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COURSE NO. MAT-316

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Saxon Math 76

COURSE NOTES

Four and five days weekly; about 10-20 minutes of math instruction, then 40 to 50 minutes of independent math practice, adding up to 50 to 55 minutes altogether per lesson.
 
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 student is young, so check his checkmarks, respectfully, Mom.)  The next day 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.  
     Instruction time between teacher and student or DIVE/CD and student counts as part of the 40 timer-minutes.  And there is a DVD presentation available; check Rainbow Resource for DIVE DVDs for the Saxon Math program.
     The goal grade is always 91% or above, before corrections, on quizzes before moving on to the next unit--“mastery” level rather than “performance” level.  Be patient, supportive, and thorough.
 
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 50 to 75 minutes



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Saxon Math 76, 4th Edition, Home School Kit

  • Author: Stephen Hake and John Saxon
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1591413338        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Saxon Publishers; 4th Pkg edition (April 30, 2004). Kit includes: 1) Student Textbook with 120 daily lessons, 12 investigations, an illustrated glossary and supplemental practice in a brand new two-color format. 2) Tests and Worksheets Booklet with testing schedule and 23 cumulative tests, facts practice tests, and activity sheets. 3) Solutions Manual with full step-by-step solutions to all lesson and investigation problems, solutions to the 23 tests, and answers to supplemental practice problems and facts practice problems.

 



 

Saxon Math 76 D.I.V.E. CD-ROM, 4th Edition

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

Very helpful but absolutely optional.

"Video clip lectures developed for use with Saxon’s Home Study Kits (though designed FOR, they were not designed BY Saxon). Lecture sets, which contain one lecture per lesson, are available by level for Math 54 through Calculus and Physics. Each level is contained on one or two CD-ROMs. D.I.V.E. lectures are ideal for the student who needs a little more explanation than what’s available in the text." - www.rainbowresource.com

 

 




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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