SHARE

Is Saxon Math being discontinued? You might have heard this rumor rolling around the internet. 

I’ve done a little research to set the record straight.

First, there are two lines of Saxon Math textbooks. 

There is the homeschool line that looks like this:

Saxon Math 7/6 Textbook

And, there is the school line that looks like this: 

Saxon Math Course 1 Textbook

As the names suggest, the homeschool line is sold primarily to homeschools and the school line is sold primarily to schools.  We’ve contacted the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and found out that they will likely stop publishing the school line sometime in 2023.

This includes: 

  • Intermediate 3
  • Intermediate 4
  • Intermediate 5
  • Course 1
  • Course 2
  • Course 3
  • Algebra 1, 4th edition
  • Algebra 2, 4th edition
  • Geometry

There have been no reported changes for the homeschool line. 

So what can you expect if you’re currently using the school line? I imagine that it will take a while for these books to go completely out of circulation. If you can find copies of the textbooks you need, you could continue to use this line for the foreseeable future and most likely not experience an issue. I will continue to provide videos, so no worries there. If you’re thinking of switching over to the homeschool line, it would be an easy transition as the textbooks for both lines are quite similar. 

I’ll continue to monitor the situation, and if any updated information becomes available, rest assured, that you’ll hear it from me immediately.  But for now, let’s get the school year started with one less thing to worry about.  Here’s to a great year!!!

See you soon,

Nicole

Responses

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Will you still support the school line for families who own the textbooks and want to use them for younger kids as they get older?

  2. I need a lesson in long division. My son is currently doing Saxon Algebra 1/2 and we’ve discovered he has forgotten how to do long division! Do you have a lesson that reviews that skill he could watch? We still have our subscription with you for many more months…thank goodness!

    1. Hi Sarah. If you have a Premium membership, there is a video on long division in the One Minute Tutorials. If you do not have a Premium membership, use the search icon (magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner) and search for long division. If there is a lesson on long division in that textbook, it will come up. If have trouble locating, just email us at [email protected] and we can send you a direct link.

  3. That is good news, thanks for doing the research for us! However, I have ALL the Saxon books, so I’m not worried about them going away, I’m just worried about YOU going away! So just never delete those life saving videos and our homeschool will be just fine. LOL!!
    Thank you for all that you do, truly, you are a life saver!!
    Josey (Lidia’s mom 🙂

        1. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has several different curriculums that they sell to public schools and I think some of those are probably more popular and are better sellers than the Saxon line.

    1. The school line is quite similar to the homeschool line. Both have great books. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has several different curriculums that they sell to public schools and I think some of those are probably more popular.

  4. What does this mean for schools? They will eventually stop teaching Saxon? And change to what?

    1. That decision will be up to each individual school. There are many different choices for them to choose from. If you are associated with a school, I suggest speaking with them to see what they plan to do.

  5. Thank you Nicole! This is new information to me (as it might be to many parents). Thank you for addressing this topic as it could help clear up confusion in the future.

    Best regards!

  6. I’m going to buy the Geometry book which goes better with your videos the homeschool line or school line?

    1. Geometry is the one place I’m a little sad that it will eventually go away. The Geometry book exists only in the school line. (In the homeschool line, geometry is integrated across three textbooks: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Advanced Math.). In general, the school line and the homeschool line are very similar (the teaching is almost exactly the same, but they differ when it comes to the practice problems.) The geometry book, however, is different since it’s about half proofs. It’s the only place in the Saxon line that does a thorough look at proofs. That’s the bad news. The good news is that these textbooks will not disappear immediately on January 1. I believe that if you buy your books now, anyone doing math today could have access to the entire school line for a few years at least. In addition, my geometry videos and online grading are not going anywhere…they are here to stay. Hope that helps.

  7. Thank you for that info!!! I love it when rumors are set straight!!!

  8. I didn’t realize the difference between the homeschool line and the school line. We’ve homeschooled for years and done Saxon and I somehow missed that when I ordered math curriculum this year. For some reason I thought it was just an updated version. My son is doing algebra 1 and I ordered the school line book this year. Since geometry is integrated into the homeschool texts, would it be wise to scrap the school line book we got and re-order the homeschool line?

    1. Great question. The Algebra 1 books are different. The 3rd edition (the homeschool line) has geometry integrated in it. The 4th edition (the school line) has no geometry in it as they pulled it out and created the separate Geometry book. I do not have 1) online grading for the Algebra school line and 2) do not have videos for Algebra 2, 4th ed. school line. So if you’d like to continue on with me, I’d go ahead and move over to the homeschool line. You can still choose to do the separate Geometry book and the extra geometry you receive in Algebra 1 and 2 (homeschool line) will only help.

      1. Thank you! He has already started in the other book, but I think I will order the homeschool package. He’s also using your services for the videos only of the school line. Can I switch it to the other once we have that book here?

  9. Do your practice questions/teaching stem from the school or homeschool line primarily?

    1. I used the homeschool line in the making of my videos and practice problems. However, I created my own unique problems. Interesting fact, 80-85% of the lessons are exactly the same between the two lines so my videos have been able to work for both.

  10. Have you discovered WHY they are discontinuing the other line? It is such a solid math program I wonder why…

  11. Thank you Nicole! So appreciate your time! We are a growing blended-learning cohort in NJ and happily using Saxon through Nicole the Math Lady. So relieved to hear the clarification. I was under the impression that the school versions were newer and more updated so I am surprised at the change.

  12. Help! Do you also do Geometry for Harold Jacobs? Our co-op is doing that this year and my child is distraught not having Nicole!! Please say you can help!

  13. Thank you sincerely for doing this research for families you are a blessing!