So far, my trek through Algebra 2 has primarily made me laugh, laugh at those who say “You should skip the first 20 lessons of each successive Saxon book because it’s just review.” What utter nonsense. I *just* finished Algebra 1 and yes, it is technically review, but it’s more difficult! The problems are more complicated. There are more “gotcha” problems. You’ve got to pay attention or you’ll end up “bombing” a lesson.
Anyway, for parents out there: Don’t do it. Don’t skip “review” lessons. If they’re actually easy, GREAT! There’s is nothing wrong with an easy lesson. But Saxon wasn’t an idiot. They aren’t just review. They’re gearing up for the trek.