Math Course Descriptions
We offer multiple skill level classes, including two levels of PreAlgebra. Please read course descriptions, take placement tests, and contact teacher if necessary to assure you sign your child into the correct class.
Algebra I (Niblack)
Topics covered include signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notations; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability.

Class time will be spent learning 2 new lessons and taking weekly homework checks.

At home, students are expected to watch my videos for 2 additional lessons, complete all homework assignments and most tests.

Parents are expected to help at home by checking homework and correcting mistakes with the student daily and proctoring tests.
Required materials:

Saxon Algebra I, Third Edition: textbook

Solutions Manual

Test Forms

Texas Instruments 30XA or 30XIIS calculator

graph paper
Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.
https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf
and/or
https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/hs_a1_placement.pdf
Algebra 2 (Phillips)
Algebra 2 will develop topics traditionally taught in secondyear algebra, as well as realworld problems including gas laws, force vectors and percent markups. Other topics such as set theory, statistics and probability are also covered. Additionally, we will make applications to geometry, physics and chemistry.
Required Materials: Saxon Algebra 2, only 3rd Edition (textbook, test booklet, answer key), Scientific calculator (Recommended: TI30), Graph paper
Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.
https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf
and/or https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/hs_a1_placement.pdf
Geometry (Phillips)
During our study of Geometry we will cover topics such as lines and
angles, congruence, inequalities, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, area, similarity, right triangles, circles, and regular polygons. These concepts will be developed through many reallife scenarios and will leave the student with the ability to use Geometry in everyday situations.
Required Materials: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding by Harold Jacobs (third edition)
Saxon 8/7 Pre Algebra (Niblack)
This prealgebra course is designed for students who successfully completed Saxon 7/6. It has heavy emphasis on arithmetic review while also teaching algebraic concepts. Saxon 8/7 reviews arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry and other skills, and introduces pre
algebra, ratios, probability and statistics. Students will specifically learn about equivalent fractions, adding/subtracting/multiplying fractions, the metric system, repeating decimals, scientific notation, Pi, graphing inequalities, multiplying algebraic terms, the Pythagorean Theorem, the slopeintercept form of linear equations, and more.

Class time will be spent learning 2 new lessons, taking weekly homework checks and completing investigations.

At home, students are expected to watch my videos for 2 additional lessons, complete all homework assignments and most tests.

Parents are expected to help at home by checking homework and correcting mistakes with the student daily and proctoring tests.
Required materials:

Saxon Math 8/7 with Prealgebra – Homeschool, Third Edition: textbook

Solutions Manual

Tests and Worksheets

graph paper

compass

protractor

ruler, scissors
Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.
https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf
Saxon 1/2 Pre Algebra (Niblack)
This prealgebra course is designed for students who successfully completed Saxon 7/6 or completed Saxon 8/7 but aren’t quite ready for the rigors of Algebra I. It has less arithmetic review than Saxon 8/7 and focuses more on algebraic concepts. Saxon Algebra 1/2 serves as an effective bridge to the secondary subject of Algebra by providing an introduction to geometry and discrete mathematics. Specific topics covered include fractions, decimals, mixednumber operations, scientific notation, prime and composite numbers, order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic expressions, solving equations with one variable, working with signed numbers, scientific notation, ratios, geometry fundamentals, probability, and the Pythagorean Theorem. This course is designed to solidify basic mathematics skills and prepare students
for success in Algebra I.

Class time will be spent learning 2 new lessons and taking weekly homework checks.

At home, students are expected to watch my videos for 2 additional lessons, complete all homework assignments and most tests.

Parents are expected to help at home by checking homework and correcting mistakes with the student daily and proctoring tests.
Required materials:

Saxon Algebra ½, Third Edition: textbook

Solutions Manual

Test Forms

graph paper

compass

protractor

ruler

Texas Instruments 30XA or 30XIIS calculator
Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a
placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.
https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf
Saxon 7/6 Math (Phillips)
This course is designed for those not quite ready for prealgebra and is a stepping stone to Prealgebra. It introduces functions and coordinate graphing, integers, exponential expressions, and prime factorization. Students will also learn about the order of operations, number lines, decimal place value, how to find the percent of a number, how to round decimal numbers, attributes of geometric solids, and more. Each week we will cover 34 lessons and tests will be given every 10 lessons. TextSaxon 7/6
Required Materials: Saxon 7/6 Student Textbook, Solutions Manual, Tests and Worksheets booklet (fourth edition)
Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.
https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf
Saxon 6/5 Math (Phillips)
Designed for 5th or 6th graders, Saxon 6/5 will explore concepts such as the order of operations; geometry and measurement; integers; divisibility concepts; ratios; statistics and probability; prime and composite numbers; patterns and sequences; and powers and roots. We will also learn adding/subtracting fractions with a common denominator, multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100, perimeter, simple probability, decimal parts of a meter, reciprocals, volume, square roots, graphing points on a coordinate plane, and more. Each Tuesday I will teach four lessons from the textbook and these lessons will then be reinforced through the homework assigned that week. Ample class time will be given to reviewing homework from the previous week and answering questions that may arise from the lessons.
Required Materials: Saxon 6/5 Student Text, Solutions Manual, Tests and Worksheets Booklet (3rd Edition)
Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.
https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf
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