For Canadian homeschooling families

Saxon Calculus

Calculus 2nd Edition is typically taught for three semesters starting in the spring of 11th grade. This CD-ROM teaches all 148 Lessons step-by-step. Because Saxon uses an incremental teaching approach, each lecture is only about 10-20 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.

Why take calculus? Since its creation over 300 years ago, calculus has made a tremendous impact on our world. The multitudes of technological advances made possible by calculus and its founding by Christian men make calculus a course all parents should want their children to study in high school. To reach this goal, math must be taught almost every day, beginning as early as kindergarten. To finish calculus in high school, a student needs to take Algebra 1 in 8th grade, Algebra 2 in 9th grade, followed by 3 semesters of Advanced Math and three semester of Calculus. If a student is a senior and only has 2 semesters left, they can complete the first 110 calculus lessons.

Saxon Calculus is designed for prospective math majors in college as well as students preparing for engineering, physics, business analysis, or the life sciences. This course covers all topics normally found in both the Advanced Placement AB and BC level programs. Problem sets contain multiple-choice and conceptually oriented problems similar to those in Advanced Placement exams. Also included are numerous applications to physics, chemistry, engineering, and business. Specific topics include limits, derivatives, integrals, differential equations, polar equations, vector equations, parametric equations, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, power series and many more.

Saxon Calculus Complete Kit with Solutions Manual

Author: John Saxon

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G174

Price: $210.95

Saxon Calculus 2nd Ed. Kit - Text, AK, Tests

Author: John Saxon, Frank Wang

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G125

Price: $138.95

Saxon Calculus Solutions Manual

Author: N/A

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G139

Price: $96.95

DIVE Calculus(2nd Ed)

Author: N/A

Publisher: Saxon Math

Item #: G372

Price: $77.95