


Middle
Grades Mathematics Textbooks
A BenchmarksBased Evaluation
Saxon Math 65, Math 76, and Math 87:
An Incremental Development

Authors: 

John Saxon and Stephen Hake 



Publisher: 

Saxon Publishers, Inc. 



Edition: 

1997, 1995 



Grade Level/ Format: 

This series is designed for grades 6, 7, and
8. The books are labeled Math 65, Math 76, and Math
87. Each book consists of more than 130 lessons. The teacher’s
edition for these textbooks is identical to the student edition, with
the addition of answers to exercises and general introductory statements
at the beginning of each book. 



Activities: 

In a typical lesson, students (1) complete a set of warmup
activities that include facts practice, mental math, and problem solving exercises not
related to the topic(s) of the lesson, (2) read through a demonstration or description of
the mathematics, (3) work through several practice exercises on the topic(s), and (4) work
through a series of exercises reviewing mathematics previously taught. 



Assessment: 

Assessment includes warmups and practice and review
exercises for each lesson. Formal assessment includes facts practice tests and
tests to be given after every five lessons. 



Web Site: 

http://saxonpublishers.harcourtachieve.com/ 