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COURSE NO. MAT-393

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Saxon 65 homeschool kit.  Four and five days weekly, 45-50 minutes daily; add the DIVE DVD’s at your discretion.  (STAA does not have notes specific to this program.)

COURSE NOTES

Four and five days weekly.  About 45 to 50 minutes of math daily, including ten to fifteen minutes of instruction, then independent math practice.  (Math facts are not included in the 45 to 50 minutes of math class.)
 
A very flexible math regimen that has proven effective for many of our families is to have the student work through 40 minutes of new material, on a timer, then have him checkmark his own errors using the answer key.  The next day, off the clock, he does all of his corrections first, working any problems that he can’t correct on his own with you on a good-sized white/chalk board, then works through 40 minutes of new material, then checkmarks his own errors, and so on.  As you can see, math can take as little as fifty minutes per day, or as long as an hour or more, depending on your student’s carefulness and effort—the student controls the length of time he spends daily on math and is discouraged from doing rushed, shabby work.
 
If your student is new to the Saxon Math Program we recommend administering a placement test prior to ordering.  Go to www.saxonhomeschool.com and click on the "Placement Tests" link on the left.  To minimize distractions be sure to print the test out on clean, white paper with an ink cartridge that is not fading.

Scheduling Suggestions: 5x/wk for 30-60min



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Saxon Math 6/5 Homeschool KIT (3rd Edition )

  • ISBN: 1591413486        978-1591413486
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Includes 1) Student Textbook, 2) Tests and Worksheets Booklet, and 3) Solutions Manual.

 



 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting.


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Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit in your semester reporting packet. See the sixteenth week of this semester for more details.


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit with your semester reporting packet. Your Semester 1 reporting packet should include work samples from Quarters 1 and 2 and is due before February 28. The Semester 2 packet should include work samples from Quarters 3 and 4 and is due before June 30.




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