Algebra 1/2 Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual 3rd Edition

Algebra 1/2 Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual 3rd Edition

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Item #: 018254
ISBN: 9781600329708
Grades: 7-8

Product Description:

This Homeschool Kit contains a non-consumable hardcover student text, an answer key to problem sets and tests, and a test booklet. A Solutions Manual is included, which leads you, step-by-step through the solution.

Teaching covers area, percent, ratio, order of operations, beginning algebra concepts. 3rd edition.

Category Description for Saxon Algebra 1/2 (3rd Ed.):

Covers area, percent, ratio, order of operations, beginning algebra concepts. 3rd edition.

Category Description for Saxon High School Programs:

Homeschool Kits contain a non-consumable hardcover student text, an answer key to problem sets and tests, and a test booklet. Solution manuals are NOT included unless you purchase a Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual. For each problem, these manuals take you step-by-step to the solution. A big help if higher level math isn't your strong suit. All books are the most current edition. Please note that Homeschool Kit contents for Geometry and 4th Editions of Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 are different and do include a solution manual.

Saxon Math High School Comparison Chart

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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Kim V on Jul 5, 2023
Just finished Saxon 8/7 and my daughter wanted reinforcement so choose Algebra 1/2 instead of Algebra 1
kirsten l on Apr 27, 2023
School Requirement
Kim V on Jul 5, 2023
Its needed
Monique L on Jun 27, 2023
Just finished Saxon 8/7 and my daughter wanted reinforcement so choose Algebra 1/2 instead of Algebra 1
kirsten l on Apr 27, 2023
Great Price, Excellent teaching method.
Chelsea B on Mar 29, 2023
I have used Saxon Math for teaching and absolutely LOVE IT! The foundation is absolutely excellent amd it builds confidence with the two thirds review and one third new structure.
Julie F on Mar 16, 2023
Switching from Beast Academy after 5D to Saxon.
Zara F on Jan 27, 2023
I've been using Saxon for years.
chappyv on Jan 25, 2023
My daughter is in 9th grade and this is her math level and will be doing this with our co-op.
Jeanette H on Sep 8, 2022
Love Saxon
Susan S on Jul 23, 2022
Saxon is a great Spiral Math that has worked for us
Carrie B on Jul 11, 2022
Michelle A B on Jun 26, 2022
for Classical Conversations
Elisabeth Q on Jun 22, 2022
It's used by One Day Academy, where I will be teaching next fall.
Julie M on May 27, 2022
for my daughter as she enters 8th grade. bought this kit so we would have the solutions manual if we ended up needing it.
C H on May 18, 2022
I prefer Saxon's easy to understand, methodical, incremental system with spiral review.
Darlene R on Apr 14, 2022
Marisol P on Mar 16, 2022
We'd be lost without the solutions manual. This kit includes it
Jena O on Aug 23, 2021
love saxon great price
Erin D on Aug 16, 2021
Very good price!
Armida F on Aug 12, 2021
My student is never going to be a math major, The Saxon Math approach has really helped her.
MARY M on Aug 3, 2021
We LOVE Saxon! It's the best!
Elenora L on Aug 1, 2021
Solid math curriculum that proves out year over year
Deanna P on Jul 24, 2021
To ensure we have all the answers and reasoning behind the answers at hand. I am not the greatest at remembering the rules for decimals, etc. I actually have re-learned and now how to multiply/divide/add and subtract not only simple fractions, but mixed numbers. Homeschooling my daughter has made me better at Math!
Deanna C on Jul 23, 2021
Thorough and complete.
Sara S on Jul 13, 2021
To better help my daughter strengthen her math skills before jumping into Algebra 1.
Emily M on Jul 12, 2021
We love Saxon math!
Becky C on Jun 30, 2021
homeschooling my 3 rd grader next year
suvarna s on Apr 9, 2021
Part of yearly Curriculum
Joanna S on Mar 18, 2021
Wanted a full curriculum that is Common Core free!
Carol A on Mar 16, 2021
Saxon has the best math curriculum.
User on Feb 2, 2021
Saxon Math is an excellent program that uses continual reinforcement of previous learned concepts. The program is pragmatic and easy to follow. Teaching is very easy, even for parents or educators who are not strong in mathematics.
Mary R on Dec 30, 2020
Moving on to Algebra 1/2 from 8/7 after doing 15 lessons. I found 8/7 easy and too slow moving for my dd.
Ariel P on Dec 8, 2020
In my opinion, common core math is too disjointed and disorganized. I find that my children are not remembering the concepts well enough to use them once they have moved on. I choose this program because of its repetition of taught concepts and constant practice it allows. The daily self-guided nature of the program together with the weekly assessments allow us parents to check the progress of our children.
Mark N on Dec 5, 2020
It has everything you need in one package.
Josh H on Nov 27, 2020
"home schoolers" seem to recommend this curriculum. this is the suggested level based on the pretest I took.
Erik O on Sep 24, 2020
To coordinate with Classical Conversations Challenge Program
Kendra C on Jul 31, 2020
I have four adult children that I homeschooled for 15 years. We used Saxon Math curriculum exclusively. My children always scored above the 90 percentile nationally. I am now using them with my granddaughters and they are doing quite well.....I am not surprised.
Cheryl Ann B on Jul 20, 2020
The Saxon Math program fits my daughter's learning style and needs.
Patricia Anne Fagan on Jul 16, 2020
My children have been using the Saxon Math Program since Kindergarten. I feel it has given them a great educational foundation in the area of Math and when you use them consecutively it makes adding on to that foundation easier. It flows very well from level to level without gaps.
Teresa M on Jun 10, 2020
I love Saxon math!
Melanie M on May 12, 2020
Came highly recommended, need to keep my rising 9th grader busy during quarantine
Deidre B on Apr 15, 2020
good solid program. not a lot of bells and whistles but steady plodding brings prosperity, and this program doesn't overwhelm. my kids really like it and we've tried and successfully used several other programs including acellus, math u see and the mcgraw hill curriculum. they like this the best and the regular review of all concepts is a must for a strong math program to have, and this has that as well.
Kellie P on Mar 22, 2020
Homeschool coop required
Tamara G on Aug 20, 2019
Paige B on Aug 5, 2019
Solutions help mom save time
Sara B on Jul 23, 2019
I didn't feel my daughter was ready for Algebra. Hopefully she will benefit from a slower pace.
Alan A on Feb 20, 2019
this is the level we are on and we did good with Saxon last year. i like that it covers lots of math concepts.
Jayne E on Aug 22, 2018
contained everything I needed
Bethany W on Aug 1, 2018
Excellent brand, excellent results with our other three children.
Diane H on Jul 31, 2018
Was hardback and had the solutions manual included.
Elena C on Jun 13, 2018
Its needed
Monique L on Jun 27, 2023
Great Price, Excellent teaching method.
Chelsea B on Mar 29, 2023
Just finished Saxon 8/7 what book would I select next?
Jessica on May 16, 2022
BEST ANSWER: Algebra 1/2 follows 8/7, however; if a student is on an accelerated math path, and does especially well on the last 40 lessons of 8/7, they can do Algebra 1 after 8/7. You need to determine if you will do 3rd edition (the traditional Saxon) or 4th edition (the school version) at this point.

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is Algebra 1/2 for just one school year or two years?
Jessie on Aug 14, 2020
The Algebra 1/2 is the equivalent of a Pre-Algebra course. It is designed to be for one school year. That is how we used it for our son and it worked well for us. If you are homeschooling, you always have the freedom to go at your child’s pace though. Hope this helps!
I bought the homeschool kit for Saxon 1/2. Is there book that gives the solutions for the Practice sets? Our solution guide only has the answers for the problem sets.
A shopper on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In the back of the booklet labeled Homeschool Packet, there is a section (booklet says Textbook Answers in upper right corner of the page) that includes the practice problem answers before each lesson's problem set answers. In my book, it is page 47. In the back of the text (p. 463) answers to odd-numbered problems from both the practice and problem sets. I'm not sure why it only includes odd-numbered problems.
Are these books consumable?
A shopper on Oct 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, we have found that there is not enough space in the text to show any work, and have therefore done all the work in a separate workbook. The test booklet has room to do some work, but not all, so we have elected to keep things consistent, and do all the calculations the same workbook as the text questions. Hope that helps.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Saxon Rocks. Love this math program
I have twins in the 8th grade. We have used Saxon since 6th grade. I wish I had learned about it sooner. My two learn math at different paces and with different strategies. I can use this curriculum to be much more hands on with my son, who needs time to digest and speak ideas aloud. Conversely, my daughter prefers to tackle the information much more independently and then correct errors together.

What we love: that the curriculum always uses preciously learned skills, while rolling in new skills through out the year. The students are always using established learning with new. This is much preferred to the math we left at public, where they learned a chunk of information then moved on to another skill, then the next learning block.
September 10, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Easy for my son
This year we tried Saxon math, and so far we love it. Easy to follow along and step by step instructions. My son isn’t frustrated this year and for that, I am thankful
September 7, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Best Math Learning System
I absolutely love the Saxon math homeschool package! What a difference this has made this year with my children and myself! We are all actually enjoying our math this year! The Dive CD with the book work is everything!
September 5, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Happy so far
The program is very systematic, has plenty of practice problems, reviews previously learned material to keep the knowledge fresh and is easy to implement for the teacher. We are happy with it so far.
September 27, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great but...
We didn't need the solutions manual, which explains in great detail WHY an answer is wrong and/or HOW to get that answer step by step. I guess if the parent doesn't have a basic understanding of mathematics, or if the student is self-correcting, that might be important. But it was an additional expense and not necessary.
September 7, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
All you need.
Comes with all the resources for teaching pre-algebra with out having to order individual booklets.
July 13, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I LOVE Saxxon Math! I have been homeschooling my children for 6 years now and math has been grueling and inconsistent. Now, it's a breeze! No more stress because the work is broken down and explained and each concept they learn is continued throughout each lesson. So they never forget what they are learning as they go. I am very pleased and will be returning each year to Rainbow Resource for our school curricula.
October 28, 2015
over 8 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Saxon Algebra 1/2
I bought Saxon because it is not Common Core. My 6th grade son did two years' of Singapore Math last year, and the way Saxon constantly reviews previously covered key topics is good for him and enables him to cement the concepts more into his brain, even though he does not like the repetition. The text is clearly written and topics clearly explained, but my son does find it somewhat boring. Although it is recommended that students do ALL the problems, I generally have my son do 2/3 - 3/4 of them. Otherwise, he becomes easily bored and loses focus. In this sense, maybe an on-line program would have worked better for us - one that determines whether he has fully mastered a concept and thus doesn't repeat so much. It would save me a lot of time each week, that's for sure. But my son already does some of his subjects such as vocab and Spanish on-line, as well as a live writing class, so he didn't want to spend so much time in front of the screen.
There is a test for every four lessons in the textbook.
If your student takes the placement test and doesn't miss a lot of Algebra 1/2 topics, you can start by giving them the tests in the Test Forms booklet to see how far along in the textbook you can start.
October 25, 2015
over 8 years ago

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