For Canadian homeschooling families

Saxon Algebra 1/2

Algebra , 3rd ed., is typically taught in 7th or 8th grade. This CD-ROM teaches all 123 Saxon Algebra 1/2 Lessons, plus the 10 Additional Topics, 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, which helps 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.

Important NOTE: Students DO NOT need to complete both Saxon Math 87 and Algebra 1/2. Both courses prepare students for Saxon Algebra 1. The main differences between 87 and Alg. are that Math 87 has more practice on fractions, percents, decimals, and ratios, while Algebra has more pre-algebra concepts. They both do a good job of preparing students for Algebra 1 but we generally recommend Math 87 3rd Edition over Algebra because most students need more work on building a strong foundation in basic mathematics, which makes the transition to algebra much easier.

Saxon Algebra 1/2 Complete Kit with Solutions Manuel

Author: Stephen Hake, John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G170

Price: $183.95

Saxon Algebra 1/2 Kit - Text, AK, Texts

Author: John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G121

Price: $127.95

Saxon Algebra 1/2 Solutions Manual(3rd Ed.)

Author: John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G135

Price: $88.95

DIVE (Saxon Algebra 1/2, 3rd Ed))

Author: David Shormann

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G368

Price: $77.95

Saxon Algebra 1/2 Teacher CDs

Author: John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G145

Price: $134.95