i use saxon for all ages and it takes us the whole time we are homeschooling from sept to may, we do the pick and chose method of math
Depends on your Math program and your student.
This year, we just used time4learning.com, online math games, flash cards, and math board games for our math program. They both finished their math for the year a long time ago and started working on the next year's level.
We used Saxon the first year and it started out OK, however, it got very gruelling. Every day, math took 45 minutes to 3 hours just to get the kids to complete it. (and that was not doing every problem.)
We used Rod & Staff the next year, and it was very flat and not a very advanced math. They did it, but we stopped almost at the end of the year.
I attempted Bob Jones, but my daughter started out failing, so we switched curriculum and went back a grade. Never did go back to the Bob Jones.
This year, we are switching (and staying unless it's just really terrible) to Math U See... I'm so tired of having poor experiences with math.
We just finish when we finish, I don't do lesson planners or calenders or whatever. I kind of prefer not to have a definable school year, so I'm not on a deadline of any kind. Remember that you aren't obligated to do every single problem or page. Do what you need, leave the rest. Curriculum is a tool, not a master. I'd like to add that no ps teacher I've ever known ever finished a textbook.
I think it depends on your curriculum and how quickly your child catches on. With Math U See it's a mastery based program so we don't even move onto the next chapter until the previous one is mastered. Some chapters took a day or two, while others took us a few weeks...
We use Saxon for Ds1 and we will finish it just it by the end of the week and we started in August. We do one lesson each day and do about 15 of the 30 mixed practice problems, unless he has trouble with a particular kind of problem.
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