Lori, as to your question about is Saxon easier to teach...well...yes. We use the DIVE CD that comes with the Saxon package when you order it from MFW. There is a man who teaches each lesson. So, my dd watches the CD and takes notes in her notebook, doing the practice problems with the teacher. Then, she goes to the textbook to do her assignment. When I grade the assignment, I use the Solutions Manual that comes with the package, as well, and each problem is shown with the steps on how to do it. Sometimes there are a few problems that I still don't quite get how the Solutions Manual is showing them, but if I go back to my daughters textbook there are usually sample problems with an explanation just like the ones she is being asked to do on her assignment.hsm wrote:We are "supposed" to finish 5B by end of this school year so she can move on to Saxon. And, is Saxon easier to teach when we get there? Can you tell I am getting nervous here?
So, for me, Saxon is easier to teach because I'm not actually teaching it. I let the video teacher do all the work and just dig deeper when my dd has a problem or makes a mistake. Saxon includes a lot of repetition, so it can get a bit boring, but my dd surely knows her math after doing the same types of problems over and over again. It is a good, strong math program!