Since many of you keep asking about our homeschooling, we’re going to quit procrastinating and do a long-overdue review for part of our math curriculum.
Kaitlyn also uses DIVE so you can expect a review from her soon, and I’ll be sharing my own thoughts and observations as well.
Posted by: Deanna
Why I love DIVE:
First and foremost, since I started using DIVE my average number of problems wrong has dropped by 50%. I think that’s a pretty good reason to love it.
Also, having the lessons recorded is wonderful because I can rewind and listen to a certain part and watch the teacher rework the problem as many times as I want. Before when I was just reading the lessons in my math book, I had trouble fully absorbing all of the different pieces of the lesson.
One thing that kind of bugs me about the Saxon Algebra 1 book is that they all of a sudden started putting a lot more stuff into the lessons, compared to the earlier levels, and I suddenly had to adjust to learning a lot more with every lesson than I was used to. Using DIVE has really helped me on that level because instead of having to work through it all by myself, Dr. Shormann neatly and methodically goes through the lesson bit by bit and explains it. Another nice thing is that the lessons average about 10 min, or for a really meaty lesson it might take 20.
I really like being able to work the problems with Dr. Shormann and it’s soooooo nice to be able to back up, go over, and rework the problems that I got wrong.
What I don’t love about DIVE:
Dr. Shormann does not have very neat handwriting – though I can still read it easily – and you can’t use the arrow keys on the keyboard to scroll through the lessons.
DIVE is 99% wonderful!