Because Saxon does not adequately prepare students for the new PSAT & SAT, we now recommend our new Shormann Calculus 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!
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Because CDs are easily damaged and outdated, the Stream & Download for Saxon Calculus is now the recommended format. Including the exact same content as the CD, the Stream & Download features unlimited downloads and streaming for use by all the children in your immediate family, can be saved to a USB drive, and viewed on Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Smart TVs. Learn more.
Product Description

Expert video instructions for every lesson in the Saxon Calculus, 2nd Edition textbook

Teacher's Guide with weekly assignment chart, grade recording form, and course instructions

Q&A email support with Dr. Shormann

Prep course for CLEP and AP Calculus exams
 Table of Contents
Course Description
The DIVE/Saxon Calculus course can be used as an honors or standard high school course. Along with the our CLEP Professor for Calculus, a 36 week prep course, DIVE/Saxon Calculus teaches all the topics on the CLEP Calculus exam, the AP Calculus AB exam and about 70% of the AP Calculus BC exam.
Standard, Honors, CLEP, and AP Courses
The DIVE/Saxon Calculus course can be used as a standard high school course or as preparation for the CLEP and or AP Calculus exams.
DIVE CLEP Professor for CLEP and AP Calculus. Following is our recommended prep for each exam.
CLEP Calculus Exam Prep
Complete the first 112 lessons in the DIVE/Saxon Calculus program
Complete CLEP Professor for CLEP and AP Calculus
AP Calculus AB Exam Prep
Complete the first 112 lessons in the DIVE/Saxon Calculus course
Complete CLEP Professor for CLEP and AP Calculus
Complete DIVE/Saxon by MidMarch to allow time to prepare
AP exams given once a year in early May
AP Calculus BC Exam Prep
Complete all the prep for the AP Calculus AB exam
Complete the remaining 36 lessons in the DIVE/Saxon Calculus course
Complete an AP Calculus BC prep book
DIVE VIDEO LECTURES DOWNLOAD

148 LESSON VIDEO LECTURES

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT CHART

Q&A EMAIL SUPPORT WITH DR. SHORMANN

FREE CLEP PROFESSOR FOR CLEP AND AP CALCULUS
WHAT YOU NEED

A COMPUTER: ALL MAC OS, WINDOWS XP OR LATER, and CHROMEBOOKs

SPEAKERS AND/OR HEADPHONES

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI83 OR TI84 GRAPHING CALCULATOR

PREREQUISITE: PRECALCULUS OR SAXON ADVANCED MATH
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. SEE RECOMMENDED COURSE SCHEDULE ON RESOURCES PAGE.
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? VIEW DR. SHORMANN'S TESTIMONY ON ABOUT PAGE.
CONTINUAL REVIEW INCREASES LONGTERM RETENTION & FLUENCY
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. VIEW A SAMPLE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT BY CLICKING ON PRODUCT IMAGES CLICK HERE TO VIEW TABLE OF CONTENTS.
SOLUTIONS MANUAL PROVIDES STEPBYSTEP SOLUTIONS FOR EVERY QUESTION
The Saxon Homestudy Kit includes a Solutions Manual which shows how to work each problem step by step. We recommend reviewing the correpsonding 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 explainations. However, our program is so comprehensive, this is rarely necessary. SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY BY CLICKING ON THE REVIEWS TAB.
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT FOR HIGH SCHOOL COURSES
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 current edition DIVE Math CDs that have a corresponding CLEP or AP exam. They are not included on DIVE Science CDs but can be purchased seperately.
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.
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