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Saxon Math™

Saxon Math Curriculum Grades K–12

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  • 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 problem-solving situations, they have not reached mastery. Saxon Math™ is designed to support the long-term 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

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    • Saxon Math Scope and Sequence | HMH

      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)

    • Authors
    • Saxon Math Common Core | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

      Learn More with Our Common Core Overview Brochures

      Saxon Math makes it easy for you to empower all of your students to master the Common Core State Standards and excel on the Common Core assessments.

      The program’s incremental, distributed pedagogy builds upon concepts throughout the year, articulating them over time. This allows students to gain deep understanding and long-term mastery of the Common Core State Standards.

      The brochures below provide more in-depth information about the Saxon approach to Common Core.

    • 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)

    • 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.

      Saxon Works

      Theoretical and Empirical Support for Saxon Math

      A well-articulated 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 theory-based 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 large-scale 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 three-year 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 three-year 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.

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      A Longitudinal Analysis of State Mathematics Scores for Indiana Schools Using Saxon Math

      Saxon Math Indiana

      This report describes a three-year 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 Middle-School 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 middle-school students attain critical math skills.

      Read Full Report (566 k)

      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.

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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, MN

      The 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, AZ

      Read More Testimonials

      Read more testimonials from around the country in the Saxon Math™ Report Card.

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  • Features
    Complete K–12 Solution

    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 Padagogy

    Unique Pedagogy

    The success of Saxon Math programs can be attributed to the program’s unique, effective, and research-based pedagogy, which helps students develop a deeper understanding of the Common Core State Standards and how to apply them.

    Support for All Learners

    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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    • Saxon Math Assessment | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

      The goal of Saxon Math™ is to ensure that all students retain the concepts and strategies they acquire throughout the year. The data-driven assessment in Saxon Math supports this goal using a two-pronged 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
      • Problem-Solving Worksheets
      Intermediate 3–5
      • Power Up—Facts, Mental Math and Problem-Solving
      • 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
      • Power-up Test (every 5 lessons)
      • Cumulative Test (every 5 lessons)
      • Performance Tasks or Test-Day
      • 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 high-stakes standards environment. Research shows that Saxon Math consistently yields increased retention, higher test scores, greater self-confidence, and sustained performance in higher-level mathematics than the traditional chapter approach.

    • Complete K-12 Solutions From Saxon Math | HMH

      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 well-organized. Differentiated instruction opportunities and strategies include visual models, hands-on 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.

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      Intermediate 3–5

      Saxon Math's Intermediate 3–5 program offers a textbook-based 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.

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      Saxon Math Courses 1, 2, and 3

      A comprehensive solution for promoting mastery of the Common Core State Standards in middle school. Courses 1–3 ensure students attain and retain deep understanding and can apply their learning in real-world situations.

      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 higher-order 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.

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      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 real-world 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.

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    • Saxon Math Unique Pedagogy | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

      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 long-term 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 Common Core Domain Chart
    • Saxon Math Offers Support For All Students | HMH

      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, pull-out, and self-contained 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 step-by-step instruction for teacher and student success

      Concrete, Pictorial, and Abstract Strategies

      A variety of concrete, tactile, activity-based, and manipulative experiences help to ease the transition into abstract thinking.

      Data-Driven Instruction

      Frequent, cumulative progress monitoring tools are provided. Prescriptive options are provided to address each learner’s needs.

    • Saxon Math For Homeschool | HMH
      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 CD-ROM supplements, and an email math help line.

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    • Implementation

      Saxon Math Advanced Implementation Workshops

      Effective, research-based 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.

    • What's New From Saxon Math | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

      New! Learning Wrap-ups 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.

      5x5 Learning Palette Questions

      Learning Palette

      • Aligns to Saxon Math lessons
      • An ideal resource for enrichment
      • Requires minimal preparation for the teacher
      • Contains a unique self-correction feature for immediate feedback
      • Comes in a convenient and portable storage unit
      Learning Wrap-ups

      Learning Wrap-ups

      • Hands-on Fact Practice
      • Supports Saxon Math Lessons
      • Helps students reach computational fluency
      • Promotes speed and accuracy
    • Saxon Math Technology Resources | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

      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

      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 critical-thinking skills.
      • Explicit, step-by-step instruction helps students develop conceptual understanding and problem-solving proficiency.
      • Easy-to-assign 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 Skill Building

      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 multi-sensory, innovative and comprehensive program that combines the best of technology and print while offering age-appropriate, individualized, data-driven instruction specifically designed to close gaps in conceptual understanding with individualized prescriptive paths for students. Assessments and lessons can be assigned based on specific Common Core Content Standards.

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    • Saxon Math Webinars | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

      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.

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      Getting to the Core of the Common Core

      Presenter: Shelley Farrar-Coleman

      Duration: 45 minutes

      Learn how Saxon Math met the requirements of the Common Core State Standards long before they were ever introduced. Also learn about the standards, how Saxon Math meets them, training available to help them transition to the new standards, and the new assessments.

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      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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    • Saxon Math Online Resources | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

      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:

      Think Central Holt McDougal Online

      Online Activities for Grades K–3

      Kindergarten

      Shape and Color Matching (Lesson 32)

      Identifying a Missing Number (Lesson 35)

      Patterning (Lesson 55)

      Pennies and Dimes (Lesson 65)

      Matching Dimes with Money Amounts to $1.00 (Lesson 81)

      Math Enrichment Problems (Lessons 1-112)

      Grade 1

      Saxon Math™ Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)

      Reading Graphs (Lesson 10-1)

      Using Comparison Symbols (Lesson 108)

      Matching Pictures to Number Sentences (Lesson 25-1)

      Creating a Repeating Pattern (Lesson 26)

      Shape and Color Matching (Lesson 26)

      Time to the Hour (Lesson 48)

      Counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's (Lesson 70-1)

      Sorting Common Objects (Lesson 72)

      Ordering Numbers to 100 (Lesson 92)

      Math Enrichment Problems (Lessons 1-130)

      Grade 2

      Saxon Math Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)

      Multiples of 2, 3, 4, and 5 (Lesson 130-1)

      Reading Bar Graphs (Lesson 17)

      Polygons and Nonpolygons (Lesson 18)

      Tally Marks (Lesson 32)

      Reading Venn Diagrams (Lesson 48)

      Doubles (Lesson 5)

      Ordering Three-Digit Numbers (Lesson 77)

      Numbers in Expanded Form (Lesson 84)

      Math Enrichment Problems (Lessons 1-132)

      Grade 3

      Saxon Math Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)

      Making Change from One Dollar (Lesson 102)

      Equivalent Fractions and Decimals (Lesson 119)

      Dates as Digits (Lesson 16)

      Reading Graphs (Lesson 2)

      Counting Coins (Lesson 36)

      Telling Time (Lesson 39)

      Using Comparison Symbols (Lesson 47)

      Lines of Symmetry (Lesson 58)

      Rectangular Area (Lesson 88)

      Math Enrichment Problems (Lessons 1-135)

      Online Activities for Intermediate Grades 3–5

      Intermediate 3

      Symmetry (Lesson 60)

      Making Arrays (Investigation 9)

      Math Stories (Lesson 80)

      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)

      Dates and Digits (Lesson 1)

      Reading Bar Graphs (Investigation 6)

      Counting Coins (Lesson 25)

      Telling Time (Lesson 3)

      Using Comparison Symbols (Lesson 17)

      Lines of Symmetry (Investigation 7)

      Rectangular Area (Lesson 63)

      Intermediate 4

      Symmetry (Lesson 32)

      Making Arrays (Lesson 73)

      Math Stories (Lesson 88)

      Saxon Publishers' Basic Facts Sheets (All Lessons)

      Vocabulary Cumulative (Cumulative)

      Reading Tables and Schedules (Lesson 101)

      Rounding (Lesson 20)

      Matching Equivalent Lengths (Lesson 21)

      Right, Acute, and Obtuse Angles (Lesson 23)

      Picturing Fractions (Lesson 26)

      Cross Number, Writing Numbers (Lesson 34)

      Measuring Turns (Lesson 75)

      Matching Improper Fractions with Whole and Mixed Numbers (Lesson 104)

      Intermediate 5

      Symmetry (Lesson 10)

      Making Arrays (Lesson 20)

      Math Stories (Lesson 25)

      Vocabulary Crossword (All Lessons)

      Math Enrichment Problems (All Lessons)

      Math Stumpers (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)

      Cross-Number, Writing Numbers (Lesson 52)

      Comparing Exponential Expressions (Lesson 78)

      Comparative Bar Graphs (Lesson 93)

    • Available Digital Formats
      eTextbooks

      HMH eTextbooks

      eTextbooks include all of the content of the print Student Edition. Available for all major devices, additional functionality may include zoom & resize, scroll, text and keyword web search, bookmark, and notes.

  • 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 problem-solving strategies are introduced in easy-to-understand 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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    HMH Professional Services forges student-centered partnerships with schools and districts in the belief that all learners deserve a quality education and the opportunity for lifelong success.

    HMH Professional Services includes teachers, leaders, and technologists. Our Professional Learning Consultants become part of your team, working right beside you to build and implement professional learning plans that respect the unique needs and culture of your school or district community. Through program, practice, and technical services, we work collaboratively to unlock the full potential of every student, teacher, and leader.

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