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## Is Saxon Math effective?

I used Saxon 76 math to ensure his mastery of basics before moving on to Algebra. **It was very effective**. My son and my daughter have very different styles and it worked well for both the “big concept” learner and “methodical” learner. Why you liked/didn’t like the book: I whole heartedly recommend this program.

## Is Singapore Math the best?

**1 Singapore students are the world’s math leaders**. Since the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study started ranking countries’ competitiveness in math literacy in 1995, Singapore has consistently ranked among the best.

## Is Saxon Math outdated?

Our understanding is **that HMH has only discontinued the school versions**. The homeschool sets will continue to be sold. After Saxon was sold to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, it became clear they did not understand nor support John Saxon’s unique teaching methods.

## Is Saxon Math traditional?

**Saxon Math Is Traditional**

And don’t take a lot of time! Some of the other techniques I’ve seen involve valid methods for solving math problems. And they’re great for expanding understanding of the concept. … Especially when you combine the traditional method with mental math solving techniques.

## Why are Singaporeans so good at math?

Foundational Learning/Deep Mastery

Experts agree that part of the reason why Singapore students are so successful in math is **because their curriculum teaches them a deep mastery of the subject through carefully calculated foundational learning**; each grade level is a building block.

## Is Singapore math hard to teach?

Children in Singapore traditionally score highly in math when compared to those in other countries. **Singapore method is demanding and relies heavily on mastery of the material**. There are textbooks, workbooks, manipulative and teacher’s guides for each grade run from $9 – $30.

## Which country has the hardest math?

Which country has the hardest math? The United Kingdom, The United States of America, etc are the countries having one of the best education systems. But when it comes to having the hardest math, **China and South Korea** top the list.

## Is Singapore Math on grade level?

Our grade levels align with those of U.S. schools. For example, Dimensions Math 1A and 1B are for first grade. … Many students **start one half grade behind when they switch** to Singapore math. For example, a student starting Grade 5 might begin with 4B.

## Is Singapore Math a year ahead?

The **Primary Mathematics materials are generally one year ahead of current U.S. materials** and even bright students can’t just skip a year of content and expect to be successful. 4. When teaching Concretely, the SmartBoard is not enough. Students must actually use the manipulatives.

## Is Saxon Math considered honors?

Students who complete the entirety of the textbook and successfully master the material presented will score in the **90th – or higher – percentile** on either the ACT or SAT math score. As described in the referenced video, both of the course titles described in the four semester use of the book qualify as honors courses.

## Do public schools use Saxon Math?

In recent years, Saxon has made **their public school line of math curriculum available to homeschool families**. This line is known as Saxon Intermediate (Grades 3-5). The Intermediate books do not have teacher manuals–but instead are hardcover student textbooks.

## How long should a Saxon Math Lesson take?

Saxon lessons can take anywhere from **45 minutes (in the elementary grades) to upwards of an hour and a half as the student moves forward**. That would include all the drilling that needs doing in the early years and all the complicated math of the higher grades.