We began using this text for the first time this year at our co-op after using Saxon for Alg. I and Alg. II. Of nine students, five have dropped within the first five weeks due to frustrations with the text. This is not the Saxon I've loved and heartily endorsed. The questions are confusing and take forever to wade through (yes, we're using the corrected version). I would work through the lesson with my daughter and then she'd spend an hour doing the problems, miss 50-75% of them, and then we'd spend an hour correcting the lesson. It was with great relief we fled to a different curriculum that she is flying through. BTW, the Saxon tests are a breeze, so she obviously learned something, but we don't have 2+ hours to spend on math each day.
This was the best next step for my high-schooler. We've always used Saxon math and wanted to continue into high school. It's right on target and meets our needs perfectly. CBD was also the obvious choice of where to buy it as not only are they competitive on pricing, but the customer service is excellent. Thanks CBD for helping with all our homeschool needs.
I have used Saxon for about 20 years so when they came out with a Geometry text I was pleased because this was lacking in the other texts. I've been highly disappointed. Number one, I was assured that I had the new solutions manual when I ordered but sadly there are many errors, as well as leaving out crucial steps in order to follow their solution. I have found solutions with concepts that have not even been taught. Number two, the text is just poorly written in general. The problem set questions are hard to understand what they are looking for. The explanations in the text are vague at best. I have had to rely on my engineering son to help me solve some problems for his youngest brother. This text does not hold up to the standard of the older textbooks. Don't buy it. You will be frustrated.
This is the second set of Saxon/Dive math sets we've had. My son learned Algebra II with the first and I highly recommend this product. The instructor does a terrific job of going over everything and the syllabus he provides with it takes the guess work out of the planning out a schedule for the whole school year. We use his time frame to plan all of my son's other leasons around. I hope he has one for Calculus.