Are LIVE Classes Accredited?
LIVE Classes are not accredited. While they do have a one hour online meeting each week, all assignments are completed at home under the direction of the parent. Therefore, they should be recorded on the student’s homeschool transcript.
For details on how to make transcripts see: Sample Transcri...
Canada: DIVE Testimonial
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Can I read the lesson in the book instead of watching the lecture?
We normally get this question from students and parents who think they have to read the lesson and watch the lecture. But that is not correct. Students who watch the lecture do not need to read the lesson section of textbook pages. They should only read the Rules & Definitions section.
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 a different lab item than the one listed on the Lab Instructions?
We can only recommend the items listed on our Lab Instructions and sold by Nature's Workshop Plus as these are the only items that have been tested.
However, we do have this information: Alternatives to DIVE Lab Kits
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...
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 email@example.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...
Do you have or know of any apps to read the problems to my dyslexic student?
I'm sorry but we don't recommend any specific application but we know Apple products have a built-in screen-reading app. If you are not using Apple, You can look for one in the App Store for your computer or device.
Earth Science: What do you teach about Earth Age & Natural History?
Starting in DIVE Earth Science (7/8th grade), we discuss Earth's Age, but we teach that there is a difference in scientific research and natural history research. Theories like the Big Bang and evolution from nothing are in the category of natural history research, not scientific research. Anothe...
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 long is the subscription for eLearning Courses?
The following subscription timeframes apply to each student subscription:
Shormann Prealgebra: 12 Months to complete a 30 week course
Shormann Algebra 1 - Calculus: 24 Months to complete a 36-40 week course
DIVE Science: 12 Months to complete a 32 -36 week course
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
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
Is DIVE exhibiting at any conferences?
DIVE will not be exhibiting at any conferences in 2021. For updates and notifications on any changes or plans for attending conferences in the future, 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
Is there a Certificate of Achievement with the final grade?
While we don’t have a certificate with the grade, you can use the Editable Certificate to add a final grade. Please see: How to Create and Edit the Certificate of Achievement
Print the Internet Textbook for Science Courses
The Internet Textbook is not in a printable format. If a physical textbook is preferred, you should purchase one of the textbooks listed under Supplements in your DIVE Science Teacher Guide.
You can usually find the older editions of these titles used.
SAT Subject Tests
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.
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What should my student take after Saxon Math 7/6?
Students who have successfully completed Math 7/6 (3rd or 4th edition) with a test average of 80+ and accurately complete the Facts Practice drills in 5-7 minutes, should take Shormann Prealgebra. Shormann Interactive Math teaches all the concepts required to excel on the redesigned PSAT and SAT,...
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.
When will the Earth Science Download be available?
Digital Download for DIVE Earth Science will not be available anytime soon. We recommend the eLearning for DIVE Earth Science and if you want to use the course offline, we can send a zipped file to download the Lecture and Lab videos and you can download the digital flashcards for the vocabulary ...
Where is the Save Without Submitting button?
In the new eLearning platform, the answers you enter for Practice Set questions are automatically saved. Therefore, the new platform does not have a "Save without Submitting" button.
This information is also on the Instruction Sheet for Practice Sets. It is IMPERATIVE that you make sure your stu...
Which edition of Saxon Math 8/7 is recommended?
Dr. Shormann now recommends Shormann Prealgebra self-paced eLearning course which features daily video lessons, interactive assignments with auto-grading and grade recording, video solutions and Q&A support with Dr. Shormann. It is based on John Saxon's original teaching methods but updated w...