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 prealgebra, 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 prealgebra mathematics. The textbook contains answers to odd-numbered problems, and an answer key is provided for all homework problems.
A Solutions Manual is also available for step-by-step solutions to the homework problems.
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
order of operations
evaluation and simplification of algebraic expressions
the solution of linear equations in one unknown
word problems involving algebraic concepts
classification of geometric figures and solids
Algebra 1/2 Homeschool Kit Contents
The Saxon middle grades 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, tests, and an answer key for homework problems and tests.
Saxon books are skill-level books, not grade-level books. It is essential that each student is placed in the text that meets the skill level of the individual.