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## Saxon Algebra 1-How much review in beginning?By: lillie Dec 16, 2010 11:21:PM
My son in 8th right now is doing Saxon 1/2 and wants to go to a private christian school for high school next school year, but we learned they have their 9th graders doing Algebra 2. He was disappointed and doesn't want to have to go back with the 8th graders to do Algebra 1. I did not realize we were behind!!!! Anyway he is willing to work holidays, weekends and summer vacation to finish up Saxon 1/2 and Saxon 1 and be ready to enter 9th in Algebra 2 next school year!! I was wondering how much review is in Saxon Algebra 1 and if we could possibly just skip the review since there would be no break between 1/2 to 1. |

## re: Saxon Algebra 1-How much review in beginning?By: elliemaejune Dec 16, 2010 11:57:PM
Let me assure you that your ds is not behind. That some schools push algebra earlier than others doesn't mean all that much. Really. Why an 8th grader needs to take algebra 1 is beyond me. |

## re: Saxon Algebra 1-How much review in beginning?By: Amy G Dec 17, 2010 07:19:AM
Is he doing really well in Algebra 1/2? I've never looked at the Saxon curriculum specifically in this regard, but pre-algebra is generally something that you can skip if you're good at math. I'd just ditch it now and start in algebra. |

## re: Saxon Algebra 1-How much review in beginning?By: Nancy Dec 17, 2010 08:33:AM
I personally wouldn't skip anything. |

## re: Saxon Algebra 1-How much review in beginning?By: InChristAloneMom Dec 17, 2010 09:41:AM
Just wanted to offer you some moral support by letting you know that I have a 10th grader and a 9th grader both doing ONLY Pre-Algebra this year. |

## re: Saxon Algebra 1-How much review in beginning?By: rlugbill Dec 17, 2010 06:46:PM
I took Algebra in 8th grade. That was 30+ years ago. But, only the advanced students did that. Now, the norm is still to start Algebra in 9th grade, but there are a few private schools that do it in 8th. |

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