Saxon

A National Study of Early Elementary Math Curricula
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education

This study takes a look at the achievement effects fo four elementary school math curriculum The four curriculum are Investigations in Number, Data, and Space: Math Expressions: Saxon Math: and Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley Mathematics. Here links to the reports the study has generated.

Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula
Findings for First and Second Graders
NCEE 2011-4001
Institute of Education Sciences
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
October 2010

Achievement Effects of Four Early Elementary School Math Curricula
Findings from First Graders in 39 Schools
NCEE 2009-4052
Institute of Education Sciences
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance
February 2009


Saxon Math
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publisher website

2008 Texas 3rd Grade Math Textbook ranking
by Educational Research Analysts

Summary -- Empahsis on mastery of computational skills in 3rd Grade Math programs approved for 2008 local Texas adoption
by Educational Research Analysts


Saxon Math Warrior a website with information about the book A Math Warrior's Almanac by Nakonia (Niki) Hayes.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt`s Math Expressions and Saxon Math at Forefront of Mathematics Curricula Resulting in Higher Math Achievement, According to New Federal Study
Mon Mar 9, 2009

Achievement Effects of Four Early
Elementary School Math Curricula
Findings from First Graders in 39 Schools

February 2009
National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance


Saxon Elementary School Math What Works Clearinghouse

Saxon math Homeschoolmath.net

Saxon K-87 HomeSchoolReviews

Mathematics -- Specific Math Programs Illinois Loop

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors Home Schooling R Us

Reviews of Saxon Math NYCHOLD

Saxon Math Do Great Test Scores Signify a Great Math Education?

Mathematically Correct Seventh Grade Mathematics Review Saxon Publishers Math 87

A Quality Math Curriculum in Support of Effective Teaching for Elementary Schools
William Hook, Wayne Bishop and John Hook (Author’s Version) Published 3 January 2007 by Educational Studies in Mathematics

Characteristics of Saxon math
  • Direct instruction
  • Example based
  • Explicit instruction, guided practice, independent practice
  • Distributed practice
  • Shuffling rather than spiraling
  • Daily fact fluency practice
  • “incremental” approach
  • promotes procedural accuracy
  • repetition
  • illogical sequencing
  • straight forward presentations
  • student use of Saxon for some can be fairly independent

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