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


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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.

Our Math Specialist

Our Math Lab and support sessions are provided by Kimberly Drake.

Kimberly Drake graduated Summa Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelors of Arts in Education in Secondary Mathematics and a second Bachelors of Arts in Education in Spanish. She has taught mathematics in the Middle and High School at nearly every level and has a passion for helping each student recognize the mathematician within.
In addition to her love of the language of mathematics, Kimberly has a love of the Spanish language and American Sign Langugage. She had the opportunity to use these abilities as she served as a missionary at Temple Square and as an ASL missionary in the NY NY North Mission.

Kimberly is an avid reader and a dabbling writer. She and her husband, Tom, have 6 children and although were raised on the West coast, recently moved to and reside in East Texas. In addition to keeping herself busy with their family business, Kimberly has also enjoyed the opportunity she has had to homeschool her children and share her love of learning with them.

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.