I got my Saxon Algebra 1/2 curriculum in the mail this week. I love Saxon math! And I love how it has a teacher's manual with the answers in it. And I love how it came with the test masters with problem solutions included. And I love that I got it all for $30 when it costs well over $100 for all three books new. (The used ones I bought off of ebay are in perfect condition!)
Actually, I think Dawson will like going back to Saxon math. There's one lesson per day and it's easy to find examples if you're stuck. It's very predictable and builds on previous lessons, so lots of variety in the daily problems.
I also found a really cool thing called Life of Fred that could make Algebra, Geometry and Trig, dare we say it, FUN! If we can get ourselves all caught back up with our Saxon Pre-Algebra this year, we might just give that one a try for 9th grade.
Also, thank you to those of you who have sent me e-mails and text messages with homeschooling information and resources. I really appreciate it! Keep 'em coming!