After using Abeka for k5-1st grade (and HATING IT) I decided to try Saxon. My children clicked, and loved it. I did buy the box of manipulatives just to save time in finding things around the house to use. (sure, I’ll except the lazy title :-))
It is very easy to teach and learn. I love the constant review of work so the information is retained.
My oldest son went to private school and BJU books were used. He struggled every year. When we talked to the school and agreed to put him in “resource”, where they used Saxon, he got a B for the first time in 4 years. He did so well that the school put him back in the “regular” math class the next year, and again began to fail.
I will not even consider another math curriculum. I love it that much.
A major PRO is that Saxon doesn’t revise their books very often, so you are not constantly forced to replace books like other companies. Math doesn’t change, so why should the books? 1+1 will always be 2. I love that with the younger grades the student packs always have the flashcards and worksheets included, so there is no need to make copies, or buy flash cards. Lots of repetition as well as tactile learning. It works for any student’s learning style of.