At Kingdom Builder we use the Saxon Math Curriculum for all of our math classes. Saxon builds a solid foundation for our students by having students continually solve problems of particular subjects until mastery. To obtain this mastery, it is recommended to start with Math 5/4 in 4th or 5th grade and continue through until Algebra 2 in High School.
Textbook: Saxon 6/5, 3rd Ed.
Class Length: 32 weeks (2 semesters)
Class format: Lecture, Reading, Homework, Tests
Description: “Building upon the principles taught in Saxon Math 5/4, the Saxon 6/5 textbook covers 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. Students will specifically learn about making a multiplication table, 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.
Lessons contain a warm-up (with facts practice, mental math, & problem-solving exercises); introduction to the new concept, lesson practice exercises where the new skill is practiced, and mixed practice exercises, which includes 25-30 old and new problems. In-depth "Investigations" are provided every 10 lessons, and have their own set of questions.”