Placement: Math

  • Decision Tool for Math Placement 4th - 12th Grade

    IS THE LAST COURSE THE STUDENT COMPLETED (or will complete) A SAXON MATH COURSE? Yes: Click Here (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/my-student-completed-or-will-complete-a-saxon-math-course-which-course-do-you-recommend) No: See Dr. Shormann's Placement Recommendations below. SELECT TH...
  • Can I switch to Saxon or Shormann Math before completing my current math course?

    Saxon Math Users Click Here: Can I switch to Shormann Math (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/course-placement/i-have-not-finished-my-saxon-course-can-i-switch-to-shormann-math-now) All Other Publishers (not Saxon or Shormann Math): Select Your Course Algebra 1 (https://diveintomath.reamaze....
  • Do I have to complete all the lessons in Saxon or Shormann Math before starting the next course?

    Important Note for Saxon Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, or Advanced Math If your student has completed less than 70 lessons or is struggling, you may want to consider switching to Shormann Math before completing the Saxon course. Learn More: Switch to Shormann Math (https://diveintomath.reamaze...
  • I have not finished my Saxon course. Can I switch to Shormann Math now?

    Select Your Current Course Saxon Algebra 1 (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/course-placement/my-child-is-in-the-middle-of-saxon-algebra-1-and-struggling-should-i-switch-to-shormann-algebra-1-now) Saxon Algebra 2 (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/course-placement/my-student-is-taking-saxo...
  • My student completed an Integrated Math 1 course. Which Shormann Math course should be taken?

    Average Math Student Or Student Struggled in Integrated Math Start with Shormann Algebra 1. While there will be some review, this review will develop fluency, building a strong foundation for learning new concepts. Since Shormann Algebra 1 & 2 teach all the topics (and then some) over two yea...
  • My student completed Singapore 6a & b. What do you recommend next?

    Dr. Shormann recommends these students take Pre-Algebra using DIVE+Saxon 8/7, 3rd edition (http://https://www.diveintomath.com/itunes-u-course-and-download-for-dive-math-8-7-3rd-edition-video-lectures/) as it does an excellent job of preparing students for Algebra 1. DIVE+SAXON 8/7 features video...
  • My child is taking Saxon Algebra 1. Should I switch to Shormann Algebra 1 now?

    WHAT LESSON IS YOUR STUDENT CURRENTLY ON? Lesson 61 or Higher: CLICK HERE (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/student-is-beyond-lesson-60-in-saxon-algebra-1-should-we-switch-to-shormann-algebra-1) Lessons 1-60: See Below STUDENT COMPLETED LESSONS 1-60 OR IS STRUGGLING IN LESSONS 61 OR ...
  • Should I switch from Saxon Advanced Math to Shormann Precalculus?

    If your student has completed 1/2 of the book or less, is struggling, taking too long, etc, it is usually better to switch to Shormann Precalculus. Many students struggle in Saxon Advanced Math because it does not have the lesson reference numbers next to each homework problem which allow student...
  • What do you recommend for Pre-Algebra?

    After 20 years of teaching math to hundreds of thousands of homeschoolers around the world, I believe that DIVE + Saxon Math 8/7, 3rd Edition (https://www.diveintomath.com/itunes-u-course-and-download-for-dive-math-8-7-3rd-edition-video-lectures/) provides the best preparation for Algebra 1. Eve...
  • Placement: My student completed (or will complete) a Saxon Math course.

    IF YOU DID NOT USE Saxon Math, Click Here (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/decision-chart-for-math-placement) IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SWITCH BEFORE COMPLETING THE CURRENT SAXON COURSE, CLICK HERE (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/course-placement/i-have-not-finished-my-saxon-course-can...
  • My student is taking Algebra 1, can he switch to Shormann Math now?

    Because Shormann Math integrates geometry and algebra, teaches every concept on the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as the ACT, and CLEP College Algebra exam (3 college credits), Dr. Shormann recommends switching to Shormann Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry (https://diveintomath.com/shor...
  • My student is taking CLE Algebra 1. Should I switch to Shormann Algebra 1 now?

    Because Shormann Math integrates geometry and algebra, teaches every concept on the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as the ACT, and CLEP College Algebra exam (3 college credits), I recommend switching to Shormann Algebra 1 as soon as possible. Can I skip some of the lessons that were cove...
  • My student is currently taking Teaching Textbooks Algebra 1. Should I switch to Shormann Algebra 1 now?

    Because Shormann Math integrates geometry and algebra, teaches every concept on the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as the ACT, and CLEP College Algebra exam (3 college credits), I recommend switching to Shormann Algebra 1 as soon as possible. Can I skip some of the lessons that were taug...
  • My student took Saxon Algebra 1 and is now taking Saxon Geometry. Can I switch to Shormann Algebra 2.

    I recommend you go ahead and switch to Shormann Algebra 2 with Integrated Geometry. Upon completion, 1 full credit of geometry and 1 full credit of Algebra 2 is earned. Shormann Algebra 2 also provides excellent preparation for the PSAT, SAT, as well as the ACT, college math courses, and the C...
  • My student completed Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd Edition. Is he ready for Shormann Algebra 2?

    THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO USED THE THIRD EDITION OF SAXON ALGEBRA 1 All other editions, START HERE (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Am1zWuMHYP_FtTn44NW7Fwrrhbjj1NIs0pCuBwodQUY/edit?usp=sharing) *TEST AVERAGE OF 80+ on the last 5 tests with a 1 HOUR TIME LIMIT * These students a...
  • What should a student take after Saxon Math 8/7?

    Students who have successfully completed Math 8/7 (2nd or 3rd edition) with a test average of 80+ and accurately complete the Facts Practice drills in 5-7 minutes, should skip Saxon Algebra ½ and take Shormann Interactive Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry (https://diveintomath.com/shormann-algeb...
  • Which math course do you recommend for 7th Grade?

    Regardless of which curriculum was previously used, if the student has memorized multiplication facts to 9 and does not have learning disabilities, Dr. Shormann recommends Math 8/7. If multiplication facts to 9 have not been mastered or there is a learning disability, Math 7/6, 4th Edition is rec...
  • Is my child ready for Algebra 1?

    Select the link below for detailed information on determining if your child is ready for Algebra 1 and what to do if they are not. Is my child ready for Algebra 1 (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rjFDqxoIu2g394zbJu0gg-ZdtJMhy2W57GWBJRY9Srk/edit?usp=sharing)
  • Placement: My student completed Algebra 1 & Algebra 2 but has not taken Geometry.

    My student completed Algebra 1 & Algebra 2 (not Saxon or Shormann), but has not had Geometry. Which course do you recommend? Students in this situation can use Shormann Algebra 2 with Integrated Geometry to earn 1 full credit of geometry*. Better than a stand-alone geometry course, Shormann...
  • My student completed an Algebra 1 course that did not include Geometry. Which course do you recommend?

    Please see this article: Student Completed Algebra 1- No Geometry (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-C4iVKeNWrZE3PQbmuZpP5Z2Ng6ddrQoLljHE3YaNqY/edit?usp=sharing)
  • My student is taking Saxon Algebra 2. Should I switch to Shormann Algebra 2.

    WHAT LESSON IS YOUR STUDENT CURRENTLY ON? Lesson 61 or Higher: If your student is struggling, see the article below. Otherwise, CLICK HERE (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/student-is-past-lesson-60-in-saxon-algebra-2-should-he-switch-to-shormann-algebra-2-now) Lessons 1-60: See Below ...
  • My student used Math U See for pre-algebra. Is my student ready for Shormann Algebra 1?

    Yes! While there are some gaps between Math-U-See Pre-Algebra and Shormann Algebra 1, the first 25 lessons of Shormann Algebra 1 are the review of pre-algebra, ensuring the student builds a firm foundation for the remainder of the course. The most important skills for success in Algebra 1 are fr...
  • My student used Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra. Is he ready for Shormann Algebra 1?

    Yes! While there are some gaps between Teaching Textbooks Pre-Algebra and Shormann Algebra 1, the first 25 lessons of Shormann Algebra 1 are the review of pre-algebra, ensuring the student builds a firm foundation for the remainder of the course. The most important skills for success in Algebra ...
  • SAXON MATH 8/7 is too easy for my student.

    Saxon Math 8/7 does have a lot of review of foundational math skills. However, this review is required to develop fluency (accuracy and speed) in the skills needed to excel in Algebra 1. Learn More (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19P_VIiOI4dwZWHFJ69si06crhj1Aam2mRIr738nbhX4) If you think you...
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  • What should I take after Saxon Algebra 2?

    Find the Edition of Saxon Algebra 2 your student used: Second or Third Edition of Saxon Algebra 2 Students who complete these editions of Saxon Algebra 2 have earned 1 credit of Algebra 2 and 1/2 credit of Geometry. The second 1/2 of Geometry can be earned in one of two ways. Good and Strong...
  • My student completed Algebra 1 (other publisher). Which course do you recommend?

    Has your student completed at least 1/2 of a Geometry course? Yes: See Dr. Shormann's recommendations here: Algebra 1 & Geometry (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/placement-student-completed-geometry) No: See Dr. Shormann's recommendations here: Algebra 1 (https://docs.google.com/...
  • Placement: Student Completed Geometry & Algebra 1

    If your student: Struggled or is a Reluctant Math Student: See My student struggled in Algebra 1 or Geometry (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19u242U-tN6tMQvVJ2jueK9bR4e75W-_3T-7-QGZmCqY/edit?usp=sharing) Successfully Completed Algebra 1 and Geometry: The student should be ready for Shorma...
  • What should I take after Pre-Algebra?

    We recommend Shormann Algebra 1 (https://diveintomath.com/shormann-algebra-1-with-integrated-geometry-self-paced-elearning-course/) and Integrated Chemistry and Physics (https://diveintomath.com/self-paced-elearning-course-for-dive-integrated-chemistry-and-physics/)
  • Math Student Placement Chart and Placement Tests

    The articles below have detailed information on selecting the best math course for your child. Math: Student Placement Chart & Tests (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/course-placement/decision-chart-for-math-placement) Science: Student Placement Chart (https://docs.google.com/document/d...
  • If my student completed Geometry, can he skip the geometry lessons in Shormann Algebra 2?

    To ensure the student develops fluency (speed and accuracy) in the concepts required to learn all the lessons in the course and prepare for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT, Dr. Shormann recommends all students start with Lesson 1 and complete all lessons as instructed. While there may be some review, most...
  • My student is failing a different publisher's Algebra 1. Can he take Shormann Algebra 1?

    Note: If your student did not successfully complete pre-algebra or is a reluctant math student, see Dr. Shormann's recommendations here: Pre-Algebra (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1K-lNFAGhDPmn7iy6wQzqySfidP5jnvz-wSPlq2lB2DM/edit?usp=sharing) Drills in Shormann Math develop fluency in the e...
  • Placement: Student Completed Video Text Mondule A, B, or C

    COMPLETED MODULE A (or less) If all multiplication facts to 9 have been memorized, Dr Shormann recommends DIVE + Saxon 8/7 with Pre-Algebra, Third Edition (link to d/s 87-3). This is a Pre-Algebra course which provides excellent preparation for Algebra 1. If multiplication facts to 9 have not ...
  • Singapore New Math D 2: Switch to Shormann Math?

    Singapore NEM Syllabus D 2 is roughly equivalent to Algebra 1. Since your student is only halfway through, he is not ready for Shormann Algebra 2. Dr. Shormann recommends either taking Shormann Algebra 1 or complete Singapore D2 then start Shormann Algebra 2. Don't worry, if he takes Shormann A...
  • Student completed VideoText Algebra Module C or D

    Since your student has only completed the equivalent of Algebra 1 and has not taken Geometry, please see Dr. Shormann's recommendations here: Completed Algebra 1 - No Geometry (http://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/my-student-completed-an-algebra-1-course-that-does-not-include-geometry-which-s...
  • Student is beyond lesson 60 in Saxon Algebra 1. Should we switch to Shormann Algebra 1?

    IS THE STUDENT USING THE FOURTH EDITION OF SAXON ALGEBRA 1? YES: CLICK HERE (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/fourth-editions-of-saxon-algebra-1-and-2) NO: Continue to next question. IS THE STUDENT STRUGGLING IN SAXON? YES: Dr. Shormann recommends switching to Shormann Math now. Rea...
  • Student is past lesson 60 in Saxon Algebra 2. Should he switch to Shormann Algebra 2 now?

    IS THE STUDENT USING THE FOURTH EDITION OF SAXON ALGEBRA 2? YES: CLICK HERE (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/fourth-editions-of-saxon-algebra-1-and-2) NO: Continue to next question. IS THE STUDENT STRUGGLING? Yes: Student is Struggling: Read the article under Lessons 1-60 here: Sho...
  • What should I take after Saxon Advanced Math?

    Student Completed Saxon Advanced Math, 2nd Edition Good Math Student with Test Average of 80% or Higher on 1 hour Timed Tests These students should be ready for Shormann Calculus (https://diveintomath.com/shormann-calculus-self-paced-elearning-course/). There is a small gap between Saxon Advanc...