The Saxon Math middle grades textbooks move students from primary grades to algebra. Each course contains a series of daily lessons covering all areas of general math. Each lesson presents a small portion of math content (called an increment) that builds on prior knowledge and understanding. Students are not required or expected to grasp a concept fully the first time it is presented. After an increment is introduced, it becomes a part of the studentís daily work for the rest of the year. Students will have many opportunities to gain understanding and to achieve mastery. This cumulative, continual practice ensures that students will retain what they have learned.
The homeschool kits for Math 5/4, Math 6/5, Math 7/6, and Math 8/7 consist of a student textbook with 120 lessons and 12 investigations, a Tests and Worksheets Booklet, which includes tests and fact practice worksheets, and a Solutions Manual, which offers step-by-step solutions to all lessons, investigations, and test questions. Algebra Ĺ includes a textbook and Homeschool Packet (31 test forms in addition to answers for all textbook problems and test questions), and a Solutions Manual is also available.
Saxon Teacher, a CD-ROM supplement that offers lesson instruction videos and video problem solutions in a convenient player, is also available for all middle grades math books.