Monday, November 8, 2010
Saxon versus Teaching Textbooks: the saga continues
Many of us started homeschooling with Saxon math. Then as time went on some of us were enticed to try different math curricula. The main complaint I've heard about Saxon is that it's too hard- either it takes too long to complete an assignment, or the child sheds tears, or the parent sheds tears, or some combination of the three. We decided to make the switch to Teaching Textbooks for Algebra I this year. Monk (11) has liked it and has done well. It takes him an hour and a half to do each day, so it's not exactly easy for him, but he's making A's, so he seems to be getting it. Twinkle Toes (9), not wanting to be left out, begged to also make the switch this year to Teaching Textbooks. She completed Saxon 5/4 last year, missed a couple of questions on the TT placement exam for grade 6, so we decided she belonged in TT 5 this year.