I love the examples and clarity of teaching. The author is kind, empathetic, willing to explain every facet of the lesson and seems as if he is enjoying the experience. This helps bring the student into the lesson. My only disappointment is of the lack of resolution in those movies. The graphics are a bit jagged and you can't increase the size without noticing serious quality loss. I would gladly pay extra for a high resolution version of these excellent how-to videos.
I purchased the DIVE CD to accompany Saxon Math 87. I was very disappointed with this product. When I read the description of this product "Each lesson in Saxon Math's textbook is taught step by step on a digital whiteboard." I assumed that the actual Saxon lesson was being taught. Yes, the teacher goes over the concepts being taught. However, he does not actually go over the Saxon curriculum. He covers the concepts with his own examples, not the examples in the book. This CD does not cover the math problems in the book (Which was the main reason I purchased this product). Buy the actual Saxon Teacher CD instead!!
This is the first DIVE cd we have purchased. We think it's great. The lessons are short and very easy to understand. He gives several examples and problems for your child (and you!) to work. He also gives tips and shortcuts. You can skip reading the lesson in the book and the lesson practice problems if you understand the DIVE lesson or do them also if you need more practice. His manner is easy going and his voice is pleasant.