Algebra?1/2 is made up of five instructional components: Introduction of the New Increment, Examples with Complete Solutions, Practice of the Increment, Daily Problem Set, and Cumulative Tests. Algebra?1/2 covers all topics normally taught in pre-algebra, as well as additional topics from geometry and discrete mathematics. It is recommended for seventh-graders who plan to take first-year algebra in the eighth grade, or for eighth-graders who plan to take first-year algebra in the ninth grade. Algebra?1/2 represents the culmination of the study of pre-algebra mathematics.
In?Algebra?1/2,?students will learn:
fractions and their arithmetic operations
decimals and their arithmetic operations
mixed numbers and their arithmetic operations
signed numbers and their arithmetic operations
translating from words to algebraic expressions
order of operations
evaluation of algebraic expressions
the simplification of algebraic expressions
the solution of linear equations in one unknown
word problems involving pre-algebraic concepts
classification of geometric figures and solids
Algebra 1/2 Homeschool Kit Contents
Saxon’s secondary mathematics programs have been carefully planned and packaged. All you need to successfully teach each program is included in the homeschool kit. The Algebra 1/2 homeschool kit includes a textbook, an answer key for textbook problem sets, and tests (consumable)?with solutions/answers.
The Solutions Manual provides step-by-step solutions for each problem in the textbook problem sets. Solutions to test problems included with answer key.
Note: If your student has a proficiency level at 80% or above for Saxon 8/7 they move directly to Algebra 1.