This is an excellent math curriculum to use. At first it might be a bit confusing how to use all of the forms given, but once you get into a few lessons it gets so much easier. My fourth grader is enjoying this. You cannot go wrong using Saxon.
I loved Saxon 5/4. The scope was comprensive for the grade level. The component that was a success for me was Saxon Teacher, it presented a totally integrated teaching environment for my children allowing me to let them be independent with their math work, freeing me up to teach my younger children.
This product has great features but is complicated
June 30, 2011
Mom of 5
It would be helpful if the books each had a name on them. I need 2 extra work books, one for drills and tests, and an extra student book. I was confused as to which the student books were. It would be helpful if the title was on the front cover, example "student text" or "student workbook." Even the book distributor was confused, sending me the wrong order. (I had ended up ordering it correctly and the mistake was resolved.) I was dissapointed the student work book has no room for the work, and the student will need to copy his work on paper. We did Saxon 3 last year, the "tear out sheets" in the workbook were much easier for them to manage.
I loved the efficiency and correctness of my order placed, my kids have already jumped right into their math lessons. They are so well explained and broken down, my children barely need my help when doing their math lesson. I am very satisfied with the math products