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Digital Download for DIVE Math 8/7, 1st Edition

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The 1st edition of Saxon Math 8/7 is very old and not recommended   See Recommended Course Schedule here.  

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED                                                                                                                  

  • 120 LESSON VIDEO LECTURES

  • 12 INVESTIGATION VIDEO LECTURES

  • WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT CHART

  • QUESTION AND ANSWER EMAIL SERVICE

 

WHAT YOU NEED 

  • A SAXON MATH 8/7 1ST EDITION HOME STUDY KIT
  •  COMPUTER: ALL MAC OS,  WINDOWS XP OR HIGHER, OR A CHROMEBOOK
  • SPEAKERS AND/OR HEADPHONES
 

VIDEO LECTURES TEACH STEP-BY-STEP 

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.

 

BITE-SIZED LESSONS INCREASE UNDERSTANDING

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.

 

TAUGHT FROM A BIBLICAL FOUNDATION

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.  

 

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 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.

 

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 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.

 

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 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 ABeka, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 How do I download & stream the lectures on my computer or device?

On a computer, you can either download the files or stream in your browser like Netflix or iTunes.  To view on a device like an iPad or Android Tablet, download the VHX app from your device's App Store.  Detailed Instructions

 

Where should I place my child?

  Your student is ready for Saxon 8/7 if one of the following applies:

        • Completed Saxon 7/6
        • Is in 7th Grade or higher, has memorized multiplication facts to at least 9, and has not had pre-algebra 

Learn More: Student Placement Tests

  

Saxon Algebra 1/2 vs Saxon Math 8/7: What's the difference?

See: Algebra 1/2 vs Math 8/7

 

Why use Saxon Math?

Find out why we think the best curriculum is Saxon Math   

 

How does DIVE work? 

 

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THE FIRST EDITION DOES NOT HAVE LESSON REFERENCES.

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THE FIRST EDITION DOES NOT HAVE A SOLUTIONS MANUAL.

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 THE FIRST EDITION ONLY HAS AN ANSWER KEY.

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THE THIRD EDITION OF DIVE & SAXON 8/7 HAS LESSON REFERENCES, A SOLUTIONS MANUAL WITH STEP-BY-STEP SOLUTIONS AND PRE-ALGEBRA CONCEPTS TO PREPARE STUDENTS TO DIRECTLY TO ALGEBRA 1. 

  

 System Requirements

 

 Mobile Devices:  iPhone: iOS 7.0+ iPhone 4 and up App Store

 iPad: iOS 7.0+ iPad 3 and up App Store

 Android: 4.2+  Google Play Store

 How do I stream or download on a mobile device?

 

  Computers: Stream or download using the following browsers

 IE 10+   Safari 7+   Firefox 31+   Chrome 37+

 How do I stream and/or download on my computer?

 

  Television:  Apple TV 2nd Gen+

Roku  2nd Gen+   Roku 4+ (4K)  Roku Channel

Chromecast: Learn more

Smart TV Browser

How do I watch on my television?

 

 

VIDEO LECTURES TEACH STEP-BY-STEP 

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.

 

BITE-SIZED LESSONS INCREASE UNDERSTANDING

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 lectures on the 

 

TAUGHT FROM A BIBLICAL FOUNDATION

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?  

 

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 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. THE FIRST EDITION DOES NOT HAVE LESSON REFERENCES.

 

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.

 

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