Saxon Math 5/4 3ED Homeschool KIT

Saxon Math 5/4 3ED Homeschool KIT

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Item #: 024422
ISBN: 9781591413479
Grades: 4-5

Product Description:

This Homeschool Kit contains a non-consumable student edition textbook, consumable tests and worksheets for one student and a solutions manual. All three components are softbound. The Student Edition Text uses a two-color page layout. Tests and Worksheets include a significant amount of fact drill practice, course tests as well as various forms for recording student progress. The Solutions Manual contains solutions to all problems in the text and tests.

Teaching covers review of 4 basic math functions, estimating, 2- and 3-digit computation, decimals, fractions, rudimentary geometry and word problems.

Publisher Description:

Math 5/4 introduces new concepts your child will need for upper-level algebra and geometry. After every tenth lesson is an investigation - an extensive examination of a specific math topic, discussed at length to ensure solid understanding. Includes: Student Text (120 lessons, 627 perforated pages, softcover, 3rd Edition.), Tests and worksheets book (283 perforated pages, three-ring-punched), Solutions Manual (302 perforated pages, softcover).

Category Description for Saxon Math 5/4 (3rd Ed.):

For use by fourth graders who have completed Math 3 or who are doing well in math, or for average fifth graders. Covers review of 4 basic math functions, estimating, 2- and 3-digit computation, decimals, fractions, rudimentary geometry, word problems. 3rd edition.

Category Description for Saxon Middle School Programs:

Featuring the same methodology as previous editions plus enhanced mathematical content, Homeschool Kits contain a non-consumable student edition textbook, consumable tests and worksheets for one student, and a solutions manual. All three components of the Homeschool Kit come softbound. The Student Edition Text uses a two-color page layout, as opposed to the black and white pages of prior editions. Tests and Worksheets include a significant amount of fact drill practice, course tests, as well as various forms for recording student progress. Solutions Manual contains solutions to all problems in the text and tests.

Category Description for Saxon Math:

Students like Saxon because they feel successful in math instead of overwhelmed.

The most popular homeschooling math program hands down! Highly recommended by both Mary Pride and Cathy Duffy, Saxon Math also wins our award for the "Most Requested Text." Saxon math is a "user-friendly" math program - even for Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus and other usually difficult math topics. Learning is incremental and each new concept is continuously reviewed, so the learning has time to "sink in" instead of being forgotten when the next topic is presented. Higher scores on standardized tests and increased enrollments in upper-level math and science classes have resulted where Saxon has been used in public schools. Students like Saxon because they feel successful in math instead of overwhelmed. Because of the format, children are able to work more independently.


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for my son 4 grade math
ESMIRNA e on Sep 15, 2022
Lindsay B on Aug 26, 2022
for my son 4 grade math
ESMIRNA e on Sep 15, 2022
Use with Dive lectures.
Robin H on Sep 10, 2022
Lindsay B on Aug 26, 2022
My daughter didn't want to do Math on the computer anymore and requested a paper & pencil series.
Jennifer F on Aug 21, 2022
We've used Saxon Math for years and recommend the program.
Janice H on Aug 20, 2022
We love Saxon Math, and this will build right into our Classical Conversations curriculum.
SARAH R on Jul 28, 2022
Roxana R on Jul 6, 2022
Math isn't subjected to interpretation, it is what it is...math. Saxon math is straight forward and teaches through common sense and repetition.
Brianna S on Jun 24, 2022
Amanda B on Jun 23, 2022
I have used Saxon math before and I love their program. Their math program is well structured using many methods to get kids to utilize their thinking skills for doing math.
PERISHAN H on Jun 12, 2022
Saxon is a tried and true homeschool curriculum. Also, there is help when using the math lady and her online help.
michael w on May 26, 2022
I choose to use Saxon after I saw the national placement of Saxon students. They excel above all the rest. It is work worth having if my kids are getting the best education available.
Rebecca S on Mar 24, 2022
My 10 year old son who has autism is almost finished Saxon Math 3 at home. We've had great success with this math program!
Narmatha B on Oct 18, 2021
My daughter is doing great with Saxon, and this is her next book set!
Charlotte C on Oct 10, 2021
We already use Saxon for the younger children
Destini B on Sep 11, 2021
Was suggested by other homeschool parents
Krystal M on Sep 9, 2021
Saxon 2 and 3 were good choices for my daughter ----very clear and incremental teaching. I look forward to a good strong 4th-5th level!
Rosanne G on Sep 6, 2021
I am tutoring a teen who needs remediation in math and know that Saxon's cyclical approach is what he needs.
Samie H on Sep 2, 2021
Saxon is the most comprehensive math program available for homeschoolers.
Sarah M on Aug 23, 2021
for my 10 year old
yvette b on Aug 19, 2021
This was recommended by the homeschool group my student is attending. I've received many recommendations for this product, and look forward to using it with my student.
Holly C on Aug 18, 2021
Need it for homeschool
Becky S on Aug 16, 2021
We use this curriculum because my children retain more from the constant repetition!
Lori S on Aug 16, 2021
Required by school
Gregory M on Aug 15, 2021
I used saxon math when I was in middle school and I like the program.
Jann L on Aug 13, 2021
I love Saxon Math.
Karen V on Aug 7, 2021
Good strong math instruction
Brenda L on Aug 5, 2021
Loved the thoroughness of Saxon Math 3 last year.
Hannah H on Aug 2, 2021
Required by our Christian classical school
Gary N on Aug 2, 2021
This curriculum was highly recommended
Catalina G on Jul 27, 2021
part of classical home study group curriculum
Gina G on Jul 27, 2021
It's the next Saxon math level after level 3.
Ann B on Jul 22, 2021
This seems like it will thoroughly cover math concepts my child has missed.
Amy M on Jul 18, 2021
We love Saxon Math, and it's time for the new grade level! I am so glad we can get everything we need in one place at Rainbow Resource.
Samantha J on Jul 15, 2021
I chose this based on the recommendation of other home schooling families who swear by it!
GENESSA R on Jul 13, 2021
I chose this because I have heard consistent good things about the Saxon curriculum.
Abigail M on Jul 10, 2021
Saxon math has done wonders for my family. It has a soothing progression and builds in practice for all the learned items to enhance retention.
Caryn R on Jul 8, 2021
My daughter was bored with her math curriculum, so we thought she needed a change. Since we are switching our son to Saxon, we decided to use the same curriculum with her.
Ana S on Jul 7, 2021
Saxon is the recommended math for Classical Conversations
Robin B on Jun 30, 2021
A solid math curriculum
NATALIE G on Jun 26, 2021
We really enjoy Saxon. It is a complete course that is designed well. It is meant to be taught by an experience educator. Dr. Shormann does a wonderful job teaching each lesson through a service he provides called DIVE.
stina H on Jun 26, 2021
We have used Saxon for math and phonics for 2 years and we love the setup.
Tiffany P on Jun 22, 2021
hybrid school curriculum
Laura M on Jun 17, 2021
popularity, and reviews
stady m on Jun 13, 2021
We have continually stayed with Saxon math and love it!
Rianna N on Jun 10, 2021
We are currently completing Saxon 3 so naturally we are moving onto the next level. The curriculum works well and I like how there is so much review rather than learn something new and move on.
Linsey M on Jun 10, 2021
It was the least expensive brand new kit we could find. Excited to try it out!
Christine S on May 20, 2021
Love Saxon Math for homeschooling!
Stephanie W on Apr 9, 2021
My son finished Saxon 3 so was ready for the next course! He loves doing math.
Suzie L on Apr 5, 2021
This was the recommended next step from Math 3 which was awesome!
Harold P on Mar 19, 2021
Use with Dive lectures.
Robin H on Sep 10, 2022
My daughter didn't want to do Math on the computer anymore and requested a paper & pencil series.
Jennifer F on Aug 21, 2022
My son is finishing Saxon 3 without issue. He is in 2nd grade but will move onto 3rd in the fall. I plan to continue homeschool, at least for next year. I’m not concerned about him being further ahead than his peers if he goes back to public school but I don’t want him to lose his motivation to do well in math either. What is the better option for a nine year old entering third grade, 5/4 or the other level 4? He will finish 3 with an “A.”
Jackie on Feb 26, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I suggest you give us a call and speak with a curriculum consultant. We are happy to help you find the best solution. 888.841.3456
How much time is supposed to be allotted for the tests? I see that the facts practice tests are supposed to be completed in 5 minutes, but can't find any guidance on how much time to allow for completion of the other tests. Please advise. Thanks!
Rebecca on Nov 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I think any time that is reasonable compared to how long a daily lesson usually takes is acceptable. For example my 9yo takes about 40 mins to complete her lesson of 30 problems, so her tests take her a little over a minute, on average, per problem. Hope that helps.
How do you score Saxon Math lessons and tests for a grade? I use this curriculum, but I don’t see any instructions on how to grade my children’s work—how many points should each problem be for math lessons, tests, and fact practices?
A shopper on Oct 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The solutions manuals provide answers and solutions for both the student text and tests. You can either check your student's daily work - or have them do so with random "honesty" checks from you. To arrive at a grade, I would put the correct number answered over the total number of problems (i.e. 20 problems for test) and then multiply that fraction times 100 to put the score on a typical 100-based grading scale. In other words for the tests, each answer/problem is worth 5 points.

If this doesn't answer your questions, please contact one of our consultants at (email) or by phone (888-841-3456) or using the LiveChat feature from the website.
Is there a 5/4 saxon book that is hard bound?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Older editions of this course were hardbound but the current edition (3rd) is only available as a soft-cover book. Math Intermediate 4 (which has similar content and format) is a hardbound book.
Is the text to be written in or are problems to be worked out on separate paper?
User on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Problems are worked out on a separate sheet, with no space for writing in the text. This made me nervous for my very young 4th grader, but with a separate spiral notebook and a ruler, he has really learned the importance of copying numbers accurately, and how essential it is to line up equations.

He mostly self-teaches, asking me questions when the need arises. I don't assign the entire body of work every day, though: he completes 4 lessons per week, alternating even/odd number problems, with one day of only completing the "practice set" (which has usually around 10 problems directly from the lesson).

One last thing which is helpful to know...the next level of Saxon Math, the 6/5 level, begin approximately halfway through the 5/4 text. We plugged through the 5/4 until we were right at the end (there was a family move and some illness, so we got behind), then went right into 6/5, but skipped 50 lessons, and he had no problem. The lesson here is: don't be afraid to go slowly, because the foundation your child is building will serve them very well. Cheers!
What is the difference between this and Intermediate 5?
Pamela on Oct 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Saxon Math 5/4 corresponds to Math Intermediate 4 while Saxon Math 6/5 corresponds to Math Intermediate 5.

Math 5/4 and Math Intermediate 4 as well as Math 6/5 and Math Intermediate 5 are similar in terms of scope and sequence and in terms of general format. All have 120 Lessons plus 12 Investigations.

Both provide Saxon’s incremental spiral approach plus lots of review and repetition. Intermediate goes more into detail with the 4-step problem-solving process: 1) under­stand the problem, 2) devise a plan, 3) carry out the plan, and 4) look back (evaluate).

Manipulatives are referenced throughout MI-4 and MI-5 (unlike 5/4 and 6/5), but they are optional. MI-4 and MI-5 are hardcover while 5/4 and 6/5 are softcover. MI-4 and MI-5 are topically aligned to Common Core while technically 5/4 and 6/5 are not.

Most of the differences in the two editions are in the area of supplementals available. Math 5/4 has Saxon Teacher support – as well as DIVE. MI-4 and MI-5 have some supplementary products which can be helpful in certain situations - Written Practice Workbook (consumable worksheets of the Written Practice problems) and the Adaptations Student Workbook (consumable workbook containing adapted versions of the practice problems from the student textbook).

MI-4 and MI-5 also have “Early Finisher Problems” which are enrichment problems that have a real world connection.
which books are needed to offer for saxon 5/4 to offer a homeschooler all they need?
A shopper on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will need the three books in the Homeschool kit - the student text, the solutions manual, and the tests/worksheets
are the DVDs necessary and who would you recommend them to?
A shopper on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The DVDs are absolutely not necessary. I bought them and my son watched it only once. He didn’t like being taught by the DVD; he prefers that I teach the concepts. I assumed that at some point I would watch the DVDs in preparation of teaching him, but the math was simple enough that I never needed too. I won’t buy them in the future, because even if I do need to watch a video to prep. for a lesson, there are numerous free sites where I can get some tutoring (i.e.: YouTube and Khan Academy).
Are any manipulatives used with the Saxon5/4 book?
A shopper on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. The only extra items you'll need are a ruler, protractor, etc.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Much better, less frustration all around.
My daughter is doing better with this than she was with Singapore 3A/3B. Spiral rather than mastery works for her. Ship time was quick which I appreciate.
September 2, 2022
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Uncomplicated, open and go
Straight forward math with constant review of previous lessons. Each lesson is an introduction to one new concept at a time. The curriculum is simple and easy to use - minimal preparation needed. I love that it Comes with tracking and grading sheets, and master copies for lesson worksheets. I give it four stars and not five for two reasons: 1) I would like to see more “real-world” application of the concepts. 2) the lessons are very basic with minimal explanation - an accompanying (secular) video option with more elaboration would be nice for the math-challenged or visual student.
April 11, 2022
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Solid math curriculum
This is my first time using Saxon Math and so far I have been very happy with it. It is concise, builds nicely on previously learned material, gives practice on skills to maintain them but does not overload my child with work. The explanations are clear and easy to understand. I'm happy with this purchase!
September 17, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best math curriculum I've ever found.
Excellent for children with autism. Previous lesson concepts are repeated and reiterated with each new lesson along with the new lesson material. It is essentially like a continued review throughout the text
July 30, 2021
Rated 5 out of 5
Great condition
My books arrived in pristine condition quickly at a a price that cant be beat.
July 22, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great book for 4th grade
My daughter is doing so much better in Math since I switched her curriculum. She struggled at the end of the 3rd grade year with Math U See. Saxon goes much more in depth to explain and give examples every lesson. The spiral incremental approach is very helpful. This is making our first homeschool year easier
November 10, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
keeps previous skills sharp while adding new math skills and concepts.
October 23, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
Very detailed and thorough but not a good fit for us
This particular curriculum did not work for my daughter. While the information is clear and easy to understand the volume of work was just way too much. By design it requires at minimum about an hour to complete each lesson, with 15 minutes warm up, 10 min reading the chapter to learn the new concepts, 15+ min to do practice work on the new concepts and then up to 45 min on mixed practice work. It was leaving my daughter stressed and anxious about doing math which would result in poor performance.
October 12, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love Saxon Math
I have tried several math curriculums and Saxon is my favorite so far.
August 30, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very happy with bundle and price! Just right for my daughter's level. Thank you!
August 27, 2020
over 2 years ago

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