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Saxon Math 8/7, Part One

With Monica Breier

Continue mastering middle school math with this Saxon math course where you’ll learn arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry, and an introduction to pre-algebra, ratios, probability and statistics. Calculate with fractions, work with the metric system and repeating decimals, and more.

**Total classes: **14

**Prerequisite: **Saxon 7/6 or equivalent. Saxon placement test can be found at https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/curriculum/placement-tests/saxon-placement-tests/

**Suggested grade level: **7th to 8th grade

**Suggested credit: **One full semester Math

**Special notes: **This is Part One of a two-part course. Students are expected to register for Part Two offered in the Spring semester. Mrs. Breier provides daily recorded lectures for the remaining weekly lessons in addition to the 14 live classes.

This course will introduce topics of algebraic thinking and investigative skills for math. Students will use all of their computation skills, which are essential learning for our students, but develop even greater uses for them in scientific notation and work with integers, or signed numbers. Graphing more complex plots like box-and-whisker and stem-and-leaf will be introduced and mastered. The geometry will build on what the Saxon 7/6 course developed with symmetry, proportions circumference, and area of figures. Algebraic ideas begin with order of operations and repeating numbers, but continue with problem solving and percents. A student taking this class will be ready for Algebra 1 in the next year, or can complete Algebra 1/2 if more reinforcement of the concepts is needed.

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

**Materials:** Saxon 8/7 Homeschool Kit, Third Edition (https://setonbooks.com/math/1760-saxon-87-homeschool-3rd-edition-home-study-kit.html). Other materials include a compass, protractor, ruler, graph paper, and scientific calculator.

**Homework:** Daily assignments (aside from test days) take 20-30 minutes, with weekly quizzes and tests occurring every week to two weeks.

**Class dates:** Tuesdays, September 3 to December 10, 2024. (No class November 26)

**Starting time**: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 AM Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)

**Duration:** 45 minutes per live class

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