Shormann Interactive Math Product Questions

  • Why is a Christian foundation important for math?

    If you study the greatest mathematicians in history, like we do in Shormann Math, you find that all their new mathematical discoveries were connected to their study of Creation. While not all of them acknowledged God, a lot of them did, and in doing so it allowed them to see farther and discover ...
  • Why Did Dr. Shormann write a new curriculum?

    After John Saxon passed away, Saxon Publishers was sold to Harcourt, which was then acquired by Houghton Mifflin to become Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Concerned this Irish held mega-curriculum publisher would make detrimental changes to Saxon’s curriculum, Dr. Shormann began praying about wr...
  • Is Shormann Math aligned to Common Core?

    Shormann Interactive Math is built on a biblical foundation and has NOT been influenced by the “new math” in Common Core. However, it still provides excellent preparation for the redesigned PSAT and SAT, the ACT, as well as CLEP and AP exams, and college-level math classes.
  • How does Shormann Math compare to other math curricula?

    There are three MAJOR differences between all other math curricula and Shormann Math: 1) Shormann Math is built on a Christian foundation; We believe that the Christian foundation makes learning math easier. It brings the "why" of math alive in ways a secular foundation never can. There are som...
  • Mastery and the Spiral Method in Saxon and Shormann Math

    Like John Saxon's* original texts, Shormann Interactive Math courses develop mastery and long-term retention by using a unique, research proven process called Incremental Development and Continual Review. This means complex concepts are broken down into bite-sized steps that are easy to understa...
  • 3 Semester Schedule for Shormann Math

    SHORMANN ALGEBRA 1 & 2 Each course earns 1.5 credits and can be completed over three semesters. Instead of scheduling the course over three semesters, allow the student to learn at their own pace by using the Timed Method (Teacher Guide (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/shormann-math/link...
  • What is TruePractice?

    All Shormann Math courses contain TruePracticeTM. What is TruePractice? Well, think about how you learn a sport. During practice, if you make a mistake, the mistake is discussed and, if you have a good coach, you immediately regroup and try again. That’s how homework is designed in Shormann Math....
  • What do I need to purchase for Shormann Math? Is everything online?

    This self-paced eLearning course includes everything you need. Video lectures for every lesson, interactive homework, video solutions to every homework question, weekly quizzes, and quarterly exams. All assignments feature automated grading and grade recording. There is also an eTextbook, eSol...
  • Do I have to buy the course again for each child?

    You only purchase the course at full price for the first student. For each sibling of that student, you purchase a Sibling Subscription (24 months) for $39. Learn More: Sibling Subscription: What is it and how do I buy one? (http://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/what-is-a-sibling-subscription-...
  • Can I purchase only the Shormann Math books without the eLearning course?

    Shormann Interactive Math courses are sold as a complete self-paced eLearning course which also includes an eTextbook with lessons and homework problems, eSolutions Manual, and eTeacher's Guide. While these books are printable, printing is not required. All course materials are licensed for use b...
  • Is it necessary to print the eText, eSolutions Manual, or eTeacher Guide?

    It is not necessary to print any of these materials. All the content the student needs to complete the assignments is posted in the eLearning course with easy access. The self-paced eLearning course features automated grading, instant feedback, and embedded links for quick and easy re-learning, m...
  • How to Use Shormann Math Offline

    While the eLearning system is the most efficient way to complete assignments, the reading, video lectures, and practice sets (homework) can be completed offline and graded using the eSolutions Manual. To prevent cheating, questions on the Quizzes, Practice Tests, and Exams are periodically updat...
  • How to modify eLearning courses for students with learning disabilities?

    Timed Tests & Quizzes: How to Modify the Time Have the student take each test or quiz twice. In the first attempt, complete only the first half of the exam. In the second attempt, complete the second half. Add the two scores together. Use the Simple Grading Method (https://diveintomath.r...
  • Teacher Guides for Shormann Math

    Shormann Algebra 1 Teacher's Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b0tUdbjlLMgCqRijV69ubtH4i5QzqzvBlRCsXgD1eZY/edit?usp=sharing) Shormann Algebra 2 Teacher's Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Fw73jeJB4PfRFkyyg4trIFzDEwgtaf6Kxr26pw4Rg8/edit?usp=sharing) Shormann Math Getting Start...
  • Geometry: Frequently Asked Questions

    Why integrate geometry and algebra? Integrated geometry is easier to understand, develops long-term retention and fluency, and raises college entrance exam scores. The European and Asian countries that consistently outperform the United States on international math exams integrate the teaching of...
  • Time-Saving Tips for Success: Shormann Math

    This article has important time-saving tips that help students efficiently achieve fluency, which makes learning math faster and easier. Time-Saving Tips for Success (https://www.diveintomath.com/tips)
  • Shormann Math Grade Changes & Exam Resets

    We are happy to change grades and reset exams upon request by a parent or authorized teacher. DIVE does not report grades or keep long-term records of grades. Once the course subscription expires, all the grades disappear. You are not required to use the grades in the online grade book. For detai...
  • Sample Courses: Try it before you buy it!

    The sample courses have links to everything you need to complete the first two weeks of assignments. Sample Courses for Math & Science (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UoiIeR1G0Q3F5gh8sz2iaMWIdCyMDALeFLejTZHmJiQ/edit?usp=sharing)
  • Preparing for the ACT and Redesigned PSAT & SAT

    Continual Review + Integrated Geometry = Higher Exam Scores Both Saxon & our new Shormann Interactive Math (https://diveintomath.com/shormann/) utilize John Saxon’s unique teaching methods of incremental lessons, continual review, and integrated geometry. These methods build long-term retent...
  • What do you recommend for Calculus?

    DIVE publishes two math series: DIVE video lectures that teach every lesson in the corresponding Saxon Math textbooks and Shormann Math which is a 21st Century curriculum featuring video lectures for every lesson, interactive homework, quizzes, and exams, automated grading, video solutions, and e...
  • Comparison of Saxon vs Shormann Math: Scope and Sequence

    Algebra 1: Comparison of Shormann and Saxon Math Scope and Sequence (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9-pmjowYNUmYkJwbTFHZHhIcTQ) Algebra 2 : Comparison of Shormann and Saxon Math Scope and Sequence (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9-pmjowYNUmUGl0QlY0RFpKQjg)
  • Using Shormann Interactive Math to Prepare for College Admission Exams

    Shormann Algebra 1 & 2 teaches all the concepts required to excel on the ACT and redesigned PSAT and SAT. Each homework set has at least one practice problem from the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. By the end of Algebra 2, students will have completed hundreds of practice problems. Preparing for PSAT, S...
  • Thinkwell vs Shormann Interactive Math

    Thinkwell vs Shormann Interactive Math (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vZgc_M2ZHZj1I6UuWVHoNoUtABDNDAW_CHDfRmCc2qw/edit?usp=sharing) There are three MAJOR differences between Thinkwell and Shormann Math: 1) Shormann Math is built on a Christian foundation; Thinkwell is not. We believe tha...
  • When Are Vectors Introduced?

    Vectors (and calculus) are introduced in Shormann Algebra 1 and built upon throughout Algebra 1, Precalculus and Calculus. For example, in Shormann Algebra 1, all we do with vectors is define them and have the students describe them graphically with arrows. It's actually something a pre-algebra s...
  • Which Calculator is Recommended?

    SELECT YOUR COURSE: Shormann Math Recommended Calculators (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fMXQ0bOLArMeBT_dmoTmcrZzA4weGfTWMxMsTMGsJ9c/edit?usp=sharing) DIVE/Saxon Math Recommended Calculators (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b6qPZB_icY3Q1E0pKL425ERddIq6EiKZkRqCmd9vxLI/edit?usp=sharing)...
  • Which Shormann Math course should my child take?

    Select the article linked below for detailed information on course placement. Which Shormann Math course should my child take? (https://www.diveintomath.com/placement-placement-tests/)
  • Why Use Shormann Interactive Math?

    Shormann Interactive Math is a 21st Century curriculum that includes technology applications, computer math, real-world word problems, and non-standard solutions concepts that prepare students to excel on the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as ACT and CLEP exams. Hosted in a state-of-the-a...
  • Why Use Shormann Interactive Math Instead of Saxon?

    Featuring an integrated approach to math that includes computer math, technology applications, non-standard solutions, and real-world word problems, Shormann Math is a 21st Century curriculum that provides better preparation for the new, redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as ACT and CLEP exams. S...
  • Saxon vs Shormann Math

    Featuring an integrated approach to math that includes technology applications and real-world word problems, Shormann Math is a 21st Century curriculum that teaches all the required concepts for the new, redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as ACT and CLEP exams. Shormann Math is built on a biblica...
  • Are there extra practice problems for Shormann Math?

    If your student is using the Timed Method (https://docs.google.com/document/d/19P_VIiOI4dwZWHFJ69si06crhj1Aam2mRIr738nbhX4/edit?usp=sharing), following the steps on the Practice Set Instruction Sheet for each problem, and you don't expect immediate mastery, the student should not need additional ...
  • Can I Skip the Review Lessons in Shormann Math?

    Q. My student completed a Shormann Math course and is starting the next one with little or no break in between. Since there is new material and the review lessons are necessary to develop the fluency (speed and accuracy) required to excel on college entrance exams, Dr. Shormann recommends studen...
  • Can my student do more than 1 lesson per day?

    Yes, as long as the Timed Method is used and the student doesn't work on math more than the time recommended for their level. If you exceed this time limit, the student will not retain the information, creating gaps that make learning math harder. Parents: If you haven't already, login to the e...
  • Can my student do only the geometry lessons in Shormann Algebra 1?

    The eLearning system does not require completion of an assignment to access the next one. So technically, the system allows you to skip lessons. However, if your student has completed Algebra 1 but has not taken at least 1/2 of a Geometry course, Dr. Shormann recommends students complete all t...
  • Does Shormann Algebra 1 & 2 meet the Georgia's Accelerated Standards?

    Yes, Shormann Algebra 1 & 2 meet Georgia's Accelerated GSE Algebra I/Geometry A and GSE Accelerated Geometry B/Algebra II.
  • Does Shormann Math prepare students for the Florida Standards Assessments?

    Standardized tests are highly variable in content. In Shormann Algebra 1 and 2, I focus on SAT, ACT, CLEP College Algebra, and College Math. While Shormann Math teaches most of the concepts on this exam, the way they ask questions is often confusing and/or different. My first thought about the te...
  • Does Shormann Precalculus teach the same concepts as Saxon Advanced Math?

    Shormann Precalculus teaches similar concepts to Saxon Advanced Math. Based on John Saxon’s teaching methods and a biblical foundation, Shormann Math also teaches 21st Century concepts like computer math, technology applications, and non-standard solution concepts, that are not taught in Saxon Ad...
  • Gifted Math Students: Does my student have to show their work?

    Gifted math students are often able to solve problems in their head without showing much, if any, work on paper. In fact, especially younger students, cannot showing their work. Because they already know the answer, it's like they have to work the problem backwards to show their work. The purpo...
  • How can Shormann Math have few lessons and fewer homework problems. Does it build mastery?

    Saxon Math was designed for public schools, where students are placed in a class even if they have not successfully completed the prerequisites. These students require more remedial instruction (review lessons) and more practice (homework problems) to overcome gaps, achieve mastery and develop fl...
  • How do I know my student is not guessing or cheating?

    IMPORTANT Watch this video first. How to Monitor Student Progress (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B3EHTJaX-zYGcz-HYrqTllpQypqVuXIY/view?usp=sharing) If needed. Read the article below. How do I know my child is not guessing? Practice Sets and Quizzes consist of three main question types: mult...
  • How to use Shormann Math in a CO-OP.

    Many co-ops successfully use Shormann Math eLearning courses to provide daily instruction and support at home. Most co-ops meet one or two days per week. If your are a school (students meet 4-5 days per week), see Shormann Math for Schools (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/order-information/ca...
  • Is Shormann Interactive Math college preparatory?

    Our Shormann Interactive Math is a college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes mastery, long-term retention, and fluency (speed and accuracy). Together, our Shormann Algebra 1 and Shormann Algebra 2 courses earn 1 credit of geometry, 1 credit of Algebra 1, and 1 credit of Algebra 2. These cour...
  • It seems that some of the concepts taught in Shormann Algebra 1 are taught in Saxon Algebra 2. Can you explain?

    Thank you for contacting us! Many of the concepts taught in Saxon Algebra 1 are built on in Saxon Algebra 2. Often, Saxon will review what the student already knows (Algebra 1) before introducing the new concept. Also, Shormann Algebra 1 has 1/2 credit of Geometry and Saxon only teaches about 1/3...
  • Khan Academy vs Shormann Math

    Short-Term Mastery vs Long-Term Fluency (https://drshormann.com/2017/05/25/comparing-khan-academys-mastery-approach-to-shormann-maths-fluency-approach-for-teaching-high-school-math/)
  • My student is taking a Shormann Math course, how do I access the included CLEP & AP prep course?

    Do I need to take the CLEP Professor course? All students should complete the CLEP Professor course before attempting the exam. It provides specific preparation for the exam including video lectures for every lesson, practice problems with video solutions, and practice exams. If your student is...
  • My student will not finish the Shormann Math course before summer. Should he work through the summer or can he take a summer break?

    You have two options: Continue through the Summer Like playing piano or running, to maintain fluency you must practice. It will be faster and easier to continue math through the summer. However, to develop fluency, the student must work on math a minimum of 4 days for an hour to an hour and a ha...
  • Credits for Saxon Algebra 1 or 2 followed by a Shormann Math course.

    Credits: Student took Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd Ed followed by Shormann Algebra 2. Students who complete Saxon Algebra 1 then Shormann Algebra 2 earn 1 full credit of geometry. How? Because Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd Edition teaches about 1/3 of the concepts required to earn 1/2 credit of geometry, the geo...
  • Shormann Math and Ontario Course Equivalencies

    Students completing Ontario 8th grade math are ready for Shormann Algebra 1. Shormann Algebra 1 -Ontario Grade 9 Requirements Shormann Algebra 2 - Ontario Grade 10 Shormann Precalculus - Ontario Grade 11 Shormann Calculus 1 - Ontario Grade 12
  • Shormann Math Teacher Guides & Tips

    Time-Saving Tips for Shormann Math (https://www.diveintomath.com/tips) Shormann Algebra 1 Teacher's Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b0tUdbjlLMgCqRijV69ubtH4i5QzqzvBlRCsXgD1eZY/edit?usp=sharing) Shormann Algebra 2 Teacher's Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Fw73jeJB4PfRFkyy...
  • Shormann Math: When a lesson review references material from Algebra 1, how can I access the Algebra 1 lesson?

    If your student is having trouble understanding a lecture, review the lesson(s) that lecture builds on. To find the review lessons, select the student textbook link under the video lecture on the assignment page. You will see a Review section that lists the lesson numbers. Review that information...
  • Shormann Pre-Algebra

    Dr. Shormann is planning to release Shormann Pre-Algebra by August 2019. It will be a self-paced eLearning course with the same format as the other Shormann Math courses. More details coming soon!
  • Trigonometry

    Does Shormann Math teach Trigonometry? In most math curricula, Trigonometry is taught in Precalculus. However, Shormann Algebra 1 & 2 teach all the Trigonometry needed to prepare for the redesigned PSAT & SAT, as well as the ACT and any Precalculus or Trigonometry course. Is a credit o...
  • What topics from the redesigned PSAT and SAT are missing from Saxon Math?

    The main topics not taught in Saxon Math are computer math, non-standard solutions, some analytical geometry, and technology applications. The articles below have more detailed information. Why Did Dr. Shormann write a new curriculum? (http://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/why-did-dr-shorma...
  • When was Shormann Math published?

    RELEASE DATES FOR SHORMANN MATH Algebra 1: 2014 Algebra 2 : 2015 Precalculus: 2016 Calculus: 2017 Cathy Duffy recently released an awesome review of our Shormann Math courses: Cathy Duffy Reviews (http://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/math/math-grades-9-12...
  • When will the Shormann Calculus Self-Paced course be available for purchase.

    Students who have successfully completed Shormann Precalculus (https://www.diveintomath.com/shormann-precalculus-self-paced-elearning-course/) or Saxon Advanced Math (https://www.diveintomath.com/advmath) can purchase Shormann Calculus now. Students who used a different Precalculus course (not...
  • Which is easier, Saxon or Shormann Math?

    Shormann Math (https://diveintomath.com/shormann-math/) is easier than Saxon because the Shormann eLearning courses have tools that make learning more efficient, developing fluency (speed and accuracy) with fewer homework problems and fewer lessons. For example, there are two links above each hom...
  • Shormann Math and Saxon Math vs. Other Curriculums

    Shormann and Saxon Math vs. other math curriculum Saxon vs Shormann Math (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GjdzOL9dTPdqocYqSRSDqmaE65-qiqGh70ntw8_tb5c/edit?usp=sharing) Khan Academy vs Shormann Math (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/shormann-math/khan-academy-vs-shormann-math) Thinkwell ...
  • Does Shormann Math follow Saxon Math?

    Because it incorporates concepts from the new PSAT & SAT that are not taught in Saxon, Dr. Shormann wrote a stand-alone curriculum that does not follow Saxon or any other publisher. It is a complete stand-alone curriculum with video lectures,video solutions, interactive homework, quizzes, and...
  • Does Shormann Math Teach Proofs?

    Yes! Shormann Algebra 1 and 2 both teach proofs for non-Euclidean and Euclidean Geometry. Together, they teach all the proofs required for a college preparatory Geometry course as well as the related skills needed to excel on college entrance exams. For details, see How Shormann Math Teaches Proo...
  • Does Shormann Precalculus have 1 PSAT/SAT/ACT question per Practice Set?

    We do not have the same format for Precalculus. However, the first quarter provides EXCELLENT prep for the PSAT, SAT and ACT because the Practice Sets have a lot of PSAT/SAT/ACT questions. Students have said the first quarter of Shormann Precalculus really helped them on these exams. These con...
  • Does Shormann Precalculus Meet Georgia's Accelerated Standards?

    Shormann Precalculus with Trigonometry does teach most of what Georgia's Accelerated Precalculus Standards require. The focus of Shormann Precalculus with Trigonometry is to prepare students for Calculus and the CLEP Precalculus Exam.The first 25 lessons also provide excellent preparation for th...
  • Do I have to complete all the assignments in my Shormann Math course before starting the next course?

    Yes! Students must complete the current course before starting the next one.
  • Dyslexic Students & Shormannn Math

    We have had dyslexic students take Shormann Math and do well. The video lectures, interactive assignments with instant feedback and help links to the video lecture that teaches that question, and the digital flashcards that read the terms and definitions aloud, seem to be a big help for these stu...
  • Fill-in-the-Blank Notes for Shormann Math

    We don't have fill in the blank notes for Shormann Math because students should not take a lot of notes. Instead, they should take brief notes on headings, formulas, and key points. The most important part of the lecture is solving example problems. After each example problem is taught by Dr. Sho...
  • Graphing Calculator for CLEP Exams

    A graphing calculator, the TI-84 Plus CE, is integrated into the exam software, and available to students during Section 1 of the exam. Only some of the questions actually require the graphing calculator. Information about the graphing calculator, including opportunities to practice, is available...
  • How do I list high school credits taken in middle school on a transcript?

    Algebra 1, taken in 7th or 8th grade can be listed on the high school transcript. See the instructions below. Keep in mind, a maximum of four math credits should be listed on the transcript. If your student earned 1 credit in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, and Calculus, list only th...
  • How long are the lectures in Shormann Math?

    The average lecture in Shormann Math is 15-20 minutes. However, the concepts in the first five - ten lessons are easy to understand (mostly review), so more concepts are taught in each lecture and the videos are a little longer (30-40 minutes). However, the questions in the Practice Sets for thes...
  • How to use Shormann Math as an honors course?

    Please select the Honors Course link on page 1 of 1he Teacher's Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b0tUdbjlLMgCqRijV69ubtH4i5QzqzvBlRCsXgD1eZY/edit?usp=sharing).
  • How to Use Shormann Math in a CO-OP or Classroom

    Schools: Shormann Math for Schools (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/order-information/can-shormann-math-be-used-in-a-christian-school) Co-ops: Shormann Math for Co-ops (https://diveintomath.reamaze.com/kb/shormann-math/how-to-use-shormann-math-in-a-co-op) DIVE Science in a Co-op (https://...
  • I clicked on Certificate before Finishing my course!

    That’s okay! This will not affect your login or subscription. However, it will put the wrong grade and completion date on the certificate. Click here to edit the certificate: How to Edit the Certificate of Achievement (http://diveintomath.reamaze.com/articles/i-want-to-edit-my-certificate-of-ach...
  • I clicked Submit Page instead of Submit All and Finish.

    There's no way to undo this. However, you should have solved each problem on your homework notes before entering each question. So you or a parent can manually grade your work using the PDF Solutions linked at the top of the Results page. Then, a parent can send us the grade and we will update it...
  • My Grade Was Not Recorded in the Grade Book

    This issue is usually caused by the student forgetting to click Submit All & Finish. Open the assignment with the missing grade. If it says Continue, have the student complete the assignment and click Submit All & Finish. The grade will now be recorded. If it does not say Continue, the s...
  • My students solves the problem correctly on paper but makes errors when entering the answers on the computer.

    Follow these steps to resolve this issue: Watch the How to Monitor Student Progress video posted on the eLearning Course Home page. Open the Student Textbook, posted on the Course Home page, and answer the Practice Set questions on their homework notes. After all questions are completed, take ...
  • Shormann Math: How do I list the Geometry grade on the my transcript?

    How do I list the Geometry grade on the my transcript? Generally, you should list the same grade earned in the course for both the Geometry and Algebra credit. If an A was earned in Shormann Algebra 1, list an A for both Algebra 1 and Geometry. See How to Make a Transcript below. My student ea...
  • Statistics Course

    At this time, Dr. Shormann does not have plans to write a statistics curriculum nor can he recommend one. However, Shormann Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Precalculus teach all the statistics required for advanced science courses, the PSAT, SAT, and ACT. They also provide excellent preparation for a S...
  • Where can I find the yellow buttons in TI Nspire CX Graphing calculator?

    The newer model of the TI Nspire does not have the yellow buttons as shown in the lecture. Instead of 2nd>EE, you just press the EE button, and that's it! That's the only difference. The EE button is the red-highlighted button in this screenshot: Graphing Calculator (https://drive.google.c...
  • Which Geometers Sketchpad should I choose?

    The free trial of Geometer’s Sketchpad is our recommended option and includes what your student needs for the course. The link and detailed instructions can be found here: Recommended Calculators & Geometers Sketchpad. (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fMXQ0bOLArMeBT_dmoTmcrZzA4weGfTWMxMsT...
  • Will the cost of the Sibling Subscription change?

    Although we can't foresee other issues, the only reason we will raise the Sibling Subscription is if the eLearning platform raises their price. Even then, it should only add around $8- $10.