Item description for Saxon Math Homeschool 5th Grade by Stephen Hake & John Saxon...
Overview Proven results, including higher test scores, have made Saxon Math the hands-down favorite for homeschoolers. That's because only Saxon helps you teach the way your child learns best - step by step. We call it incremental development with continual practice and review. Each new skill builds on those already taught; daily review of earlier material increases understanding; and frequent, cumulative assessments ensure that your child masters each skill as new ones are added. The result? More confidence, more willingness to learn, more success.
Saxon Math 6/5 is a balanced, integrated mathematics program for the fifth grade. Your child learns to apply mathematical tools and techniques to real-life mathematical situations using word problems. Includes incremental development of order of operations; geometry and measurement; integers; divisibility concepts; ratios; statistics and probability; prime and composite numbers; patterns and sequences; and powers and roots.
Student Textbook with 120 daily lessons, 12 investigations, an illustrated glossary and supplemental practice in a brand new two-color format.
Tests and Worksheets Booklet with testing schedule and 23 cumulative tests, facts practice tests, and activity sheets.
Solutions Manual with full step-by-step solutions to all lesson and investigation problems, solutions to the 23 tests, and answers to supplemental practice problems and facts practice problems.
Box is a display carton.
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Studio: Steck-Vaughn Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.3" Width: 11.9" Height: 5" Weight: 6.2 lbs.
Binding Boxed Sets
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Saxon Publishers
ISBN 159141332X ISBN13 9781591413325
Reviews - What do customers think about Math 6 / 5: Homeschool Set?
This is all you need for ONE student Sep 28, 2008
The set includes the three items you should have for a complete package: a Student/Teacher manual, the Solutions manual and the (reproducible) Tests and Worksheets. If you have one student, buy the COMPLETE kit. If you have 2 or more students, you should buy one complete set and as many extra student/teacher books, as you may need. If you do not have the ability to copy the worksheets, which is LEGAL, then you should also order additional Tests and Worksheets books. However, for one child, this is ALL you need. You will end up paying A LOT more if you bought these items individually.
Having 2 kids, and this is my experience for the past 5 years, from 3d to 7th grade, I order the complete kit from an education bookseller or from this site if I can find it here and an extra textbook from this site or one of the alternative sellers supported by this site.
By the way, Saxon's Math works. I am not a home schooler because I have a full-time job but I've been using it with my kids since 3d grade as a Math booster and I am happy with their A's. Besides math, children acquire some discipline, study skills, test-taking skills and, me having 2 'students', they learn to compete as well. __________________________________ On the Saxon method:
A one-year Math cycle is comprised of 120 lessons, 12 investigations and 23 review tests.
Each lesson begins with a quick daily test where certain skills such as addition or multiplication are drilled. Following that, there are warm-up activities that ask the students to perform mental math and solve a problem. The body of the lesson follows, where one or sometimes 2 topics are discussed. The lesson practice that follows asks students to answer/solve a number of questions related to the subject matters covered by the lesson. Finally, the 'mixed practice' asks students to answer/solve 25-30 questions that could be on EVERYTHING covered by Saxon Math up to that point. Each individual question has references to the lesson(s) which the students may want to review if they are having trouble with the answer/solution.
After every 5 lessons, beginning with the 10th, there is a 20-question test that covers material covered up to 5 lessons prior to that test. For example, the test given after lesson 25 will cover everything up to lesson 20.
Every 10 lessons there is an Investigation. Investigations are in-depth and largely 'hands on' studies of specific and important topics such as 'calculating odds' or 'measuring liquids'.
The expectation is for each lesson to last for about one hour. In practice, with 2 kids, I found that we spend anything from 60 to 90 minutes per lesson. At this point - doing 7th grade math - the children are capable to work on their own and my role is limited to reviewing the tests, 'teaching' the new topics and helping them with whatever questions or clarifications they may need.
Excellent for Homeschooling Jan 28, 2008
This is an amazing series for anyone who homeschools. Everything is explained well enough that those of us who have been away from this sort of math for the last three or four decades can once again figure out what's going on! The pattern of repetition helps to reinforce the various concepts. I highly recommend this text.
Superior Math Learning Program - Elementary Sep 13, 2007
The Saxon Math series for elementary grades has been head-and-shoulders above any other program we've tried. Saxon seems to explain math concepts better than other programs to where my kids understand quicker. There seems to be a little more exercises and problems than other programs as well which helps with practice.