Saxon Math has been a homeschool mainstay for 20+ years. It was written by John Saxon and remained a family company until 2004 when it was sold to Harcourt Achieve. It is still however the same high quality program as when it was owned by the Saxons. This curriculum has been used by homeschoolers practicing nearly every homeschool method. We use 2 Math programs in our homeschool for the Grammar Stage we use Christian Light Mathematics. It is systematic, comprehensive, emphasizes facts memory, advanced in scope & sequence and provides constant reviews of what has already been taught. Then we switch to Saxon during the Logic Stage (grade 5) and they begin 7/6 from CLE Math 4. I decided to switch to Saxon because of it’s reputation, CLE moves a little to slow through the Middle Years and I like the scope and sequence of Saxon.
The Big Question…Which Saxon Book Covers Which Grade Level?
I’m sorry but I have found the naming of their books from grade 4-7th to be so confusing. So here is the deal if you are looking to match the book to grade. 1st grade – Saxon 1
2nd grade – Saxon 2
3rd grade – Saxon 3
4th grade – Saxon 5/4
5th grade – Saxon 6/5
6th grade – Saxon 7/6
7th grade – Saxon 8/7 or Algebra 1/2 – YOU SHOULD DO ONE OR THE OTHER
8th grade – Algebra 1
9th grade – Algebra 2
10th grade – Advanced Mathematics
11th grade – Calculus
12th grade – Physics or Trigonometry There are two sources of DVD instruction with Saxon Math either Dive Into Math CD for Saxon Math 7/6 4th Edition or Mastering Algebra John Saxon’s Way: Math 76, 4th Edition DVD Set What is the difference you ask? The understand the purpose of the naming but I am still confused. Saxon 5/4 is for a 4th grader or struggling 5th grader, 6/5 is for a 5th grader or struggling 6th grader etc… If you would like to learn more about Saxon then I highly recommend the book Using John Saxon’s Math Books (Art Reed) – Paperback a Rafflecopter giveaway