**No-Calculator Tests**

It's very important for students to be able to do basic math operations without the use of a calculator. Saxon is great at timed drills, but the habit of reaching for a calculator is also great. Over time I discovered students in middle and high school who couldn't do basic math without a calculator and it slowed them down considerably. If you're in Algebra 1 or 2, and especially Advanced Math, and do not know fraction rules you will not be able to do abstract or complex fractions. If you have no understanding of decimal rules you'll also have trouble. I created these basic no-calculator tests to be sure my students could do basic arithmetic before Algebra 1. Feel free to use them as needed. |