Since The Boy keeps insisting on getting older, I am getting more concerned about math. Where we're going with it, what we'll use when we get there, things of that sort. I have friends that unschool math, or simply turn their kids loose on Khan Academy (which I agree is a fantastic resource!!!), but I don't know that I am comfortable with that.
We started out this year with Saxon 7/6, but had to take a break to review long division. I was planning on The Boy doing 8/7 (with pre-algebra, so a newer edition) next year, and then Algebra 1 after that, in 9th grade. That still might work out. I do love that if you use the older Saxon books, geometry is incorporated in both Algebra and Advanced Mathematics, rather than being its own separate course.
I also have Lial's Basic College Math on hand, which might be a good overview of math for the year (and which might work better for my boy?), and may well cover both 7th and 8th grades, and then we could go into Algebra 1 for 9th grade.
Or, I could take some of the pressure off myself (I am not really a mathy person), and go to Teaching Textbooks next fall?
The Girl is a no-brainer with this. She loves, loves, loves Saxon Math. And for now that's what she will do, though I'm again not sure about high school.
Right now I feel just about like this...
Any words of wisdom from any been-there-done-that parents?