## Shormann Math, Algebra 1 Overview

The following is an overview of *Shormann Mathematics*, Algebra 1, the newest product from DIVE Math and Science! Click here to read the complete document that covers *Shormann Math* core ideas, course description, and Algebra 1 table of contents.

### A complete math curriculum

Unlike our DIVE Math Lectures that teach the content in textbooks authored by the late John Saxon, *Shormann Math* is a standalone curriculum. *Shormann Math*** is designed to connect students to their world and their Creator by using an incremental approach with continual review to teach 10 major math concepts from a Christian foundation. **The 10 major concepts are: number, ratio, algebra, geometry, analytical geometry, measurement, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and computer math. The first course produced will be Algebra 1, followed by Algebra 2, Precalculus and Calculus.

### Math, the language of science

If you are wondering “Where’s the geometry?” in the 4 courses listed, it’s there! Because scholars consider mathematics to be “the language of science,” *Shormann Math* teaches math like a language, where you don’t just learn nouns for a year, verbs for another year, etc. You learn a little of each concept, combined with lots of review, and then you combine the different concepts together. So, *Shormann Math* Algebra 1 and 2 in particular will also contain a rigorous survey of geometry, including lots of proofs, even some straight out of Euclid’s famous book, *The Elements*. We’ll even cover non-Euclidean geometry, and show students how the concept of proof applies to all of mathematics, not just geometry. All the geometry, and trigonometry, that a student needs to be ready for the SAT or ACT will be covered in Algebra 1 and 2. Scroll down to the Algebra 1 Table of Contents where you can see more detail about geometry coverage.

### Connecting your child to their world and their Creator

While *Shormann Math* will guide your child through high school algebra and geometry, that is not our primary goal. And it is definitely not our goal to align *Shormann Math* with the Common Core standards. Our goal is to connect your child to their world and their Creator by teaching them math, the language of science, from a Christian foundation. And because the last 300+ years of technological innovations can be connected to calculus in one way or another, we will present calculus early and often, and not in an intimidating way, but in a way that is based off things students already know.

### Standing on the shoulders of giants

Unlike many new math programs, *Shormann Math* is not about an entirely different approach. Instead, *Shormann Math* builds on a foundation of time tested and proven methods. Famous mathematicians and math educators like Euclid, Euler, Saxon, Whitehead, Kline, Sawyer, Nickel, etc. were studied for years before work on *Shormann Math* began.

For 2014-15, *Shormann Math* will be offered as a live, online class only. For more details on *Shormann Math*, including the Algebra 1 Table of Contents, click here. Then, if you are ready to dive into this new adventure in learning math, click here to register!

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