Why do you do Saxon 8/7 maths when most Year 8 students are doing Algebra 1/2?

9 August 2021

Challenge A provides a bridge between the Foundations/Essentials programs, where the emphasis is on naming, memorising, and reciting; and the Challenge programs, where the emphasis is on discussing and presenting. Saxon 8/7 is also a bridge between basic and higher mathematics, making this book a perfect fit for Challenge A. The book begins by reviewing the vocabulary, basic operations, and laws of maths and then transitions to exercises that require problem-solving skills. To help students make the transition, directors introduce maths concepts in a way that engages all of the students regardless of their maths level or ability. The maths seminar is not a lecture; it is a discussion.

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