Saxon Math 87 - 7th Grade
PUBLISHER: Harcourt Steck-Vaughn
GRADE LEVEL: 7th Grade
PREREQUISITES: Saxon 76 or other seventh grade math; placement test is available
REQUIRED MATERIALS: None
GENERAL APPROACH: Lesson-practice-problem set; incremental with spiral review
The basic homeschool set of math books for Saxon Math 87 comes with three books, the tests and worksheets book, the teacher’s manual, and the solutions manual.
Like other Saxon Math books, the title of the book contains two numbers. In this case, the number is 87. The second number refers to the grade level when this book is generally taught, and lets parents know when to teach the curriculum to average or bright students in the 7th grade. The first number refers to when to teach this math curriculum to slower students.
The format of the Math 87 student textbook has a very consistent daily layout. The typical Saxon format gives students a few short pages explaining the lesson, including step-by-step example problems. Following the lesson, most of the day’s work comes from the problem set, a set of 30 or so math problems of all different types. This is a cumulative review and could basically include any type of problem that has been introduced in the current book or in previous math books.