I love the program ! I am a teacher and have taught for 20 years. I taught in the public school system for 13 years. I have used the program for homeschool and in the public school system. The program is easy to use and I like how coloring is used to help with some of the math concepts.
My son is in grade 1 and LOVES doing math because of this curriculum! It is well planned with little things like the workbook being opened from bottom to top instead of left to right like a regular book. Either a right or left handed person can easily work on each page. The use of manipulatives is essential in my opinion to really make this curriculum shine. Fantastic!
I was sort of thrown into homeschooling and needed a math curriculum quickly. I was told by a few people to try Saxon. I was thoroughly disappointed. It is extremely boring and repetitious. My 4 year old was able to do these problems (no formal schooling). I was also disappointed in some of the manipulatives. The linking cubes are very hard to put together. My 6 year old struggled and it was impossible for my 4 year old. The clocks were very confusing. If you set the time for 10:45 it looks like 11:45. I ended up buying a $1.00 clock from a dollar store.