Struggling with Saxon math? End the struggle with these online Saxon Math videos from Nicole the Math Lady.
A gifted math teacher can spark enthusiasm and build confidence in students. I know, because I had one such teacher.
Mr. Muir could bring math to life. His excitement about all things math was tangible, inspiring my determination to master each new topic.
I can’t say that I loved geometry, but with the help of my amazing teacher, I made it through and went on to genuinely love Algebra II.
As much as I love math, though, I don’t have the gift to teach it well. I struggle to present new math concepts clearly—my tongue twists and my mind races ahead.
I can demonstrate, but not explain.
According to its publisher, “Saxon Math is the only major math program on the market today that systematically distributes instruction, practice, and assessment throughout the academic year as opposed to concentrating, or massing, related concepts into a short period of time–usually within a unit or chapter. The way the Saxon math curriculum is designed can help us to accomplish this. Some of you may not like Saxon math, but with a proper understanding of how it works and how it teaches, you will see how it instructs us in the very way that will allow us to enjoy math. In Saxon Math 8/7, for instance, we see an example of how this works.
Iseki sf 333 manual. Ultimately we decided to use videos to teach math lessons—that was one of the very best decisions we have made for our homeschool.
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Teaching Math with Online Saxon Math Videos
Nicole the Math Lady has developed an excellent online video curriculum for Saxon Math. With an engaging teaching style and a genuine passion for math, Nicole can spark that enthusiasm that kids need in order to conquer the math mountain.
In each course, Nicole presents all the lessons and investigations in the same order in which they are covered in the Saxon Math textbook.
Each lesson has a lesson video, a “brain break,” and a practice video. Students first watch the lesson videos to learn the new concept; then, after a quick “brain break,” they do the practice problems to apply what they’ve learned.
What We Love About Nicole the Math Lady
1. Videos are available online.
I’m a huge fan of keeping homeschool portable (car-schooling, anyone?), and lugging a laptop and DVD around is most certainly NOT portable in my book. These Saxon Math videos are available online and are accessible via mobile devices as well as computers.
My teen son, Collin, loves the idea of being able to watch his math lessons on his iPod! Super convenient!
2. Lessons are brief.
We have used other Saxon Math video lessons that were incredibly time-consuming. My teens and tweens dreaded math every day, in part because it took so long to complete.
With Nicole the Math Lady, lessons are divided into topics, with each topic getting its own short, to-the-point video.
Each lesson video is around 3-7 minutes long; practice videos are typically 5-10 minutes long. Algebra I and II videos are sometimes a little longer. Bite-sized lessons for the win!
3. Learning is fun!
Yes, I DID say fun! Nicole didn’t earn her title of “Math Lady” with boring, monotone lectures. (Yep, we’ve had those before.)
If other Saxon Math videos could be considered a math encyclopedia, then Nicole the Math Lady would be the “living book” of math. Her use of “NICOLEisms”—mnemonic devices, silly songs, and other strategies—helps make math both memorable and fun.
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See for yourself:
BIG WIN! Within the first 5 minutes of watching the videos, Collin asked me if he could continue using Nicole the Math Lady for his math lessons. My kid actually wanting to do math? Amazing!!
Get Started with Online Saxon Math Videos
Get a FREE one-week trial of Nicole the Math Lady’s online videos! The free trial includes access to all grades, and your credit card will not be charged.
Nicole the Math Lady offers two membership options:
- Single Grade Membership – $49 a year
- All Grades Membership – $79 a year