Last year, our Math book, for my son, stank. It didn't give enough practice, and went on to the next lesson. My son was lost. He's in 4th, but he thought he didn't learn much at all. He requested that we do 3rd grade Math again, and of course, I agreed. We are going at a faster pace, and he's really enjoying it. He loves that I have a script to ask him questions and do certain activities. I love that time too! He and I feel that it gives him enough practice, (especially for the Math Facts), and he's feeling very confident with it. I'm SO glad that we tried Saxon Math. Our other kids have Saxon 2 and 7/6 and they all agree that they love the repeat practice. It was a little expensive for us, BUT WORTH IT! So pleased!
this is our first year homeschooling. and our first math curriculum. my son is in third grade, but i didn't feel he had a super grasp on math. i decided to take it slow and go with saxon 3. i bought this kit with the manipulatives hoping it would be more fun for him. it is working out very well for us. so far there havent been a lot of lessons including the manipulatives, but he loves it when we use them.
the math lessons are very straightforward and easy for both of us to use. so far its very remedial but it looks like by the end of the year he will have moved into new math territory for him
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. I like how they have flash cards and basic math fact worksheets with it.
My son is very good at math and is eager to learn. Getting started was super exciting for us both. The beginning lessons for this book is so easy my 1st grader could do it. Actually it's more like kindergarten or preschool math. The first three weeks were a waste of time. Very repetitive.
Adding 0 and 1 are not exactly 3rd grade work. The other day we skipped ahead about 10 lessons. He knows this also but at least it's not insulting to him, which is what I was starting to think. Looking ahead through the book, it seems to get more geared towards third grade. I will continue to use it because I paid for it. I don't think I will purchase Saxon again.
We love all of Saxon Math! I used it when I was in school and now I am using it for my kid's math classes. The way they can pick right up with it and the way the curriculum reviews sets it apart from other math curriculum we have used in the past. I would highly recommend it to anyone for any grade level.