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What level of math fact proficiency does Saxon 3 start off expecting?


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My recommendation is the child should know their addition and subtraction facts fairly well. While Saxon 3 continues to drill adding and subtracting, it moves quickly to recover the material. It would help if the child was familiar with the concept of multiplication and division, but Saxon 3 doesn't expect children to know their multiplication and division facts yet. :001_smile:

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Thanks. How fast should they be?

 

We are going through parts of Saxon 2, since dd will be using Saxon next year. She did a sheet of 100 addition/subtraction problems in about 8 1/2 minutes. But every single one was correct.:tongue_smilie:

 

I have a feeling we need to work on speed.

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I must admit, I've worried more about getting all the answers correct than how fast the sheets were completed. Saxon 3 begins by recovering all the addition facts over the first several lessons. Lesson 7 has the first drill sheet. It's the addition doubles facts. (25 problems) The children are expected to complete 15 facts in 45 seconds; it's a bonus if the children can complete the sheet. In later lessons, the children complete as many problems as possible in 45 seconds, record the number correct, and then finish the worksheet. I really don't believe speed is an issue in Saxon 3, rather it works on building the speed. HTH!

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