Advanced Mathematics

Advanced Mathematics is now completed.  


It is available as an AYOP (At Your Own Pace) class each year.  If a volunteer steps up, it can run live.  In the past, it hasn't been common to run live, but there have been a couple years it has had a teacher.


We are going through a restructure into quarters.  Fourth quarter will be up soon.  If you need to access fourth quarter now, please submit a ticket to get access to the old full year version of the course until we get fourth quarter restructured.  

As with all of the math classes, please enroll in each quarter immediately prior to starting work in the course.  That will help so you get the latest version of the course with the latest feature updates and tech fixes.  

  • Each lesson has a recorded lesson for the new lesson content (all lessons in the course are completed)
  • Every 4th lesson from lesson 24 on has a recorded walk through on how to solve each problem. It follows the lesson lecture in the lesson recording. (completed)

Grade: 

Approximately 11th, but varies by student.  It is often recommended that this course be taken over two years.


Required Text:

Saxon Advanced Mathematics  - Second Edition

Highly Recommended Text:  Saxon Advanced Mathematics Solutions Manual - Second Edition (This works out each problem step by step.   It is more than just an answer key.  Advanced Math is a very challenging course, and the Solutions Manual will be very helpful to parents as you work with your students.)

You MUST own the student text to take this course. It is required to meet copyright agreements with the publisher. You can often find used copies.

Amazon Link for Used Copies of Student Text

Amazon Link for Used Copies of Solutions Manual

Brand New - Homeschool Kit


Pre-requisite:

We want you to be successful in this course.  Here are guidelines to help you find the best fit.

  • Take and passed Algebra 2 course (recommended 80% or better) OR pass a Saxon Placement Test recommending placement in this course.
  • This link has Saxon Placement Tests
  • You must own a copy of the Saxon Advanced Math Student Text (Second Edition required)


Description:

NOTE:  Integrated Geometry - By the time students get to the 60th lesson in the Advanced Math text and have been in the series since Algebra 1, they will be able to count 1 geometry credit.  In order to do this, you must complete the second or third edition of both Saxon Algebra 1 and Saxon Algebra 2 and the second edition of Advanced Math.  Newer editions of Saxon have split out the Geometry into a separate course, so this would not apply.  VHSG uses the editions with the Integrated Geometry.

Lessons are recorded and often interactive in format. 

The online homework assignments draw questions from a large poole of question of similar type. Students get immediate feedback as they work the problem both for specific answers that they try as well as general feedback hints. The last hint points them toward ways too get live help if they need it. Finished attempts also offer the option to redo a another problem from the same question poole allowing lots of extra practice on problem types where the students feels they need extra practice. Multiple attempts are allowed but new questions are given on the new attempt instead of the same problem over and over.

Weekly tests have limited attempts to provide a true assessment of skills. If students are not satisfied with their first attempt, they may try one more time, but there will be no additional resets. The score will be an average between the two attempts. (The second test will have different questions.) Feedback is given after the test is completed. 

Open office hours are available for students that need help. Hours are posted on the home page and students get a link on their last hint that helps them know how to get extra help when they need it.


We have a handy video for you to see how the resources work from log in to getting your grade reports. The link is http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.org/vhsgfiles/02_Maths/00_Universal_Resources/HowTo/Published/SWF_and_HTML5/.