What’s the difference between Saxon Math 8/7 and Algebra ½?

UPDATE:  Shormann Pre-algebra, is now the recommended pre-algebra course.

Both Algebra ½ and Saxon 8/7 are pre-algebra courses. However, Dr. Shormann recommends his new Shormann Pre-Algebra Self-Paced eCourse. Based on John Saxon's original teaching methods, this course is hosted in a state-of-the art eLearning platform that makes learning more efficient. Featuring daily video lessons, interactive assignments with auto-grading and grade-recording, as well as video solutions and Q&A support with Dr. Shormann, it teaches all the pre-algebra concepts and develops fluency in the essential arithmetic skills like ratios, reducing fractions, converting a fraction to a decimal or percent, that make learning Algebra 1 much easier.

While Math 8/7 teaches all the prealgebra concepts required to succeed in Algebra 1, it also teaches students to memorize essential arithmetic skills like ratios, reducing fractions, converting a fraction to a decimal or percent that most often cause students to struggle in Algebra 1. Like Shormann Pre-Algebra, 8/7 teaches students to memorize and develop fluency in these essential skills required to learn Algebra 1.

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