Saxon math -- help!
My daughter (senior) has been using Teaching Textbooks, but this year she's taking her math at the learning center. Saxon Advanced Math, which I believe is pre-calculus? Anyway, the teacher SKIPPED the first four chapters because his students last year said they were "too easy." My dd is feeling "behind" after only one class. She's not used to Saxon, or doing math in a classroom, and this is a big change.
So if you use (or have used) Saxon, they have a lot of problems to do! Thirty complex problems in the lesson -- do you require your child to do them all? If not, what is a good alternative? I certainly want her to learn the material, but I also don't want to overwhelm her and cause anxiety.
She is seriously debating a STEM career/major (vs. art), and this class is going to be a major factor in helping her decide what she can handle in math. I'm sad that he chose to skip those chapters (with no warning to anyone beforehand) when they would have done her so much good. I don't think there's anything I can do about that. But her course load this year is heavy and she can't spend hours every day just doing math.
"Ree-bee," Mom to United States Marine ds 20 * artist dd 18 * motion-loving ds 15 * piano-playing ds 10
"For Miss Minnie loved children and she loved books, and she taught merely by introducing the one to the other." from "A Consent," by Wendell Berry