Saxon math courses have lots of problems to solve, and saves parents from having to check all of that student work. This is an online program that checks student work on almost all course work, from warm-up exercises through tests. It also gives students immediate feedback.

This saves students the frustration of working through an entire set of problems using an incorrect approach. They’ll know right away if they’re not getting it. also helps parents and teachers use their time more efficiently, allowing students to work independently for the most part, but letting the parent or teacher know when a student needs help with a specific concept.

Thus far, can be used with the following courses:

  • Saxon Math 3, 5/4, 6/5, 7/6, and 8/7
  • Saxon Math Intermediate 4 and 5
  • Saxon's third editions of Algebra ½, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2
  • the second edition of Saxon's Advanced Math
  • Saxon Math: Course 1, Course 2, and Course 3

Parents or teachers first create an account, then they set up one or more student accounts. The system is very easy to use, but parents and teachers can read the “How to Use” information available through their dashboard if they wish to.

You can easily change course settings and view a student's progress. Using course settings lets you allow students to skip tests, investigations, or sections of the lessons. You can assign customized practice with math facts, and you can also set it so that they need to complete only the odd or even practice problems. In addition, you are able to give students extra attempts on test questions and determine how much credit they get for corrected test answers.

When students are signed in, the lessons, investigations, and tests are presented in their proper order. Students enter their answers into one or more boxes for each question. When an answer requires a mathematical symbol, this is taken into account. Boxes might appear for students to select the symbol they need, or a hint below the answer box will tell students how to enter their answer. While can check answers for questions that require mathematical symbols, it can’t check answers for questions when the answer is a drawing as in this case: “Use a protractor to draw an 80° angle. Then use a compass and straightedge to copy the angle” (Math 8/7 p. 828).

Students answer one question at a time and immediately check the answer. Other than on the tests, they can try again as many times as they wish if their answer is incorrect unless you set an option to limit the number of attempts. If they get stuck, they can click on “I Need Help!” which alerts the parent or teacher that the student needs additional instruction for this problem. Students can go back and correct their answers in lessons they have already completed, but this isn’t required.

Once students have completed a lesson, the parent or teacher receives an email letting them know that it’s done and whether or not the student needs help. A “Concept Mastery” component is gradually being added for all courses. It shows the parent or teacher which concepts a student might be struggling with—ongoing issues with the same type of problem that crop up in more than one lesson.

Parents or teachers can view and print detailed reports for each lesson if they wish. offers a free trial for seven days before requiring you to subscribe. You can subscribe for just one student or for the family (2 to 5 students), and there is a group price for members of a class. should be a time saver for both parents and their students who are using Saxon Math textbooks. It is not a teaching assistant, but it does alert parents or teachers when a student needs help.

Note: My Math Assistant is not associated with Saxon Math or Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Video Teaching

Video teaching is in the works for My Math Assistant. Here's there announcement sent out on March 31, 2021. "I have already begun work this spring on adding video teaching to My Math Assistant and should be ready to support those starting the homeschool editions (3rd/4th) of Math 8/7, Math 7/6, Math 6/5, and Math 5/4 in July or August! I'm hoping to also add Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2 third editions before school starts, but can't commit to that quite yet."

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$4.99/month for one student, $8.99/month for a family (2 to 5 students)
group class students pay $20/year

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