## Description

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

percents

proportions

ratios

divisibility

rounding

place value

unit conversions

scientific notation

data representation

evaluation of algebraic expressions

the simplification of algebraic expressions

the solution of linear equations in one unknown

word problems involving pre-algebraic concepts

perimeter

area

surface area

volume

classification of geometric figures and solids

geometric constructions

symmetry

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.

Solutions Manual

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.

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