Saxon's Math 1 program is carefully planned and packaged in a homeschool kit to make your teaching experience easier.
First-graders will skip count by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's; compare and order numbers; identify ordinal position to tenth; identify a sorting rule; identify and extend patterns; solve routine and nonroutine problems; master all basic addition facts and most of the basic subtraction facts; add two-digit numbers without regrouping; picture and name fractions; measure using inches, feet, and centimeters; compare volume, mass, and area; tell time to the half hour; count pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters; identify and draw polygons; identify geometric solids; tally; and create, read, and write observations from real graphs, pictographs, and bar graphs.
Homeschool Kit Contents
Saxon's primary mathematics programs have been carefully planned and packaged.
- The heart of each K-3 program is the teacher's manual, which employs a unique instructional format. It contains daily lessons, each of which includes pre-class preparation instructions, a list of materials, and the entire scripted lesson. Scripted lessons provide the parent with questioning strategies and language designed to help children understand mathematical concepts. Since the teacher's manual is nonconsumable, it can be used in successive years with the purchase of new student workbooks and meeting books.Teacher's Manual.
- Student Workbooks. A complete set of all necessary student materials is bound in two consumable workbooks. Student materials include written practice pages, masters, and fact cards.
- Meeting Book. Each grade level has its own consumable meeting book, which is used during The Meeting at the beginning of each day.
** The same manipulatives used for Saxon Math K are needed for use.
Each lesson includes a daily meeting, a new increment of instruction, guided practice of new and previously introduced concepts, and number fact practice. Written and oral assessments are built into the program and are given at regular intervals.
- The daily meeting is an opening exercise in which children practice skills related to time, temperature, money, counting, patterning, and problem solving.The Meeting.
- Number Fact Practice. Children are presented with strategies to help learn number facts. They are encouraged to recall facts through the use of pattern recognition. Facts are practiced orally, and students test their skills in timed drills (fact practice sheets), competing against past performances.
- Written Practice. Children complete the first part of the written practice with parent assistance. The remaining half, which mirrors work completed in class, is done later in the day. The time delay between practice sessions improves retention.
- Written and Oral Assessments. Each assessment questions children on skills they have practiced for at least five lessons. In Math 1, a written assessment is given every five lessons, an oral assessment every ten lessons.