tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11954362.post111275609025914490..comments2023-10-19T10:13:47.140-05:00Comments on Fun Homeschool Mom Blog: The New SaxonVictoriahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03790665445960679658noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-11954362.post-1113440064829669382005-04-13T19:54:00.000-05:002005-04-13T19:54:00.000-05:00I've used the entire paperback Saxon 6/5 and didn'...I've used the entire paperback Saxon 6/5 and didn't find it to be constructivist at all.<BR/><BR/>I did find that it taught 'conceptually,' by which I mean that my son is certainly gaining as much conceptual understanding of elementary mathematics as any other child I know. I was actually surprised by how 'conceptual' it was----<BR/><BR/>The book has to be quite different from the Saxon texts used in CA, I assume, because I just gave my son a practice version of the CA 5th grade test, and there were quite a number of subjects we hadn't covered.<BR/><BR/>Last but not least, I began homeschooling my son in math at the end of 4th grade, after he flunked two Unit tests out of 6 using SRA Math.<BR/><BR/>I used Saxon, and in 6 months' time he had made up all the lost ground, was earning As in 5th grade math and had advanced to the accelerated class, which uses a 6th grade text. He's getting As and high Bs there.<BR/><BR/>"Paperback Saxon" has been a miracle around here.Catherine Johnsonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03347093496361370174noreply@blogger.com