This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
In this pre-algebra course, you will develop strong problem-solving skills and learn to work through equations with clear critical thinking. Sign up to build a solid foundation and be ready for Algebra 1 next school year.
Total classes: 14
Prerequisite: Saxon 8/7 or equivalent. Advanced students may be able to move from Saxon 7/6 to Saxon Algebra ½. Saxon placement test can be found at https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/curriculum/placement-tests/saxon-placement-tests/
Suggested grade level: 8th to 9th
Suggested credit: One full semester Math or Pre-Algebra
This text is the summit of pre-algebra mathematics. Part one of a full pre-algebra course and with an introduction to geometry. Some topics included are final reviews of fractions & decimals, order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic phrases, and probability.
Lessons contain the introduction to the new concept, lesson practice exercises where the new skill is practiced, and mixed practice exercises, which includes 25-30 old and new problems.
Week 1-3: Lessons 1-10
Week 4-5: Lessons 11-20
Week 6-7: Lessons 21-30
Week 8-9: Lessons 31-40
Week 10-11: Lessons 41-50
Week 12-14: Lessons 51-60
Course materials: Saxon Algebra 1/2 Homeschool Kit, Third Edition (https://setonbooks.com/math/1836-saxon-algebra-1-2-3rd-edition-home-study-kit.html). Other materials include compass, protractor, ruler, graph paper, and scientific calculator.
Homework: Daily assignments (aside from test days) taking 10-25 minutes, with weekly quizzes and tests occurring every week to two weeks.