High School Mathematics Courses

Consumer Math

Suggested Age:

16-18

Process/Purpose

This Consumer Math course prepares students for making financial decisions with instruction about buying a car, credit card charges, taxes, interest on loans and savings, personal banking, and costs of transportation, food, clothing, utilities, insurance, filling out income tax forms, planning vacations, starting a small business, and more.  Being a good steward of the Lord‘s money is a primary emphasis.

Pre-calculus

Suggested Age:

15-17

Purpose

The purpose of this book is to give students a comprehensive education in all topics that will enable them to confidently charge in Calculus. Even for those students not progressing to Calculus – this book provides an amazing critical thinking aspect to one's math career.


Topics

Basic Functions , Polynomial and Rational Functions , Exponential and Logarithmic Functions , Trigonometric Functions: Unit Circle Approach , Trigonometric Functions: Right Triangle Approach , Analytic Trigonometry , Polar Coordinates and Parametric Equations , Vectors in Two and Three , Systems of Equations and Inequalities , Conic Sections

College Algebra Online

Suggested Age:

Algebra 1

Suggested Age:

12-14

Process/Purpose

This course is the first of Saxon’s 2-course sequence which integrates geometry into the algebraic sequence, as most of the rest of the industrial world does. This helps allow more students to get to calculus before graduation.

Calculus

Suggested Age:

16-18

Purpose

This Calculus course covers most of the first 2 semesters of college level calculus, using a college level calculus book. This course introduces students to the 4 key calculus concepts (limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals) in a class of 12-15 with an English speaking teacher rather than a class of 150 with an ESL Teaching Assistant. Only in this small context can a student learn how to think calculus rather than just do calculus. By establishing a solid foundation in the basics of calculus, this course is intended to prepare a student for college calculus and the things that build on it.

Algebra 2

Suggested Age:

14-17

Process/Purpose

This Algebra II course includes much of the proof element of geometry, as well as non-traditional units on probability. This course also includes introductions to several key science topics including vectors, pH, trig functions, and standard gas laws.

Geometry

Suggested Age:

14-17

Process/Purpose

Although Saxon Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 cover all of the learning objectives of a traditional geometry course, many students want to spend an entire year focusing on the rudiments and concepts of geometry.  This course covers all the basic units of geometry, including logic, proofs, 2 and 3-dimensional shapes, measurement,  and constructions.