Item description for Saxon Math 7/6: Homeschool Edition (Saxon Math) by Stephen Hake & John Saxon...
Overview Math 7/6 introduces the new concepts, procedures, and the vocabulary your child needs to be successful in upper-level algebra and geometry courses. Math 7/6 teaches compound interest; functions and coordinate graphing; integers; exponential expressions; divisibility concepts; prime factorization; ratios and proportions; radius, circumference and pi; statistics and probability; and complementary and supplementary angles.
The student text includes 120 daily lessons, 12 investigations, an illustrated glossary and supplemental practice.
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Studio: Steck-Vaughn Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.88" Width: 8" Height: 1.28" Weight: 3 lbs.
Publisher Saxon Publishers
Grade Level Grade 6
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
Series Saxon Math
ISBN 1591413192 ISBN13 9781591413196
Reviews - What do customers think about Saxon Math 7/6: Homeschool Edition?
This is ONLY the Student/Teacher book, not the complete kit Sep 27, 2008
You should purchase this book if you already have one complete kit and you are teaching more than one student, like I do.
The 3 stars are not targeted at the content, which is FIVE STARS in my view, but at the VERY CONFUSING marketing of these items. The cover of this book says Saxon Math Homeschool (sic!) but this is ONLY the Student/Teacher Text. You will not be able to teach your child math if all you buy is this book.
There should be THREE items in a complete package: a Student/Teacher manual (this one), the Solutions manual and the (reproducible) Tests and Worksheets. If you have one kid, buy the COMPLETE kit. If you have 2 or more kids, you should buy one complete kit and as many extra student/teacher books, such as this one, 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, 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 could 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.
this is the SOLUTIONS MANUAL!!! May 17, 2008
Saxon math is a great product, however with all the listings, unclear specifics...it's hard to get the right book. This listing is for the "solutions manual" only. You will need that anyway for the correct answers to the assignments. Just don't expect the homeschool manual.
Simple steps to math Jun 14, 2006
The book is good for a simple way to explain math lessons.there are many, many practice problems in each section. Usuailly I read it and do the problems myself and my mom just checks my answers but sometimes I also have to ask her to show me. I dont have to use the tests but if you want to they have them. You dont have to be home schooled to learn math from this book. It really helped me be more confident in math, and I guess I'm already pretty good at math.
Excellent comprehensive math program Jan 24, 2006
After trying multiple math curricula both in the public school arena and in home schooling our son, we were amazed by the ease of teaching with Saxon math. The textbook proper is broken down into 120 lessons, 20 tests and the occasional investigation. Each day the child reviews a "math facts" worksheet, which is basically a drill page of 40-60 math facts, either addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. We were amazed at what the repetition of these math facts did for our son, both in math skill and in confidence. The goal is to do each one in 5 minutes or less, and he loves to time himself to continue improving his score! After the math facts come mental math, 7-10 questions that you do with your child in your head. They are easy enough that it is not too challenging, and the math book teaches you the tricks of how to do math in your head as you work through the curriculum.
My favorite part of the curriculum is the way they teach each subject. Having successfully completed math classes through Calculus II in college, I never considered myself to have trouble with math. But some of the curricula we used for math had me scratching my head trying to understand what they wanted our son to do. Saxon breaks down each piece of math into small, bite-sized pieces. Each lesson explains one small piece and the student then practices that piece. After every new subject, my son says "that sure is easy." The other thing I really like about Saxon is the way they continue to review past subjects until they are mastered...and I mean mastered! In each lesson there are 7-12 new problems on the new topic. Then there is a 30 problem work set that reviews old concepts so that he doesn't forget how to do things. These continue to build on each other so skills that he learned last year are continually reinforced in this year's problems, not just forgotten.
I highly recommend saxon math for any parent who struggles with teaching their child math. Our son doesn't like math any more than he used to, but no longer hates it because he doesn't get it. Now he finds other reasons to complain. :)
Note: This book is the student workbook or text for the curriculum at the 6th grade level. There is also a companion solutions manual and a tests/worksheets book as well.
Don't buy this item Dec 3, 2005
this site has made a mistake...This is supposed to be a 3 book set for this price. The retail price for this book only is more like 40 dollars.