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- Struggled or is a Reluctant Math Student: See My student struggled in Algebra 1 or Geometry
- Successfully Completed Algebra 1 and Geometry: The student should be ready for Shormann Algebra 2 Read the FAQs below.
Can I skip the Geometry lessons?
To ensure the student develops fluency (speed and accuracy), Dr. Shormann recommends all students start with Lesson 1 and complete all lessons. While there may be some review, most of the content will be new or practice of the concept is needed. Unlike most Algebra 2 courses, Shormann Algebra 2 teaches all the concepts on the ACT as well as the redesigned PSAT, and SAT. To do well on these timed college entrance exams, “knowing” how to solve a problem is not enough. You must be able to solve these problems quickly and accurately. Think of a baseball pitcher who spends countless hours throwing the same pitch over and over until he finally achieves fluency and can throw the pitch quickly and accurately almost every time. Learn More about Fluency
Will Shormann Algebra 2 be too hard?
Since a traditional curriculum that teaches math in "chunks" of Algebra and Geometry was used, it has been a year or more since the student has practiced Algebra 1. This makes it a little harder to learn Algebra 2. However, the first 25 lessons of Shormann Algebra 2 review the Algebra and Geometry concepts required to learn Algebra 2. Some of these “review” concepts may not be review to your student. Using Dr. Shormann’s recommended Timed Method allows students learn at their own pace, providing the extra time required to learn these new concepts without overwhelming or frustrating the student.