This marks the first week with Teaching Textbooks Math 3. Bels is loving it! From what I can tell, TTM3 picks up at about 1/2 way through the Saxon Math 2 book. So there is a little review for her, but I think that is good as she is learning to use the program.
The layout is simple for her to use and for me to check in on how she is doing. She has actually enjoyed it so much that she is doing 2 lessons a day on her own. I have only assigned one, but she wants to work ahead. Since I can reassign the lessons if she isn't learning the material, I don't mind her doing as much as she likes.
I can't tell you enough how much I love this program already. The Saxon Math k-3 books are wonderful curriculum, but they require so much from the parent. With an emerging reader, I can definitely use the extra time. Though I feel a little funny about just sending her off to learn on her own, I have to admit that I am also relieved. I have never enjoyed math and it has always been an area I have worried about in homeschooling- both in teaching it and being consistant. I think this was just what we needed.