This is the best homeschool math program I have ever used or seen. We were frustrated with another program and I ordered this one. I like that the text book is not hardbound and that the paper is thinner; otherwise the books would be heavy, and it would cost a lot more. I think for the value of the education and the product; the price point is good.
The main text clearly explains the lesson, then moves on to a small practice of the lesson, after each lesson and practice there is a mixed practice page of 26 problems. With the basic facts warm up practice, the lesson, the practice at the end of the lesson and a test weekly, it has been a winning combination for us. There is not too much daily work and not to little, this program is well thought out, and comprehensive. There are math topics in this curriculum that are sometimes poorly covered in others.
Saxon math is a true blessing to any parent that doesn't have the time to pull together an entire math curriculum. I also purchased the CD-ROM. Which is nicely ordered to follow the lessons in the book; honestly I could have lived without it, but when I am busy I let my child use the CD-ROM to listen to the lesson, it's a luxury that's nice if you can afford it.
After hearing great things about this program we decided to give it a try. I really like the set up of the Saxon Math. They explain everything in great detail so the student can see how the answer is obtained and there are lesson numbers next to each problem just in case you need to go back and review; no more wasted time looking through the textbook. I also like how they combine new skills with those already mastered. I think I've finally found my favorite math program!!!