D.I.V.E. CD-ROM for Saxon Calculus 2nd Ed. Win/Mac

D.I.V.E. CD-ROM for Saxon Calculus 2nd Ed. Win/Mac

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Product Description:

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

Publisher Description:

* 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 exams

The 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


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 Calculus (2nd Ed.):

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.

Category Description for Saxon High School Programs:

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.

Saxon Math High School Comparison Chart

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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My son asked for this CD to help him with the class. My kids love the DIVE CDs.
Kristen L on Sep 24, 2022
As a teaching resource for Saxon Calculus
Christina C on Feb 17, 2021
My son asked for this CD to help him with the class. My kids love the DIVE CDs.
Kristen L on Sep 24, 2022
My student is taking Calculus.
User on Jun 9, 2021
As a teaching resource for Saxon Calculus
Christina C on Feb 17, 2021
This year my son moved to a new school and they don't use Saxon. I'm hoping this will help him learn on his own
Mr. C on Sep 23, 2020
My daughter enjoys the additional help of the "real person" teaching these lessons.
Colleen V on Jan 6, 2020
Extra instruction for calculus
Robert E on Oct 19, 2018
Dr. DIVE, as we affectionately call him, has made the high school math years smoother.
User on Apr 20, 2018
I needed it to go along with the Saxon calculus books. Rainbow Resource Center had it in stock and for a good price.
Kim R on May 25, 2017
We needed some extra help, since my son is working through the Saxon Calculus book on his own.
Rebecca G on Dec 29, 2016
because i needed it for scool mom
Marla A on Nov 30, 2016
My son will be doing this year in his senior year. We like the dive CDs!
Lisa F on Sep 2, 2016
To reinforce teaching in textbook.
Catherine J on Jun 22, 2016
I have never used the CD's, but thought that this would be a good supplement for him.
sue y on Sep 24, 2015
Saxon Math Publishers haven't made a cd-rom that explains their calculus course so I got the next best thing
Rosa V on Sep 23, 2015
My student is taking Calculus.
User on Jun 9, 2021
This year my son moved to a new school and they don't use Saxon. I'm hoping this will help him learn on his own
Mr. C on Sep 23, 2020
I have the Saxon Calulus text Book it is the first Edition. Is there are lot of difference between the first and second editions and could I use the Dive Calculus DVD with this text book? I have used Dive before.
A shopper on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There were a lot of changes between the 1st and 2nd edition of Saxon Calculus and you will not be able to use the 2nd ed DIVE with the 1st ed. book.
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Can not imagine instructing advanced mathematics without Dr. DIVE!
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