I give this 4 stars. This is a very good program, but my 5 yr old is past this. I think i did not know what kind of math a first kindergardener and 1st grader did because I am buying math curriculum for the first time this year and finding my children are far above the recommended curriculum. The way I solved this was to do more pages a day and add the math they were doing to keep it freash, that way they will get whatever I forgot to teach them. Overall this is a very well organized curiculum and my 5-yr-old really enjoys it. My biggest complaint is that the description says it has everything you need in this kit which is not true. I probably should have read the description better but I thought since it said this was everything I needed that it would come with the teachers guide which it did not, so make sure you buy the teachers guide and it also does not come with the meeting book.
This is a great curriculum! It's working so well for my first grader and I found the best price here. You need linking cubes, geoboards, and few other things that you have to purchase to go with this. They have a math toolkit that you can buy or you can piece it together yourself. All in all a great buy!
We purchased Saxon Math 1 from ChristianBook.com one year ago for my son who was beginning Kindergarten. He is now in first grade, and tests at a 2nd grade math level. We have purchased Saxon Math 1 for our second son, and Saxon Math 2 for our first. We anticipate further success in the mathematical ability of our children.
note: my wonderful wife worked through the book with my son 15 to 30 minutes a day, five days a week. I contribute his success to the great products found at ChristianBook.com, and the many hours my wife dedicated to the program. I would expect similar results would require similar diligence.