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Intervention: Saxon Math
Intervention: Saxon Math
February 2011

Program Information

Developer and contact

Originally developed by John Saxon, Saxon Math is distributed by Saxon Publishers, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Specialized Curriculum. Address: Specialized Curriculum Group, 181 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, MA 01887. Email: Web: Telephone: (800) 289-4490.

Scope of use

The first textbook, Saxon Algebra, was published in 1979 by John Saxon for junior college students. In 1980, a high school version, Saxon Algebra 1, was published. By 1993, Saxon Publishers had developed programs for kindergarten through high school; Saxon joined Harcourt in 2004. School districts in all 50 states use Saxon products.


The Saxon Math curriculum for each grade level or course consists of at least 120 daily lessons and 12 activity-based investigations. A daily lesson consists of learning a new mathematical concept, working on practice problems relating to that lesson, and solving a number of problems that include the current and previous material. This daily cycle is interrupted for tests and additional topics. Some versions of the curriculum include a teacher’s edition with support and options for differentiated instruction.


Individual copies of the student and teacher editions of the Saxon Algebra 1 textbook cost $70.95 and $103.75, respectively. Other available products include practice guides, manipulatives, and teaching materials, ranging from $8.75 for a student edition practice workbook to $534.40 for a manipulatives kit.