My student is required to take Saxon Algebra 1/2.

While Shormann Pre-Algebra Self-Paced eLearning Course is the recommended pre-algebra course, if you must use Saxon Algebra 1/2 please see Dr. Shormann's recommendations to ensure your student is ready for Algebra 1.
  1. Do the Facts Practice Drills in the Saxon Math 8/7, 3rd Edition Tests & Worksheet booklet to develop and/or maintain fluency in the essential skills for Algebra 1.
  2. Use the DIVE Video Lectures to ensure understanding and develop fluency. Because the lesson in the text is only a summary, John Saxon recommended an experienced Saxon instructor to teach the full lesson, especially the missing review of previous concepts, which makes learning the new lesson easier. Learn More: How Does DIVE make it easier to learn Saxon Math?
  3. Use the third edition of Saxon Algebra 1/2.
  4. Upon completion of Saxon Algebra 1/2 and the Saxon 8/7 Facts Drills, take Shormann Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry. Featuring video lectures, interactive homework with instant feedback, automated grading, grade recording, video solutions, PSAT, SAT, and ACT prep, and Q&A support with Dr. Shormann, this 21st Century curriculum based on John Saxon’s teaching methods, makes learning more efficient and effective with fewer lessons and fewer homework problems. Learn More: Shormann Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry

Please note: If the co-op you are attending is Classical Conversations, they usually let you choose your math program.  Many Classical Conversations students use Shormann Math and are able to participate in class. Please contact your director for more information.

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