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 Saxon Math 8/7 Kit & DIVE CD-Rom, 3rd Edition

Saxon Math 8/7 Kit & DIVE CD-Rom, 3rd Edition

Get everything you need for a successful and pain-free year of learning math! This kit includes Saxon's 3rd Edition Math 8/7 textbook, solutions manual, and tests/worksheets book, as well as the DIVE Math 8/7 CD-ROM. A balanced, integrated mathematics program that has proven itself a leader in the math teaching field, Math 8/7 covers concepts such as arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry and other skills are reviewed, while new concepts such as pre-algebra, ratios, probability and statistics are introduced as preparation for upper level mathematics.

The DIVE software teaches each Saxon lesson step-by-step on a digital whiteboard, averaging about 10-15 minutes in length; because each lesson is stored separately, you can easily move about from lesson-to-lesson as well as maneuver within the lesson you're watching.

System Requirements:

  • Mac OS 10.3.9-10.4.x
  • Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista
  • Quicktime Download Required.

    This Kit Includes:

  • Saxon Math Textbook, 931 pages, softcover
  • Saxon Tests & Worksheets Book, 229 pages, three-ring-punched
  • Saxon Solutions Manual, 381 pages
  • DIVE CD-ROM
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     Saxon Teacher for Math 8/7, Third Edition on CD-ROM

    Saxon Teacher for Math 8/7, Third Edition on CD-ROM

    Give your Saxon Math 8/7 students support and reinforcement! Comprehensive lesson instructions feature complete solutions to every practice problem, problem set, and test problem with step-by-step explanations and helpful hints. These user-friendly CD-ROMs contain hundreds of hours of instruction, allowing students to see and hear actual textbook problems being worked on a computer whiteboard. A slider button allows students to skip problems they don't need help on, or rewind, pause, or fast-forward to get to the sections they'd like to access. Problem set questions can be watched individually after the being worked by the student; the practice set is one continuous video that allows for easy solution review. For use with the 3rd Edition. Four Lesson CDs and 1 Test Solutions CD is included.

    System Requirements:

    Windows:

  • 98, 2000, ME, XP or Vista with latest updates
  • 450 MHz or faster
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 8x CD-ROM Drive
  • 800 x 600 display

    Macintosh

  • 10.2 or up
  • G3, 500 MHz or faster
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 8x CD-ROM Drive
  • 800 x 600 display
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    First Illustrated Math Dictionary

    • An ideal introduction to numbers and counting, specially designed for children in their first few years at school.
    • Clear and simple explanations with lively illustrations guide children and parents through essential math concepts.
    • Can be used as a dictionary, or to work through to build knowledge and skills step-by-step.
    • Includes internet links to the best interactive websites offering math puzzles, games and practice.

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    Easy Grammar Plus 2007 Edition

    Easy Grammar Plus  (Teacher edition and workbook combined)

    Students learn grammar faster and easier when they're actually writing and editing texts; this hands-on approach to grammar is just one of the reasons why Easy Grammar is so successful. Utilizing the prepositional approach, students memorize prepositions to then eliminate from sentences, making finding the noun and verb much easier. Concepts are reviewed and introduced throughout the school year; this, accompanied with reviews helps to ensure engaged, mastery learning for all students. Tests included. 655 pages, softcover.

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    Easy Grammar Plus Workbook 2007

    Easy Grammar Plus Workbook

    Great for saving time with homeschool co-ops or regular classrooms, Easy Grammar Student Workbooks contain the student workbook pages found within the Easy Grammar Plus Text. Pages are perforated for easy removal. 328 pages, indexed, softcover. Workbooks are not reproducible.

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     Easy Grammar Plus Test Book

    Easy Grammar Plus Test Book

    This Easy Grammar Plus Student Test Booklet accompanies the Easy Grammar Plus 2007 Student Workbook. It contains tests with a variety of multiple choice, matching, writing exercises and other types of questions. Pages are perforated for easy removal; answers not included. 48 pages, softcover. Tests are non-reproducible.

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     Bring Classics to Life Grades 1-9   -

    Bring Classics to Life Grades 1-9

    Bring The Classics To Life. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the student to recall specific details, sequence the events, draw inferences from story context, develop another name for the chapter, and choose the main idea. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells.

    This Set includes the following books:

    The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, Heidi, Little Women, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Rip Van Winkle, Swiss Family Robinson, White Fang, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Jungle Book

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    MCP Spelling Workout Level G (Gr. 7) Student Book

    MCP Spelling Workout Level G (Gr. 7) Student Book

    Spelling Workout uses a sports theme that gives you and your students the tools you need to be an unbeatable team! Capitalizing on the close tie between spelling and phonics, the program leads students from simple sound-letter relationships to more complex spelling patterns.

    Includes 36 activities on 188 perforated pages. For middle school.

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    MCP Spelling Workout Level G (Gr. 7) Teacher's Edition

    MCP Spelling Workout Level G (Gr. 7) Teacher's Edition

    Spelling Workout uses a sports theme that gives you and your students the tools you need to be an unbeatable team! Capitalizing on the close tie between spelling and phonics, the program leads students from simple sound-letter relationships to more complex spelling patterns. Features:

    Provides detailed lesson plans for either a 3-day or 5-day plan; offers strategy activities for reinforcing and analyzing spelling patterns; includes dictation sentences for a pre-test and final replay test; suggests tips for meeting the needs of ESL students; and features Take-It-Home masters to help foster home involvement. Softcover, 112 pages.


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    Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book A (Grade 7)

    Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book A (Grade 7)

    This five-book series teaches junior and senior high school students words derived from the most important Greek and Latin roots. Every lesson introduces up to fifteen words derived from two or more classical roots. A dictionary-like format provides all the necessary information, including related forms of the word and sentences illustrating each word's correct usage. Special sections called "Nota Bene" provide information about etymologies and words that might be confused.

    Drawings, illustrative sentences, and challenging exercises help students master the vocabulary they need to read works of literature and prepare for SAT's. Exercises based on synonyms, antonyms, analogies, vocabulary in context, and sentence completions not only test students' mastery of definitions but also develop their familiarity with the format of comparable items on standardized tests. Other exercises offer practice in recognizing correct usage. Books D and E also contain an exercise that tests vocabulary in context for each lesson. Paperback, 101 pages.

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    Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book A, Teacher's Guide and  Answer Key

    Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book A, Teacher's Guide and Answer Key

    Combining the most useful roots with just 20 of the most frequently used prefixes and suffixes generates about 100,000 words! Vocabulary from Classical Roots can help students learn not only words but strategies for determining the meaning of new words as well.

    Teacher's Guide and Answer Key features:

    • Lesson-by-lesson support for group instruction
    • Strategies for making connections between roots, familiar words, and new words
    • Blackline masters reinforcing key words
    • Vocabulary games and word-learning strategies
    • Answer key and glossary of literary and historical references
    Softcover, 106 pages.

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     Vocabulary from Classical Roots Blackline Master Test: Book A

    Vocabulary from Classical Roots Blackline Master Test: Book A

    This test book accompanies Vocabulary from Classical Roots, Book A. Each test includes multiple choice answers to questions that ask for the best word to complete each sentence, as well as analogies. Each test covers 2 chapters. Answers for the tests are included in the back. 34 pages, paperback.

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     Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book A Answer Key Only

    Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book A Answer Key Only

    This is the answer key for Vocabulary from Classical Roots Book A. Answers are organized by lesson, with the correct answer listed next to the problem number. 8 pages, paperback.

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    Giggles in the Middle: Caught'ya! Grammar with a Giggle for Middle School

    Giggles in the Middle gives middle-school teachers the perfect alternative to boring grammar books and dry lectures. With this flexible, proven approach to teaching grammar, usage, and mechanics (GUM) skills and vocabulary, everyone has fun while they learn skills in context.

    You'll find:
    - One continuous story, "The Bizarre Mystery of Horribly Hard Middle School," divided into three parts, each with enough sentences for an entire school year.
    - Classroom-tested writing assignment suggestions, mini-lessons, and teaching tips.
    - "Almost midterm" and final exam tests for each grade, with teacher keys.
    - Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions.
    - Complete vocabulary lists for words used in each part of the story.
    - For easy reference and duplication, a CD with the Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics Guide; the complete, uninterrupted story in narrative form; the midterm and final exam tests; and the Caught'ya sentences. This applies grammar to writing! (Note: While this curriculum is from a public school perspective, I do like the writing concepts taught in this book. Sherri Jones HSAdvisor.com)

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    Exploration Education Intermediate Level-Advanced

    The advanced version builds on the foundation of the standard version, expanding it by adding 72 lessons and 3 additional projects. This course establishes a strong understanding of physical science. It introduces the students to the foundational concepts of high school physics including how to follow an accurate lab write-up.

    36 chapters 180 lessons
    144 Experiments/Activities
    10 Projects 

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    Illustrated Dictionary of Science

    This great study aid has topics arranged thematically so that words are explained in context, with a fully integrated system of cross-referencing plus a comprehensive index.

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    A History of US: Eleven-Volume Set: Paperback Set

    Whether it's standing on the podium in Seneca Falls with the Suffragettes or riding on the first subway car beneath New York City in 1907, the books in Joy Hakim's A History of US series weave together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Readers may want to start with War, Terrible War, the tragic and bloody account of the Civil War that has been hailed by critics as magnificent. Or All the People, brought fully up-to-date in this new edition with a thoughtful and engaging examination of our world after September 11th. No matter which book they read, young people will never think of American history as boring again. Joy Hakim's single, clear voice offers continuity and narrative drama as she shares with a young audience her love of and fascination with the people of the past.

    The newest edition of Hakim's celebrated series is now available in an 11-volume set containing revisions and updates to all 10 main volumes and the Sourcebook and Index.

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     Discovering the World of Geography Grades 6-7

    Discovering the World of Geography Grades 6-7

    Perfect for supplementing another geography course, social studies or history class, this reproducible activity book contains exercises focusing on basic geography in the Western Hemisphere. Learn about climate, political geography, latitude & longitude, natural resources, environment, and more. Exercises are in a variety of forms, including many map exericses. 126 reproducible pages, answers included. Softcover, Grades 6 & 7.

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    Internet-Linked Reference Collection

    This collection contains the following titles: Encyclopedia of World History (B/U) (P), Encyclopedia of World Geography (P) and Science Encyclopedia (P).

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    The Homeschooler's Journal

    Designed by a homeschooling family, this indispensable journal features a daily (Sunday through Saturday) subject log for over 200 days; field trip logs; check-off list for yearly requirements; calendars; semester objectives/resources pages; and more---plus a jelly-proof plastic cover to keep it safe on kitchen tables! For use with a unit-study curriculum or structured text method. 110 pages, spiralbound softcover from Ferg N' Us.

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