Shormann Math

Ensign Peak Academy students are welcome to enroll in Shormann Math’s Algebra 1, Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry, and Saxon 8/7 (for Pre-Algebra).

dr.-shormann-headshot-2Standing on the shoulders of math giants like Euclid, Euler, and Newton, together with John Saxon’s proven teaching methods, Dr. Shormann has published a 21st Century curriculum which teaches all the concepts on the redesigned PSAT, SAT and ACT, now provided entirely on Canvas–a state of the art learning management system. (No textbook purchase required, for most courses.) Students will learn more efficiently, building fluency with less homework than traditional Saxon texts.

Meet Dr. Shormann

2018-ad-for-cathy-duffy-review-Shormann Math is built on a biblical and historical foundation that teaches math as the language of science;  a 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. Students learn how to use math as a tool to explore their world and enhance their own God-given creativity.

Compare Shormann Math with Saxon Math and Common Core

Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry are now provided in Canvas, at no extra cost, for Ensign Peak Academy students who are enrolled in the full live program or the full schedule of self-paced courses.

Students may opt to enroll in selected courses, such as math, instead of the full schedule. In this case, Shormann Math course tuition is $180/course for middle school, and $225/course for high school.

Learn more about the Algebra 1 Course

Read Dr. Shormann’s description of the Algebra 1 curriculum.

No materials need to be purchased for Algebra 1, Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus. Pre-Algebra students will need to purchase the Saxon 8/7 with Pre-Algebra, Third Edition Complete Homeschool Kit with Solutions Manual.  (You may be able to find a used copy at a discounted price.) Note that Saxon 8/7 is a better pre-algebra curriculum than Saxon Pre-Algebra, and will provide Pre-Algebra credit for high school students. Read Dr. Shormann’s explanation of this recommendation. (Dr. Shormann is developing a pre-algebra curriculum which will be released at a later date.)

Learn more about the Pre-Algebra Course

Students who have purchased a Shormann Math course directly from the Shormann Math company, and wish to earn credit for that course, may do so through Ensign Peak Academy credit. A transcript will be provided upon request, after the course is completed. Note that these Shormann Math courses will be taken on the Ensign Peak Academy Canvas account, as per the reciprocal agreement between Shormann Math and Ensign Peak Academy. Transcript fee: $45 per course (in addition to Shormann Math course purchase price)

Key Features:

  • Expert video instruction for every lesson
  • Interactive homework, quizzes, and exams
  • Auto-grading, grade recording, and online grade book
  • Video solutions for every homework question
  • Self-Paced instruction in Canvas
  • Shormann Algebra 1 & 2 teach every concept on the PSAT, SAT, and ACT
  • PSAT, SAT, and ACT skills are reviewed throughout Precalculus
  • Based on John Saxon’s proven teaching methods of incremental “bite-sized” lessons with continual review of previously learned concepts
  • Integration of geometry and algebra saves time, makes learning geometry easier, builds long-term retention, and raises standardized test scores
  • A biblical & historical foundation teaches the ‘why” of learning math

COURSE SEQUENCE & CREDITS

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*If Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd Edition (1/3 credit of Geometry) was taken, completion of Shormann Algebra 2 earns 1 full credit of Geometry and 1 full credit of Algebra 2.

**If Saxon Algebra 2, 2nd or 3rd Edition (1/2 credit of Geometry) was taken, 1/2 credit of Geometry and 1 full credit of Precalculus is earned in Shormann Precalculus.

Note that Pre-Algebra (using Saxon 8/7) earns 1 credit.

Note: Credit applies to high school students only. Middle school students will receive a grade report.

Which course is the right one for you? Review the Placement Instructions to find out.

Math Lab

Our online Math Lab is open Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Mountain Time. Students are encouraged to do their math during this hour each day. If they need any help, they can simply click on the Math Lab link, located on their Canvas math course homepage, to enter the lab, and ask the Math Specialist a question. The Math Lab is provided at no cost to all students who are enrolled in any Ensign Peak Academy Shormann Math Course.

The Math Live Weekly Support Sessions

When: Each Friday, starting Sept. 13, 2019

Fee: $20 per month (Must be enrolled in an Ensign Peak Academy math course)

Purpose: These sessions will support students who wish to complete a math course during the school year, by progressing through the lessons according to a pre-established lesson schedule.

Lesson Schedule: We will be following this Math Live Weekly Support Service Lesson Schedule

Math Specialist: Students enrolled in this service will meet together online, each Friday, with our Math Specialist, Mrs. Pearson. Monday-Thursday, students are required to complete the lessons indicated on the schedule, on their own, prior to attending the Friday support session.

Support Details: During the Friday session, they will receive the following support:

  • Review of concepts learned during that week (Monday-Thursday) with an opportunity to ask questions.
  • Sample problems will be worked during the live class.
  • A quiz will be taken during each class, to assess comprehension of that week’s lessons.
  • Check-in, encouragement and time management coaching relating to completion of lessons during the week.

Monthly Payments: Sign up for this service by setting up 9 monthly payments of $20 with this form:

(Note: You may select any day of the month to set up this payment. The date that you set up your payment becomes the day it will automatically be charged to your card each month.)

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Or pay a Lump Sum of $170 here:

 

Kim IndependentOur Math Specialist

Our Math Lab and Live Support Sessions are provided by Kimberly Person

Kimberly Pearson was born in Houston, Texas and currently resides in the outskirts of Waco, Texas with her husband, 3 children, and many farm animals. She earned her bachelor degree in elementary education with a mathematics minor from Sam Houston University and earned her MBA from the University of Utah. Kimberly served the majority of her mission on Temple Square with a few months in the Blackfoot, Idaho area.

She has many experiences with teaching from elementary to adults, and particularly enjoys teaching the middle school and high school age students. For the last 15 years she has focused her time on raising and teaching her 3 children and being the executive of her home. She has a great love for learning and sharing knowledge with those around her and is excited to do this through the live learning which she loves and values as a great resource for teaching real truth of the world around us.

Kimberly has a great passion for organizing and planning. She has planned and managed many events from corporate conferences to community and charitable function, from church camps to family reunions. She enjoys challenges and has a talent for seeing the big picture as well as the detailed steps to achieve the end results. Kimberly also enjoys reading, boating, playing the piano, and serving those around her.

Credit for Students Using a Different Math Curriculum

Ensign Peak Academy high school students, who prefer to study math by using another curriculum, may earn credit by meeting these requirements:

1. Submitting the Independent Math Curriculum Form.pdf

2. Completing the four proctored exams for the course.

Detailed information regarding concepts tested on each exam, is provided on each course information page.

Pre-Algebra Course Information

Algebra 1 Information (coming soon)

Algebra 2 Course Information (coming soon)

Pre-Calculus Course Information (coming soon)

Disclaimer: Students may not perform as well on the Shormann Math exams, after using an independent math curriculum, as they may do after using the Shormann Math curriculum.