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 algebra and geometry. Students who learn algebra and geometry together develop and maintain fluency in both subjects, raising scores on college entrance exams and enabling them to apply math to new situations like science and engineering. Preparing for PSAT, SAT, and ACT

How do I earn 1 full credit of Geometry in Shormann Math?
1/2 credit of Geometry is earned in Saxon Algebra 1 and 1/2 credit is earned in Shormann Algebra 2. Students who take Saxon Algebra 2 can earn the remaining 1/2 credit of geometry in either Shormann Precalculus or Shormann Algebra 2. Learn More: What should I take after Saxon Algebra 2

How do I earn 1 full credit of Geometry in Saxon Math?
1/2 credit of Geometry is earned in Saxon Algebra 2 (all 129 lessons). The remaining 1/2 credit can be earned in either the first 40 lessons of Saxon Advanced Math or Shormann Precalculus. We now recommend Shormann Interactive Precalculus to complete Shormann Precalculus instead of Saxon Advanced Math. Many students struggle in Saxon Advanced Math because it does not have the lesson reference numbers next to each homework problem which allows students to quickly relearn missed or forgotten concepts. Shormann Precalculus has these lesson references as well as direct links to the video lectures that teaches that concept as well as a link to a similar example problem. Students who do not want or need to take Precalculus can take Shormann Algebra 2 to earn the remaining 1/2 credit of geometry. Learn More: What should I take after Saxon Algebra 2

Should students take a stand-alone geometry course?
Shormann Interactive Algebra 1 & 2 and Saxon Algebra 2 and Advanced Math (first 40 lessons) teach all the concepts required to earn 1 Geometry credit. Shormann Interactive teaches all the geometry required to excel on the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as the ACT. Therefore, taking a separate geometry course is not only redundant, it can cause students to lose fluency in algebraic skills. This makes Algebra 2 and upper-level math courses more difficult and negatively affects standardized test scores.

Why did Saxon publish a geometry text?
Saxon Geometry was not published by John Saxon. It was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, who purchased Saxon a few years after John's death in 1996. The integration of geometry and algebra was one of John Saxon's founding principles. He was adamantly opposed to teaching geometry and algebra separately.

How Do I List the Credits on a Transcript?
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What is Shormann Interactive Math?
Featuring video lectures, interactive homework, video solutions, and Q&A support, 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 new, redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as ACT and CLEP exams. Built on a biblical and historical foundation, Shormann Math teaches math as the language of science; a tool used to better understand God and His creation. With an emphasis on math history, students get a clearer picture of the "why" behind the math they are learning, while shedding light on modern math's rich Christian heritage. Hosted in a state of the art eLearning Campus similar to the systems used in college math classes, students learn more efficiently, building fluency with less homework than traditional Saxon texts. Students learn how to use math as a tool to explore their world and enhance their own God-given creativity. Learn More