My only regret is that I didn't start with Saxon from the begining. We used teaching Textbooks for a few years, but there seemed to be a lot of gaps once we got to pre algebra. Saxon is great and my children love the dive dvd's.
I am so not a math person. It was never my best subject in school. So that being said, Saxon Math is honestly the best for me to teach my son at home. It gives me sentence for sentence what I have to say and a list of what supplies we need daily. The manipulatives kit is also fantastic. Nearly everything you need comes in one kit.
Last year I tried a completely different math set up for homeschool. This year I actually look forward to teaching Math, just as much as my son enjoys doing his math. Its a win win and fantastic program. :)
This is our first year using Saxon after struggling last year with Rod and Staff. WE LOVE IT!! My 7 year old is challanged, yet he can understand the concepts being taught. I am really happy with Saxon. I will be switching my 6th grader next year, and will start my K-er out on Saxon.
My only complaint, the pages are too thin. Young children erase a lot and the pages could be a little "thicker"
Easy to understand, teach and it is reasonably priced!
I purchased this program for my daughter starting 2nd grade. She is transitioning from a Christian school to home school and this is the program they used. I liked the fact that it had multiple approaches on learning techniques rather than just one or two straight forward thinking methods. It uses numbers, scenarios, fractions, picture problems all in the same lesson to enforce learning. My daughter has responded well and excelled well. The price for the program is awesome and it arrived rather quickly. Happy learning!