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 homework question. One is a link to a video lecture that teaches that concept and the other is a link to a similar example problem. These links enable the student to quickly re-learn forgotten concepts, apply the lesson and solve the problem. This builds long-term retention that makes learning math faster and easier.
Built on a biblical and historical foundation, Shormann teaches math as the language of science; a tool used to better understand God and His creation. An emphasis on math history gives students a clearer picture of the "why" behind the math they are learning while shedding light on modern math's rich Christian heritage. Students learn to use math as a tool to explore their world and enhance their own God-given creativity.
Although Shormann Math can be used as an honors course and provides excellent preparation for the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as the ACT, CLEP, and AP exams, the intensity of the course is easily modified for use as a standard or even remedial math course by using the Timed Method.
The Timed Method means students work on math a minimum of 4-5 days per week for no more than an hour to an hour and a half per day (depending on age). At the end of this time, regardless of how much of the lesson is completed, the student should stop and pick up where he left off the next day. This allows the student to learn at their own pace, giving them time to slow down as needed to re-learn forgotten concepts or to grasp a new concept. This self-paced method is the most efficient way to learn math without overwhelming or frustrating the student. Learn More: Fluency
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