Currently Using Horizons
by Kristy Tolley
We are currently using Horizons, but we used Saxon in first grade. I loved how it was well scripted to help me explain concepts to my daughter. Being a newer homeschooler, that aspect gave me the confidence I needed.
My daughter didn't love it, though. I was worried that if I didn't have a curriculum she liked, she would end up hating the subject altogether. So, I mistakenly thought something with a little color, maybe more variety, would appeal to her.
As a result, we used Singapore Math the next year, and we are currently using Horizons. Interestingly, even with all their colorful pages, my daughter wants to go back to Saxon (as do I!).
With both Singapore and Horizons, it seemed there was little to help me explain the concepts to her. There were activities to do prior to each lesson, but sometimes they didn't seem very thorough. Maybe it's because Math isn't one of my strengths, but I felt like I needed more guidance.
My daughter and I are both excited to go back to Saxon. Also, I will be using it for my younger daughter (first grade) next year.