3 Stars Out Of 5
Downhill with Saxon
February 13, 2013
He did wonderfully with Saxon 2, 3, and 5/4. However, we just finished 6/5 and math has totally gone downhill for him using Saxon.
We do it exactly the way it is intended. We do every single problem. We check daily work and lovingly correct mistakes together. When he has gotten below 80 on a test, we backed up to that lesson and re-started.
Unfortunately, the sheer number of problems encourages sloppy work. My son Actually has a great work ethic and attitude but when you have 45 problems every day, would you be likely to rush? More than that, there is just not enough time for things to sink in. He learned multiplying fractions, percents, and dividing fractions in just a few days. No wonder he was confused.
Last but not least, My son now loathes math. Because there is always something new, he never feels confident or successful.