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Saxon Math Curriculum Grades K–12

For over 30 years, Saxon Math has been delivering proven results for students in Grades K–12. The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. This integrated and connected approach ensures deep, longterm mastery of content and skills.
Saxon Math in your classroom
 Incremental: Students have time to understand and practice the lesson
 Distributed: Students have time to practice and master previous concepts
 Cumulative: Students are ready for high stakes assessments
Saxon Math™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Why?
No matter how well students initially learn a concept, if they are not able to retain their learning, connect it to other concepts, and apply it in problemsolving situations, they have not reached mastery. Saxon Math™ is designed to support the longterm mastery and applications that will make a difference during testing and in students’ future education and careers.
According to the pedagogy
 Incremental Concepts are taught in small, approachable progressions
 Distributed Increments are spread throughout the year, building in complexity, so that by the end of the year students have reached deep understanding and fluency
 Cumulative Practice and assessments include concepts from the most recent lessons as well as from earlier in the year, ensuring students retain all concepts and can make connections between them
Saxon Math™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
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Scope and Sequence
The Scope and Sequence provides an overview of the concepts to be covered in given period of time, as well as how those concepts are addressed over the series as whole. Download a PDF to see the progression and order of topic introduction.
Grades K–8 (967 KB)
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Authors
Nancy Larson  Program Author, K4
I began my career in education as a high school and middle school mathematics teacher. As an algebra and geometry teacher, I was aware of the gaps in students' mathematical background. When I became the district math coordinator, it was clear that the gaps were not the results of the teachers' failure to present concepts, but rather by the lack of materials that ensure students' longterm retention of these concepts. After researching many math programs, I found that the textbooks written by John Saxon and Stephen Hake addressed this problem for middle school and high school students.
I then began looking for an elementary program that had the same philosophy as the materials developed by John and Stephen. Unable to find materials that had a similar approach, I decided to write a program with the same philosophy that addressed the needs of primary students and their teachers.
The goal of the Saxon Math™ K–4 program was to teach important mathematical content using an integrated, incremental approach and to provide the practice necessary for children to master the concepts presented. By working closely with classroom teachers and incorporating extensive field testing, we were able to develop a program that provides children with a solid understanding of the language of mathematics and the mastery of the skills needed to be successful in future mathematics courses.
Stephen Hake  Program Author, Intermediate 35 and Courses 13
When I read the published fieldtest results of John Saxon's Algebra 1 manuscript and learned that John Saxon taught students with the same methods I did, I placed an order and began using John's book with my eighth grade students with great success. Recognizing the country's need for an effective math program from grade school through high school, we joined our efforts and soon Saxon Math was helping millions of students across America succeed in math. Students can learn math and are advanced through the subject matter in a way that gently guides them step by step and provides the time and practice necessary to learn and remember the foundational concepts of mathematics.
Saxon Math is written the way I taught–one bit of instruction each day with plenty of practice on previous instruction. The excellent performance of my students on problemsolving contests and on standardized tests convinced me that this method of instruction works. It produces excellent problemsolving skills and longterm learning of key math concepts.
Pat Wrigley  Author of Adaptations for Saxon Math
I began to adapt Saxon's intermediate grades series in 1991 for use with my own Special Ed students. When other resource specialists began to request copies of my work, I realized it might be of value to Saxon users. The Saxon approach is reliable. I've seen repeated proof that this program works for all students. Even as I reach my 40th year as a fulltime resource specialist, seeing the happiness of my students' faces as they achieve beyond their dreams is still the greatest joy of my life.
Dr. Frank Wang  Author of Saxon Calculus
"My passion is for teaching and for helping students learn more mathematics than they ever thought possible. I am a fervent advocate for the Saxon pedagogy and highly recommend its mathematics textbooks as the best textbooks for providing students with a solid and firm foundation for further study in mathematics."
Dr. Wang holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a Ph. D. in pure mathematics from MIT. He began working for Saxon Publishers at age 16 as a high school student. He was president of the company from 1994 to 2001. Frank has taught at the University of Oklahoma and currently teaches at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics.
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Correlations
Correlation guides indicate where—and in many cases how—the Common Core Standards are addressed in the program. Download a PDF to see specifics at a particular level.
Grade K (1,154 KB)
Grade 1 (1,397 KB)
Grade 2 (1,565 KB)
Grade 3 (1,490 KB)
Grade 3 (for Saxon Intermediate 3) (1,667 KB)
Grade 4 (for Saxon Intermediate 4) (1,366 KB)
Grade 5 (for Saxon Intermediate 5) (1,445 KB)
Grade 6 (1,679 KB)
Grade 7 (1,025 KB)
Grade 8 (1,037 KB)
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Research
"Saxon Works"
Independent research, longitudinal studies, and field testing provide clear evidence that Saxon Math™ shows immediate, dramatic, and sustained improvement for all students.
Theoretical and Empirical Support for Saxon Math
A wellarticulated curriculum challenges students to learn increasingly more sophisticated mathematical ideas as they continue their studies. John Saxon, founder of Saxon Publishers, had a similar philosophy in mind when he developed his theorybased distributed approach to mathematics instruction, practice, and assessment in the early 1980s. Saxon's approach has evolved to include a K–12 textbook series with a comprehensive approach to mathematics.
Saxon Math Research (1.42 MB)
Study Gives Edge to two Math Programs
Education Week
Two programs for teaching mathematics in the early grades—Math Expressions and Saxon Math emerge as winners in early findings released last week from a largescale federal experiment that pits four popular, and philosophically distinct, math curricula against one another.
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A Longitudinal Analysis of State Mathematics Scores for Florida Schools Using Saxon Math
Saxon Math Florida
This report describes a threeyear longitudinal study of the instructional effectiveness of Saxon Math, a mathematics program designed for use in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Read Full Report (452 k)
A Longitudinal Analysis of State Mathematics Scores for Oklahoma Schools Using Saxon Math
Saxon Math Oklahoma
This report describes a threeyear longitudinal study of the instructional effectiveness of Saxon Math, a mathematics program designed for use in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Read Full Report (452 k)
Saxon Math and California English Learner's Math Performance
Saxon Math California ELL
Grounding of mathematics learning in academic language has tremendous implications for the growing population of ELLs in classrooms across the U.S. Many learners who struggle with reading also have difficulty with mathematics, mainly because of the language demands that are embedded within each of these skills.
Read Full Report (209 k)
A Longitudinal Analysis of State Mathematics Scores for Indiana Schools Using Saxon Math
Saxon Math Indiana
This report describes a threeyear longitudinal study of the instructional effectiveness of Saxon Math, a mathematics program designed for use in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Read Full Report (398 k)
The Relationship Between Using Saxon Elementary and MiddleSchool Math and Student Performance on California Statewide Assessments
Saxon Math California
PRES Associates, an external, independent educational research firm with over 15 years of experience in applied educational research and evaluation, conducted analyses using existing California state assessment data to examine the relationship between math performance and Saxon Math programs at elementary and middle school grade levels. This report presents the results of statistical analyses conducted in order to examine how well the Saxon Math program helps California elementary and middleschool students attain critical math skills.
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The Relationship Between Using Saxon Elementary School Math and Student Performance on Texas Statewide Assessments
Saxon Math Texas
PRES Associates, an external, independent educational research firm with over 15 years of experience in applied educational research and evaluation, conducted analyses using archival data on the effectiveness of the Saxon Elementary Math program in the state of Texas. This report presents the results of statistical analyses conducted on existing Texas state assessment data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the Saxon Math program in helping Texas elementary school students attain vital math skills.
Read Full Report (931 k)
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Testimonials
"Saxon Works!"
Saxon^{®} products and programs have a proven record of success in every type of school setting–urban, suburban, rural, public, private, charter, and parochial—for over 30 years.
See What Teachers Are Saying
Students realize that they are not just learning a concept for one chapter—they need to maintain all skills.
Jacque Novotny, Math Teacher and Department Chairperson
St. Mary's School
Sleepy Eye, MNThe lessons are easy to follow and everything I need is included in the program! The components all work together so well that it makes my job so much easier.
Jody Bentz, Lead Teacher
Taylor Primary
Snowflake, AZRead More Testimonials
Read more testimonials from around the country in the Saxon Math™ Report Card.
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Features
Complete K–12 Solution
Saxon Math^{™} is the only K–12 program that provides the same incremental, research based pedagogy across all grade levels.
Unique Pedagogy
The success of Saxon Math programs can be attributed to the program’s unique, effective, and researchbased pedagogy, which helps students develop a deeper understanding of concepts and how to apply them.
Support For All Learners
Saxon Math is a proven instructional design that gives all students the structure they need to succeed. Saxon Math’s incremental approach, continual review and ongoing cumulative assessment ensure long term mastery. Saxon Math also offers a complete parallel program that provides additional support for special education students in Grades 3–12.
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Assessment
The goal of Saxon Math™ is to ensure that all students retain the concepts and strategies they acquire throughout the year. The datadriven assessment in Saxon Math supports this goal using a twopronged approach.
Assessment For Learning—Formative
The purpose of Formative Assessment is to:
 Improve skill retention
 Inform instruction
 Assess continuously during teaching to influence learning
 Provide immediate feedback to intervene and enrich, if necessary, on a particular concept
How Saxon Achieves
Math K–3
 Question and response during The Meeting and New Concept
 Daily Fact Practice (Grades 1–3)
 Independent and Guided Class Practice and independent Homework
 ProblemSolving Worksheets
Intermediate 3–5
 Power Up—Facts, Mental Math and ProblemSolving
 Lesson Practice
 Written Practice
Assessment Of Learning—Summative
The purpose of Summative Assessment is to:
 Provide accountability
 Evaluate progress
 Gather evidence of learning
 Judge learning, usually in the form of a grade or score
How Saxon Achieves
Math K–3
 Fact Assessments and Written Assessments (Grades 1–3, every 5 lessons)
 Oral Assessments (every 10 lessons)
 Performance Tasks (every 10 lessons)
 Benchmark Assessments (Grades 1–3)
Intermediate 3–5
 Powerup Test (every 5 lessons)
 Cumulative Test (every 5 lessons)
 Performance Tasks or TestDay
 Activities (every 5 lessons)
 Benchmark Tests (every 20 lessons)
 End of Course Exam
Saxon's Structure Creates High Achievers in Schools Across the Nation
Saxon has a unique structure that enables students of all abilities to reach higher and stretch further in mathematics in today's highstakes standards environment. Research shows that Saxon Math consistently yields increased retention, higher test scores, greater selfconfidence, and sustained performance in higherlevel mathematics than the traditional chapter approach.
Saxon Math™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Complete K12 Math Solutions
Saxon Math K–5
Saxon Math^{™} K–5 programs are easy to implement, provide more time for learning and teaching, and feature comprehensive materials that are convenient and wellorganized. Differentiated instruction opportunities and strategies include visual models, handson activities, technology, and enrichment tools that will help every student succeed. Saxon Math supports every level of student development with two program configurations.
Primary K–3
Saxon Math's Primary K–3 program is offered as a consumable kit that provides teachers with the instructional materials and activities they need to help primary students master foundational math concepts and problem solving strategies.
Intermediate 3–5
Saxon Math's Intermediate 3–5 program offers a textbookbased format that is written at a level appropriate for students in the intermediate grades. It includes lessons embedded with activities, comprehensive examples, and practical applications.
Saxon Math Courses 1, 2, and 3
Saxon Math Courses 1, 2, and 3 integrate and distribute traditional units, giving students time to learn and practice skills throughout the year, master content, and develop higherorder thinking. Skills and concepts are built through critical thinking, helping students become better and more confident problem solvers. The books focus students directly on the math, eliminating distractions so that students can build meaningful math connections.
Saxon Math Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2
Saxon Secondary Mathematics editions provide course content and features to meet the demands of today's more rigorous standards. Saxon helps students achieve higher test scores, better prepares students for college entrance exams, and readies students for collegiate math concepts.
The Saxon Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 series prepares students for realworld problems with practical applications of abstract concepts. As a result, students master effective thinking and reasoning strategies. The Saxon Math program results in immediate, dramatic and sustained high levels of student performance.
Saxon Math™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Unique Pedagogy
No matter how well students initially learn a concept, if they are not able to retain their learning, connect it to other concepts and apply it in problem solving situations, they have not reached mastery. Saxon Math™ is designed to support the longterm mastery and applications that will make a difference during testing, future education and careers.
Incremental
Concepts are taught in small, approachable increments.
Distributed
Increments are spread throughout the year, building in complexity, so that by the end of the year students have reached deep understanding and fluency.
Cumulative
Practice and assessments include concepts from the most recent lessons as well as from earlier in the year, ensuring students retain all concepts and can make connections between them.
Saxon Math™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Support for All Learners
Adaptations for Saxon Math™ Grades 3–12
Complete Parallel Support
Teacher resources, practice materials, testing materials, and reference guides align perfectly and easily with the Saxon Math core program.
Equal Access
Ensures equity in instruction.
Saves Time
Spend time teaching, not looking for added resources, preparing extra lesson plans, or modifying lessons to fit into individualized education program plans.
Flexible
Specific components support inclusion, pullout, and selfcontained resource and Special Education classrooms with support differentiation suggestions.
RTI
A perfect fit for Tiers 1, 2, and 3 of the Response to Intervention model.
Explicit, Strategic, and Systematic Instruction
Detailed stepbystep instruction for teacher and student success
Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract Strategies
A variety of concrete, tactile, activitybased, and manipulative experiences help to ease the transition into abstract thinking.
DataDriven Instruction
Frequent, cumulative progress monitoring tools are provided. Prescriptive options are provided to address each learner’s needs.
Saxon Math™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Success at Home
Saxon Math™ has been the choice of homeschoolers for over three decades thanks to its record of success. Saxon’s unique teaching philosophy of incremental development and continual review helps students learn new concepts and retain essential math skills. Available for Grades 1–12, Saxon Math Homeschool offers support for parents and students, including scripted lessons, solutions manuals, Saxon Teacher CDROM supplements, and an email math help line.
Saxon Math™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Implementation
Saxon Math Advanced Implementation Workshops
Effective, researchbased professional development programs that enhance teachers' mathematics content knowledge, skills, and instructional strategies for teaching Saxon Math™.
Saxon offers a variety of Advanced Implementation sessions delivered by Saxon consultants.
Contact your account executive or call Customer Care at 800.225.5425 for pricing and more information.
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What's New
New! Learning Wrapups and Learning Palettes
You have asked for them, and now you have them! Now Saxon Math™ offers a complete Math learning Center for Grades 1–5.
Learning Palette
 Aligns to Saxon Math lessons
 An ideal resource for enrichment
 Requires minimal preparation for the teacher
 Contains a unique selfcorrection feature for immediate feedback
 Comes in a convenient and portable storage unit
Learning Wrapups
 Handson Fact Practice
 Supports Saxon Math Lessons
 Helps students reach computational fluency
 Promotes speed and accuracy
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Technology Resources
Saxon Math™’s flexible technology resources save you time on daily tasks and keep you attuned to your students' needs—every day, all year long.
With Saxon's technology suite you can quickly and conveniently:
 Customize planning, tracking, testing, and benchmarking tools
 Support teaching with instructional presentations and activities
 Generate benchmarking and performance reports
 Differentiate instruction and provide remediation
Saxon Math with Destination Math
Enhance your Saxon Math lesson instruction with Destination Math^{®} digital tutorials and activities.
 Animated tutorials and activities inspire students to enjoy math and develop criticalthinking skills.
 Explicit, stepbystep instruction helps students develop conceptual understanding and problemsolving proficiency.
 Easytoassign individualized instruction allows teachers to provide specific content for additional practice, remediation, or enrichment—meeting the needs of all students.
 Easy access through the Student Edition eBook or Teacher's Manual eBook.
iSucceed MATH Intervention
iSucceed MATH^{®} offers a distinct path to success for students by offering the skills they need to master Grades 3–8. iSucceed MATH^{®} is a multisensory, innovative and comprehensive program that combines the best of technology and print while offering ageappropriate, individualized, datadriven instruction specifically designed to close gaps in conceptual understanding with individualized prescriptive paths for students.
Saxon Math™ and iSucceed MATH® are trademarks or registered trademarks of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Destination Math® is a registered trademark of HMH IP Company.

Webinars
Saxon Math Series
Response to Intervention: Supporting All 3 Tiers
Presenter: John Anderson
Duration: 45 minutes
Become familiar with Response to Intervention (RtI) tiers and learn how you can support all three of them using Saxon Math™ and Saxon Adaptations.
Classroom Observation Best Practices
Presenter: Nick Ewen
Duration: 45 minutes
In this session administrators will learn the benefits of the Saxon Classroom Observation Model. You'll come away with tools and checklists as well as a better understanding of the pedagogy and instructional elements of a Saxon Math classroom.
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Online Resources
Useful Links
Log on to your online accounts—ThinkCentral for Grades K–5 and Holt McDougal Online for Courses 1–3 and Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2—via the following links:
Online Activities for Grades K–3
Kindergarten
Shape and Color Matching (Lesson 32)
Identifying a Missing Number (Lesson 35)
Matching Dimes with Money Amounts to $1.00 (Lesson 81)
Math Enrichment Problems (Lessons 1112)
Grade 1
Saxon Math™ Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)
Using Comparison Symbols (Lesson 108)
Matching Pictures to Number Sentences (Lesson 251)
Creating a Repeating Pattern (Lesson 26)
Shape and Color Matching (Lesson 26)
Counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's (Lesson 701)
Sorting Common Objects (Lesson 72)
Ordering Numbers to 100 (Lesson 92)
Math Enrichment Problems (Lessons 1130)
Grade 2
Saxon Math Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)
Multiples of 2, 3, 4, and 5 (Lesson 1301)
Reading Bar Graphs (Lesson 17)
Polygons and Nonpolygons (Lesson 18)
Reading Venn Diagrams (Lesson 48)
Ordering ThreeDigit Numbers (Lesson 77)
Numbers in Expanded Form (Lesson 84)
Math Enrichment Problems (Lessons 1132)
Grade 3
Saxon Math Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)
Making Change from One Dollar (Lesson 102)
Equivalent Fractions and Decimals (Lesson 119)
Using Comparison Symbols (Lesson 47)
Math Enrichment Problems (Lessons 1135)
Online Activities for Intermediate Grades 3–5
Intermediate 3
Making Arrays (Investigation 9)
Math Enrichment Problems (All Lessons)
Saxon Publishers' Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)
Right, Acute, and Obtuse Angles (Lesson 28)
Making Change from One Dollar (Lesson 26)
Equivalent Fractions and Decimals (Lesson 49)
Reading Bar Graphs (Investigation 6)
Using Comparison Symbols (Lesson 17)
Lines of Symmetry (Investigation 7)
Intermediate 4
Saxon Publishers' Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)
Vocabulary Cumulative (Cumulative)
Reading Tables and Schedules (Lesson 101)
Matching Equivalent Lengths (Lesson 21)
Right, Acute, and Obtuse Angles (Lesson 23)
Picturing Fractions (Lesson 26)
Cross Number, Writing Numbers (Lesson 34)
Matching Improper Fractions with Whole and Mixed Numbers (Lesson 104)
Intermediate 5
Vocabulary Crossword (All Lessons)
Math Enrichment Problems (All Lessons)
Saxon Publishers' Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)
Ordering Decimal Numbers (Lesson 106)
Matching Two Sides of an Equation (Lesson 22)
Factors of Whole Numbers (Lesson 25)
Clockfaces and Digital Time (Lesson 28)
Equilateral, Isosceles, and Scalene Triangle (Lesson 36)
CrossNumber, Writing Numbers (Lesson 52)
Comparing Exponential Expressions (Lesson 78)
Comparative Bar Graphs (Lesson 93)
Saxon Math™ is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Available Digital Formats


Virtual Sampling
More than 30 years of independent effectiveness research, test results and field testing provide clear evidence that Saxon Math™ results in immediate, dramatic, and sustained high levels of student performance. The seamless program employs a proven pedagogy of incremental instruction: new concepts and problemsolving strategies are introduced in easytounderstand pieces beginning at a concrete level in the early grades, building upon concepts students have already learned. Saxon Math can meet all of your curricula needs through its outstanding K–12 programs.
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Saxon Math Course 1 Adaptation Binder Set
Kit  Grade 6
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Saxon Math Course 2 Adaptation Classroom Package
Kit  Grade 7
9781591418498
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Saxon Math Course 2 Adaptation Title 1 Package
Kit  Grade 7
9781591418757
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Saxon Math Course 2 Adaptations Binder
Kit  Grade 7
9781591418795
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Saxon Math Course 3 Adaptation Classroom Package
Kit  Grade 8
9781591418986
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