We had worked with the D.I.V.E. math program with our Saxon algebra 1/2, she did OK, but my daughter struggled with Algebra 1. I bought the Saxon teaching dvds half way through our year, and WOW, she is rolling along quickly, ALL problems are explained, lessons are precise. If your student can't figure out a problem, the DVD has ALL problems and test problems explained on a 'blackboard' for thorough explanation! WOW. Gets FIVE STARS. Get the Saxon teaching dvd with your home school kit. Pass on the D.I.V.E. You'll thank me.
Very disappointing. Barely helpful in explaining how to do problems. The lesson instructions for new materials presented is very poor! The lesson problems are worked out but VERY LITTLE EXPLANATION OF THE REASONING OF THE STEPS IS GIVEN. In addition, the "teacher's" voice is very mousy and irritating. I purchased the Algebra 2 and Advanced Math CD's and within the first day or two of the school year, my kids (9th and 11th) switched back to D.I.V.E. There are no answers to the problems on the D.I.V.E. CD (the No. 1 reason why I tried Saxon Teacher), but they have much, much better instruction.
This product is absolutley the best! Math is a very difficult subject to teach, the teacher CD's make it so much easier to understand. We are so very blessed to have saxon educational products to purchase to aid in teaching our children.
This has been a great addition to our homeschool curriculum. Our children have become independent learners in math, using this CD-ROM. The best thing about it is that you can stop, or go back to a lesson if you are unclear, and watch it as needed. We are now looking forward to purchasing the Algebra 2 set!