A couple of questions to think about:momto6 wrote:I am newly homeschooling my 13yo step daughter who has been in public school previously. I went ahead and got her Saxon algebra 1/2 thinking she would need to go back one level after coming home (she was in Algebra 1 in ps) BIG mistake.
1. Are you using the D.I.V.E cd with the program.?
2. If she was in Algebra 1 in p.s. I am sure she is very bored. Do you think it is the program or the level?
3. Have you considered using the Saxon test to see which level she would fit into? It is possible that she could test out of part of the book and start where she needs to begin. By test out I mean she could simply take the test and when she got to the point of new material or not understanding she could begin lessons at that point.
Here is a link to the test: http://www.mfwbooks.com/pdf/SaxonPlacem ... RC9=&CAP=2
This can also be found on the MFW website by clicking math and then 7th-12th grade.
Maybe it will be a start.
4. My son is a completely different math kid than my daughter and does not need the same kind of repetition so when I can see that he has mastered something I just tell him to not do certain problems. This has helped him with the program although it is still very easy for him at this point. He just started Algebra 1/2.