Algebra 1/2 (Optional)


Dr. Shormann does not recommend Saxon Algebra 1/2. Instead, he recommends Math 8/7 as it does a better job of developing fluency in the essential skills required for success in Algebra 1. Students who successfully complete Math 8/7, 3rd Edition (including the Facts Practice drills), should skip Saxon Algebra 1/2 and take our new Shormann Interactive Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry.  


Math  8/7 vs Algebra ½

My student struggled in 8/7 



DIVE Makes Saxon Easier!

Expert Video Instruction from a Biblical Perspective

The lesson in the Saxon text is not the complete lesson. That's why John Saxon recommended an experienced Saxon instructor who could teach how the incremental lessons connect. Without this essential instruction, the student may find the Saxon lessons disorganized and confusing.  That's why we created DIVE! 

Unlike other Saxon supplements that only teach the Saxon lesson,  Dr. Shormann reviews the concept the new lesson builds on and teaches how the new concept connects, breaking complex concepts into bite-sized lessons that are easy to understand. Then he teaches 3-5 practice problems to ensure understanding. During the lecture, students work interactively, taking notes and working problems with Dr. Shormann.




Increase Understanding, Build Long-Term Retention, and Raise Standardized Test Scores!

  • Video lectures teach every Saxon lesson step-by-step
  • Lectures include important instruction not found in text
  • Quickly re-learn forgotten concepts
  • Weekly & daily assignment chart
  • Grade recording form
  • Email support with Dr. Shormann



 Meet the Teacher

With degrees in science and engineering, Dr. Shormann has almost 20 years of experience teaching all levels of Saxon Math from Math 5/4 through AP Calculus and AP Physics. By teaching math as the language of science, a God-given tool used to better understand Him and the world He created, Dr. Shormann equips and inspires students to excel.





Product List

DIVE Video Lectures are available in two formats:

Digital Combo Format  Recommended Format!

This format includes the iTunes U course for iPads as well as the download format for all Macs and Windows XP and later. With no CD to lose or damage, this format can be accessed immediately and downloaded to multiple computers and devices for use by everyone in your immediate family. If you lose the course, we will email the download link again. 

CD-ROM Format

This format is a traditional CD-ROM format that plays on all Macs and Windows XP and later.