Incremental lessons provide daily practice and assessment; mathematical concepts are taught through informative lessons, diagrams, interactive activities, and investigations that build critical thinking as well as real-world problem solving skills. Saxon Intermediate 3 includes 11 sections, 110 lessons and 11 "investigation" activities. Concepts cover patterns; addition; subtraction; money; fractions; measurement; multiplication; arrays; angles; congruent shapes; symmetry; geometric solids; division; capacity; estimation; sorting; and more.
Textbook lessons are divided into three sections. The first section is "power-up practice," which covers basic fact and mental math exercises which improve speed, accuracy, the ability to do mental math, and the ability to solve complicated problems. The second part of the lesson is the "New Concept," which introduces a new math concept through examples, and provides a chance for students to solve similar problems. Thirdly, the "Written Practice" section reviews previously taught concepts. One "Investigation" per session is included; "Investigations" are variations of the daily lesson and often involve activities that take up an entire class.
The included Power Up Workbook provides consumable pages for students to complete the Power Up exercises from the textbook, including the Facts Practice, Jump Start, Mental Math, and Problem Solving sections. The textbook may refer students to problems within this Power Up workbook, or the text may contain necessary problems and instructions (such as the mental math problems), which students will need to complete the exercises in this workbook.
The Solutions Manual arranges answers by section and lesson, and includes complete step-by-step solutions to the Lesson Practice, Written Practice, and Early Finishers questions, as well as the questions and practice items in the Investigations. It does not contain the answers to the Power-Up Workbook, which are currently unavailable.
The Homeschool Testing Book features reproducible cumulative tests which are available after every five lessons after lesson 10. Tests are designed to let students learn and practice concepts before being tested, helping them build confidence. Tests, a testing schedule, test answer forms, test analysis form, and test solutions are included. The three optional Test Solution Answer Forms provide the appropriate workspace for students to "show their work." The answer key shows the final solution only, not the steps taken to arrive at the answer.
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