Saxon Math 5/4 Home School Currciulum Not For Us!
Saxon 5/4 Math Home School Review
My nine year old daughter used Saxon Math 5/4 home school curriculum the first semester we homeschooled. We purchased it based on many good reviews I read on-line. Unfortunately I didn't know enough about her learning style when we started homeschooling to know this was not the curriculum for her!
Saxon teaches a new concept, has a few problems on the new concept and then launches into review problems that may cover any lesson already taught in the book. This incremental spiral approach works for some students but my daughter really needed to master a topic with a little bit of review (mastery approach) rather than just an introduction to a topic and then a lot of review. Before beginning Saxon she had been doing advanced math for her age and grade but with Saxon she grew so frustrated she really slowed down.
It was bought new but we could have saved $$ had I searched for it used.Hi Karen! Thanks for sharing about Saxon Math home school curriculum and why you didn't like it. We have used Saxon for years but this year we switched my second oldest out of Saxon too. She also likes the mastery approach better and now actually enjoys doing math. Blessings, Heather :)
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