WFMW – Homemade Saxon Math

Ideally, if all things came together and the stars aligned and a magic fairy waved her wand and zapped my school supplies,… I’d be teaching Princess with a Saxon 2 Math book right now.

Alas, as the stars did not align, no fairy waved her wand, and God chose to bless me with an extra dose of ingenuity in lieu of plopping a book in my lap…here’s what we came up instead.

  1. I looked up the table of contents for the Saxon Math 2 book, to see what is covered.
  2. Then I search online for worksheets or games pertaining to the next concept and print some out and/or have her play them.
  3. If I have any questions about a chapter, I call my homeschooling friend who has a Saxon Math 2 book. I’m sure that you could go online and google a specific concept to find out more about it though.
  4. Once Princess has it we move on to the next

(Yes, it’s true that we’ve been hanging out on some extra addition practice for a while, but during that time I’ve continued on with new concepts like odd and even, rounding, measuring, graphing, temperature, etc.)

So that’s it. Homemade Saxon Math. Next year I’d much rather have the books, oh yes I would. I much prefer having all the work done for me! 😉 But for now… well, it works. It works just fine.

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mrs darling
mrs darling
April 9, 2008 11:07 am

Ive never looked at Saxon. Ive heard a lot about it though. I use Horizon with Tink.

proverbs31
proverbs31
April 9, 2008 12:17 pm

I grew up using Saxon in public school and my husband used it when he homeschooled during high school. It helps him feel better when I use things he is familiar with or has at least heard of. 🙂 Plus, it’s a good system, too. It’s well known for good review. Even after moving on to new concepts, you will frequently review what you’ve already learned so that those concepts aren’t lost. Daily you review what you learned last and a few things you’ve learned in the past. I know there are other good math curriculum out there, too. Another… Read more »

Kathryn
Kathryn
April 9, 2008 1:07 pm

I love Saxon math. I taught it to 5th and 6th graders in a private Christian school and I learned so much! 😉 It filled in all the blanks that I had forgotten or had never been taught. Its my math curriculum of choice and hopefully we will be able to afford it when my son is ready to start homeschool.

Christine
Christine
April 15, 2008 7:09 pm

What a super creative idea; I love it!

chris
chris
April 12, 2008 7:00 am

why not grab this book. it free and kinda spiral like Saxon.

http://books.google.com/books?id=xQYAAAAAYAAJ&printsec=titlepage&dq=David+Eugene+Smith&lr=&as_brr=1

I linked alot of primary arithmetics right here. pick one and fly!!
http://del.icio.us/cornopean/primaryarithmetic

all the best,
Chris

BP
BP
April 11, 2008 7:33 am

That is a wonderful idea! Very creative.

Christi
Christi
April 9, 2008 3:52 pm

This is such a good idea. I will start homeschooling my ds10 in the fall, but with a test run in the summer. I’m looking for all the ideas I can get right now. Thanks a ton!

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