|About the Book|
My son did Saxon Math in Kindergarten, and my daughter did it in first and second grade. I bought the 3rd grade to supplement the math she was getting in school when they switched curriculum (and to use for summer review).Saxon math is highly repetitive, which is a cause for criticism for many, but I find the repetitive nature ensures mastery of basic facts. It can, however, cause the kids to gloss over instructions and even many of the words in word problems and fall in to a routine way of doing things.Some dont like the spiral nature of the curriculum. Rather than having the kids master one skill and move on, Saxon math spirals through multiple skills and revisits them, each time going a little deeper or becoming a little more difficult. I think my kids, however, benefitted from the spiral approach. It kept them more interested by varying the subject matter and enabled them to get a taste of concepts they werent yet fully ready to master.Overall, I think this is a solid curriculum. Both of my children enjoyed math while they were using it and never had a single complaint about the curriculum. Were I homeschooling, this is most likely the math curriculum I would choose to use, although I would probably skip every other page of the workbook because it really can be a bit too repetitive.