Saxon Math is a balanced integrated mathematics program that has proven itself a leader in the math teaching field. This text uses an incremental approach to teach (through 120 lessons) concepts like: whole number concepts and computation; arithmetic algorithms, geometry, and measurement; elapsed time; fractions, decimals, and percents; powers and roots; estimation, patterns, and sequences; congruence and similarity; statistics and probability; and more.
|Suggested Grade: 4th - 5th
|Authors: Stephen Hake and John Saxon
|Copyright: 2005 (3rd edition)
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My son's math skills have improved this year by leaps and bounds. He was using the MCP Math book and doing very poorly. We switched to this book for 5th grade and this year it has built his confidence in himself to a level that he enjoys doing the math lessons. This book has made a world of difference for him. It is easy to understand and the directions are written out very plan and simple. Saxon Math is awesome!
Saxon has been a leader in helping kids learn math for several years. This book is very easy to understand and written in plain English so that you can understand what is being taught. Practice problems are given along with reinforcement from previous lessons. Kids love it. If they need more practice there are additional practice problems in the back of the book .
As a teacher of math, Saxon books far exceed most others designed for private/homeschool environments. Books are designed so that that the student can pick up the book, read the lesson, follow the examples and work their own assignment with little need for further instructions. The book is also excellent for using the language of math, I.e. vocabulary. Not many books use vocabulary to make students think and this is what is found on testing. Ex. Using the number 5 and factor three times to solve, or write a number sentence using two addends that have a sum of 9.