First of all, sorry to everyone about the confusing topic title!

Our family is new to homeschooling this year (and CM) and would love some advice/input/wisdom on math curriculums...

I have done research on MUS, Teaching Textbooks and Saxon. My kids are pretty good in math but I wouldn't say it is their strong-suit (basically, I believe they understand the concepts enough to get correct answers in their grade/learning levels, but maybe not to the point of *"really" *getting it).

MUS seems a great way to learn math (and *really* get it) but I want to make sure that all the bases are covered for ACT's and SAT's in the future.

Teaching Textbooks has come highly recommended by some moms in our homeschool group. We've looked at it, done sample lessons and think it's equally as helpful as MUS. But I have the same concerns as MUS.

Saxon scares me, plain and simple. Math is not and never has been my strong suit so I am hesitant to purchase something that is so "workbook" oriented - and honestly concerned that I can help my kids with Algebra, etc. My oldest son (now in college) had Saxon math all through his middle and high school years in Christian school. He loved it and did very well. He recommeds Saxon but I'm just not sure.

Can anyone offer pros as well as cons of the above mentioned curriculums? Any info is much appreciated!

-Andrea