Saxon Math 5/4 helps transition middle school students from manipulatives and worksheets to a textbook approach. Focusing on algebraic reasoning and geometric concepts, concepts are taught through incremental development of new material and continual review of the old, along with in-depth "investigations." Following Saxon Math 3 or Saxon Intermediate Math 3, concepts such as number sense, numeration, numerical operations, measurement and geometry, patterns, relationships, math functions, and data manipulation are introduced. Lessons contain a warm-up, introduction to new concepts, lesson practice where the new skill is practiced, and mixed practice, which is comprised of old and new problems. Designed for students in Grade 4, or Grade 5 for students struggling with math.
The "Tests and Worksheets" book provides a "facts practice test" for each lesson as well as a test covering 5-10 lessons. Investigations are also included.
The solutions manual provides answers for all problems in the lesson (including Warm-up, lesson practice, and mixed practice exercises), as well as solutions for the supplemental practice found in the back of the student text, and the facts practice tests, activity sheets, and tests in the separate tests & worksheets book.
This Saxon Homeschool Kit includes:
- Student Text; 120 lessons, 627 perforated pages, softcover, 3rd Edition.
- Tests and worksheets book; 283 perforated pages, three-ring-punched; selected pages may be reproduced by homeschooling families. 3rd Edition.
- Solutions Manual; 302 perforated pages, softcover. 3rd Edition.