I ordered this third edition of the Algebra book because the second edition did not have the lesson number in parenthesis where you learned the concept used in each problem. That is a time saver for the student and the teacher.
I am sure for some that this curriculum would work just fine. However for our family, not so much. Since the videos included answers for every question, it was easy to understand the problem, but it was also easy to just copy the answer and the problem. Not really a plus when learning how to "go it alone". Also, the concepts were taught and then very quickly moved on, spending no time at all on practicing the concept first. This did not fit my children's learning styles. So although it is a well put together product, it did not work for us. We used it for one week, and returned it for a refund.
This product is fairly easy to use, but would be even more appreciated if the Solution manual was included in the kit, which is of great help for my daughter. It's very disappointing to have to spend extra money for it.
This set is everything that is needed to teach/learn Algebra 1. We also purchased the Teacher CD's to aid with it. My child has enjoyed doing math with this program. I have even started our younger daughter on the Saxon products.