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. Since the primary criteria for admissions into a four year college is the PSAT, SAT, and ACT score, our math courses focus on teaching every topic on these exams as well as th...
  • 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). If you take a summer break, retake the last 10 Practi...
  • 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, eSolut...
  • 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?
  • 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, they can be complete offline on paper or as a hybrid of online/offline. For details, see “ How to complete lessons offline” below. Components Available to Download and/or Print Teacher's Guide Rules & Definitions...
  • 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 or Request a Grade Chan...
  • Teacher Guides for Shormann Math

    Shormann Algebra 1 Teacher's Guide Shormann Algebra 2 Teacher's Guide Shormann Math Getting Started Video
  • 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 o...
  • 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
  • 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 Lessons

    Sample Lessons for Math & Science
  • Preparing for the ACT and Redesigned PSAT & SAT

    Continual Review + Integrated Geometry = Higher Exam Scores Both Saxon & our new Shormann Interactive Math utilize John Saxon’s unique teaching methods of incremental lessons, continual review, and integrated geometry. These methods build long-term retention, increase recall speed, and, over...
  • What do you recommend for Calculus?

    ARE YOU PLANNING TO TAKE AN AP CALCULUS EXAM? NO: Dr. Shormann recommends using his new Shormann Calculus Self Paced Course or Shormann Calculus LIVE Online Class Not Sure: See Advanced Placement Exams YES: Go to the next question. Do you plan to take the BC Version of the AP Calculus Exam: NO:...
  • Comparison of Saxon vs Shormann Math: Scope and Sequence

    Algebra 1: Comparison of Shormann and Saxon Math Scope and Sequence Algebra 2 : Comparison of Shormann and Saxon Math Scope and Sequence
  • 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 There are three MAJOR differences between Thinkwell and Shormann Math: 1) Shormann Math is built on a Christian foundation; Thinkwell is not. We believe that the Christian foundation makes learning math easier. It brings the "why" of math alive in ways a ...
  • 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...
  • Recommended Calculators

    SELECT YOUR COURSE: Shormann Math Recommended Calculators DIVE/Saxon Math Recommended Calculators CLEP Professor Courses FAQS Does Dr. Shormann teach how to use the Graphing Calculator? Yes! In the lessons that use a graphing calculator, Dr. Shormann shows how to use the recommended calculat...
  • 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?
  • 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, 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 practice problems. The first 25 lessons are mainly review of pre-algebra concepts and foundational ...
  • 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. While the first 25 lessons of each Shormann Math course contains review lessons, this review is critical to develop the fluency (speed and accuracy) required to build on these concepts...
  • 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 show their work. Because they already know the answer, they have to work the problem backwards to show their work. The purpose for showing...
  • 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?

    1. To learn how to ensure your student does not guess or cheat, watch this video: How to Monitor Student Progress 2. If your student is tempted to guess, here are two solutions: Have the student solve all the questions on paper and show it to you before they enter any answers in the eLearning s...
  • 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 you are a school (students meet 4-5 days per week), see Shormann Math for Schools. At Home Before attending class each week, students compl...
  • 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
  • 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

    Here are 3 options for completing your course: OPTION 1: 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...
  • Credits for Saxon Algebra 1 or 2 followed by a Shormann Math course.

    Find the Saxon Course your 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 ...
  • 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 Shormann Algebra 1 Teacher's Guide Shormann Algebra 2 Teacher's Guide Shormann Precalculus Teacher's Guide
  • 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 Interactive Prealgebra

    Shormann Interactive Prealgebra is now ready!  The best way to learn about this course is to watch the How Does It Work (Getting Started) video just under the product images on this page: Shormann Prealgebra eLearning Course 12 Month Subscription Sample Lessons with the first 30 lessons of each ...
  • 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? Why Use Shormann Interactive Math Instead of Saxon? Compa...
  • 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
  • When will the Shormann Calculus Self-Paced course be available for purchase.

    Students who have successfully completed Shormann Precalculus or Saxon Advanced Math can purchase Shormann Calculus now.
  • Which is easier, Saxon or Shormann Math?

    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 l...
  • Shormann Math and Saxon Math vs. Other Curriculums

    Shormann and Saxon Math vs. other math curriculum Saxon vs Shormann Math Khan Academy vs Shormann Math Thinkwell vs. Shormann Interactive Math DIVE vs Saxon Teacher 2017
  • Are students required to show their work?

    Students are required to solve every problem on paper before entering their answers. Parents supervise students to ensure they do this. I recommend you watch these short videos before purchasing: Getting Started and How to Monitor Student Progress
  • Can I list Pre-Algebra taken in 9th+ grade as a high school math credit?

    As a homeschool parent, you are the principal and administrator for your school. That means you decide what credits are required for high school graduation. However, If the student plans to go directly to a four-year college right after high school, the student needs to meet the minimum require...
  • Can I skip the Practice Exams?

    The practice exams are weighted like Practice Sets. The student will receive a zero for any practice exams that are not completed. Be sure to read the Study Sheet for Exams on the Course Home page for details on how to take them.
  • Can I use my Saxon books with Shormann Math?

    The Saxon books can't be used with Shormann Math. Shormann Math courses are complete stand-alone self-paced eCourses. All video lectures, digital homework, video solutions, quizzes, and exams are hosted in the eLearning system. The best way to learn how it works is to watch this video: Getting St...
  • Can my student go faster than 30 weeks in Shormann Precalculus?

    Yes, this program is totally self-paced so you are free to do it in whatever amount of time you have. However, to do the program you need to do it the way Dr. Shormann intends for it to be used. This means that you need to watch the lecture for each lesson and keep a notebook of lecture notes. Th...
  • Credits: Shormann Precalculus

    To determine the correct credits, find your student's courses below: Completed Saxon Algebra 2 2nd or 3rd Edition and Shormann Precalculus List 1/2 credit of Geometry* & 1 credit of Precalculus with Trigonometry for Shormann Precalculus Completed only 1/2 of a Geometry course and Shormann...
  • 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 curriculum with daily video lectures, video solutions, interactive homework, quizzes, and exam...
  • 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...
  • Does Shormann Precalculus teach ACT and SAT concepts?

    Because the first 25 lessons review Shormann Algebra 2, Shormann Precalculus does teach the PSAT, SAT, & ACT concepts and continues to review them throughout the course.  However, there is a gap between Saxon Algebra 2 and Shormann Precalculus.  A good math student can use the included prep l...
  • Does the recommended time limit include watching the video lecture?

    The time limit includes the time it takes to watch the video. In the first 10 lessons or so, some of the lectures are 30 minutes because they cover basic or easy to understand concepts but the practice set questions are easy and can be completed much faster. After that, most lectures are only abo...
  • 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.
  • Do you have a list of Geometry lessons in Shormann Math?

    No. Because our math courses integrate Geometry and Algebra, most lessons contain geometry problems. Learn More: Why Integrate Geometry and Algebra?
  • Do you recommend Precalculus or Statistics?

    Because most colleges require precalculus, we recommend all students take Shormann Precalculus instead of statistics. Also, the first 25 lessons of Shormann Precalculus provide an excellent review for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT as well as the CLEP Precalculus exam which can earn up to three college ...
  • 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...
  • Family School Online Exam Schedule

    Take each Family School for Saxon exam after taking the corresponding Shormann Math exam. Exam 1: After Shormann Exam 1 Exam 2: After Shormann Exam 2 Exam 3: After Shormann Exam 3 Exam 4: After Shormann Exam 4
  • 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...
  • How do I assign a grade for Geometry?

    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. Learn More: How do I list the Geometry grade on my transcript
  • How do I earn 1 full credit of Geometry in Saxon Math?

    Technically, 1/3 credit of Geometry is earned in Saxon Algebra 1 and another 1/3 in Saxon Algebra 2 (complete all 129 lessons). The remaining credit can be earned in the first 40 lessons of Saxon Advanced Math, the first 40 lessons of Shormann Precalculus, or completing all of Shormann Algebra 2...
  • How do I earn 1 full credit of Geometry in Shormann Math?

    1/2 credit of Geometry is earned in Shormann Algebra 1 and 1/2 credit is earned in Shormann Algebra 2.
  • How do I list high school credits taken in middle school on a transcript?

    Algebra 1, Biology, and high school foreign languages completed in 7th or 8th Grade can be listed on the transcript. They should be listed in a separate section at the bottom of the transcript,  just above the signature lines, as shown below: Early High School Classes 8th Grade: Algebra 1  Grade...
  • How Do I List the Credits on a Transcript?

    See this article for detailed information: High School Transcripts
  • How do I organize the 3 ring binder for Shormann Math?

    The best way is to organize the papers by lesson. For example Lesson 1 Lecture Notes, Lesson 1 Homework Notes, then Lesson 1 Corrections, etc. On the rare occasion the student needs to go back and view the notes, it is usually within a few days.  Also, they may want to look at their homework note...
  • 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 review and prepare for the next Shormann Math course

    If your student successfully completed the previous Shormann Math course, Dr. Shormann recommends the following to review and prepares for the next course: 1. Starting with week 24, review all the rules and definitions for that week's lessons then follow all the steps on the Quiz Study sheet and...
  • How to use Shormann Math as an honors course?

    Please select the Honors Course link on page 1 of 1he Teacher's Guide.
  • How to Use Shormann Math in a CO-OP or Classroom

    Schools: Shormann Math for Schools Co-ops: Shormann Math for Co-ops DIVE Science in a Co-op
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • If Algebra 1 is taken in 8th grade, then Algebra 2 in 9th grade, will the SAT & ACT concepts be forgotten by 11th grade when these exams are taken?

    No, Shormann Math continues to review SAT & ACT concepts in Precalculus and Calculus.
  • If my student takes Algebra 1 in 8th grade, what will he take in 12th grade?

    Dr. Shormann recommends starting Shormann Algebra 1 in 8th grade. Shormann Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 each earn 1 1/2 credits (1 Algebra and 1/2 Geometry) so some students take up to three semesters to complete each one. Three Semester Schedule If he completes Algebra 1 in 8th grade, Algebra 2 in 9...
  • If Saxon Algebra 1, Third Edition is taken, followed by Shormann Algebra 2, is there enough Geometry to prepare for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT?

    Yes! Shormann Algebra 2 reviews all the geometry from Shormann Algebra 1 so there are no gaps in geometry. See: How to prepare for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT
  • I purchased Shormann Math for my student to use in a school, can the teacher contact you if they have questions?

    Yes, the teacher can contact Dr. Shormann using the link on the Course Home page.
  • Is Shormann Algebra 1 & 2 Honors or AP?

    Shormann Algebra 1 & 2 can be used as an honors or standard high school course. To learn more, select the Honors link on the Table of Contents of the Shormann Math Teacher Guides Algebra 2 teaches every concept on the newly redesigned PSAT and SAT, as well as the ACT. The intensity of the co...
  • 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 student is struggling with the CLEP questions.

    The CLEP, SAT, and ACT questions expose students to the types of questions they will face on one of these college tests. They are designed to be challenging and to cause them to think "outside the box" to arrive at the answer. However, as we stated in the teacher's guide "the parents control the ...
  • 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 ...
  • My student took Math U See Algebra 1, can he skip some of the lessons in Algebra 1?

    While we don't recommend it, you can skip lessons in the eLearning course. The online grade book will not be accurate. But, an easy fix is to use the simple grade grading method listed under Grades in the Teacher Guide (link) Keep in mind, Math U See is missing many of the concepts, like Geometr...
  • My student took Saxon Algebra 2. How do I earn the remaining 1/2 credit of geometry in Shormann Math?

    Students who took Saxon Algebra 2 (which earns the first 1/2 credit of geometry) 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.
  • My Student took Shormann Algebra 1 but will not take Shormann Algebra 2. How do I complete the geometry credit?

    The only way to complete the Geometry credit, other than taking Shormann Algebra 2, is to take a stand-alone Geometry course, which we don't recommend as it causes students to lose fluency in the algebraic skills required for upper level math and science courses and college entrance exams. Learn ...
  • Quizlet: How to Print or Save Flashcards

    To Print a Set Log in to your account. If you don't have one, create a free account.  Select your course here:  DIVE Quizlet Folders Select a set. To print all the Rules & Definitions for a course, select the 4 Exam Sets. Select  (More menu). Select Print. Choose a layout and customize it. A...
  • Shormann Math: How do I list the Geometry grade on 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 ear...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Student is in Shormann Algebra 1 but will be taking a Geometry class next year. Which lessons do I need to do to earn only the Algebra 1 credit?

    To earn 1 full Algebra 1 credit, complete all the lessons in Shormann Algebra 1. While there are geometry concepts in those lessons, algebra is integrated and can't be separated from the geometry concepts. However, if your student is taking a stand-alone Geometry course, The geometry concepts lea...
  • Summer Math Prep

    Shormann Math Students If the last math course taken was a Shormann Math course, Dr. Shormann recommends repeating the fourth quarter quizzes and practice tests in the last Shormann Math course. This will develop fluency (speed and accuracy) in the essential skills that make learning the new con...
  • Virginia Standards Correlations to Shormann Math

    For Shormann Math Correlations to Virginia Standards, see these documents: Virginia Algebra 1 Standards Correlations for Shormann Algebra 1 Virginia Geometry Standards Correlations for Shormann Math
  • 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 ne...
  • When will Shormann Calculus 2 be ready?

    Shormann Calculus 2 will not be ready this year. See Dr. Shormann's recommendations here: What do you recommend for Calculus?
  • 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
  • Where can I get Geometers Sketchpad?

    Geometer's Sketchpad has been discontinued.  We now recommend using Geogebra.  Please see this article for details: Recommended Calculators
  • Which should I take, the AP Calculus AB or BC exam?

    Strong Math Student in 12th Grade: If possible, take the AP Calculus BC Exam. See: What do you recommend for Calculus? Strong Math Student in 11th Grade: Take the AP Calculus AB exam.  Then in 12th grade take the BC exam. See: What do you recommend for Calculus? For detailed information on preppi...
  • Why are there calculus lessons in Shormann Algebra 1 & 2

    There are three lessons titled, "Calculus".  However, Calculus is simply the study of rates of change (like miles per hour). We call this Calculus to help students get comfortable with this term and to gain confidence. However, these lessons only require pre-algebra level skills to learn. Only tw...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
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    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.