I am preparing for our new homeschool year. This is our 4th year using Horizons Math. I've always enjoyed Horizons spiral approach so that the material that is learned never seems to be forgotten throughout the year. Because of this, I was a little shocked that book 1 begins with a great deal of review. I know that some things can be forgotten over the summer and a review may be needed, but I think that there is a bit too much. At any rate we may pick up the pace if we do not need the review. I still love this curriculum and would never think of using anything else.
My daughter loved the colorful pages in the workbook and actually looked forward to the next lesson. It seems to move quickly from one topic to the next which is great for some kids but not so great for others. The one thing I didn't like was that the Teachers text isn''t set up to show you step by step how to do the new topic that is taught.