Saxon Math/Algebra editions and transcript recommendations:
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NOTE 1: YOU SHOULD USE THE FOLLOWING EDITIONS AS THEY ARE ACADEMICALLY STRONGER THAN THE EARLIER EDITIONS ARE, AND MIXING THE OLDER EDITIONS WITH THE NEWER EDITIONS WILL RESULT IN FRUSTRATION OR FAILURE FOR THE STUDENT.
Math 76: Either the hardback 3rd Ed or the new soft cover 4th Ed. (The Math content of both editions is the same)
Math 87: Either the hardback 2nd Ed or the new soft cover 3rd Ed. (The Math content of both editions is the same)
Algebra 1/2: Use only the 3rd Edition. (Book has the lesson reference numbers added)
Algebra 1: Use only the 3rd Edition. (Book has the lesson reference numbers added)
Algebra 2: Use either the 2nd or 3rd Editions. (Content is identical. Lesson reference numbers added to the 3rd Ed)
Advanced Mathematics: Use only the 2nd Edition: (Lesson reference numbers are found in the solutions manual, not in the textbook)
Calculus: Either the 1st or 2nd Edition will work. However, if the student uses my DVD tutorials, they will need the 2nd Edition textbook.
NOTE 2: WHEN RECORDING COURSE TITLES ON TRANSCRIPTS, USE THE FOLLOWING TITLES:
Math 76: Record "Sixth Grade Math."
Math 87: Record "Pre-Algebra."(If student must also take Algebra 1/2, then use "Seventh Grade Math")
Algebra 1/2: Record "Pre-Algebra."
Algebra 1 & Algebra 2: Self explanatory.
Advanced Mathematics: Record "Geometry with Advanced Algebra" (1 credit) if they only complete the first 60 - 70 lessons of that textbook. Record "Trigonometry and Pre-calculus" (1 credit) if they have completed the entirety of the Advanced mathematics textbook. Under no circumstances should you record the title "Advanced Mathematics" on the student's transcript as the colleges and universities will not know what math this course contains, they will ask you for a syllabus for the course
Calculus: Self explanatory