First grade. It worked out ok but I wanted them to remember the concepts a little more so I bought Saxon 2 for them this year. So far it is perfect. I excelled in school in the classes that drilled it in what you were learning and now I'm watching my two Second graders excel in their mah. I'm loving math this year and so are they and math used to be their lease favorite subject. Was this review helpful? Yes (3) No (0)
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Awesome!The Saxon math program is very detailed and really easy to teach. Our Daughter is doing "A" work with this. As it's our 1st year of home schooling, she is now mastering this, while in the public school system....not so much! Try it and see if you love it as we do! Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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What an exciting year it has been! Our daughter was coming fresh out of kindergarten and forward into the 1st grade Her school uses Saxon 2 for 1st grade and I was extremely apprehensive about using a curriculum I had never used or heard of before Especially when we never even looked at Saxon 1 curriculum My fears and questions quickly vanished as soon as I received our Saxon 2 curriculum through Rainbow Resource Center The Teacher's manual had step by step instructions which is what I needed It was extremely easy to follow I never got lost in direction or instruction The confidence the Teacher's manual gave me transferred to our daughter Saxon 2 curriculum eased our daughter into Math The repetition of the subjects gave our daughter time to learn and assurance in her learning Where math was her weakest subject it is now one of her strongest Our daughter loves Saxon To our family there is no other product that could compare to the Saxon 2 curriculum It is absolutely the best curriculum for math out there Rainbow Resource Center gave us a very inexpensive product with great value compared to others The value was not only in he cost of the product but was present in the smile on my daughter's face everyday when we used Saxon 2 math Saxon makes learning math fun Thank you Rainbow Resource Center! Was this review helpful? Yes (1) No (0)
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Great programMy son and I both love this program! Will buy more levels as he progresses Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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Saxon Math 2No complaints. I believe in Saxon Math. It works. I wish I would have learned using this curriculum. I would have really understood math! LAUSD just pushed through to the next grade on a conveyor belt. I was lost after 2nd grade! Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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This program is incredibly easy to implement and my kids love it! Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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Easy to use and my child enjoys it. Wish I had used it for my other kids.When we started homeschooling 9 years ago, I bought RightStart. I liked it, but it was very parentally demanding. I used it for my 2nd child, but found we only did it s couple times a week because I couldn't get 2 kids done a week. I now have 7 kids. I have used RughtStart, Math Mammoth, A+ Tutor Soft, and now Saxon. I find Saxon as thorough as RightStart but easier to use. And my daughter is learning the material and enjoying it. Lessons are a manageable length; advanced preparation is minimal. I have one child using intermediate 3, one using homeschool 2, and 2 using homeschool K. I am very happy with Saxon and wish I had started using it years ago. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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Saxon MathI'm in my 5th year of homeschooling, and this is my third child using Saxon Math 2! We love Saxon Math for its simple design and straightforward way of teaching math. I like the way Saxon introduces a new topic and still drills previous lessons learned, helping students practice a concept until they've got it mastered. Excellent, straightforward math curriculum. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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After using the Phonics I had to use the math Just like the Phonics program I was very pleased with this one also Very hands on which was a plus for my little guy My 5 year old likes to join in on some of the lessons too Saxon seems to have a way of making things very easy to understand For example I like the idea of using money to teach place value and addition Too bad Saxon hasn�t made curriculum in other subjects Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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We have used Saxon levels K2; using Math 2 for 1st grade last year at the recommendation of a classical education company My daughter learned a great wealth of information and several math tricks to help her remember ways to solve problems She also learned good information about calendars graphing shapes skip counting measurement and temperature Saxon may be slower moving than other math programs in many ways (much slower in multiple digit addition and subtraction and place value) but the shape and number pattern exercises were much more challenging than other programs I've seen at this grade level For example Saxon would say something like "finish the pattern: 59 57 53 51 ___ ___ ___" and not tell you how The children just have to read the numbers and find the pattern Another program similar to Saxon would say "Fill in the missing numbers by counting by 3's: 3 6 9 ___ ___ ___ ___" So with patterns there is a bit more brainwork required from the studentThe program is very easy to use; very little preparation time required The first page of each lesson tells you what to prepare the night before or in the morning and the materials you'll need The teacher's manual is absolutely necessary and the scripted lessons are a big time saver especially if you are a new teacher or if you lack confidence in your ability to say the right words during your lessons With Saxon the Meeting (done at the beginning of each lesson) is a good time for multiple ages (aka younger siblings) to listen in on as they can pick up on some good information dealing with calendar graphs weather etcand the Meeting is easy to modify to use with different ages The second part of the lesson was easier for me to do just with my 1st grader alone Saxon is great for handson learners who like to move slowly in learning new things It is extremely repetitive which can be both a blessing and a curse This math program will not allow you to forget anything From one year to the next there are a lot of lessons that slowly review what was learned the previous year Some children love that repetition and others say "I already know that! Why do I have to do this again?" So for a child who is quick at math I would say this program might be frustrating in some ways; however if the teacher can speed up the pace a bit and skip some of the busy work it is a very thorough math curriculum which provides a solid foundation in math The expense of the product is worth the cost if you value having your lessons planned and scripted for you especially if you plan to use it with several children If you do not like reading from a script when doing your schooling a different math curriculum (such as Horizons) would probably be a better value for you Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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As a former "mathphobic" I was extremely apprehensive about teaching my children mathematics I knew how I dreaded this subject in school and did not wish for my children to have the same experience Then I found Saxon Math and after using it for several years I can say I am very pleased with this curriculum My oldest is in the sixth grade and never has struggled with math in the way I did My second grader loves math also Saxon takes tricky topics such as borrowing and carrying and finds sensible ways to explain the process so that it all logically makes sense When a student sees the logic behind a process it is easy for them to remember the steps Even all those "Math Facts" (basic math) are organized and presented so the mathematical patterns are obvious The teacher's manuals tell you exactly what to say and "Voila!" you've explained a difficult concept with no tears and confusion In the lower grades 13 there may be a little prelesson preparation (typically involving common manipulatives money or household objects) but after grade three most of the time my daughter could simply read the explanations from the lesson and figure out what to do from there When she does approach me with a question I can easily figure out the process from the lesson Saxon Math is a great value since a student has a firm grasp on the basics before needing to apply them to more complex problems Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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I have used both Saxon 2 and 3 with my two sons and love it The teacher's role is clearly defined for each lesson You simple say what the book tells you to say If you look at the next day's lesson all planning is clearly defined so your child is not left hanging as you gather the required materials for the lesson Having used this program with two completely different learning styles I can honestly say it works for the advanced learner and the kinesthetic learner If a lesson was something my child had already mastered I simply skipped it and moved on I also individualized the Daily Meetings to their own needs If counting by 2's 5's and 10's was too easy I would let them count by two numbers they were comfortable with then add in a new count By the end of the year we were only doing multiplication counts as they both mastered telling time and the calendar We did however continue the Meeting Sheet all the way through to the end of the year The book is simply a guide and you have the ability to change it around to best meet the needs of your child One bonus of using this with two children close in age  my youngest is very familiar now with the 3rd Grade work as he was exposed to it daily last year I love this program and will continue to use it with the boys Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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I used Saxon Math K with my older daughter and while it was wellorganized and easy to use by the end of the year she and I were both bored utterly stiff with it The rate of introduction of new concepts is glacial and the amount of repetition can be stultifying for a precocious student We have since begun using Harcourt Math instead and she is doing very well with that although we still find that it belabors relatively simple new concepts a bit at times The way it is structured makes it much easier to condense or skip materials than Saxon's arrangement doesMy younger daughter in contrast has some learning delays and issues and Harcourt Math is not working for her I am planning to go back to Saxon for her The slow rate of introduction of new material and the repetition are just the approach she needs This is what homeschooling is all about: fitting the curriculum to the child Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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So far so goodI haven't had the opportunity to really dig into the teacher's manual yet, but so far so good. The manipulative kit is good, except the thermometer is not very good quality and not exactly child friendly, as it broke shortly after it was accidentally dropped by one of my children. The other parts of the manipulative kits seem durable enough though. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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I really do like this math program it adds new things but it keeps reviewing the old ones so you dont forget them ! Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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2nd Grade kitThis is an easy system, step by step instructions. So far my 2nd grader is engaged and enjoying the materials. The pace is a bit slow for us but as we continue to build I am sure it will get more in depth. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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What we neededWe've been through multiple different math curriculums with my son. He's really strong on concepts and very weak on actually being able to the math. This can be very frustrating for both of us. He also gets bored easily. The constant repetition of very small amounts of different math skills has been a good fit. He doesn't get bored or overwhelmed and doesn't forget something we've already covered because it keeps coming back. There is no way I could do the full "meeting" for every lesson but I skim through and make sure we cover the new learning plus a little review each time. The mix of manipulates helps. I anticipate continuing to use Saxon with him and my younger child as well. Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0)
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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 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 61 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreAll my experienced homeschool moms have recommended it for us!Sarah D on Jan 22, 2018Saxon has been tried and true for my family. It's plain and a lot of work, but test scores don't lie.Shanna W on Jan 1, 2018The best maths method that we knowJose G on Oct 20, 2017We choose Saxon math because we trust it. We had the same math in school, and now we choose to use it for our son's homeschooling. It is repetitive and consistent, which allows regular practice of concepts learned while still moving forward with other lessons.Tina A on Oct 9, 2017The cost was much less than other sites.Mary A on Sep 29, 2017For HomeschoolKaylie S on Sep 13, 2017I have used Saxon products in the past and found them to be an excellent resource.Diana U on Sep 2, 2017This is the curriculum my children followed at their charter school and also that I have taught at that school.Stacy S on Aug 30, 2017I read it was one of the most popular and wanted to compare it to the Singapore method.Dustin K on Aug 15, 2017We've used several different math curriculums, and found that we liked Saxon the best.Jay M on Aug 13, 2017My sisterinlaw has been homeschooling her five sons for years and they are insanely bright!! I wanted to afford my sons and daughter the same opportunities and she ranted and raved about Saxon Math. I'm going to vive their materials a try.Emily C on Aug 9, 2017My son has been doing Saxon math since preK. It is the best math curriculum I could find and was the recommended math curriculum by the makers of the Robinson Curriculum. We combine Saxon math with Life of Fred math and my son, who is 7 and just finishing 1st grade is at least a grade level ahead of his peers.Leah W on Jun 25, 2017We love Saxon math!Megan H on May 24, 2017Saxon is the best! I am sure that my children will have the opportunity to master these skills at their skill level.Renee E on Feb 24, 2017I heard it is the best math to use as far as children comprehending the lessons and subject matter.Laurie M on Jan 4, 2017Saxon of course!Edward D on Dec 7, 2016Great views and detailed description.Naima H on Oct 26, 2016"We have used Saxon math K2 and have found it helpful.Kristi C on Sep 23, 2016I needed Math for my son to Homeschool.Chandlar H on Sep 9, 2016Highly suggestedEva M on Sep 5, 2016Because Singapore Math was not working for our family and we needed a better grasp on Math Facts. I also like the layout of the Teacher's manual and how it has the wording for you to teach your child.Bridget B on Jul 21, 2016Needed something more thorough than Singapore, which had a lot of gap in my opinion.Joann B on Jul 17, 2016We chose this item because we've tried Saxon Math 1 and my child liked it.Heidi S on Jul 7, 2016Saxon Math 1 worked great! Time for the next level.Mindy J on Jun 30, 2016I'm a Saxon fan!Michelle M on May 25, 2016All my experienced homeschool moms have recommended it for us!Sarah D on Jan 22, 2018I was a Saxon student from Saxon 65 through to Calculus and it always worked so well  now want to try the earlier books for my second grade daughter.Clare M on Jan 9, 2018Saxon has been tried and true for my family. It's plain and a lot of work, but test scores don't lie.Shanna W on Jan 1, 2018My son is doing really well with this curriculum, and Rainbow Resource Center had the best price on the kit.Sarah F on Dec 12, 2017The best maths method that we knowJose G on Oct 20, 2017I have used Horizons Math with my other children but my youngest was not getting it. We have been using Saxon Math 2 for several weeks now and he LOVES it and is very successful with it!Susan S on Oct 12, 2017We choose Saxon math because we trust it. We had the same math in school, and now we choose to use it for our son's homeschooling. It is repetitive and consistent, which allows regular practice of concepts learned while still moving forward with other lessons.Tina A on Oct 9, 2017Son placed for this level.Mary K on Oct 9, 2017The cost was much less than other sites.Mary A on Sep 29, 2017I know alot of people that use itJennifer H on Sep 22, 2017For HomeschoolKaylie S on Sep 13, 2017After much research over a program for my oldest son I chose this 1. I was looking for a program that would last him throughout the rest of his grade school years and still keep his mind running at a pace that would keep him learning and the samples looked exactly like what I was looking for.chelsey g on Sep 10, 2017I have used Saxon products in the past and found them to be an excellent resource.Diana U on Sep 2, 2017Continuing Saxon math seriesDeborah M P on Aug 31, 2017This is the curriculum my children followed at their charter school and also that I have taught at that school.Stacy S on Aug 30, 2017I was first introduced to Saxon math last year when my daughter used it for her 4th grade math curriculum. She was struggling with math at the beginning of the year, and by the end of the school year she was confident and proficient with math. I was amazed at the quality of the program and how easy it was to teach. After looking over the 1st grade program and seeing how thorough it is and again how easy to teach, I was sold. I will be using Saxon math for both my 5 and 6 year old boys.Tiffany W on Aug 23, 2017I read it was one of the most popular and wanted to compare it to the Singapore method.Dustin K on Aug 15, 2017Recommended by special ed teacher for my daughter who has Down syndrome.Douglas K on Aug 14, 2017We've used several different math curriculums, and found that we liked Saxon the best.Jay M on Aug 13, 2017Recommended by Classical Conversations DirectorBetty A on Aug 10, 2017My sisterinlaw has been homeschooling her five sons for years and they are insanely bright!! I wanted to afford my sons and daughter the same opportunities and she ranted and raved about Saxon Math. I'm going to vive their materials a try.Emily C on Aug 9, 2017We LOVE Saxon. Easy to follow.James F on Jul 9, 2017My son has been doing Saxon math since preK. It is the best math curriculum I could find and was the recommended math curriculum by the makers of the Robinson Curriculum. We combine Saxon math with Life of Fred math and my son, who is 7 and just finishing 1st grade is at least a grade level ahead of his peers.Leah W on Jun 25, 2017Never tried this grade before, but I love the repetition which makes things that have been missed before easier to learn.Karen L on Jun 8, 2017We love Saxon math!Megan H on May 24, 2017Very user friendly for seasoned teachers and beginning teachers. My K5 daughter sailed through Saxon 1 with very few exceptions of spelling number words (ie. one, two, three, etc.) and writing sentences to answer word problems which I gave her more help with. She is ready to start Saxon 2 as a homeschool 1st grader and I love how this curriculum is cyclical and incorporates adequate review.Ann Forrest B on May 18, 2017Saxon is the best! I am sure that my children will have the opportunity to master these skills at their skill level.Renee E on Feb 24, 2017I have been pleased with Saxon math up to this point and we are ready to move to second grade level.Carmen B on Jan 23, 2017I heard it is the best math to use as far as children comprehending the lessons and subject matter.Laurie M on Jan 4, 2017My daughter went through the first grade Saxon book very quickly and now in January of her "first grade" year she is onto the 2nd grade level. We love the repetition and review to make sure that concepts are learned. We were able to skip ahead in places when she was ready for new material.Caroline G on Dec 29, 2016Saxon of course!Edward D on Dec 7, 2016After using Saxon Math 1 for my son and really seeing his understanding of math grow, I decided to continue with Saxon 2. He will be really excited to see the new books, especially since they are a new color. He will feel like he 'graduated'!Katherine R on Nov 14, 2016Great views and detailed description.Naima H on Oct 26, 2016continue school curriculumAmanda R on Oct 6, 2016"We have used Saxon math K2 and have found it helpful.Kristi C on Sep 23, 2016For my 2nd grader to use, the reviews looked good and there were so many math programs to choose from but I have heard good things about Saxon.Angela N on Sep 12, 2016I needed Math for my son to Homeschool.Chandlar H on Sep 9, 2016love saxon math and how easy it is to teach and it is so comprehensive.Erin D on Sep 9, 2016Highly suggestedEva M on Sep 5, 2016goes with the curriculum I choose.Nicole B on Aug 30, 2016Because Singapore Math was not working for our family and we needed a better grasp on Math Facts. I also like the layout of the Teacher's manual and how it has the wording for you to teach your child.Bridget B on Jul 21, 2016excellent scaffolding approach in instructionTammy S on Jul 18, 2016Needed something more thorough than Singapore, which had a lot of gap in my opinion.Joann B on Jul 17, 2016Like saxon 1 so was are continuing with saxon for mathMICHELLE C on Jul 10, 2016We chose this item because we've tried Saxon Math 1 and my child liked it.Heidi S on Jul 7, 2016I grew up on Saxon and I saw on Cathy Duff's website that y'all had the best price.Rebecca H on Jul 1, 2016Saxon Math 1 worked great! Time for the next level.Mindy J on Jun 30, 2016Great price for a reputable program.Melinda T on Jun 15, 2016I'm a Saxon fan!Michelle M on May 25, 20162nd Grade MathDaniel R on May 15, 2016I was a Saxon student from Saxon 65 through to Calculus and it always worked so well  now want to try the earlier books for my second grade daughter.Clare M on Jan 9, 2018My son is doing really well with this curriculum, and Rainbow Resource Center had the best price on the kit.Sarah F on Dec 12, 2017I have used Horizons Math with my other children but my youngest was not getting it. We have been using Saxon Math 2 for several weeks now and he LOVES it and is very successful with it!Susan S on Oct 12, 2017Son placed for this level.Mary K on Oct 9, 2017I know alot of people that use itJennifer H on Sep 22, 2017After much research over a program for my oldest son I chose this 1. I was looking for a program that would last him throughout the rest of his grade school years and still keep his mind running at a pace that would keep him learning and the samples looked exactly like what I was looking for.chelsey g on Sep 10, 2017Continuing Saxon math seriesDeborah M P on Aug 31, 2017I was first introduced to Saxon math last year when my daughter used it for her 4th grade math curriculum. She was struggling with math at the beginning of the year, and by the end of the school year she was confident and proficient with math. I was amazed at the quality of the program and how easy it was to teach. After looking over the 1st grade program and seeing how thorough it is and again how easy to teach, I was sold. I will be using Saxon math for both my 5 and 6 year old boys.Tiffany W on Aug 23, 2017Recommended by special ed teacher for my daughter who has Down syndrome.Douglas K on Aug 14, 2017Recommended by Classical Conversations DirectorBetty A on Aug 10, 2017We LOVE Saxon. Easy to follow.James F on Jul 9, 2017Never tried this grade before, but I love the repetition which makes things that have been missed before easier to learn.Karen L on Jun 8, 2017Very user friendly for seasoned teachers and beginning teachers. My K5 daughter sailed through Saxon 1 with very few exceptions of spelling number words (ie. one, two, three, etc.) and writing sentences to answer word problems which I gave her more help with. She is ready to start Saxon 2 as a homeschool 1st grader and I love how this curriculum is cyclical and incorporates adequate review.Ann Forrest B on May 18, 2017I have been pleased with Saxon math up to this point and we are ready to move to second grade level.Carmen B on Jan 23, 2017My daughter went through the first grade Saxon book very quickly and now in January of her "first grade" year she is onto the 2nd grade level. We love the repetition and review to make sure that concepts are learned. We were able to skip ahead in places when she was ready for new material.Caroline G on Dec 29, 2016After using Saxon Math 1 for my son and really seeing his understanding of math grow, I decided to continue with Saxon 2. He will be really excited to see the new books, especially since they are a new color. He will feel like he 'graduated'!Katherine R on Nov 14, 2016continue school curriculumAmanda R on Oct 6, 2016For my 2nd grader to use, the reviews looked good and there were so many math programs to choose from but I have heard good things about Saxon.Angela N on Sep 12, 2016love saxon math and how easy it is to teach and it is so comprehensive.Erin D on Sep 9, 2016goes with the curriculum I choose.Nicole B on Aug 30, 2016excellent scaffolding approach in instructionTammy S on Jul 18, 2016Like saxon 1 so was are continuing with saxon for mathMICHELLE C on Jul 10, 2016I grew up on Saxon and I saw on Cathy Duff's website that y'all had the best price.Rebecca H on Jul 1, 2016Great price for a reputable program.Melinda T on Jun 15, 20162nd Grade MathDaniel R on May 15, 2016What is included in this kit?A shopper on Oct 3, 2015BEST ANSWER: You get the teacher's manual; fact cards for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; student worksheets and tests (in two booklets); and master pages for selected lessons. The master pages are needed to complete some of the lessons. There are also also pages for checklists and logs to keep track of the student's progress.
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 Vickie C on Oct 3, 2015
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BEST ANSWER: You get the teacher's manual; fact cards for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; student worksheets and tests (in two booklets); and master pages for selected lessons. The master pages are needed to complete some of the lessons. There are also also pages for checklists and logs to keep track of the student's progress. Reply
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 Vickie C on Oct 3, 2015
 Purchased on Jul 9, 2015
The Meeting Book  #018727  is also included with the Homeschool Kit. Reply
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 Janice Staff on Oct 5, 2015
Meeting book, plans, workbooks for entire year Reply
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 Marisa M on Oct 12, 2015
 Purchased on Aug 15, 2015
Vote for the best answer above!My daughter just turned 7 and we are switching to Saxon math. She did Horizon's K last year because Horizon's 1 was overwhelming and frustrating her. We did the placement test and she was placed easily in Saxon 2. However, she has not memorized any math facts as of yet and she still struggles with time and money. I am wondering if Math 1 would be a better fit but a lot of the concepts listed she has already mastered. Will the things she has not learned/mastered be retaught in Math 2 or would we be better off to go with Math 1? Thanks for your input!A shopper on Aug 7, 2016BEST ANSWER: Saxon 2 does review math facts, but a solid understanding of them would be helpful, in my opinion. Personally, I would do Saxon 1 and skip the lessons (or speed through) she is already strong at. Reply
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 Nicole H on Aug 8, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Saxon 2 does review math facts, but a solid understanding of them would be helpful, in my opinion. Personally, I would do Saxon 1 and skip the lessons (or speed through) she is already strong at. Reply
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 Nicole H on Aug 8, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 24, 2015
My 6 year old is going to do Saxon 2 this year. I gave him Saxon Math 1 during kindergarten. As there is a page of math facts to do everyday, there is no need to have them memorized at that point. Saxon Math 1 focuses on time to the hour and half hour only and we practice everyday as well. For Money, they go through pennies, dimes, nickels and briefly quarters. Both of these concepts are repeated everyday throughout the year, so they will master by the end of the year. Math 1 is a great starting math curriculum, and my 5 year did great with it, but that was only because he did kinder math in preK. Saxon Math tests every 5 lessons, so you could just do the tests until you feel she needs to start doing lessons. I did that with my 3rd grader because he knew a lot already as well, and we ended up starting on lesson 65 for Math 3, then just went straight on to math 4. That's the beauty of homeschooling. Good luck. Reply
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 Jody G on Aug 8, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 6, 2015
I think your daughter will be fine with Saxon 2. They will teach her all the math facts very gradually. The clocks and money lessons are the same way. There is also a ton of repetition, so she'll continue to practice everything she learns as she continues. I think Math 1 would just be too easy for her. It's much easier to modify a curriculum for a child that is struggling or needs more time on a concept than to try to make an easy curriculum more challenging. Reply
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 User on Aug 9, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 24, 2015
We just finished Saxon 2 this past year with my 7 year old. I feel like Saxon is really good about hitting the basics again at the beginning and easing into the concepts. My 7 year old is still not great with his math facts, and we ended up skipping the fact pages for awhile and just doing flashcards and games on the computer to help him out in this area. We will be moving onto Saxon 3 this next year. Hope this helps! Reply
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 Kristina F on Aug 10, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 7, 2015
My 3 children went from no math (2 day a week kindergarten, obviously not rigorous) to Saxon 2 in first grade with no problems. I have no experience with Saxon 1. Because my third child could not read yet, he could not do any of the work for the first part of the school year independently (unlike my first 2 daughters who did much independently), but with the math they all did great. Reply
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 Stephanie C on Aug 8, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 3, 2015
I think she would be ok with Saxon 2 because at the beginning of each year they do repeat the math facts, and time and money is taught well and cycled through the year. We have found if you follow the detailed instructions, the children get the concepts, and they are extended throughout the year  done incrementally. Reply
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 Paul R on Aug 9, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 22, 2015
If the placement test placed her in Saxon 2 then that's what I would choose. There is a lot of review at the beginning of Saxon 2 and she'll have plenty of time to master those math facts. Reply
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 Janet H on Aug 8, 2016
 Purchased on Jul 29, 2015
I haven't used math 1 but I know math 2 does a lot of fact memorization, coin counting and time. Reply
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 Marisa M on Aug 8, 2016
 Purchased on Aug 15, 2015
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