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finish up Saxon 7/6 or just move on to 8/7???


Robin in DFW
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Hi.

 

Ds12 has been trying out a basic college math book for about 10 days. It's okay. He doesn't like the long, drawn out explanations and not doing all the problems bugs him. He says he would like to go back to Saxon. We started 7/6 about half way through his 6th grade year last year. He would finish it in December this year, his 7th grade year and then move into 8/7. Again, he would be finishing up mid-year in 8th grade and moving into Algebra 1 at that point.

 

Would it be a problem to skip the rest of 7/6 and just move into 8/7? Or, is there a bunch of stuff in the remainder of 7/6 that is important to cover before 8/7? He's pretty math-smart and 7/6 has been fairly easy. I don't want to miss anything. My dd16 has had math struggles and the last thing I want is to have him struggle also.

 

Thoughts???

Robin

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He could always finish 8/7 during the summer.

 

Remember you do NOT have to give every test in the test book---there are weekly tests to make the program easier for schools that require them... I rarely used the tests since they were so simialr to the problem sets. This will condense things a bit.

 

I don't like skipping problems either. Give him the BEST foundation you can and it will make Algebra and above so much easier!

 

Jann

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Thanks. I was leaning towards just finishing 7/6, but ds was wanting to move into 8/7. I explained to him the benefits of finishing up the books. I also explained that 8/7 serves as pre-algebra and he probably would not need to do Algebra 1/2.

 

As always, you provided a sane, calm response to one of my doofy math dilemma questions!

 

Thanks a bunch,

Robin

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