Saxon Math 76 - 6th Grade
PUBLISHER: Harcourt Steck-Vaughn
GRADE LEVEL: 6th Grade
PREREQUISITES: Math Saxon 65 or other fifth grade math (see placement test link below)
REQUIRED MATERIALS: None
GENERAL APPROACH: Lesson-practice-problem set; incremental with spiral review
Saxon Math 76 comes in a basic set of three books, the solutions manual, student textbook, and the tests and worksheets.
The second number in Math 76 refers to the grade level that the book is normally recommended for (for average to bright students). So Math 76 is normally used in the 6th grade. The first number refers to the grade the book should be studied by slow students.
The general format of each lesson in the upper grade Saxon Math books is very consistent. First, an explanation of the lesson, with worked out example problems. This might be 2-3 pages. Next, a practice set with some problems of that particular type for students to practice on. Finally, there is a problem set with some 30 problems taken from previous lessons. The review is cumulative, so any type of problem that students have ever learned about could possibly be in the problem set.