# Author Archives: Jake

## Saxon Algebra 2, 2nd Edition vs Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd Edition

I’m at the point now where I’m comfortable saying, “Don’t use the answer book for the second edition for the third edition.” More than 99 percent of the problems are identical, but since I’ve found at least two that are … Continue reading

## Through Algebra 2, Lesson 10

So far, my trek through Algebra 2 has primarily made me laugh, laugh at those who say “You should skip the first 20 lessons of each successive Saxon book because it’s just review.” What utter nonsense. I *just* finished Algebra … Continue reading

## Saxon Algebra 2, Second vs Third Editions

I already had Algebra 2, second edition, but when I started it I was miffed to find out that the little subscripts that indicate which lesson a problem comes from was missing. Apparently, this was added in the third edition. … Continue reading

## Algebra 1 DONE

I should say “done again.” I did complete this book before. Probably the first math book I *ever* completed, back in 2010 or so. But yeah, it’d been a while. But it’s done as of 10 minutes ago or so. … Continue reading

## Home Stretch

Up to lesson 110 in Algebra 1. Ten left. Hoping to finish before May 1.

## Dad as Mom

My wife had been on bed rest for the last three weeks or so of pregnancy. We tried having her be at home alone with the kids, but that really didn’t work out very well. She had to get up … Continue reading

## Stupid Errors

By far and away the majority of the errors I make at this point are what I’d call “stupid errors.” Things like forgetting to carry a negative sign down when writing the final answer. Or (the one I hate the … Continue reading

## Through 41

Finished Lesson 41 of Saxon’s Algebra 1 today yesterday (this didn’t post last night for some reason). Easily the furthest I’ve gotten in a math book in 5 years.

## Saxon Algebra 1: 21 Lessons In

After a mighty struggle to figure out which math book I ought to start with, I decided to take the high road by going for the lower-level math book first: Saxon Algebra 1. I’m pretty sure I completed this entire … Continue reading

## Back here again

I temporarily had an actual dedicated URL of my full name.com, but I decided not to renew it. So I’m posting here again. I may try to get my old posts all consolidated here. We’ll see.