Algebra ½ 3rd Edition Saxon Home Study Kit plus DIVE CD-ROM
This package includes the following items:
Covers area, percent, ratio, order of operations, beginning algebra concepts. 3rd edition.
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.
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.
Saxon Teacher is the other computer-based program. It is similar in format in terms of the lessons but also includes worked solutions for every problem in the text (the same content as the solutions manual).
The last option is the Mastering Algebra DVDs. You see the teacher in these and they play either from a DVD player or from the computer. They also provide lessons to accompany each lessons from the text.