This is my second year homeschooling my 13 year old. The DVD set for Saxon Math is an absolute must have. The lessons are short and to the point. (10-15 minutes) The program also goes thru the homework sets problem by problem and shows the student how to get the right answer. It's perfect for after my son has made his first attempt at all of the problems and is simply going back to correct the ones that he missed.
I have used Saxon Math products for many years and the addition of the Saxon teacher CDs is a great help. It insures that my sons have help at their fingertips even when I am busy or unavailable. The lessons are read just as you would from the book and the students can watch any or all of the problems worked out for them if they get stuck. Don't worry about them watching them all and not doing the work. The teacher goes slowly and most kids will work as many as they can on their own to save time.
My daughter is an auditory leaner and really likes this program. She needs the one on one instruction I am not able to give her while schooling others younger than her. She tried using the DIVE cd we have but didn't find them as useful as these. She is able to work independently using this program and loves that all the problem are worked for her. We now have two set of these. One for Algebra 1/2 and the other for 8/7. A great product!