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 writing a new curriculum. In 2009, his suspicions were confirmed when HMH released Saxon Geometry along with fourth editions of Saxon Algebra 1 and 2. These new texts had markedly less review, lacked the essential connections between the incremental lessons, and completely removed the integration of geometry and algebra. Knowing the time was near, he started the long process of planning and research, praying for the Lord's wisdom and direction.

Then, in 2013 The College Board announced they would release a redesigned SAT. Upon careful review of the new test, it was clear that the original Saxon texts would not provide adequate preparation for the new SAT. In 2014, after 10 years of prayer and research, Dr. Shormann released Shormann Math, a new curriculum that embodied not only John Saxon's best ideas, but those of history's greatest mathematicians. Updated with 21st Century concepts like computer math and technology applications, Shormann Math teaches all the concepts on the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as the ACT.

Built on a biblical foundation, Shormann Math teaches math as the language of science; an important 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. Learn More:Shormann vs Saxon Math: What's the difference?


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