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Saxon Math 8/7, Part Two

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 Math 8/7, Part One or equivalent. Saxon placement test can be found at https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/curriculum/placement-tests/saxon-placement-tests/

Suggested credit: One full semester Math

Description

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 and 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.

Outline

Week 1-3: Lessons 61-70
Week 4-5: Lessons 71-80
Week 6-7: Lessons 81-90
Week 8-9: Lessons 91-100
Week 10-11: Lessons 101-110
Week 12-14: Lessons 111-120

Materials and Homework

Course 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 compass, protractor, ruler, graph paper, and scientific calculator.

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

Important Dates

Class dates: Wednesdays, January 10 to April 24, 2024. (No class Feb. 14 or March 27)

Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (Noon Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 45 minutes per live class