Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Saxon Teacher 5/4

I really love how Saxon 5/4 works.  It's been a great investment for our home.  I love it so much so that I decided that I would also purchase the Saxon Teacher CD's as well.

I use it to "teach" the lesson, and run the girls through their practice sets.  Then they go off to do their lesson.  Afterwards I mark their work.  { Some days I get them to mark their own work as we transition them to more self direction/learning. }  Then I take a separate form and circle all the numbered questions that they got wrong for them to go back over with the Saxon Teacher.  She walks them through and explains how to do each question.  We just select which problem to view from the drop down menu in the lesson.  It's great, especially when I need to be attending to the baby or something else.  Money well spent for this busy juggling mummy :o)

What are you using in your Math department these days?

Thanks for visiting.


  1. We are going to be using Saxon too. My kids were using fitzroy math and I am happy with it but it's only for younger grades. I bought my older kids prime math at the end of last year but I can't say that I really like it.
    I am hoping that I will love Saxon as buying all the different grades cost me a small fortune!!

  2. Hi Cassandra,

    Welcome to the Saxon family.

    I can’t vouch for their younger years but Saxon 5/4 is great. Very academic with it’s spiral approach.

    Additionally, I highly recommend the Robinson Curriculum Facebook page – since they use this curriculum. There are a TON of helpful people on there if you have any questions, need ideas etc... This is the group that helped me when I was getting into Saxon.

  3. We use MEP. It's biggest advantage is that it is free, but there is not much that is bad about this online maths programme.

  4. Hi Jeanne,

    Yes, I’ve also used some MEP, and it’s pretty good. I liked it somewhat, but I found it difficult to really get into it. From memory it was pretty teacher intensive. Maybe I didn’t stick with it long enough? I dunno, but yeah.

    Good to hear from you again Jeanne.

  5. Oh, and very academic, as it was quite challenging. I needed a lot more hand holding. I'm not smart enough for it.


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