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DIVE Math 8/7 3rd Edition CD-ROM + Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool Kit

  • Complete Set with DIVE Instructional CD, Student Textbook, Tests and Worksheets Book, and Solutions Manual.
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  • Front cover
  • Student Textbook Table of Contents, page 1
  • Student Textbook Table of Contents, page 2
  • Student Textbook Table of Contents, page 3
  • Student Textbook Table of Contents, page 4
  • Student Textbook Table of Contents, page 5
  • Student Textbook Table of Contents, page 6
  • Student Textbook Table of Contents, page 7
  • Student Textbook Lesson page 1
  • Student Textbook Lesson page 115
  • Student Textbook Lesson page 323
  • Student Textbook Lesson page 648
  • Tests and Worksheets Book, Table of Contents
  • Tests and Worksheets Book, Facts Practice Test A
  • Tests and Worksheets Book, Facts Practice Test F
  • Tests and Worksheets Book, Facts Practice Test S
  • Solutions Manual, Table of Contents. The Solutions Manual contains step-by-step answers for each lesson set and test in the Student Textbook and Tests and Worksheets Book.
  • Solutions Manual, page 1
  • Solutions Manual, page 2
  • Solutions Manual, page 3
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  • Old version Front cover of the DIVE Instructional CD
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Product Description

DIVE Instructional CD-ROM and Saxon Math 8/7 3rd Edition Homestudy Kit which includes student text, solutions manual, and the tests and worksheets booklet. Click title to view product description.  

WHAT'S ON THE DIVE CD                                                                                                                  

  • 120 LESSON VIDEO LECTURES

  • 12 INVESTIGATION VIDEO LECTURES

  • WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT CHART

  • QUESTION AND ANSWER EMAIL SERVICE

 

WHAT YOU NEED 

  • A COMPUTER: MAC OR WINDOWS XP, VISTA, OR 7
  • SPEAKERS AND/OR HEADPHONES
 

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. SEE RECOMMENDED COURSE SCHEDULE ON RESOURCES PAGE.

 

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. VIEW SAMPLE VIDEO LESSONS ON VIDEO TAB.

 

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? VIEW DR. SHORMANN'S TESTIMONY ON ABOUT PAGE.  

 

CONTINUAL REVIEW INCREASES LONGTERM RETENTION 

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. VIEW A SAMPLE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT BY CLICKING ON PRODUCT IMAGES.

 

EXTRA HELP TO  ENSURE UNDERSTANDING

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. SEE WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY BY CLICKING ON THE REVIEWS TAB.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 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. We also offer a free consulting service to help you chart a course of success for your child.

Product Videos

DIVE Instructional CD for Saxon Math 8/7 3rd Edition Lesson 99 (06:02)
Digital Interactive Video Education (DIVE) CDs teach every lesson in the corresponding Saxon Math textbook. Each lesson is taught step by step on a digital whiteboard that looks and sounds like a real classroom. The only difference is you are able to pause, rewind, and fast forward, learning at your own pace. They are taught by Dr. David Shormann who holds degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Marine Chemistry, and Limnology from the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University at College Station. He teaches from a distinctively Christian Worldview. Connecting Scripture to math and science, he shows students how math is the God-given language of science which can be used to better understand God and the world He created. Visit www.DiveIntoMath.com for more information.
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  1. exelent product!!!

    Posted by Veronica on 2nd Jul 2013

    The teacher help you every step of the way, i love that its based con a christian view.


  2. Awesome!!

    Posted by Eve on 4th Sep 2012

    My son was bored with our previous math curriculum and was discouraged about doing math. Even though he enjoyed having me teach it, the lessons frustrated him. He couldn't even stand looking at the book! No matter how hard I tried to make it exciting, nothing helped...until this year! We had both researched the Saxon Math for seventh-grade here and he wanted to try it out. I placed the order right away because I noticed how excited he became and as soon as it arrived he tried it. Today, he is doing his math quietly and enjoying every bit of it. The DVD is awesome. He likes the way the teacher explains the problems with such clarity without the unnecessary jargon-as he calls it. He also likes the fact that the problems in the problem sets are mixed up, so you don't get stuck doing a single line of the same type of problem, e.g., a single line of addition, subtraction, etc. He is eager to begin math every morning and does it on his own. We work together checking the problems when he is done and so far he has had no problems at all. Thanks so much for bringing the excitement of doing math back to my child!!! God bless!!! :)