Saxon Algebra 1/2 Homeschool Kit (3rd Edition)

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Item #: 001524
ISBN: 9781565774995
Grades: 7-8
Author: John Saxon
If student is strong in 8/7 then can skip Algebra 1/2.

Additional Details

Publisher: Saxon Publishers
Binding: Saddle Stitched
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in.
Edition: 3, Revised
Language: English
Age Range: 13 to
Grade Range: 8 to

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Easy to Understand
Saxon Math does an awesome job explaining math concepts and breaking things down in a simple to understand way. It reminds me of how my college Algebra teacher, who was from China, taught. After years of struggling, I finally understood Algebra! That's how amazed I am with Saxon Math. Math is math, but everything depends on HOW it's explained. My 6th grader has a talent for math (let's not talk about Grammar, though). He's proficient in so many concepts which placed him in Algebra 1/2, but he was also missing a few important things the public school skipped over. He was able to pick up this book and fill in the gaps, because the explanations are easy for him to follow. I'm so thankful the beginning of this book repeated every concept he should have already learned, or I wouldn't have known to spend extra time teaching him long division and decimals. Now that he's mastered those, he's continued on with the book, and is doing great. I will continue to use Saxon Math with him and his 1st grade brother, because I am that impressed! Oh, and his dad's happy, cause it was created by an Army vet. He calls it "Manly Math".
March 12, 2018
1 year ago
I absolutely love Saxon math curriculum.
September 6, 2017
It is a wonderful math book!!!
It is well explained and we are enjoying how it is set up. I highly recommend it
July 2, 2017
over 2 years ago
Like it!
I'm an overall fan of this curriculum. We just switched this year and I like it. I'm used to curriculum that has an answer key that matches the students paper with the answers written in. This is a bit confusing to grade.
November 1, 2015
over 4 years ago
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Success with earlier Saxon maths
User on Jul 12, 2019
I really like the Saxon approach as it includes a lot of review, and quite a few applicable word problems. I am choosing the Algebra 1/2 because I think the 8/7 is a little too easy for my 7th grader...
Kira M on Sep 26, 2018
Success with earlier Saxon maths
User on Jul 12, 2019
Need math for next year
Jennifer M on Jul 2, 2019
I really like the Saxon approach as it includes a lot of review, and quite a few applicable word problems. I am choosing the Algebra 1/2 because I think the 8/7 is a little too easy for my 7th grader...
Kira M on Sep 26, 2018
Jennifer M on Aug 12, 2018
cc curriculum
Monica V on Aug 6, 2018
Wonderful book at an amazing price!
Trish R on Aug 2, 2018
simple, yet challenging for students.
User on Jul 24, 2018
Saxon is solid and the spiral method really works well for my kids.
Amanda W on May 9, 2018
Gets the job done with solid teaching!
Anne F on Apr 21, 2018
It is a highly reputable program and my daughter would like to participate in a co-op type thing that will use this curriculum.
Jennifer H on Apr 5, 2018
We use Saxon for math
Krista L on Mar 22, 2018
Math that makes sense. I understand Algebra very well, and I couldn't make very much sense of the other curriculums I researched. Repetition, Review, and an incremental approach is exactly how I was taught, and I learned it well, so I will be using this with my son.
Michael S on Feb 9, 2018
This best matches the school curriculum my son has been in. He is enrolled at a fast paced charter school, but because of some scheduling issues I needed to do math at home. We have a friend in a similar situation and she highly recommended this text to keep our boys on track.
CHERI C on Jan 13, 2018
for teaching
Thomas W on Sep 6, 2017
We've always used Saxon math and love it.
Monica R on Aug 23, 2017
It is suggested by our home school cooperative
Kim J on Aug 22, 2017
Have been using Saxon for all math curriculum.
Karin T on Aug 21, 2017
Loaned or lost previous copy.
Dana S on Aug 21, 2017
Thorough and complete program for algebra prep.
John A on Aug 9, 2017
I LOVE Saxon math!
Christa C on Jun 30, 2017
It was recommended to us by our homeschool community.
Gabriela J on May 31, 2017
Current Saxon user
Renee M on Mar 8, 2017
Longtime Saxon users. Love this series. Very sensible, plain, old fashioned, accessible approach to math. Lots of practice offered.
Julie V on Dec 14, 2016
Needed updated edition
Rhonda W on Oct 25, 2016
Hope to order the Teach set that goes with this. Needed it for our son's class
User on Aug 31, 2016
it is used in our co-op
mary k on Aug 22, 2016
For school
Gregory C on Aug 17, 2016
Our daughter did not like all the "conversation" in Teaching Textbooks and our contact teacher (we homeschool in Alaska) showed her this. She like the clean, simple explanations.
Allison H on Aug 16, 2016
Curriculum chosen by our University Model School
Jill R on Aug 5, 2016
best prices for Challenge B items!
Amy W on Jul 28, 2016
My daughter just completed Saxon 8/7
Angele H on Jul 22, 2016
homeschool curriculum for classical conversations. been happy with this choice all along.
Michele C on Jul 6, 2016
For my son. This price was considerably less expensive than other sites I checked.
Theodore G on Jun 30, 2016
Same as above
Rocket Roy on May 5, 2016
Like Saxons arrangement of topics and their explanations.
Natalie M on Mar 15, 2016
We finished Saxon 8/7 before the academic year. I did not want to begin Algebra I with just a few months left of the school year. This solidifies our foundation for next year.
KRISTIN A on Mar 8, 2016
Classical Conversations
Christal W on Jan 6, 2016
used last year very pleased with ormat... very user friendly
carmen m on Sep 29, 2015
Need math for next year
Jennifer M on Jul 2, 2019
Jennifer M on Aug 12, 2018
what is the difference of half and one could i understand one if i didnt do half?
A shopper on Aug 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Here is the link for the Placement tests -
I heard my child could skip Saxon8/7 and take Algebra 1/2 instead. Is that acceptable?
Rebecca on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is a very normal pathway through the Saxon math program. Saxon 8/7 should be done by students who need extra practice before moving on to pre-algrebra. But, if your student is moving through Saxon 7/6 smoothly and understands the concepts just fine, then move them on to Algrebra 1/2 in 7th grade (or after they're done with Saxon 7/6). If you want more info, "The Well-Trained Mind" by Susan Wise Bauer is a wonderful resource.
Does the child do all the math problems by writing in the book or does this program require copying down the questions and then writing them on a separate sheet of paper?
A shopper on Oct 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We used a separate notebook for writing down answers. There are reproducible facts practice and tests that the kids write on, but it's a textbook so no space to write answers and show work. (Different than Singapore Math)
Does the test packet in the Algebra 1/2 include chapter tests only, or is it like lower levels and includes daily multiplication/division/addition/subtraction facts tests?
A shopper on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Just the chapter tests. If you are interested in facts practice you may want to go with Saxon 8/7 which is very similar to Algebra 1/2 covering the same math concepts with more explaination and practice like the lower levels.
What is included in the kit?
A shopper on Dec 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is a textbook, a booklet of tests and a solutions manual.
Is this edition changed to follow common core standards?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It isn't aligned to the new Common Core, but don't let that dissuade you from purchasing! Saxon covers all concepts in a spiral methodology, with more than enough examples and practice problems with solutions, to aide even students with learning difficulties. Saxon is very easy to teach because of the format. The practice sheets, mental math, practice problems with the teacher, and then the student problems, is an excellent approach for students to retain what they learn.
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