CD-ROM for Advanced Math, 2nd Edition

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Because Saxon does not adequately prepare students for the new PSAT & SAT, we now recommend our new Shormann Precalculus with Trigonometry Self-Paced 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 21st-century concepts and specific preparation for the PSAT, the SAT, and the ACT. Learn More: Saxon vs. Shormann


How does it work?

Watch this short video to view how the DIVE for Saxon Math course works!



Format: CD-ROM

Prerequisite: Saxon Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 and Geometry. 

Compatibility: All Mac OS and Windows XP or higher.

Required: Saxon Advanced Math 2nd Ed Home Study Kit with Solutions Manual.

High School Credit: 1 Precalculus credit and 1/2 Geometry credit (other 1/2 Geometry Credit is earned in Algebra 2).

Includes Free CLEP Professor for Precalculus.  


WHAT'S ON THE DIVE CD                                                                                                                  



  • *Optional: TI-83 or TI-84 Graphing Calculator

*Only used in a few lessons at the end of the course. However, the student can watch the DIVE lecture to learn the concept without using a graphing calculator.



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 fast-forward 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. SEE RECOMMENDED COURSE SCHEDULE ON RESOURCES PAGE.



Teaching three to five practice problems in each lesson, Dr. Shormann reviews previously learned concepts and connects each "bite-sized" 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 fast-forward until they fully understand the new concept. VIEW SAMPLE VIDEO LESSONS ON VIDEO TAB.



Connecting Scripture with math and science, he teaches math as the God-given 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 non-Christian? VIEW DR. SHORMANN'S TESTIMONY ON ABOUT PAGE.  



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 re-learn forgotten concepts. With DIVE, the student simply re-watches 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. VIEW A SAMPLE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT BY CLICKING ON PRODUCT IMAGES AND CLICK HERE TO VIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS.



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.



Save time and money by earning up to 34 college credits with CLEP Professor, developed by Dr Shormann, is a three week course that bridges the gap between the high school course and the corresponding CLEP or AP exam. Because our program is so thorough, with just a few extra weeks of study, students can earn college credit for their high school courses. CLEP and AP exams are administered by the College Board, and accepted accepted at thousands of colleges and universities. A free copy of CLEP Professor is included on each DIVE CD that has a corresponding CLEP or AP exam.  



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 Assessment is superior to all other teaching methods, increasing long-term retention and recall speed which naturally leads to higher standardized test scores. However, most curricula do not use this method because it is more difficult to teach and requires continual re-teaching of previously learned concepts. As an experienced Saxon teacher, Dr. Shormann provides comprehensive lectures in a format that is easy to re-teach 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. VIEW OUR RECOMMENDED COURSE SCHEDULE HERE

Product Reviews

  • 5
    Great SAT score to prove it!

    Posted by Rachel on 2nd May 2018

    My son just scored an almost perfect score of 790 on the math portion of the SAT after completing DIVE Saxon Algebra II and DIVE Saxon Advanced Math. He did no other preparation besides completing the DIVE for Saxon courses in 9th and 10th grades. Now as a brick-and-mortar 11th grade student this year, he's taking AP Calculus and has straight A's. I'm very impressed with the quality of the DIVE instructional DVD's and plan to use them for all our children who are homeschooled for high school..

  • 5
    Very helpful

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Sep 2012

    As a math teacher, these DVD's have really aided in giving a simplistic way to teach the lessons in the Saxon Math textbooks. Very worth the investment.

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