Item description for Solutions Manual: Saxon Math Homeschool 8/7 with Prealgebra by Stephen Hake & John Saxon...
Overview Math 8/7 is the prealgebra program for students who have completed Math 7/6. It emphasizes the concepts and skills necessary for your child's success in upper-level mathematics courses, including scientific notation; statistics and probability; ratios and proportions; simplifying and balancing equations; factoring algebraic expressions; slope-intercept form; graphing linear inequalities; arcs and sectors; and the Pythagorean theorem.
The solutions manual includes full step-by-step solutions for all lesson and investigation problems and for all 23 cumulative tests. Also includes answers to Supplemental Practice Problems and Facts Practice problems.
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Format: Teacher's Edition
Studio: Steck-Vaughn Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Saxon Publishers
Grade Level Grade 7
ISBN 1591413281 ISBN13 9781591413288
Reviews - What do customers think about Solutions Manual: Saxon Math Homeschool 8/7 with Prealgebra?
You should not need this manual (if you purchased the full kit) Sep 27, 2008
You should purchase this ONLY if you could not find one complete kit and you are already have or can obtain the Student/Teacher book and the Tests and Worksheets book but you would be spending A LOT more money then you would if you purchased the complete kit instead of buying the books separately.
There should be THREE items in a complete package: a Student/Teacher manual, the Solutions manual (this one) 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 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 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.
Great book....Great Condition.... Aug 16, 2008
This book is in great condition and was recieved in a timely manner.
This solutions manual needs the student text Aug 1, 2006
This is a great publisher. As a note to those who have read the above review...You will definitely need to purchase the student text as well as the test/worksheet booklet. I highly recommend the DIVE CD also which is an instuctor reading the lesson and explaining it to the student. That inspired our children and greatly enhanced their math experience this past year.
Not what I expected Jun 29, 2006
I expected this book to have the problems in it as well as the answers, but it's page after page of just solutions. This makes it hard to instruct as to how a student should have arrived at the answer. Stick with the texts made for public schools. They're far easier to use!