D.I.V.E. CD-ROM for Saxon Calculus 2nd Ed. Win/Mac
* Expert video instructions for every lesson in the Saxon Calculus, 2nd Edition textbook
* Teacher's Guide with weekly assignment chart, grade recording form, and course instructions
* Q & A email support from Dr. Shormann
* Prep course for CLEP and AP Calculus examsThe DIVE/Saxon Calculus course can be used as an honors or standard high school course. Along with our CLEP Professor for Calculus, a 3-6 week prep course, DIVE/Saxon Calculus teaches all the topics on the CLEP Calculus exam, the AP Calculus AB exam and about 70% of the AP Calculus BC exam.What you need* A computer: all MAC OS, Windows XP or later, and Chromebooks* Speakers and/or headphones* Texas Instruments TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator* Prerequisite: Precalculus or Saxon Advanced Math
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
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 & FLUENCY
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.
Saxon Calculus covers calculus, trigonometry, and analytic geometry, with emphasis on application to physics, chemistry, engineering, and business.
Revised in 2006, this version features expanded content, and Lesson Reference Numbers for all problem sets and tests (so the student can go back to the applicable lesson and review the concepts when they run into a difficult problem). 2nd edition.
Homeschool Kits contain a non-consumable hardcover student text, an answer key to problem sets and tests, and a test booklet. Solution manuals are NOT included unless you purchase a Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual. For each problem, these manuals take you step-by-step to the solution. A big help if higher level math isn't your strong suit. All books are the most current edition. Please note that Homeschool Kit contents for Geometry and 4th Editions of Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 are different and do include a solution manual.
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.