I like Saxon math. They used it at our school for a long time, which is where I first became acquainted with it. It is designed to be somewhat repetitive so that skills are really mastered and not forgotten. I do think depending on the child you can skip. We are doing 8/7 right now and doing about 3 lessons per day. I think we will move on to Algebra 1/2 or Algebra 1 before long, which would be considered about 2 knotches above grade level. We are not doing this to prove anything or to be 'ahead.' We can just see our child is ready for it.
I've heard a lot of good things about Singapore, and Math U See as well. I wanted something my DS could do basically independently, Saxon works well for that. He can do the lessons totally on his own. Sometimes he'll watch the D.I.V.E CD for additional instruction.
Last edited by hibiscus869; 10-08-2012 at 03:14 PM.