5 Stars Out Of 5
Switched over from Saxon to Teaching Textbooks
February 23, 2016
We have used Saxon across the board but as my oldest two transitioned into high school they began to struggle with the format and felt that the curriculum did not explain the "why" behind the "how". Saxon also jumps from concept to concept which was not a problem at the earlier levels but just didn't work for us as they progressed into high school math. Several friends recommended Teaching Textbooks so we gave it a try. While a do agree that the Algebra 1 is not as "rigorous" as Saxon, it's definitely more interesting for the student, easy to understand, and does cover the necessary algebra 1 concepts. There is plenty of time in high school for your student to progress through the curriculum and tackle harder concepts. For us, Saxon just wasn't working and my son was dreading math. Now he enjoys his lessons and seems to have no trouble understanding the concepts being taught. He tells me that TT does a better job of explaining the "why" behind the "how." If your child is a serious math buff, TT might not be challenging enough. But, if your child is struggling a bit with math or just not loving it, then TT might be the solution for you. An added bonus is that it's very easy for the parent to track grades and see student progress. Very user friendly. So far, we are happy with our choice.