Saxon Math 54 - 4th Grade
PUBLISHER: Harcourt Steck-Vaughn
GRADE LEVEL: 4th Grade
PREREQUISITES: All basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; multi-digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, also single digit divisor long division.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Manipulatives
GENERAL APPROACH: Scripted lessons
In Saxon Math 54, third edition set, there are three math books. The student textbook, the Solutions manual, and the tests and worksheets. While Saxon levels are not necessarily tied to any grade level, most students take Math 54 in the 4th grade.
In the two digit numbers used to identify the older grades of Saxon Math books, the second digit refers to the typical grade in which the book is studied. Average to advanced students in other words would take 54 in 4th grade. Slow students would take 54 in 5th grade.
The format changes in Math 54 compared to the previous year’s Math 3. Math 54 follows the characteristic Saxon Math approach used throughout the rest of the grade levels. There are a few pages explaining the lesson, with example problems, which the student should be able to read on his own and understand, followed by a short set of practice problems on that concept. Finally, the problem set which provides the main part of the day’s work consists of 30 or so problems comprising a cumulative review of types of problems that have been covered since the beginning of the book (or in the first few lessons, they are pulled from the Math 3 book).