Miscellaneous

  • Canada: DIVE Testimonial

    Dear Dr. Shormann, Just thought I would let you know that Linnea has finished her first year at McMaster University. We would like to thank you for your help and caring while we went through the difficulties of her being accepted into the program and school. We would like to inform you that she ...
  • Can I buy the Shormann Math Textbooks?

    Because all the content is posted where needed in the eLearning course, we don't sell a printed format of the textbook.  However, there is a PDF of the Textbook at the bottom of the eLearning Course Home page. Please be sure to complete the Parent Setup instructions on the Course Home page.
  • Can I skip Precalculus?

    The pre-requisite for Shormann Calculus is the successful completion of Precalculus. If you believe your student can skip Precalculus, take this placement test under parent supervision with a one-hour time limit and no notes or other resources: Saxon Calculus Placement Test If your student passe...
  • Can I use DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics with Apologia Physical Science?

    Yes! However, the Apologia  textbook is missing some of the required topics taught in DIVE Integrated Chemistry & Physics (ICP). To complete the required reading for these lessons, simply use the links in the Internet Textbook column on the ICP Assignment Chart (CD & Download Formats) or,...
  • Can your courses be completed in less than the recommended time?

    Yes, our courses are self-paced and can be completed in more or less than the recommended time.  For more details, watch the Getting Started video for your course: ShM Getting Started Video Algebra 1 - Calculus DIVE for Saxon Math 54-87 (4th- 7th Grade) Getting Started Video DIVE for Saxon M...
  • College Board Updated AP Physics course and exam descriptions for 2019-2020

    The College Board did not change the AP Physics exams for 2019-20. They simply updated course and exam descriptions (CEDs) for AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 that more clearly outline all required course content and define how that content will be assessed on the exams. The updated CEDs organize t...
  • COVID-19: DIVE for Saxon Math for schools

    Dive Into Math is concerned about our current situation as many schools are being forced to close because of COVID 19. Our company has developed a low cost subscription which can be bought  to complete the school year. We are offering a 3 month license to our DIVE Video lectures that teach every...
  • DIVE Science for Schools

    IMPORTANT: This information is only for schools. If you have a co-op or homeschool class, please see How to use DIVE Science in a co-op Self-Paced eLearning Courses DIVE Science courses are available in three formats: eLearning, Download, and CD-ROM. However, the eLearning course is recommende...
  • Does Dr. Shormann write recommendation letters for students?

    Dr. Shormann does write letters of recommendation for students who have successfully completed at least one Live Online Class and earns a good score on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT exam. To request a recommendation letter, please send an email to support@diveintomath.com with the student's full name, t...
  • Do you have a secular version of Shormann Math?

    We do not have a secular version of Shormann Math. Most of the Christian references are actually historical events and people that make learning math more interesting. Similar to American History, where the founders' faith had a profound effect on what they did. We also use Christianity (not reli...
  • How long is the sale available for eLearning Courses?

    While we can’t guarantee pricing, we don’t plan to raise prices before August 1st.
  • How to prepare for Shormann Math courses

    Did the student earn an 80+ in the previous math course? No: See Struggled in Previous Math Course (link) Yes: Follow the steps below How to prepare for Shormann Math: Review the Rules and Definitions from the previous course. If needed, do the Fraction/Decimal/Percent Conversion Drills Start w...
  • Instructions: Calculate a Grade & Print the Certificate of Achievement

    If you know the student’s approximate test scores, add them together, then divide by 4. This is the test average. Then add 20%- 30% to their test average for their notes, review questions, labs, etc. Here is the formula: Test Average x .20 = X Test Average (.80) + X (.20) = Overall grade If yo...
  • Is DIVE exhibiting at any conferences in 2018?

    Since Dr. Shormann is finishing up his new Calculus curriculum, DIVE will not be exhibiting at conferences this year. However, we will be hosting some webinars and social media sales and contests April - July. For updates and notifications, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
  • Is Earth Science far too easy to place on the 10th grade transcript?

    Earth Science is not too easy to place on a high school transcript. It is usually considered a distinguished science course. We recommend using the eLearning format of DIVE Earth Science as it is the most efficient for the student. Please see the DIVE Teacher's Guide for details on how to use DI...
  • Is my CD up to date?

    We are continually updating our courses. To ensure you have the most up to date information, upgrade your CD to our digital format. Learn More: DIVE Upgrade Program
  • SAT Subject Tests

    Science DIVE Biology, Chemistry, and Physics courses, followed by our CLEP Professor courses, teach all the concepts required for the corresponding SAT Subject Test. The eLearning format of DIVE Biology and Chemistry are recommended. For Physics, the download format is recommended. Learn More: S...
  • Time- Saving Tips for Success in DIVE Science

    Please see the article below for detailed instructions on how to save time and increase understanding in your DIVE science course. Time- Saving Tips for Success in DIVE Science
  • Trouble using PayPal Credit

    If you're having trouble with Paypal Credit it may be due to one of the following reasons: You're buying an item sold in a currency that is not supported. You have a PayPal Smart Connect or PayPal Extras MasterCard linked to your PayPal account. For further assistance, please contact PayPal dire...
  • What should my student take after Shormann Calculus?

    After completing Shormann Calculus 1 and the included CLEP Professor Calculus, your student can take the CLEP Calculus and/or the AP Calculus AB exam. Learn More: AP Exams: Earn up to 32 College Credits For Calculus 2, Dr. Shormann recommends DIVE + Saxon Calculus, Second Edition To prepare ...
  • What size USB should i use for my DIVE course?

    We recommend a 4 GB USB drive for each DIVE course.