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CD-ROM for Algebra 2, 2nd and 3rd Edition

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Because Saxon does not adequately prepare students for the new PSAT & SAT, we now recommend our new Shormann Algebra 2 with Integrated Geometry 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 Math


How does it work?

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



Format: CD-ROM Prerequisite: Algebra 1. Compatibility: All Mac OS and Windows XP or higher. Required: Saxon Algebra 2 2nd or 3rd Ed Home Study Kit with Solutions Manual. High School Credit: 1 Algebra 2 credit and 1/2 Geometry credit (remaining 1/2 Geometry Credit is earned in Advanced Math). Includes Free CLEP Professor for College Algebra.  

This CD can be used with BOTH the 2nd and 3rd edition of Saxon Algebra 2. The only diffference between these editions is that the 3rd edition has the lesson reference printed in parentheses next to every question in the problem set (homework). For those who want to use the 2nd edition, Dr. Shormann has created a Lesson Reference Chart and posted it on the Syllabi page. The lesson reference indicates which lesson the question was originally taught in so the student can quickly and easily re-learn the missed concept by watching the corresponding lesson on the DIVE CD.  


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.



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 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 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
    Put us back on track to understanding

    Posted by Laura Willoughby on 27th Nov 2019

    We sought out this resource as I was having difficulty teaching Algebra II to my sophomore daughter. The teacher was clear, explained completely and gave relevant examples. It went along with our Saxon curriculum seamlessly. We only needed to use the first several lectures and now we are up to speed and working independently from our Saxon materials. Thank you for this resource.

  • 5
    Necessary help

    Posted by Unknown on 6th Mar 2017

    We purchased this for our son. He uses it everyday to complete his Saxon lessons. An example is given for each problem, one that he can both see and hear. He loves it!

  • 5
    Best helper for Mom

    Posted by Rachele on 17th Mar 2016

    DIVE has been of great help to me as a homeschooling mom. I am busy with little ones who have started schooling this year. I don't have the time I'd like to have to spend with my older children with their math lessons. DIVE lessons have taken that task off my shoulders and even done a better job than I could have done anyway. My children's math grades have gone up with 10%!!! Thank you DIVE!

  • 5
    Someone that is actually expalaning it to you in an easy to understand way.

    Posted by Unknown on 5th May 2013

    My son is independently learning higher level math with The DIVE INTO MATH CD-ROMs successfully. I often hear from other homeschoolers, public and private school kids how they are not strong in math or science. My son excels in these subjects as a direct result of the DIVE Into Math CD-ROMs. It is a great joy to see my son tutoring other students because he has a deep understanding of the subject not just a memorized step by step process. As my son would put it, "I actually understand the language of math". My son states that Saxon Math would not have taught him the language of math without the exceptional lectures from the CD-ROMs. He also enjoys the Christian perspective that the instructor weaves into the curriculum making the content meaningful. On a final note, my son has generalized the concepts and applies math to his daily life in a meaningful way. I actively recommend this CD program and would purchase it again without hesitation.

  • 5
    Saxon Improved WITH DIVE

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Aug 2012

    Previously, our son had used Saxon Algebra 1 withOUT DIVE, and it didn't work well for him. But this year, he's enjoying Saxon Algebra 2 WITH DIVE and its clear, understandable explanations. We appreciate DIVE's Christian world view and its low price.

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