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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, 2nd or 3rd Edition (including the Facts Practice drills), should skip Saxon Algebra 1/2 and take our new Shormann Interactive Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN DIVE ALGEBRA 1/2, 2ND EDITION:
137 LESSON VIDEO LECTURES THAT TEACH EVERY LESSON STEP-BY-STEP
WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT CHART THAT DOES THE LESSON PLANNING FOR YOU
QUESTION AND ANSWER EMAIL SERVICE WITH DR. SHORMANN
The Course is yours to keep and use with all the children in your immediate family
- Download and use on multiple computers and devices by your immediate family
WHAT YOU NEED
SAXON ALGEBRA 1/2 2ND EDITION HOMESCHOOL KIT WITH SOLUTIONS MANUAL
SPEAKERS OR HEADPHONES
COMPUTER OR DEVICE (See System Requirements below)
According to Houghton Mifflin, Saxon is the #1 selling homeschool math curriculum. However, because it was designed for schools, the lesson in the Saxon text is only a summary. That's why John Saxon recommended an experienced Saxon teacher to teach the complete lesson. Otherwise, the lessons can appear disorganized and confusing.
DIVE provides that expert instruction!
While other supplements simply teach the summary, Dr. Shormann, who has taught Saxon 5/4 - AP Calculus for over twenty years, teaches the complete lesson step-by-step. For example, when Lesson 40 builds on a concept taught in lesson 20, Dr. Shormann reviews Lesson 20, teaching how the new concept simply adds one more step to what they already know. This creates “bite-sized” lessons that are easy to understand. The Saxon text does not include this essential instruction.
Try Before You Buy! Everything you need, including Saxon pages, to complete the first 10 lessons.
What You Need:
Computer or Device (see System Requirements below)
Headphones or Speakers
How do I access the Download & Stream DIVE Lectures?
After purchase, an email confirmation of your order is sent. Within an hour or so, another email, titled Watch Now, is sent. Follow the steps on this email to access lectures. See Detailed Instructions
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
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Why use Saxon Math?
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How does DIVE work?
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Sample Course- Try Before You Buy! The sample course has everything you need, including the Saxon pages, to complete the first 10 lessons.
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.