DIVE CD-ROM Saxon 8/7 3ED Win/Mac

DIVE CD-ROM Saxon 8/7 3ED Win/Mac

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Grades: 7-8

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System requirements for CD-ROM: Mac OS X & Windows 7, 8, 10, & later. MP4 videos and PDF file types.

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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.


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.


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.


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.

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 .

Caution: While you can administer the Placement Test, if Saxon was not used for the previous course, the it may place your student lower than necessary. Most students should be placed at or no lower than one grade level below. not be placed more than one level below their grade* in the chart below.

Category Description for Saxon Math 8/7 (3rd Ed.):

Covers fractions, decimals, percents, geometry, area, volume, ratio, proportion, exponents, scientific notation, signed numbers, algebraic terms, 2-step equations and inequalities, slope, graphing, the Pythagorean Theorem.

Category Description for Saxon Middle School Programs:

Featuring the same methodology as previous editions plus enhanced mathematical content, Homeschool Kits contain a non-consumable student edition textbook, consumable tests and worksheets for one student, and a solutions manual. All three components of the Homeschool Kit come softbound. The Student Edition Text uses a two-color page layout, as opposed to the black and white pages of prior editions. Tests and Worksheets include a significant amount of fact drill practice, course tests, as well as various forms for recording student progress. Solutions Manual contains solutions to all problems in the text and tests.

Category Description for Saxon Math:

Students like Saxon because they feel successful in math instead of overwhelmed.

The most popular homeschooling math program hands down! Highly recommended by both Mary Pride and Cathy Duffy, Saxon Math also wins our award for the "Most Requested Text." Saxon math is a "user-friendly" math program - even for Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus and other usually difficult math topics. Learning is incremental and each new concept is continuously reviewed, so the learning has time to "sink in" instead of being forgotten when the next topic is presented. Higher scores on standardized tests and increased enrollments in upper-level math and science classes have resulted where Saxon has been used in public schools. Students like Saxon because they feel successful in math instead of overwhelmed. Because of the format, children are able to work more independently.


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I've heard these Dive Ads make Saxon Math easier to teach and learn from the Teacher and student alike!
Kellie E on Aug 9, 2018
have heard great things about this product
laura h on May 25, 2018
I've heard these Dive Ads make Saxon Math easier to teach and learn from the Teacher and student alike!
Kellie E on Aug 9, 2018
I wanted to supplement my child's math
Daina S on Jul 30, 2018
have heard great things about this product
laura h on May 25, 2018
I am hoping the DIVE CD can help my daughter better understand math by having the video lessons to watch.
Todd S on Mar 29, 2018
I need it to help teach my 7th grader at home
Hope J on Sep 30, 2017
This CD has helped by saving me instruction time, reinforcing my instruction, exposing my children to a more typical lecture format, and giving them extra examples beyond what is given in the book.
Laura C on Feb 3, 2017
My daughter needed assistance with the Saxon Math 8/7 course and this is something I should have purchased with the course.
Regina M on Jan 2, 2017
Used before, like
Eric S on Oct 8, 2016
I have used these DVDs in the past. They are a great help to me as I homeschool several students at once. The instructor is clear and thorough.
Amy B on Sep 15, 2016
This CD-ROM was highly recommended to me for my son who's going to the 7th grade, and of course we homeschool.
Emily T on Sep 4, 2016
I'm thrilled to have help teaching so I can make this an independent study course for my 7th grader!
Rebecca W on Jun 12, 2016
I wanted to supplement my child's math
Daina S on Jul 30, 2018
I am hoping the DIVE CD can help my daughter better understand math by having the video lessons to watch.
Todd S on Mar 29, 2018
Will the 8/7 dive cd work with a second edition book?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it will not. There are enough significant differences between the two editions that you won't be able to use the new with the older.
What is the difference between the dive CD-ROM and the Saxon teacher CD-ROM?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My understanding is that the Saxon teacher CD-ROM uses the exact explanation and problems from the Saxon textbook. DIVE uses the same topic and concept, but slightly different example problems. My 7th grade daughter is using the DIVE CD for Saxon 8/7 this year and it is VERY helpful. She watches the lesson and takes notes, then works the problems out for the lesson. If she needs another explanation, she can refer to the lesson overview at the beginning of the textbook lesson.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Great lessons. My 7th grader is using it and he likes it very much.
May 4, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A Must Have
My daughter does not like math but she is able to work through it on her own with the help of the DIVE CD-ROM. She is able to take notes during the lessons and I think this is a big help to her in learning and retaining the concepts. I only have to check the weekly tests and she is doing very well on them.
February 11, 2017
over 6 years ago

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