i have always thought highly of Saxon products, but this one falls short. There is little lesson practice and little instruction, but lots of random questions included in each problem set. It is difficult to change gears so much within one problem set. I second not wasting your money.
Common Core Creeping Into Homeschool Versions.........
December 18, 2014
The reason this book is unlike the past home school versions is because it is now Common Core alligned. And this after claiming the homeschool versions of Saxon would remain independent. Shame on you! No further explanation needed........
We've used Saxon Math. We love Saxon even though it has challenging questions. Saxon has always been very user friendly as far as explaining a concept. This book is not anything like the previous Saxon books we have used. It's difficult to understand. My son spends hours working on the practice problems and ends up with half incorrect. Don't waste your time or money on this book.
We began using this text for the first time this year at our co-op after using Saxon for Alg. I and Alg. II. Of nine students, five have dropped within the first five weeks due to frustrations with the text. This is not the Saxon I've loved and heartily endorsed. The questions are confusing and take forever to wade through (yes, we're using the corrected version). I would work through the lesson with my daughter and then she'd spend an hour doing the problems, miss 50-75% of them, and then we'd spend an hour correcting the lesson. It was with great relief we fled to a different curriculum that she is flying through. BTW, the Saxon tests are a breeze, so she obviously learned something, but we don't have 2+ hours to spend on math each day.