Saxon Math Homeschool:
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Students using Saxon Math homeschool kits earn consistently high scores on standardized tests. The program is extremely strong in areas of arithmetic computation and mathematical principles (distributive, commutative, etc.).

Saxon takes an incremental (little by little) approach to math, introducing a new skill or principle each day, then reviewing these concepts and skills day after day for weeks. This approach helps build students' confidence in their ability to "do" math successfully.

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Saxon packages include everything you need to teach one child. To use the program with additional or successive students, purchase additional consumable tests and worksheets.

Beginning with Saxon 5/4 and on up, packages include Dr. David Shormann’s DIVE Into Math CD instruction. On-screen illustrations, tips, and alternative problem-solving approaches help your student maximize learning.

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How does Saxon Math ensure that students are mastering concepts?

Saxon Math is based on the idea of incremental development, which is the belief that students should learn math concepts in small, manageable steps, with each lesson building on the previous one. With this spiral approach to learning, students should master a concept before moving on to the next one. Saxon Math is known for this repetition and cumulative review, which is designed to help students retain and understand concepts. See below for a complete list of topics covered in each level of Saxon Math.

Math K Count by 1's, 5's, and 10's to 100; compare and order numbers to 20; ordinals to fourth; simple fractions; money; shape recognition; compare length, weight, and size of shapes; days of the week, month, date, and year; time to the hour
Math 1 Count by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's; compare and order numbers; ordinal position to tenth; sorting rule; patterns; solve routine and nonroutine problems; basic addition facts and basic subtraction facts; add two-digit numbers; picture and name fractions; measure using inches, feet, and centimeters; compare volume, mass, and area; time to the half hour; count pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters; polygons; geometric solids; tally; real graphs, pictographs, and bar graphs
Math 2 Count by 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 10's, 25's, and 100's; compare and order numbers; identify ordinal position to tenth; identify sorting and patterning rules; solve routine and nonroutine problems; master all basic addition and subtraction facts; master multiplication facts to 5; add and subtract two-digit numbers; picture and name fractions; measure to the nearest centimeter, foot, and half inch; measure perimeter and area; tell time to 5 minutes; count pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters; identify geometric solids; identify lines of symmetry; identify angles; tally; Venn diagrams, and line graphs
Math 3 Place value; ordinal position to twentieth; all basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; add and subtract multidigit numbers; multiply a multidigit number by a single-digit number; divide by single-digit divisors; add positive and negative numbers; add and subtract fractions with common denominators; compare and measure mass, perimeter and area; tell time to the minute; determine elapsed time; make change for a dollar; identify angles, lines of symmetry, function rules; graph ordered pairs on a coordinate graph
Math 5/4 Addition and subtraction properties and terms; mental math strategies; multiplication and division properties and terms; powers and beginning square roots; fractions to decimals and percents; estimation; measurement inU.S. customary, metric, and conversion; temperature; basic terms of geometry; basic algebraic patterns and sequences; beginning probability
Math 6/5 Whole-number concepts and computation; mental math; patterns and functions; measurement; statistics and probability; fractions; mixed numbers; decimals; geometry; percents; negative numbers (and concepts in Math 5/4)
Math 7/6 Simplify expressions containing parentheses; add, subtract, multiply, and divide signed numbers; exponents; square roots; geometric formulas; ratios; percents; fractions; mixed numbers; decimals (and topics in Math 6/5)
Math 8/7 Measurement; estimation; real-world connections; word-problems; rate; powers and roots; geometric proofs; scientific notation; graphing functions; quantitative comparisons; balancing equations; transformation of formulas; literal equations; algebraic terms; irrational numbers; factoring algebraic expressions; substitution; graphing linear equations and inequalities; geometric construction; scale factor and indirect measure; similar and congruent figures; data collection, display, and analysis; probability and statistics
Algebra 1/2 Fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, signed numbers and their arithmetic operations; translating from words to algebraic expressions; order of operations; percents; proportions; ratios; divisibility; rounding; place value; unit conversions; scientific notation; data representation; evaluation of algebraic expressions; simplification of algebraic expressions; linear equations with one unknown; word problems involving pre-algebraic concepts; perimeter; area; surface area; volume; classification of geometric figures and solids; geometric constructions; symmetry
Algebra 1 Arithmetic and evaluation of expressions involving signed numbers, exponents, and roots; properties of real numbers; absolute value; equations and inequalities involving absolute value; scientific notation; unit conversions; simultaneous equations; algebra of polynomials and rational expressions; word problems requiring algebra for the solution; graphical solution of simultaneous equations; graphs of functions: linear, quadratic, cubic, square root, absolute value, etc.; translations and reflections of graphs; factoring; Pythagorean theorem; algebraic proofs; functional notation and functions; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variation; exponential growth; perimeter and area of two-dimensional regions; surface area and volume of geometric solids; statistics; probability
Algebra 2 Graphical solution of simultaneous equations; scientific notation; radicals; roots of quadratic equations including complex roots; properties of real numbers; factoring; inequalities and systems of inequalities; logarithms and antilogarithms; conic sections; exponential equations; basic trigonometric functions; algebra of polynomials; vectors in polar and rectangular form; algebraic word problems
Advanced Math Permutations and combinations; trigonometric identities; inverse trigonometric functions; conic sections; graphs of sinusoids; rectangular and polar representation of complex numbers; De Moivre's theorem; matrices and determinants; the binomial theorem; the rational roots theorem

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