Discuss the pros and cons of various curriculums, or get help on which to choose!

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Postby efxmel » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:24 pm

Math U See or Saxon. Which is better in both content and teachability?
Just wondering.
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Postby sartasd » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:37 pm

It depends on what style you want.

Math-U-See is different from Saxon.

For me Saxon is too much for my kids and we use CLE and mathbrain's website.

go to and read what people say about them and also see if the publisher has sample pages to view before you buy.

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Postby Mkat » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:01 pm

My son (9th grader) hated Saxon, and found it to be boring and pretty frustrating and frankly, so did I.

Math U See is has really done amazingly well and for the first time in his life, doesn't hate math. In fact, he does it first most days! There are written instructions and instructions by you from the teacher book, a video where there is more visual and auditory learning, and manipulatives. I think it hits the various ways different kids learn in a better way.

He also really likes having the workbook to do problems in, they are clean and without fuss. Nothing distracting visually going on.

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Postby hscoach » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:05 am

Saxon was very frustrating for my children. Many homeschoolers really love it but we don't.

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Postby Theodore » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:46 pm

Saxon is very repetitive, which is fine up through Algebra II or so, but perhaps not beyond that in my opinion.

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Postby dkocur » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:25 pm

We didn't have very good luck with Math U See. I know others have, so sometimes it's just a matter of finding what works for you and your kiddos. I have no experience with Saxon math so I can't comment on that, but we're currently using Singapore math and are quite happy with it.

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