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I know how challenging selecting homeschool curriculum can be. You want the absolute best for your child. That’s why I am dedicated to sharing our family’s experience with various curricula on this site. I want you to be able to make a well informed decision when choosing the best homeschool programs for your children. To help you in selecting the right curricula for your homeschool you might also be interested in reading:
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Selecting math programs can be frustrating. You want the most effective program for your child. It’s so difficult to see your student struggle with whatever program you have selected. That has happened to our family several times, especially with math.
The Saxon Math curriculum is one of the best known and highest rated math programs within the homeschool community. It’s also a program that a student will either love (okay like) or hate. The absence of colorful pictures and pages can be a real miss for some students, especially the younger ones. However, if a child is able to stick with the program for many years, it is said to give students a wonderful foundation in mathematics.
When we began to homeschool many years ago, we started with Saxon Math. We then switched back and forth between Saxon and other programs because my kids did not like Saxon.
I won’t mention the other math programs we have tried, but there were a few and they were nowhere near as challenging as Saxon has been. While flip flopping between programs, I began to notice that my children were not progressing in their math studies as well as they did with Saxon. I didn’t want them to get behind, so I made a commitment a few years ago that we would stay with Saxon, no matter what, through their high school studies.
There’s no way around it, Saxon Math is demanding. It is not a set it and forget it program. You have to be engaged with your student, teach them, and help them.
As they become older and more independent, they will be able to teach themselves. My middle schooler is now able to work through his Saxon math book all by himself. He teaches himself every single concept in that book. All I do is grade his work.
As my children get older and continue through the Saxon books, they are gaining excellent math skills. Every day they are becoming very strong in math and are able to apply what they are learning in Saxon Math to everyday life. This is why I do think Saxon Math is worth it.
If you are looking for a math program that is solid in its teaching, then I highly recommend Saxon Math as an option for your homeschool.
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