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 student’s 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.
Saxon Math 6/5 is made up of five instructional components: Warm up Activities including Facts Practice, Mental Math, and Problem Solving; Daily Lesson; Lesson Practice; Cumulative Practice; and Cumulative Tests. The new edition includes: word problems, geometry and measurement, order of operations, integers, powers and roots, divisibility concepts, prime and composite, numbers, ratios, patterns and sequences, and statistics and probability.
The Homeschool Kit includes the student textbook, a tests and worksheets booklet, and a solutions manual. Grade 5.
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.