Saxon Math (Kindergarten-Grade 5)
Saxon Math’s unique structure uses integrated and distributed instruction — concepts are taught in smaller increments that build logically on each other. Each increment is practiced and reviewed as new skills are added. This way, students see the connections between concepts, and learn the "why" as well as the "how."
In order to match children’s developmental learning cycles, the new Saxon Math for K–5 offers two configurations:
- Saxon's kit-based K–3 primary program is more teacher directed and activity-based.
- Saxon's textbook-based 3–5 intermediate program is more studentdirected.
Grade 3 is often considered a transition year, and school districts differ in how they classify and configure third grade mathematics. Saxon accommodates this variation by providing a choice between a consumable kit version or a hardbound textbook version at this grade level.
Saxon Math Courses 1, 2, and 3 (Grades 6, 7 & 8)
Saxon's unique structure gives every student time to master the new standards.
The traditional unit organization is not designed to provide the time needed for the kind of long-term mastery required by today’s standards — a steep learning curve and an even more dramatic forgetting curve for each unit make mastery learning a challenge for many students.
Saxon optimizes time management. It breaks apart traditional units into easily retained increments and then distributes and integrates them across the year. This creates a learning curve that allows students to master each part of every standard. No skills or concepts get dropped, and students retain what they have learned well beyond the test.
- Gives students a year to master concepts instead of weeks
- Creates a learning safety net for below-grade-level learners
- Ensures a solid mathematical foundation for students advancing into higher mathematics
Saxon Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 (Grades 9, 10, 11 & 12)
Practice helps to cement learning.
That's why Saxon Math allows constant review over time to promote long-term retention and proficiency. Students attain a depth of understanding on a particular concept by practicing it over time and in a variety of ways. Every day, Saxon students practice not only the day’s concept, but also concepts and skills from previous lessons.
Saxon’s continual practice provides cumulative review throughout the year.
- Skills and concepts are kept alive and reinforced through daily practice
- Math connections are strengthened and made meaningful
- Practice sets are rich and varied—just like assessments
Saxon's pedagogy of continual, distributed practice ensures that concepts are committed to students' long-term memory.