Saxon Geometry

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AK_Mom4

  • Reviewed on Wednesday, March 17, 2010
  • Grades Used: 8th
  • Dates used: 2009-2010
Saxon Geometry is out there for folks who need a separate Geometry course. The material in this book is the same as is covered if the student completes Saxon Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and the 1st 40 lessons in Advanced Math.

This book is laid out like the other higher math books from Saxon - lessons are taught incrementally with a new concept each day. Like the other books, this one includes the small-print reference numbers next to each problem that tells you where the concept was introduced.

This course is not a daisy-picking exercise. This is formal geometry: proofs, logic, solids, and introductory trig are all covered. The homeschool set comes with a student text, test booklet, and solutions manual. That solutions manual is really necessary for this book!

Would I recommend it? Definitely. If you have a student who is not going to complete the full Alg 1, Alg 2, Advanced series with Saxon, this is a good course for getting that high school geometry credit.

Cons: it has more "real world" application problems than most Saxon texts and a little bit different look because it was written to be used either homeschool or classroom. This may turn off parents used to the simpler Saxon style, but we got used to it by lesson 10. Explanations are still written to the student, so this is not a large issue.