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COURSE NO. MAT-164

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Saxon Algebra 1/2

COURSE NOTES

MATHEMATICS:  General math, transition math/pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and various advanced math programs are available to the homeschooler.  Math is required of all students each year.  Grades 7 through 12 students should aim for four or more hours of math each week (36 – 45 hours per quarter).
 
Generally recommended for junior high and high school math is Math-U-See Zeta, Math U See Pre-algebra, Math-U-See Algebra I, Jacobs Geometry, a review of Math-U-See Algebra 1, then moving on through Math-U-See Algebra 2 and Pre-calculus.  In a perfect world we recommend MUS Zeta, MUS Pre-algebra, Saxon 1/2, Jacobs Elementary Algebra, Jacobs Geometry, Math U See Algebra 2, Math U See Pre-Calculus and Math U See Calculus.  Higher level math is recommended for those students with a gift or a tutor (!) for it, or consider a community college class, even.  Most effective over the years for advanced math courses have been Paul Foerster’s Algebra & Trigonometry, Math U See Pre-Calculus, and Saxon Physics.  Notes for items recommended for your student are included on the blue cover sheet to this curriculum guide with your student’s name on it.
 
 
If your student chooses the Saxon Math program we recommend administering a placement test prior to ordering--every year.  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.
 
To place a student in a math text correctly, begin the year by assigning one unit test or review per day.  When the student begins earning less that 91%, before corrections, because he does not understand the steps or concepts, back up to the beginning lesson for that test unit and begin the student there in the text.  If a text is wrapped around to the following school year, this testing sequence should be repeated from the beginning of the text to find the student’s most comfortable starting point for the new year, encouraging deep review.  As you can imagine, taking copies of all quizzes, reviews and tests is necessary so you can administer the tests over and over again for placement, review and checking for deep mastery.
 
Math should be taught 4 to 5 days per week, with 15-20 minutes of supervised instruction and 30 to 50 minutes of independent practice, adding up to 45 to 65 minutes altogether.  Be sure to work through every error with your student until you are satisfied that he can reach the correct answer independently.  Take the time needed to accomplish deep and easy mastery.  Homeschoolers should earn no less than 91% BEFORE corrections before moving forward in the daily lessons.  Do not consider material mastered until the student can earn 91% or above, before corrections, on the unit test.
 
For work samples, make a copy of the latest test, quiz or review that includes a broad variety of problems worked over the quarter.  Be sure to include the problem set as well as the answers, and that the work samples are labeled with name, date, lesson number and book title, and the grade and errors clearly indicated.

Credit Information for Students in Grades 9 - 12: Credits awarded according to hours reported; 37.5 hours = 2.5cr; 75 hours = 5.0cr; max. 2.5cr per quarter; max. 2.5cr per work sample.

Scheduling Suggestions: 5x/wk for 50 to 75 minutes



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Saxon Algebra 1/2 : Homeschool Kit

  • Author: John H. And Jr. Saxon
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 156577499X        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Saxon Publishers; 3rd Pkg edition (June 2002)

 



 

 




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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[ ] 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.


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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WEEK 32

[ ] 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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