Algebra 1 Homeschool Kit With Solutions Manual (4th Edition)
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The Homeschool Kit includes a hardcover studenjt text, homeschool test books with answer key and solutions manual.
Category Description for Saxon Algebra 1 4th Ed (without Geometry)
The 4th Editions of Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 are intended primarily for students who plan on taking Saxon Geometry and are wanting Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 courses with reduced geometry content. The sequence for incorporating these courses would be: Algebra 1, Geometry, then Algebra 2. The main difference between the 3rd and 4th editions is that much of the previouslyintegrated geometry content has been removed. You may find this a positive or a negative, depending on your student's need to review geometry concepts, especially in Algebra 2 (or preACT!). Another difference is that there are no stepbystep solutions for the test problems except on the Saxon Teacher CDROMs. At this point, Saxon is not recommending that most homeschoolers switch to the 4th editions. Homeschool Kits for the 4th Ed. courses include hardcover texts, homeschool test books (with answer key) and solutions manuals. 120 lessons. An Adaptations Workbook is now available, which provides an alternative for students with special needs. This consumable workbook contains adapted versions of the practice problems found in the student text, with plenty of space provided for working the problems in the workbook. The adapted problems offer more visual prompts and clues for doing the problems.
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Not a student edition.
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The Homeschool Kit includes a hardcover studenjt text, homeschool test books with answer key and solutions manual.
Category Description for Saxon Algebra 1 4th Ed (without Geometry)
Show MoreThe 4th Editions of Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 are intended primarily for students who plan on taking Saxon Geometry and are wanting Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 courses with reduced geometry content. The sequence for incorporating these courses would be: Algebra 1, Geometry, then Algebra 2. The main difference between the 3rd and 4th editions is that much of the previouslyintegrated geometry content has been removed. You may find this a positive or a negative, depending on your student's need to review geometry concepts, especially in Algebra 2 (or preACT!). Another difference is that there are no stepbystep solutions for the test problems except on the Saxon Teacher CDROMs. At this point, Saxon is not recommending that most homeschoolers switch to the 4th editions. Homeschool Kits for the 4th Ed. courses include hardcover texts, homeschool test books (with answer key) and solutions manuals. 120 lessons. An Adaptations Workbook is now available, which provides an alternative for students with special needs. This consumable workbook contains adapted versions of the practice problems found in the student text, with plenty of space provided for working the problems in the workbook. The adapted problems offer more visual prompts and clues for doing the problems.

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1.0 / 5.01 Review5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Stars00001Very Disappointed  Very DifferentI was very disappointed with this 4th Edition Algebra I book. In fact, I do NOT recommend it at all. After successfully using Saxon Math with my two homeschooled children, we suddenly hit a wall with this edition. Three major things are different. (1) This is not truly a Saxon homeschool book. Instead, it was developed with/heavily influenced by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the public school market, even though it's also being sold for homeschool. (2) As a result, the daily lesson is taught differently. With previous editions, the textbook provides detailed explanations since the textbook is the teacher; however, with the 4th edition, there are no detailed explanations, only confusing, brief texts (since public school kids would still have a classroom teacher) and then several sample problems worked out. About halfway into the book, it became very confusing with the lack of explanations and clear indication of when to use which formula. The sample problems were always very easy, but the homework typically featured complex problems or variations that the lesson didn't address. (3) There is also a substantial difference in the 4th edition's 30 daily lesson problems. There are very, very few straightforward problems about the day's lesson. Instead, there are only 2 or 3 problems from the day, and almost all of the rest are basically story problems (problemsolving). The cyclical review is still there, but the problems turn the lessons all around and want you to analyze it from various points of view. It's hard to explain. It sounds good, but the difficulty is that the student doesn't have enough repetition to master the formula/task before being required to analyze it differently. The student never knows what formula to use because it's always being asked a different way. Our family is going back to the 3rd edition books. Was this review helpful? Yes (3) 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 11 answersWhy did you choose this?Rainbow Resource Center StoreI was able to print an assessment test for placement so I know I am getting the correct level my child is at.rebecca r on Dec 17, 2016Great price for the items and the shipping.Darlene F on Aug 25, 2016necessary for online classAnnette T on Jul 26, 2016Trusted resource. Budget friendly.Jennifer B on Feb 26, 2016I picked this for several reasons: 1. it is very comprehensive, 2. The DVD teacher, and 3. text book based rather than online.Amy D on Feb 12, 2016I was able to print an assessment test for placement so I know I am getting the correct level my child is at.rebecca r on Dec 17, 2016We are trying something new with homeschooling this year (joined CC), and Saxon was highly recommended.Stephanie B on Sep 7, 2016Great price for the items and the shipping.Darlene F on Aug 25, 2016My child needed it for school.Marci P on Aug 11, 2016necessary for online classAnnette T on Jul 26, 2016Required for classELAINA C on May 9, 2016Trusted resource. Budget friendly.Jennifer B on Feb 26, 2016We have been very successive with Saxon for years and love the spiral approach. We want an approach that is independent of watching videos.Mary H on Feb 15, 2016I picked this for several reasons: 1. it is very comprehensive, 2. The DVD teacher, and 3. text book based rather than online.Amy D on Feb 12, 2016We are trying something new with homeschooling this year (joined CC), and Saxon was highly recommended.Stephanie B on Sep 7, 2016My child needed it for school.Marci P on Aug 11, 2016Required for classELAINA C on May 9, 2016We have been very successive with Saxon for years and love the spiral approach. We want an approach that is independent of watching videos.Mary H on Feb 15, 2016Benefits of Saxon Alg 1 4th edition over 3rd edition?A shopper on Sep 30, 2017BEST ANSWER: We did not like the 4th edition at all. It's not written by Saxon and you can really tell. We felt like they expected you to know concepts without adequate prior explanation so I often felt as if we'd missed something, even though we'd done all the previous lessons. It felt disorganized and much more theoretical than the 3rd edition. I've taught classes of homeschool students for 6 years so I'm very familiar with both editions, and in my opinion, the 3rd if excellent and I recommend it highly. Avoid the 4th edition.
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 Karen S on Sep 30, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: We did not like the 4th edition at all. It's not written by Saxon and you can really tell. We felt like they expected you to know concepts without adequate prior explanation so I often felt as if we'd missed something, even though we'd done all the previous lessons. It felt disorganized and much more theoretical than the 3rd edition. I've taught classes of homeschool students for 6 years so I'm very familiar with both editions, and in my opinion, the 3rd if excellent and I recommend it highly. Avoid the 4th edition. Reply
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 Karen S on Sep 30, 2017
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Vote for the best answer above!Do you have 4th edition?
Not a student edition.
I mean not 2009
It's 2011A shopper on Nov 10, 2015BEST ANSWER: I'm a bit confused by your questions. This kit includes the 4th edition Algebra 1 student text, solutions manual, and test book. The kit has a 2011 publication date. Reply
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 Janice Staff on Nov 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm a bit confused by your questions. This kit includes the 4th edition Algebra 1 student text, solutions manual, and test book. The kit has a 2011 publication date. Reply
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 Janice Staff on Nov 11, 2015
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