DIVE CD-ROM Saxon 6/5 3ED Win/Mac

DIVE CD-ROM Saxon 6/5 3ED Win/Mac

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Math 65 - 3rd Ed WIN/MAC

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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 6/5 (3rd Ed.):

Covers multiplication, division, word problems, fractions, decimals, percents, basic geometry, negative numbers.

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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Want to try it out as a added help.
Susan B on Mar 13, 2021
Sonya C on Aug 15, 2020
Want to try it out as a added help.
Susan B on Mar 13, 2021
I have used the DIVE CD-ROM for a few other grades with my children and find it to be thorough and not too long.
Amber M on Mar 4, 2021
Sonya C on Aug 15, 2020
Because some days your kids enjoy listening to someone other than you!!
Michelle J on Jul 29, 2020
I chose this item to assist my daughter with math lessons when she works independently.
Tracey B on Jul 29, 2020
to assisst me with teaching homeschool
Gracie W on Aug 9, 2018
There are multiple children in my household and having someone else teach the math lesson frees me up to pursue different subjects with my other kids.
Amy J on Aug 8, 2018
I wanted to add this option to our curriculum for more self learning.
Jessica C on Aug 31, 2017
Even with my math background, some problems are difficult for me to explain. the Saxon Dive CD-Rom is perfect when I have trouble with a concept!
Michael R on May 3, 2017
needed for home school
Rebecca S on Apr 27, 2017
Assist with Saxon instruction
Justin K on Sep 28, 2016
Helps so much, especially since I am NOT strong at Math!
Lisa C on Jun 14, 2016
The Saxon cd only reads the text, the woman has a nasal lethargic voice, & it could put you to sleep! I want to try this instead.
User on May 4, 2016
I have used the DIVE CD-ROM for a few other grades with my children and find it to be thorough and not too long.
Amber M on Mar 4, 2021
Because some days your kids enjoy listening to someone other than you!!
Michelle J on Jul 29, 2020
When will the CD be available?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These are currently on a publisher's backorder and the publisher has not been able to give us a date when we can expect them. We remain hopeful that it will be soon.
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Compared to Saxon cd
I used the Saxon cd's at first, but the narrator only read the text, and has a monotone voice that could put you to sleep at that! This year we tried the DIVE cd's & they are SO much better, with real teaching. The Saxon cd's tell the kids the answer so they can actually not do any work, but this one only gives similar problems, so as to learn how to do the ones in Saxon. If you want a cd to go with the Saxon course, this is the one to get, if you want a cd to lull you to sleep, the Saxon cd is the way to go!
September 28, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I bought this half way through the year, wish I had bought it sooner. The lesson are short and precise.
March 4, 2016
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
When I heard these DIVE Cds were available I couldn't wait to try them out on my 4th grader I am especially grateful for tools like this for homeschooling as my health makes my days unpredictable I can comfortably depend on DIVE when I am too sick to teach the lesson myself The lessons are short simply taught and thorough The instructor is likable and seems to like what he is doing which makes the CD even better My son is a social/visual learner so while it works well for him it is not something I would use exclusively everyday In fact I would not recommend these CDs for anyone to use as a sole means of math instruction The only exception to this is for an older student who is able to work and be productive independently Most kids using the lower levels of DIVE are just not there yet and may even take advantage of the fact that these CDs make it easy for parent teachers to disengage from teaching math altogether The CD's content and presentation are top notch They are spendy but if you have chronic illness or any situation which makes your instruction inconsistant than they are worth every penny Your child never need miss a day of math again
January 18, 2008

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