This is our first year using Saxon after struggling last year with Rod and Staff. WE LOVE IT!! My 7 year old is challanged, yet he can understand the concepts being taught. I am really happy with Saxon. I will be switching my 6th grader next year, and will start my K-er out on Saxon.
My only complaint, the pages are too thin. Young children erase a lot and the pages could be a little "thicker"
Easy to understand, teach and it is reasonably priced!
I purchased this program for my daughter starting 2nd grade. She is transitioning from a Christian school to home school and this is the program they used. I liked the fact that it had multiple approaches on learning techniques rather than just one or two straight forward thinking methods. It uses numbers, scenarios, fractions, picture problems all in the same lesson to enforce learning. My daughter has responded well and excelled well. The price for the program is awesome and it arrived rather quickly. Happy learning!
I am so happy with this kit. There is a lot of activities, and a lot of support from the teacher's manual to help a parent make math come alive for their child. My daughter is learning so much and I am so happy for so many ways of helping her to confidently learn these all important basics. Everything is laid out for you, so there's no need to run around gathering different ideas and tools for learning a good variety of concepts. It's interesting and challenging for my daughter, yet just repetitive enough to give her confidence. I know that she's learning exactly what she needs to be learning and that we're richly covering all the basic math concepts she needs at this time. I feel very confident she is being given an excellent foundation. The teacher's manual gives very solid, supportive help to the parent and provides a good variety of daily activities for that important repetition and reinforcement for the younger child, but keeps things interesting and fun at the same time.
I like how this program is set up, it covers a lot and the best thing is that it is easy to understand for the student and teacher! The teachers guide has the lessons all set up for you for every day - it even tells you what to say! I don't go word by word but I keep the idea and go from there. I just wish that there were more practice pages for doing math problems.