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COURSE NO. MAT-292

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Saxon Math 54.  Five days a week, 45-55 minutes.  To be taught all four quarters

COURSE NOTES

Four and five days weekly, about 10-20 minutes of math instruction, then 20 to 40 minutes of independent math practice, adding up to 45 to 55 minutes daily.
 
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 forty minutes per day, or as long as an hour or more, depending on your student’s careful 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.
  
For reporting, report by lesson numbers, i.e. Saxon 54, Lessons 7 to 22.  For a work sample, send a copy of the latest broad-based worksheet with the errors clearly marked and a grade noted at the top.  (Remember, for work samples we need the questions or problems as well as the answers.)
 
(Consider trading out the Saxon math fact drill sheets for Calculadders MasterPak I drill sheets--much more appealing, much more focused, much broader in scope.  See Rainbow Resource.  This is the year to master multiplication and division math facts.)

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



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Saxon Math 54 : Home School Kit (3rd Edition)

  • Author: Stephen Hake and John Saxon
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1591413311        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Saxon Publishers; 3rd Pkg edition (April 30, 2004) This kit contains: . Student Textbook customized for homeschooling; 120 lessons, 627 pages, softcover . Tests and Worksheets contains 23 tests, recording forms and student worksheets. 283 pages, three-hole-punched, softcover. . Solutions Manual with step-by-step solutions to every lesson, investigation and test problem. Answers to supplemental and facts practice problems. 302 pages, softcover.

 



Calculadders Masterpak 1 on CD-ROM

  • Author: Edwin C. Myers
  • Publisher/Copyright: : STL Distributors, 2002. .
  • ISBN: 1590570006        978-1590570005
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

CD-ROM

 



 

 




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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WEEK C

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


WEEK D

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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