My third grade son has used Saxon since he was in Kindergarten. We started with Saxon 1, and so now he is in Saxon 5/4. It is dragging so slowly for us. If we do all of the review questions, it can take three days. If we do half, it takes two. We could skip the review questions and only do the lesson practice questions, but that defeats the purpose of using a spiral curriculum, and one of his weaknesses right now is his math facts and applying them. That said, he recently took a standardized math test and score in the 85th percentile, so the level is not the problem. He has a physical issue that interferes with writing comfortably, so I am his scribe for most things, including math. I started looking at Rod and Staff, and I like the simplicity of it. I also started looking at Teaching Textbooks. I think I would need to place him a grade ahead of where he is, because of the concepts taught, but at the same time he really needs to solidify his basic math facts. But doing lots of written drill work is torturous for both of us.

Has anyone used all three of these who could compare them for me? Is there another app or online program where he could work on drilling his math facts? He has the aptitude for it, I believe, but the approach is not working.

Has anyone used all three of these who could compare them for me? Is there another app or online program where he could work on drilling his math facts? He has the aptitude for it, I believe, but the approach is not working.

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