Our math curriculum was written originally for the classroom, then modified for home schools. I love it! I used it as a public school teacher and now I'm using it at home. Monday, our lesson was about using dry/liquid measuring cups and measuring water/dry rice. It was fun, and a precursor to tomorrow's lesson: baking brownies!
These hands-on activities are mixed into her curriculum to keep things fun and interesting. I have been impressed with Saxon's use of "around the house" manipulatives, which ties our math into real life. After all, that's what its all about! (and then you do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around...)