Saxon Math 8/7 3ED Homeschool KIT

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Item #: 024434
ISBN: 9781591413509
Grades: 7-8

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Publisher: Saxon Publishers
Pub. Date: 2005
Grade Range: 7 to 8

About Saxon Math 8/7 3ED Homeschool KIT

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gold standard math
No use to look for anything else. They have it in Saxon. My children always score high on our required annual standardized tests, but especially outpace their peers at math. Spiral approach and mental math are essential. And math at home helps eliminate the anxiety which is the real reason we struggle as a nation at math. Also, i never ever time the tests. Jo Boaler (Purdue Math Pedagogy genius says that is a big no-no and I believe her :)
January 11, 2019
11 months ago
Great as always!
November 24, 2018
8 months ago
Am glad they were on sale.
It’s great! All 3 Books are useful.
September 10, 2018
11 months ago
Zero Stars should be allowed
There is almost NO NEW MATERIAL in Saxon 8/7 as compared to 7/6. Before we purchased Saxon 8/7, my 6th grader used Saxon 7/6 for half of a year, and found it incredibly slow and boring. The needless repetition kills curious learning minds. We didn't even do any Mixed Practice but just focues on "Lesson Practice" which is supposed to be new material, but my son already knew 80-90% of the book contents from 4th grade level Math In Focus curriculum (I highly recommend this curriculum originating from Singapore). I went ahead and bought 8/7 thinking that maybe my son just needed to advance a year, in the Saxon content, but I was wrong. The Saxon material is severely below level and I found that 8/7 is almost a full repeat of content in 7/6 . It's possible the last 25% of the book has new material because I haven't gone through that yet page by page, but I already led my son through 75% of the book in 2 hours and he already knew the concepts either from Saxon 7/6 or from Math in Focus for 4th grade. If Americans use Saxon, the USA will remain behind other countries in producing future leaders in STEM areas.
April 27, 2018
1 year ago
Response from Rainbow Resource Center
Regarding the 75% repetition in 8/6 in comparison to 7/6, you are correct. The Saxon program is founded on review and repetition, being a spiral program, with a focus on constant repetition so that math becomes innate. In this particular volume, that equates to the 75% review and 25% new material at the end of the book. We highly recommend any student taking the specific curriculum's placement tests prior to starting a new program (or switching from another). That ensures that students are starting on the correct level; curricula can vary significantly from one to another. Our link for that is here:
April 30, 2018
Ruth T
Awesome math.
I use it for my almost 7th grader. It does a great review of reviewing past concepts while introducing new ones. It allows the kids to remember the math they have learned as they learn new concepts.
April 21, 2018
1 year ago
Excellent Math curriculum
My daughter has tried several math curriculums, and this is by far the best! The worksheets have proven to improve her skills. Lastly, the lesson instruction with examples are very easy to understand.
March 24, 2018
1 year ago
Saxon 7/8 Homeschool a Winner
Very happy with this purchase. Saxon has tailored these books to easily be used in a homeschool setting. These books are the new 3rd edition, but with some layout tweaks that make them more user friendly. Solutions manual is super. Price is very reasonable. Highly satisfied with my purchase.
March 8, 2018
1 year ago
Love Saxon math
This is a well thought out Wonderful math book. Love the constant review. So far it is great!
November 15, 2017
1 year ago
Progressive Skill-Building
With the regular review of previous skills, it keeps them fresh. This also makes sure that there is a strong foundation for new material.
September 12, 2017
1 year ago
Easy to use and great built in review
I like the ease of use and the spiral review. Altogether the lessons don't take long and builds on itself at a good pace.
August 4, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Works best for my son - systematic, thorough, logical, and he can work at his own pace.
Dave S on Jul 16, 2019
Have used Saxon for years. Reliable resource.
Ellen M L on Jul 3, 2019
Works best for my son - systematic, thorough, logical, and he can work at his own pace.
Dave S on Jul 16, 2019
Best price for valuable merchandise!
Christy H on Jul 10, 2019
Have used Saxon for years. Reliable resource.
Ellen M L on Jul 3, 2019
7th grade math curriculum for my daughter who just finished the Singapore Math curriculum in grades K-6.
Andrea C on Jun 25, 2019
I homeschool my girls through MODG, they use Saxon math. Public school math is very confusing, Saxon math is very straight forward and easy to learn. I especially like how the book is constantly adding review problems in the homework so you don't forget what you had previously done.
Trina B on Jun 24, 2019
I have been using Saxon math with my son for two years now and he does really well with it. I am going to try the online streaming Teaching Class that you can purchase on the side. We'll see how it works.
Wendy J on Jun 19, 2019
Need it for school. You had the best price!
Nicole S on Jun 18, 2019
easy to follow
Melissa N on May 30, 2019
My daughter has done exceedingly well with this program.
Pea P on May 17, 2019
Perfect fit for my daughter. Love all the practice drills and repetition of problems from past lessons
Christine G on Apr 8, 2019
We loved 6/7 so this was the next logical step.
Megan C on Apr 2, 2019
Recommended by other homeschool parents
Jennifer B on Mar 2, 2019
We have appreciated the Saxon math series for our three kids!
Theresa B on Feb 9, 2019
My son started with Saxon Math in PreK and we have had tremendous success. The spiral approach has helped him master math facts and building on principles he has mastered makes learning new concepts painless. It's time consuming, but it's worth it.
Lisa B H on Jan 29, 2019
We love this curriculum
Ambar C on Jan 14, 2019
We've been using Saxon math for several years. Very pleased with this curriculum.
Marlene H on Jan 5, 2019
Recommended by a friend
Maribel E on Dec 5, 2018
My child is needing something more than an online program we started the school year with. I like all of the components that Saxon has included in the Home school edition.
dee s on Dec 3, 2018
I think this is an excellent curriculum. I used it with my older children along with the DIVE lectures. My older children picked up math with no issues.
Maria G on Nov 1, 2018
We have used Saxon for years. This is just the next step up for my son.
Jennifer W on Oct 25, 2018
Part of school curriculum.
Andrea M on Oct 25, 2018
for my 12 yo
Elizabeth M on Oct 5, 2018
We are switching from Horizons Pre Algebra to this due to math frustrations.
Elizabeth W on Oct 3, 2018
Best math option for my 12 year old son
Lorelle F on Sep 10, 2018
We have always been Saxon Math homeschoolers, beginning at the kindergarten level. We have found Saxon to be thorough and easy for parents, as well as students, to use. They have a classic math approach that will be familiar to the adults teaching the subject. As the student learns through the years, he/she is able to work independently, which is great preparation for upper grades and college. Saxon also provides page #s for finding information on troubleshooting when necessary.
Sean H on Sep 7, 2018
Fits our needs
diana l on Sep 6, 2018
We used it for 5-6 grade and really liked it. My son was able to work at his own pace.
Elizabeth S on Aug 28, 2018
It is what my daughter wanted for my grandson.
DIANE on Aug 27, 2018
Pre-Algebra class requirement
Eszter S on Aug 27, 2018
For my homeschooler in 7th grade.
Ambre M on Aug 21, 2018
To go along with our Classical Conversations homeschool curriculum.
Amy S on Aug 18, 2018
I love the way Saxon allows the student to develop the skills needed to become a self-taught learner.
Dana L on Aug 16, 2018
We used math 7/6 and needed more work towards algebra 1 or algebra 1/2. We enjoy the style of saxon math.
Edward P on Aug 16, 2018
We are continuing on in our Saxon Math journey. Truly appreciate the review aspect of Saxon math!
D N on Aug 14, 2018
Our son is going into 8th grade and we really like Saxson math
sunshine f on Aug 13, 2018
Reviewing 7th grade math with my eighth grader for her first time homeschooling.
Deborah Z on Aug 13, 2018
This has been highly recommended by experienced home schoolers.
Dalya E on Aug 6, 2018
We have never used this before. Recommended by our CC community.
Theresa O on Aug 3, 2018
It's suggested for class
Tiffany W on Aug 1, 2018
I have used Saxon for years just picking the next level
Jessica J on Jul 30, 2018
This curriculum is recommended for my daughter in Classical Conversations Challenge A. Thank you for the lowest price I have found thus far.
Shea A on Jul 28, 2018
My son used Saxon Math for the first time last year. He really likes it, and so do I. It's easy to follow and very structured.
Shawna M on Jul 24, 2018
Liked the 7/6 edition we used last year
Ann Marie J on Jul 23, 2018
Have used Saxon for years and our co op uses them as well.
Diane A on Jul 23, 2018
thorough explanation in each lesson and plenty of math facts practice
Jill W on Jul 23, 2018
Saxon Math is fantastic for the learner that needs lessons in small bites, with lots of review. We love how it is set up, and how it walks us through each lesson.
Michelle W on Jul 22, 2018
Saxon math is an excellent, easy to teach math curriculum.
Tammy E on Jul 21, 2018
We have been using Saxon Math for the past two years and it's been great for our family.
Peggy S on Jul 18, 2018
Great Reviews!
CARMEN D on Jul 17, 2018
classical conversations
Ann F on Jun 26, 2018
Best price for valuable merchandise!
Christy H on Jul 10, 2019
7th grade math curriculum for my daughter who just finished the Singapore Math curriculum in grades K-6.
Andrea C on Jun 25, 2019
Coming from Rod and Staff math 6th grade should we take Saxon 76 or Saxon 87- student does well in math just wants to be challenged a bit. Rod and Staff does not seem to introduce enough concepts- great for drilling arithmetic facts but not enough material to prepare for higher math. Or am I wrong? We thought of switching now so we can get used to the format through high school.
User on May 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I was in this same position when my son finished R&S level 6 math. My son took the Saxon placement test and scored borderline between 7/6 and 8/7. After asking on various forums he did 8/7. Saxon is similar to R&S I think. They are both rigorous and solid math curriculums. We switched because I planned to use Saxon for upper level mathematics up to calculus which R&S doesn’t do and I wanted him to be comfortable and familiar with the Saxon methods. He did great with 8/7. He also used Life of Fred prealgebra at the same time and loved it! It teaches the relevancy of math and makes it fun. As a side note, he is a math lover and I never have to help him or really check his work much.
We 'tried' public school for my 7th grader last year. I withdrew her because she was failing math (and too much drama). I filled in her "Math Holes" with Saxon and then started her on lesson 80 of Saxon 8/7. She then studied independently and ACED every single lesson thereafter! Super proud of her! So here's my question: Is pre Algebra necessary or can I go straight to Algebra 1? I wouldn't normally consider it but she got 100s on every assignment from Saxon 8/7 lessons 90-120! I even hid my grade book and watched her work a lesson, thinking she might have cheated! She sure wasn't! Just needed the right tools!
A shopper on Sep 10, 2018
Saxon Math 8/7 3ED Homeschool KIT
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BEST ANSWER: The basic criteria we use is that a student needs to get at least 80-85% on all the tests following Lessons 80-120 of Math 8/7 in order to be comfortable in Algebra 1. It sounds like your daughter has met that criteria - and then some! Both of you should be proud!
My child is 14 and need a review of the basic math. Which book will cover important concepts needed before Agebra I?
A shopper on Aug 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Math 87 starts with a complete review of all basic math concepts - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, and percents. The first 80 lessons are mostly all review. Algebra concepts are introduced in the last 40 lessons.

It sounds as though Math 87 would be a good course for your child.
Do you need to purchase a teacher edition seperatly?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no Teacher Edition for the Saxon Math 8/7 3ED level. The level consists of only a Student Textbook, Solutions Manual, and Tests & Worksheets book. The student teaches himself by reading the daily lesson in the Student Textbook. Answers can be checked in Solutions Manual. Tests and timed drills are in the Tests & Worksheets book.
My son just finished 6/5 with no problems. I've been told the 7/6 has a lot of review. Is it too big of a jump to go from 6/5 to 8/7?
User on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have used the Saxon Math homeschooling program for the last 16 years and I would never skip a book.
There is review on 7/6 as there is in all of them, but it won't be long before new concepts are introduced which will lead in to the 8/7 book.
Personally, I would be afraid my child may be lost beginning 8/7 without completing and mastering 7/6, which could result in frustration and then having to 'back track.' I know each child moves at a different pace, but I do not think you will be disappointed if you stay on course and move forward in Saxon order.
My son has just finished 6/5 and had no problems. I've been told that 7/6 has a lot of review. I don't want to buy a whole set if there is tons of review. Is going to 8/7 too big of a jump from 6/5? Is there a lot of review in 8/7 of 7/6?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All Saxon has a lot of review. The usual jump year is after 8/7 to Algebra 1. I would get 7/6, and give him tests at where you think he's at. When he makes enough errors, say, 3...then jump start him in the book there. If he finishes early, due to starting further on in the book, just have him start on the next book. Having done Saxon 1/2 after 8/7, I would just skip that and go straight to Algebra 1. Mine was good at Math, but made careless mistakes, so I made him do it for honing his computation accuracy. That's the one that has the most rehashing. It has the pre algebra review, but nothing they can't pick up in straight Algebra 1. All Saxons start out with the's just the way it is. I like it for that. Summer kills their brain cells - in a therapeutic way...but often they need that refresher, just not always as much as the book begins with.
What year was this edition published?
User on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All three books in our kit have a 2005 copyright.
are there additional materials required for this math program?
A shopper on Dec 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, but you can use less or more resources as you choose. The DIVE dvd's (sold separately from Saxon) are good resources if you want your child to watch a video of a professor teaching the new concepts (about 15 minutes per lesson) but they are not necessary. Using Saxon, in my opinion, can be tailored to the student, if they need repetitive, thorough progress to absorb math concepts, then do every problem at a steady pace. If they get bored easily this way, they need to move through the material more quickly or might benefit from supplemental math study. Saxon's strength is ALL the concepts needed, presented in the order that builds a strong foundation for the next math level. But it can be plodding and slow for the voracious math learner (IMHO)
Is this a paperback edition?
A shopper on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All of the pieces in the homeschool kit are softbound. We have found them to be durable. Check out the Saxon Teacher dvds for extra help. They show every problem in the book worked out on a whiteboard. ??
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