Saxon Math 65 - 5th Grade
PUBLISHER: Harcourt Steck-Vaughn
GRADE LEVEL: 5th Grade
PREREQUISITES: Saxon Math 54 or other fourth grade math; a link to the Saxon placement test is shown at the bottom of this page
REQUIRED MATERIALS: None
GENERAL APPROACH: Lesson-practice-problem set; incremental with spiral review
The basic Saxon Math 65 set contains three books, the student textbook, the solutions manual, and a book of tests and worksheets.
The older grades of Saxon Math books are denoted by two digit numbers. Refer to the second digit to discover the recommended grade level to study that math book. In this case, Saxon Math 65 is generally studied in the 5th grade (average to bright students). Slower students sometimes study 65 in the 6th grade.
The well-known Saxon Math approach which began with Math 54, continues with Math 65 and up. This approach provides lesson-practice-problem sets. A few pages give a detailed explanation of the lesson, in easy to understand language, and using example problems. This is followed by a short set of practice problems for students to solve on their own. Finally, the main part of the work for the day is the problem set. Students solve 30 or so review problems, taken cumulatively from earlier parts of the book. Any type of problem they’ve ever solved is fair game.