DIVE Into Math offers instruction for each Saxon text from Math 54 up through Calculus on CDs that play on your computer (discs for either Windows or Mac systems available). DIVE stands for Digital Interactive Video Education, a technique that uses a computer “whiteboard” (which is blue on your computer screen) so that it looks and sounds like a class lecture. However, there is the added advantage that students can rewind, pause, and fast forward whenever they need to. On each CD, Dr. David Shormann explains the topic of each lesson and works through practice problems on the whiteboard. Students see only the computer whiteboard on their screen while listening to the audio explanation. CDs also come with practice problems different from those in the textbook.
While Dr. Shormann follows the Saxon lessons closely, he also teaches from a Christan worldview, including a Christian philosophy of mathematics, Christian testimony and Bible verses on each CD—something you won't get from the Saxon texts. Although there’s nothing glitzy about it, this type of instruction might be just the thing for students who need more multi-sensory input to be able to work through the Saxon lessons.
Digital Interactive courses are available as CDs or in kits with the Saxon courses. While Digital Interactive has CDs for current Saxon textbooks, they also have CDs for some earlier editions.
DIVE is not affiliated with Saxon Publishers.