Product Description
Because Saxon does not adequately prepare students for the new PSAT & SAT, we now recommend our new Shormann PreAlgebra SelfPaced eCourse featuring daily video lessons, interactive assignments with auto grading and grade recording, video solutions, and Q&A service with Dr. Shormann. Based on John Saxon’s original Teaching methods , this course is updated with 21stcentury concepts and specific preparation for the PSAT, the SAT, and the ACT. Learn More: Saxon vs. Shormann Math
How does it work?
Watch this short video to view how the DIVE for Saxon Math course works!
WHAT'S ON THE DIVE CD

120 LESSON VIDEO LECTURES

12 INVESTIGATION VIDEO LECTURES

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT CHART

QUESTION AND ANSWER EMAIL SERVICE
WHAT YOU NEED
 A SAXON MATH 8/7 3rd EDITIONHOME STUDY KIT
 COMPUTER: ALL MAC OS OR WINDOWS XP OR HIGHER
 SPEAKERS AND/OR HEADPHONES
VIDEO LECTURES TEACH STEPBYSTEP
Dr. Shormann teaches every lesson step by step on a digital blackboard that looks and sounds like a real classroom. The only difference is, you can easily pause, rewind and fastforward the lecture, learning at your own pace. With degrees in aerospace engineering and science, Dr. Shormann has over 15 years experience teaching all levels of Saxon Math. His unique experience enables him to understand how all the lessons in a book fit together as well as how the curriculum builds all the way through Calculus and Physics.
BITESIZED LESSONS INCREASE UNDERSTANDING
Teaching three to five practice problems in each lesson, Dr. Shormann reviews previously learned concepts and connects each "bitesized" concept to the next. This makes complex concepts easier to grasp while showing students the big picture. During the lecture, students work interactively by taking notes and working the practice problems with him. They are encouraged to pause, rewind, and fastforward until they fully understand the new concept. VIEW SAMPLE VIDEO LESSONS ON VIDEO TAB.
TAUGHT FROM A BIBLICAL FOUNDATION
Connecting Scripture with math and science, he teaches math as the Godgiven language of science, a tool for understanding God’s creation and the purpose and pattern evident in Creation. The history of mathematics is also discussed which shows the tremendous Christian heritage of mathematics and science, and how all mathematics resulted from a study of His creation. It doesn’t take long to discuss, but it is important to remind all students that God is the Author and Creator of all knowledge, including mathematics. Consider this: in our world, there exists a huge collection of facts, all subject to interpretation. Who do you want to interpret those facts for your child, a Christian or a nonChristian?
CONTINUAL REVIEW INCREASES LONGTERM RETENTION
After the lecture, students complete homework problems in the Saxon textbook. Each homework set provides continual review of previously learned concepts. Research has shown this method superior for increasing long term retention and recall time but it can be a problem for students who need to relearn forgotten concepts. With DIVE, the student simply rewatches the corresponding DIVE lecture which is printed in parentheses next to each question. Better than giving them the answer, the student relearns the forgotten concept and immediately applies it to the problem; significantly increasing retention.
EXTRA HELP TO ENSURE UNDERSTANDING
The Saxon Homestudy Kit includes a Solutions Manual which shows how to work each problem step by step. We recommend reviewing the corresponding DIVE lesson first, then consult the Solutions Manual if further help is needed. If more help is needed, you can email Dr. Shormann for more detailed explanations. However, our program is so comprehensive, this is rarely necessary. SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY BY CLICKING ON THE REVIEWS TAB.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why use Saxon Math?
Saxon Math is a research proven math curriculum developed in the 1980s by John Saxon. The Saxon approach is unique in that, instead of massing instruction, practice, and assessments, Saxon distributes them throughout the lessons and school year. Most math programs use a massed approach, whereby instruction, practice, and assessment of a skill or concept occur within a short period of time and are usually clustered within a single chapter or unit. Research has shown that Incremental Development, Distributed Practice, and Cumulative Assesment is superior to all other teaching methods, increasing longterm retention and recall speed which naturally leads to higher standardized test scores. However, most curriculums do not use this method because it is more difficult to teach and requires continual reteaching of previously learned concepts. As an experienced Saxon teacher, Dr. Shormann provides comprehensive lectures in a format that is easy to reteach forgotten or missed concepts. Find out more about John Saxon and his shaking of the educrat foundations with his wildly successful math curriculum on Dr. Shormann's blog here.
Where should I place my child?
If your child has done well in their previous course and it is a fairly rigorous curriculum, such as A Beka, Horizons, or Bob Jones, your child should be able to transition directly into Saxon at the appropriate grade level. If your child has struggled with math in the past, has been in public school, or you have other concerns, we recommend taking the placement test. We also offer a free consulting service to help you chart a course of success for your child.
Product Videos
Digital Interactive Video Education (DIVE) CDs teach every lesson in the corresponding Saxon Math textbook. Each lesson is taught step by step on a digital whiteboard that looks and sounds like a real classroom. The only difference is you are able to pause, rewind, and fast forward, learning at your own pace. They are taught by Dr. David Shormann who holds degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Marine Chemistry, and Limnology from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University at College Station. He teaches from a distinctively Christian Worldview. Connecting Scripture to math and science, he shows students how math is the Godgiven language of science which can be used to better understand God and the world He created. Visit www.DiveIntoMath.com for more information.

DIVE Instructi...Digital Interactive Video Education (DIVE) CDs teach every les...

DIVE Instructi...Digital Interactive Video Education (DIVE) CDs teach every les...

DIVE Instructi...Digital Interactive Video Education (DIVE) CDs teach every les...
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Awesome!
Posted by Unknown on 26th May 2020
We have used Saxon math since 3rd Grade. We love how the lessons are methodically thought out and how each lesson builds on top of the next one! We can't wait to start lesson 8/7 this fall! Thank you!

Couldn't teach without it
Posted by Angela Ferrell on 25th Jul 2016
We have homeschooled since Kindergarten and my daughter struggles with one subjectmath. This was our first year with Saxon (8/7) and I dreaded it, so I decided to try DIVE. The videos are priceless! This was her best year for math. The DIVE DVDs and the unique method really made a difference. She never fell behind and she actually stopped dreading math. I still had to work oneonone with her on some problems, but she seemed more confident and able to understand where her mistakes were made. We have been blessed by these materials.