Half the Advanced Math Book
Art Reed is an expert on using Saxon Math. He has a helpful breakdown of the book. This is what he suggests.
Advanced Math Pro Tips
How can you possibly make a decision then? Take a deep breath. If your child has done Advanced Math, then they are doing GREAT in math, so you can't really mess them up. At the same time, you need to somehow explain that "Advanced Math" is somehow different than Math 8/7, or elementary math that younger kids take. Here is what I know.
Thank you so much for this information! I am not quite sure what to do for my 10th grader... We are looking at transitioning to homeschool this fall, and he has already completed Algebra 1 and a full year of Geometry through his school using a different curriculum. He is good at math, and I would really like him to have time to get through Calculus before graduation. The track he was on would have him in Algebra 2 in 10th grade, Trig & Pre-Cal in 11th grade, and Calculus in 12th grade. How would that work with the Saxon books? Also, is there anyone who teaches Saxon Calculus online? We are using Nicole the Math Lady for my 5th grader, and love her, but I think Advanced Mathematics is the highest book she has available. Thanks so much for any advice!
In her article High School Math at Home, Lee says gives some options for those who want to use Saxon for advanced math:
This is the most popular homeschool math curriculum, top rated by math experts. There is nothing but math problems on the page, so it thrilled my math-loving son and he actually chose these books for that reason!
DIVE CDs Video for Saxon
These are the original videos that coordinate with Saxon books, and intended for use by Christian homeschoolers. This is what I used, and I loved them. DIVE into Math Video Example
Saxon Teacher Video
Created by Saxon textbooks, these video lessons go through every problem in the text and the tests. Saxon Teacher Video
Homeschool With Saxon Video
Another tutorial for Saxon math, this is a video of a live instructor, and was intended for a wide variety of classroom and homeschool settings, so it may have a classroom feel. Homeschool with Saxon
Lee's sons taught themselves advanced math, and Lee wielded the answer key. If the answers didn't match the key exactly, the boys were welcome to call the publisher to dispute it!
I hope that helps!
Assistant to The HomeScholar
This information is SOOOO helpful. I am really behind the 8 ball with my son's transcript, and this book has been giving me fits. So glad you have shared your wealth of information with all of us.
Lee is always thankful to help! Let us know how that transcript comes out, and if you need help!
Assistant to The HomeScholar
If you're like me, you have seen a lot of headlines recently about how homeschool students have dominated national spelling and geography bees and have been awarded the best scholarships