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COURSE NO. MAT-136

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Saxon Math 87

COURSE NOTES

 

Scheduling Suggestions: 50min 3-5 days/wk



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Saxon Math 87, Third Edition, Home School Kit

  • Author: Saxon Publishers
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 1591413346        978-1591413349
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Saxon Publishers; 3rd Pkg edition (April 30, 2004) Kit includes: Student Textbook with 120 daily lessons, 12 investigations, an illustrated glossary and supplemental practice in a brand new two-color format. Tests and Worksheets Booklet with testing schedule and 23 cumulative tests, facts practice tests, and activity sheets. 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.

 

Four and five days weekly, about 10-20 minutes of math instruction, then 40 to 50 minutes of independent math practice.
 
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 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, picking up right where he left off the day before, 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.


 

Saxon Math 87, Third Edition, D.I.V.E. CD-ROM (Win/Mac)

  • ISBN:        
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

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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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