Stream & Download: Video Lectures for Calculus, Second Edition

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NEW RECOMMENDATION: Because Saxon does not adequately prepare students for the new PSAT & SAT, we now recommend our new Shormann Calculus 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!




Dr. Shormann teaches every lesson and investigation in the Saxon textbook, including the essential instruction that is missing from the lesson in the textbook. Designed for schools, Saxon assumes the full lesson was presented in class. Therefore, the lesson in the Saxon text is only a summary for the student to review later. That's why John Saxon recommended an experienced instructor to teach his curriculum. 


For example, when lesson 40 builds on a concept taught in lesson 20, the book doesn't mention it. However, in the DIVE lectures, Dr. Shormann reviews lesson 20, teaching how the new concept is simply adding one more step to what they already know. This creates “bite-sized” lessons that are easy to understand and makes learning Saxon faster and easier. 

Course Description


The DIVE/Saxon Calculus course teaches all the topics on the CLEP Calculus exam, the AP Calculus AB exam and about 70% of the AP Calculus BC exam. The remaining 30% can be learned by using an AP Calculus BC test prep book.  The DIVE Calculus course includes a free copy of 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 Mid-March 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 Contents


What else do I need?


Saxon Calculus, 2nd Edition Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual  (purchase separately here)

This DIVE course is only for use with the 2nd Edition of Saxon Calculus. 

Graphing Calculator: Recommended Calculators


Try It Before You Buy It 

                  Sample Course - Everything you need to complete the first 10 lessons.


How do I access the Download & Stream DIVE Lectures?

After purchase of the Download & Stream format, an email confirmation of your order is sent. Within an hour or so, another email is sent, titled Watch Now, with a link to access lectures. See Detailed Instructions


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

 See Detailed Instructions


Where should I place my child?

Student Placement Chart This page also has information on our free consulting service.


Why use Saxon Math?

See Saxon Math


How does DIVE work? 










Increase Understanding, Build Long-Term Retention, and Raise Standardized Test Scores!

  • Video lectures teach every Saxon lesson step-by-step
  • Lectures include important instruction not found in text
  • Quickly re-learn forgotten concepts
  • Weekly & daily assignment chart
  • Grade recording form
  • Email support with Dr. Shormann





Meet the Teacherdr.-shormann-headshot-2.jpg

With degrees in science and engineering, Dr. Shormann has almost 20 years of experience teaching all levels of Saxon Math through AP Calculus and AP Physics. By teaching math as the language of science, a God-given tool used to better understand Him and the world He created, Dr. Shormann equips and inspires students to excel.




 System Requirements

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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.



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 



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?  



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.  



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.  



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 successfully completed Precalculus (or Saxon Advanced Math 2nd Edition), they are ready for DIVE + Saxon Calculus. The first 30 lessons review all the concepts required to complete the remaining lessons. If Saxon was not used for Precalculus, some of these lessons will not be review to your student. However, if the timed method is use, they can learn these concepts in the review section. If you are unsure about placement,  take 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 teaching!

    Posted by Audrey Howie on 13th Sep 2020

    My 17 year-old son is having great success learning Calculus by watching Dr. Shormann teach the concepts. He still makes mistakes, but he can figure out what he did wrong and he is progressing nicely.

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