Re: Saxon math
I am going to repeat what the others have already said, it really depends on what year you will be using. Saxon K-3 has more hands on with manipulatives, Saxon 5/4 and up (or the intermediates if you have a child that struggles) are all book work with very few manipulatives. My oldest is in 5th this year and we are using 6/5. He is strong in math and we probably could have gone as far as using 7/6 this year without any real problem. I love Saxon for him. It is not the most exciting program out there but it is thorough and at higher levels most kids can use it independently. This is helpful for teaching multiple children. I know at the end of the year Kearnan will have learned everything he needs in math if no other subject and I like that.