For Canadian homeschooling families

Saxon Math 8/7 with Pre-Algebra

Math 8/7 3rd edition is typically used in seventh grade. The DIVE Math 8/7 CD-ROM teaches all 120 Lessons and 10 Investigations step-by-step. Because Saxon uses an incremental teaching approach, each lecture is only about 10-15 minutes long. Dr. Shormann builds lesson upon lesson, slowly developing complex concepts from bite-sized lessons that are easy to grasp. Students watch the lecture and take notes, working the practice problems Dr. Shormann presents, and pausing and rewinding as necessary until a concept is understood. If students want additional practice, they can complete the Example problems and Practice Set in the Saxon textbook. After the lesson, students complete the 30-question Problem Set in the Saxon text. While a few problems in the Problem Set come from the new concept, most problems come from previous lessons. Each problem is cross-referenced back to the lesson where it was taught, allowing students to quickly review any concept.

This unique method of spiral review improves critical thinking skills, increases long term retention, and raises standardized test scores. However, this method can be difficult to teach because of the seemingly random presentation of topics. That is why Saxon's founder John Saxon recommended teacher training for all his courses. DIVE CDs provide that teacher, as Dr. Shormann explains how new topics connect to previously learned material, helping students see the "big picture". Also, when a student gets stuck or forgets how to work a problem, they simply click on the DIVE lesson where the concept was originally taught and watch that lesson again. The same can be done when correcting tests. This makes it very easy to fill in any gaps as they show up.

Saxon 87 Complete Kit 3rd Edition: With Pre-Algebra

Author: Stephen Hake, John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G1122

Price: $163.95

Saxon 87 Student Text only 3rd Ed.

Author: Stephen Hake, John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G1123

Price: $76.95

Saxon 87 Tests/Worksheets 3rd Ed.

Author: Stephen Hake, John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G1124

Price: $45.95

Saxon 87 Solutions Manual 3rd Ed.

Author: Stephen Hake, John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G1125

Price: $56.95

DIVE (Saxon 87, 3rd Ed)

Author: David Shormann

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G367

Price: $77.95

Saxon Teacher Math 8/7 Lesson and Test CDs

Author: N/A

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G144

Price: $134.95