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Item #: 024434
ISBN: 9781591413509
Grades: 7-8

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Publisher:Saxon Publishers
Pub. Date: 2005
Grade Range: 7 to 8
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4.9 / 5.0
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Excellent Math curriculum
My daughter has tried several math curriculums, and this is by far the best! The worksheets have proven to improve her skills. Lastly, the lesson instruction with examples are very easy to understand.
March 24, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Saxon 7/8 Homeschool a Winner
Very happy with this purchase. Saxon has tailored these books to easily be used in a homeschool setting. These books are the new 3rd edition, but with some layout tweaks that make them more user friendly. Solutions manual is super. Price is very reasonable. Highly satisfied with my purchase.
March 8, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Love Saxon math
This is a well thought out Wonderful math book. Love the constant review. So far it is great!
November 15, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Progressive Skill-Building
With the regular review of previous skills, it keeps them fresh. This also makes sure that there is a strong foundation for new material.
September 12, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
Easy to use and great built in review
I like the ease of use and the spiral review. Altogether the lessons don't take long and builds on itself at a good pace.
August 4, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Easy to use
Love how easy Saxon Math is to use. I like how it is set up in a way that they are always reviewing previous work so the kids don't forget.
March 29, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Great!
Very easy to use. We used the level assessment first to make sure we were on the right level and this seems to be perfect. The only thing I would change is the warm-ups. They are the same for each day.
February 15, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Awesome!
So very pleased! I've been homeschooling for 6 years now and Math has proven to be very difficult. I have 2 children in different grades and they learn very differently. But Saxxon Math has made all the stress and intimidation go away! My children are able to set down almost on their own and do the work. It's amazing! I will be returning to Rainbow Resource for our future curricula needs.
October 28, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Good material but I wish it was hardback
The content is very easy to go along with and the instructions are very thorough.
October 17, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
We have been using Saxon Math for the past year My sixth grade daughter placed into 7/6 at the start of our homeschooling adventure and she was very successful 8/7 was the next logical choice but I did consider some of the newer "high-tech" options for math but then decided "if it isn't broke don't fix it" We went with Saxon 8/7 and could not be more pleased with the decision No its not the latest and greatest computerized curriculum but it is a solid math curriculum for arithmetic and pre-algebra The set-up is the same as the previous years with facts practice mental math and problem solving before each lesson The lessons are detailed and full of examples and lesson practice allows the student to try their hand at a variety of problems specific to the lesson Mixed review offers additional problems from the current lesson as well as previous lessons When problems come from previous lessons they are clearly marked which lesson they came from With the kit comes the Student text Facts practice and test book and the Solutions manual Whether you are new to Saxon or an experienced Saxon user this is the set for you!
July 30, 2013
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Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
I homeschooled all 4 of my children through high school. I am building a tutoring business and need to take a quick refresher course in math.
Kathleen on Apr 5, 2018
I used Saxon math successfully homeschooling my four children and now use it tutoring my grandchildren and other advanced homeschoolers. Your website offered the best price...what more can I say? :)
Liz G on Mar 28, 2018
I homeschooled all 4 of my children through high school. I am building a tutoring business and need to take a quick refresher course in math.
Kathleen on Apr 5, 2018
My daughter struggles with math. I ordered Saxon Math because I was also able to order the DIVE CD in hopes the video lessons will help her with the math lessons.
Todd S on Mar 29, 2018
I used Saxon math successfully homeschooling my four children and now use it tutoring my grandchildren and other advanced homeschoolers. Your website offered the best price...what more can I say? :)
Liz G on Mar 28, 2018
Excellent math choice for 7th graders. The math teaches to reinforce concepts and prepare the kids for prealgrebra and algebra later on.
Lily K on Mar 22, 2018
Saxon Math has great reviews for the spiral approach student. I think my (7th grader ) will excel using this type of program as well.
LaTonya G on Mar 14, 2018
I have homeschooled for the past seven years. We have always used Saxon Math. I love the way it continually repeats and reviews. I feel confident, as we move in to each new level, that my sons has mastered the prior concepts.
Johnna S on Mar 10, 2018
For use with Mother of Divine Grace curriculum
Erin S on Mar 7, 2018
To help educate our home schooled children
Amanda S on Mar 6, 2018
Saxon works for our family
Kirstine C on Mar 5, 2018
Current school uses this program.
Carrie S on Mar 3, 2018
Really like how they review plus how well explain each lesson
Bonnie K on Feb 21, 2018
Because Saxon Math has been a life-saver for this mom of 5! I love Saxon 5/4 and on up....it's self-directed, and my kiddos can usually test through the first 10-25 chapters or so (so they feel like they won too). LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Jonelle S on Feb 20, 2018
i picked this math kit because homeschool parents are rating it as an excellent math curriculum. so im giving it a try for my daughter
Minerva P on Feb 15, 2018
Great price on a great product. What sold me on this version is that the KEY actually shows solutions-- not just answers.
Karla B on Feb 6, 2018
It was the best fit for my son.
Wendy H on Jan 12, 2018
My oldest has been using Saxon for a few years and it is very evident that the program is effective in working towards a high level of math competency. The focus on review keeps concepts fresh in students' minds.
Karen M on Jan 11, 2018
We've been homeschooling our kids with Saxon math from Pre-K, and will use this curriculum to Calculus.
Seirah C on Jan 10, 2018
Highly rated on many websites.
Nicklaus A on Jan 1, 2018
School.
Maria S on Dec 18, 2017
homeschool
Robert B on Dec 18, 2017
Granddaughter advancement
Carl W M on Nov 19, 2017
My daughter is in the last lessons of Saxon Math 7/6. We will continue with this program because it is a good approach to math. Some lessons are easier than others but it always recycles learned concepts so daughter gets a lot of practice. Very complete. Even though it takes my daughter 1 hour or sometimes more than that to complete a lesson, it is worth it. Even she says that!
Nela L on Oct 23, 2017
My son just completed Saxon 76 so this is the next logical book. It will provide great review, I believe, and keep him moving forward toward Algebra.
Jeanne H on Oct 23, 2017
Saxon 5/4 is working well with my younger daughter and hop this will help my struggling 8th grader. Also, I have just found Nicole the math lady who teaches Saxon via video.
Susan L on Oct 18, 2017
This is my 3rd year using Saxon for homeschooling and I really like it.
Rebecca M on Oct 8, 2017
My daughter is moving up to Saxon 8/7 from Saxon 7/6.
Kristin B on Sep 29, 2017
great price.
ken b on Sep 16, 2017
Comes with everything and is affordable.
Samantha E on Sep 14, 2017
My student needed an easier text so 8/7 was easier than going straight to Algebra 1/2.
Nicole M on Sep 13, 2017
Saxon Math has been the best choice for us from the start. We started with 4th grade and are up to 7/8. The lessons build on each other and provide much needed repetition. Also, the pages aren't too colorful or distracting.
Kathleen W on Aug 31, 2017
We have used Saxon from 1st grade up. I just like the way it is set up.
Mary D on Aug 31, 2017
Love Saxon. Have used it for 3 years and my kids are learning plenty of math.
Erin G on Aug 30, 2017
Saxon Math was written by an Aerospace Engineer who became concerned that public school students were not proficient in math. His curriculum has proven itself over and over again and I'm using it because I don"t want my children to be subjects in the Department of Education's experiments in math!
Kimberly R on Aug 30, 2017
Saxon is thorough and inexpensive
deana s on Aug 29, 2017
Because my grandaughter needs it.
Leticia W on Aug 24, 2017
price
Melanie P on Aug 22, 2017
Cheapest kit I could find. Thank you
jennifer d on Aug 22, 2017
Recommended by many homeschooling moms-
Molly S on Aug 22, 2017
Dr. Shormann (Shormann Math) lists this edition as the best preparation for Algebra 1 because it has pre algebra concepts as well as facts practice. It is the recommended prerequisite for his e learning Algebra 1 course
Maria W on Aug 19, 2017
short lessons, lots of review
Sharon S on Aug 18, 2017
Next year's math curriculum. Good price.
Kristin J on Aug 18, 2017
our math curriculum
Santino S on Aug 18, 2017
I read on the Saxon website that the older versions were more confusing and the newer editions would make learning math more enjoyable. We owned the 1st edition of the Math 87 book, so it was time to update.
Melissa M on Aug 16, 2017
Because it was on such a good sale
Paige C on Aug 14, 2017
The continuous review of previous material keeps the foundation of basic skills strong.
LISA RENEE C on Aug 10, 2017
I've used this curriculum before with my oldest who was struggling. He is now in gifted math and ahead by one grade level. And, although we don't homeschool he's still ahead of his peers at school and he now loves math. Saxon was without question one of the main ingredients to his success.
Luis C on Aug 9, 2017
Because it the most recommended homeschool math and I know it is good solid math for my son.
Taralee R on Jul 30, 2017
always have used saxon
deborah c on Jul 5, 2017
I have used the Saxon math books before and find them very easy to use and very effective.
Sandy K on Jun 29, 2017
Saxon math 8 7 is the correct level for my son.
Jane R on Jun 23, 2017
My daughter struggles with math. I ordered Saxon Math because I was also able to order the DIVE CD in hopes the video lessons will help her with the math lessons.
Todd S on Mar 29, 2018
Excellent math choice for 7th graders. The math teaches to reinforce concepts and prepare the kids for prealgrebra and algebra later on.
Lily K on Mar 22, 2018
My child is 14 and need a review of the basic math. Which book will cover important concepts needed before Agebra I?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Math 87 starts with a complete review of all basic math concepts - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents. The first 80 lessons are mostly all review. Algebra concepts are introduced in the last 40 lessons.

It sounds as though Math 87 would be a good course for your child.
Do you need to purchase a teacher edition seperatly?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no Teacher Edition for the Saxon Math 8/7 3ED level. The level consists of only a Student Textbook, Solutions Manual, and Tests & Worksheets book. The student teaches himself by reading the daily lesson in the Student Textbook. Answers can be checked in Solutions Manual. Tests and timed drills are in the Tests & Worksheets book.
My son just finished 6/5 with no problems. I've been told the 7/6 has a lot of review. Is it too big of a jump to go from 6/5 to 8/7?
User on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have used the Saxon Math homeschooling program for the last 16 years and I would never skip a book.
There is review on 7/6 as there is in all of them, but it won't be long before new concepts are introduced which will lead in to the 8/7 book.
Personally, I would be afraid my child may be lost beginning 8/7 without completing and mastering 7/6, which could result in frustration and then having to 'back track.' I know each child moves at a different pace, but I do not think you will be disappointed if you stay on course and move forward in Saxon order.
My son has just finished 6/5 and had no problems. I've been told that 7/6 has a lot of review. I don't want to buy a whole set if there is tons of review. Is going to 8/7 too big of a jump from 6/5? Is there a lot of review in 8/7 of 7/6?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All Saxon has a lot of review. The usual jump year is after 8/7 to Algebra 1. I would get 7/6, and give him tests at where you think he's at. When he makes enough errors, say, 3...then jump start him in the book there. If he finishes early, due to starting further on in the book, just have him start on the next book. Having done Saxon 1/2 after 8/7, I would just skip that and go straight to Algebra 1. Mine was good at Math, but made careless mistakes, so I made him do it for honing his computation accuracy. That's the one that has the most rehashing. It has the pre algebra review, but nothing they can't pick up in straight Algebra 1. All Saxons start out with the rehash...it's just the way it is. I like it for that. Summer kills their brain cells - in a therapeutic way...but often they need that refresher, just not always as much as the book begins with.
What year was this edition published?
User on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All three books in our kit have a 2005 copyright.
are there additional materials required for this math program?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, but you can use less or more resources as you choose. The DIVE dvd's (sold separately from Saxon) are good resources if you want your child to watch a video of a professor teaching the new concepts (about 15 minutes per lesson) but they are not necessary. Using Saxon, in my opinion, can be tailored to the student, if they need repetitive, thorough progress to absorb math concepts, then do every problem at a steady pace. If they get bored easily this way, they need to move through the material more quickly or might benefit from supplemental math study. Saxon's strength is ALL the concepts needed, presented in the order that builds a strong foundation for the next math level. But it can be plodding and slow for the voracious math learner (IMHO)
Is this a paperback edition?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All of the pieces in the homeschool kit are softbound. We have found them to be durable. Check out the Saxon Teacher dvds for extra help. They show every problem in the book worked out on a whiteboard. ??
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    4.9 / 5.0
    14 Reviews
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    Excellent Math curriculum
    My daughter has tried several math curriculums, and this is by far the best! The worksheets have proven to improve her skills. Lastly, the lesson instruction with examples are very easy to understand.
    March 24, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Saxon 7/8 Homeschool a Winner
    Very happy with this purchase. Saxon has tailored these books to easily be used in a homeschool setting. These books are the new 3rd edition, but with some layout tweaks that make them more user friendly. Solutions manual is super. Price is very reasonable. Highly satisfied with my purchase.
    March 8, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Love Saxon math
    This is a well thought out Wonderful math book. Love the constant review. So far it is great!
    November 15, 2017
    Purchased
    6 months ago
    Progressive Skill-Building
    With the regular review of previous skills, it keeps them fresh. This also makes sure that there is a strong foundation for new material.
    September 12, 2017
    Purchased
    8 months ago
    Easy to use and great built in review
    I like the ease of use and the spiral review. Altogether the lessons don't take long and builds on itself at a good pace.
    August 4, 2017
    Purchased
    9 months ago
    Easy to use
    Love how easy Saxon Math is to use. I like how it is set up in a way that they are always reviewing previous work so the kids don't forget.
    March 29, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Great!
    Very easy to use. We used the level assessment first to make sure we were on the right level and this seems to be perfect. The only thing I would change is the warm-ups. They are the same for each day.
    February 15, 2016
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Awesome!
    So very pleased! I've been homeschooling for 6 years now and Math has proven to be very difficult. I have 2 children in different grades and they learn very differently. But Saxxon Math has made all the stress and intimidation go away! My children are able to set down almost on their own and do the work. It's amazing! I will be returning to Rainbow Resource for our future curricula needs.
    October 28, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Good material but I wish it was hardback
    The content is very easy to go along with and the instructions are very thorough.
    October 17, 2015
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    We have been using Saxon Math for the past year My sixth grade daughter placed into 7/6 at the start of our homeschooling adventure and she was very successful 8/7 was the next logical choice but I did consider some of the newer "high-tech" options for math but then decided "if it isn't broke don't fix it" We went with Saxon 8/7 and could not be more pleased with the decision No its not the latest and greatest computerized curriculum but it is a solid math curriculum for arithmetic and pre-algebra The set-up is the same as the previous years with facts practice mental math and problem solving before each lesson The lessons are detailed and full of examples and lesson practice allows the student to try their hand at a variety of problems specific to the lesson Mixed review offers additional problems from the current lesson as well as previous lessons When problems come from previous lessons they are clearly marked which lesson they came from With the kit comes the Student text Facts practice and test book and the Solutions manual Whether you are new to Saxon or an experienced Saxon user this is the set for you!
    July 30, 2013
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    I homeschooled all 4 of my children through high school. I am building a tutoring business and need to take a quick refresher course in math.
    Kathleen on Apr 5, 2018
    I used Saxon math successfully homeschooling my four children and now use it tutoring my grandchildren and other advanced homeschoolers. Your website offered the best price...what more can I say? :)
    Liz G on Mar 28, 2018
    I homeschooled all 4 of my children through high school. I am building a tutoring business and need to take a quick refresher course in math.
    Kathleen on Apr 5, 2018
    My daughter struggles with math. I ordered Saxon Math because I was also able to order the DIVE CD in hopes the video lessons will help her with the math lessons.
    Todd S on Mar 29, 2018
    I used Saxon math successfully homeschooling my four children and now use it tutoring my grandchildren and other advanced homeschoolers. Your website offered the best price...what more can I say? :)
    Liz G on Mar 28, 2018
    Excellent math choice for 7th graders. The math teaches to reinforce concepts and prepare the kids for prealgrebra and algebra later on.
    Lily K on Mar 22, 2018
    Saxon Math has great reviews for the spiral approach student. I think my (7th grader ) will excel using this type of program as well.
    LaTonya G on Mar 14, 2018
    I have homeschooled for the past seven years. We have always used Saxon Math. I love the way it continually repeats and reviews. I feel confident, as we move in to each new level, that my sons has mastered the prior concepts.
    Johnna S on Mar 10, 2018
    For use with Mother of Divine Grace curriculum
    Erin S on Mar 7, 2018
    To help educate our home schooled children
    Amanda S on Mar 6, 2018
    Saxon works for our family
    Kirstine C on Mar 5, 2018
    Current school uses this program.
    Carrie S on Mar 3, 2018
    Really like how they review plus how well explain each lesson
    Bonnie K on Feb 21, 2018
    Because Saxon Math has been a life-saver for this mom of 5! I love Saxon 5/4 and on up....it's self-directed, and my kiddos can usually test through the first 10-25 chapters or so (so they feel like they won too). LOVE IT!!!!!!!
    Jonelle S on Feb 20, 2018
    i picked this math kit because homeschool parents are rating it as an excellent math curriculum. so im giving it a try for my daughter
    Minerva P on Feb 15, 2018
    Great price on a great product. What sold me on this version is that the KEY actually shows solutions-- not just answers.
    Karla B on Feb 6, 2018
    It was the best fit for my son.
    Wendy H on Jan 12, 2018
    My oldest has been using Saxon for a few years and it is very evident that the program is effective in working towards a high level of math competency. The focus on review keeps concepts fresh in students' minds.
    Karen M on Jan 11, 2018
    We've been homeschooling our kids with Saxon math from Pre-K, and will use this curriculum to Calculus.
    Seirah C on Jan 10, 2018
    Highly rated on many websites.
    Nicklaus A on Jan 1, 2018
    School.
    Maria S on Dec 18, 2017
    homeschool
    Robert B on Dec 18, 2017
    Granddaughter advancement
    Carl W M on Nov 19, 2017
    My daughter is in the last lessons of Saxon Math 7/6. We will continue with this program because it is a good approach to math. Some lessons are easier than others but it always recycles learned concepts so daughter gets a lot of practice. Very complete. Even though it takes my daughter 1 hour or sometimes more than that to complete a lesson, it is worth it. Even she says that!
    Nela L on Oct 23, 2017
    My son just completed Saxon 76 so this is the next logical book. It will provide great review, I believe, and keep him moving forward toward Algebra.
    Jeanne H on Oct 23, 2017
    Saxon 5/4 is working well with my younger daughter and hop this will help my struggling 8th grader. Also, I have just found Nicole the math lady who teaches Saxon via video.
    Susan L on Oct 18, 2017
    This is my 3rd year using Saxon for homeschooling and I really like it.
    Rebecca M on Oct 8, 2017
    My daughter is moving up to Saxon 8/7 from Saxon 7/6.
    Kristin B on Sep 29, 2017
    great price.
    ken b on Sep 16, 2017
    Comes with everything and is affordable.
    Samantha E on Sep 14, 2017
    My student needed an easier text so 8/7 was easier than going straight to Algebra 1/2.
    Nicole M on Sep 13, 2017
    Saxon Math has been the best choice for us from the start. We started with 4th grade and are up to 7/8. The lessons build on each other and provide much needed repetition. Also, the pages aren't too colorful or distracting.
    Kathleen W on Aug 31, 2017
    We have used Saxon from 1st grade up. I just like the way it is set up.
    Mary D on Aug 31, 2017
    Love Saxon. Have used it for 3 years and my kids are learning plenty of math.
    Erin G on Aug 30, 2017
    Saxon Math was written by an Aerospace Engineer who became concerned that public school students were not proficient in math. His curriculum has proven itself over and over again and I'm using it because I don"t want my children to be subjects in the Department of Education's experiments in math!
    Kimberly R on Aug 30, 2017
    Saxon is thorough and inexpensive
    deana s on Aug 29, 2017
    Because my grandaughter needs it.
    Leticia W on Aug 24, 2017
    price
    Melanie P on Aug 22, 2017
    Cheapest kit I could find. Thank you
    jennifer d on Aug 22, 2017
    Recommended by many homeschooling moms-
    Molly S on Aug 22, 2017
    Dr. Shormann (Shormann Math) lists this edition as the best preparation for Algebra 1 because it has pre algebra concepts as well as facts practice. It is the recommended prerequisite for his e learning Algebra 1 course
    Maria W on Aug 19, 2017
    short lessons, lots of review
    Sharon S on Aug 18, 2017
    Next year's math curriculum. Good price.
    Kristin J on Aug 18, 2017
    our math curriculum
    Santino S on Aug 18, 2017
    I read on the Saxon website that the older versions were more confusing and the newer editions would make learning math more enjoyable. We owned the 1st edition of the Math 87 book, so it was time to update.
    Melissa M on Aug 16, 2017
    Because it was on such a good sale
    Paige C on Aug 14, 2017
    The continuous review of previous material keeps the foundation of basic skills strong.
    LISA RENEE C on Aug 10, 2017
    I've used this curriculum before with my oldest who was struggling. He is now in gifted math and ahead by one grade level. And, although we don't homeschool he's still ahead of his peers at school and he now loves math. Saxon was without question one of the main ingredients to his success.
    Luis C on Aug 9, 2017
    Because it the most recommended homeschool math and I know it is good solid math for my son.
    Taralee R on Jul 30, 2017
    always have used saxon
    deborah c on Jul 5, 2017
    I have used the Saxon math books before and find them very easy to use and very effective.
    Sandy K on Jun 29, 2017
    Saxon math 8 7 is the correct level for my son.
    Jane R on Jun 23, 2017
    My daughter struggles with math. I ordered Saxon Math because I was also able to order the DIVE CD in hopes the video lessons will help her with the math lessons.
    Todd S on Mar 29, 2018
    Excellent math choice for 7th graders. The math teaches to reinforce concepts and prepare the kids for prealgrebra and algebra later on.
    Lily K on Mar 22, 2018
    My child is 14 and need a review of the basic math. Which book will cover important concepts needed before Agebra I?
    A shopper on Aug 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Math 87 starts with a complete review of all basic math concepts - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents. The first 80 lessons are mostly all review. Algebra concepts are introduced in the last 40 lessons.

    It sounds as though Math 87 would be a good course for your child.
    Do you need to purchase a teacher edition seperatly?
    A shopper on Aug 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: There is no Teacher Edition for the Saxon Math 8/7 3ED level. The level consists of only a Student Textbook, Solutions Manual, and Tests & Worksheets book. The student teaches himself by reading the daily lesson in the Student Textbook. Answers can be checked in Solutions Manual. Tests and timed drills are in the Tests & Worksheets book.
    My son just finished 6/5 with no problems. I've been told the 7/6 has a lot of review. Is it too big of a jump to go from 6/5 to 8/7?
    User on Aug 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I have used the Saxon Math homeschooling program for the last 16 years and I would never skip a book.
    There is review on 7/6 as there is in all of them, but it won't be long before new concepts are introduced which will lead in to the 8/7 book.
    Personally, I would be afraid my child may be lost beginning 8/7 without completing and mastering 7/6, which could result in frustration and then having to 'back track.' I know each child moves at a different pace, but I do not think you will be disappointed if you stay on course and move forward in Saxon order.
    My son has just finished 6/5 and had no problems. I've been told that 7/6 has a lot of review. I don't want to buy a whole set if there is tons of review. Is going to 8/7 too big of a jump from 6/5? Is there a lot of review in 8/7 of 7/6?
    A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: All Saxon has a lot of review. The usual jump year is after 8/7 to Algebra 1. I would get 7/6, and give him tests at where you think he's at. When he makes enough errors, say, 3...then jump start him in the book there. If he finishes early, due to starting further on in the book, just have him start on the next book. Having done Saxon 1/2 after 8/7, I would just skip that and go straight to Algebra 1. Mine was good at Math, but made careless mistakes, so I made him do it for honing his computation accuracy. That's the one that has the most rehashing. It has the pre algebra review, but nothing they can't pick up in straight Algebra 1. All Saxons start out with the rehash...it's just the way it is. I like it for that. Summer kills their brain cells - in a therapeutic way...but often they need that refresher, just not always as much as the book begins with.
    What year was this edition published?
    User on Feb 17, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: All three books in our kit have a 2005 copyright.
    are there additional materials required for this math program?
    A shopper on Dec 10, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: No, but you can use less or more resources as you choose. The DIVE dvd's (sold separately from Saxon) are good resources if you want your child to watch a video of a professor teaching the new concepts (about 15 minutes per lesson) but they are not necessary. Using Saxon, in my opinion, can be tailored to the student, if they need repetitive, thorough progress to absorb math concepts, then do every problem at a steady pace. If they get bored easily this way, they need to move through the material more quickly or might benefit from supplemental math study. Saxon's strength is ALL the concepts needed, presented in the order that builds a strong foundation for the next math level. But it can be plodding and slow for the voracious math learner (IMHO)
    Is this a paperback edition?
    A shopper on Oct 17, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: All of the pieces in the homeschool kit are softbound. We have found them to be durable. Check out the Saxon Teacher dvds for extra help. They show every problem in the book worked out on a whiteboard. ??
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