Our Live Online Math Classes for Homeschoolers run for the 2022-23 school year. Get credit for homeschool algebra 2, homeschool algebra 1, middle school math, and high school math while homeschooling with a live teacher in weekly class meetings on Zoom.

Join us starting in January for 2023 for our “Integrated Math” series. **Integrated Pre-Algebra** meets Mondays at 2:05 PST/5:05 EST starting on January 23, 2023. **Integrated Algebra 1** meets Tuesdays at 2:05 PST/5:05 EST starting on January 24, 2023. **Integrated Algebra 2** meets Wednesdays at 2:05 PST/5:05 EST starting on January 25, 2023.

We start with an optional parent orientation meeting.

*Scroll down for detailed online math course info.*

**Integrated Algebra 2 Homeschool Curriculum Live**(Homeschool Math Online for 10th Grade Math/High School) meets live on Zoom on**Wednesdays**from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on January 25, 2023.- Integrated Algebra 1 Homeschool Curriculum Live (Homeschool Math Online for 9th Grade Math/High School) meets live on Zoom on Tuesdays from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on January 24, 2023.
- Integrated Pre Algebra Homeschool Curriculum Live (Homeschool Math Online for 8th Grade Math/Middle School) meets live on Zoom on Mondays from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on January 23, 2023.

**Live Online Classes:** Yes. Instructor-led on Zoom, live.

Spring Schedule: See course calendar.

Time commitment: 3-4 hours total, weekly.

**Materials Included:** Includes printable pdf worksheets, answer keys, exams, homework explainer videos, and certificate with grade.

**Requirements:** Paper; pencil; printer; scanner; Zoom app; device with working microphone and camera; internet connection (low bandwidth OK).

**Pricing:** See our simple Pricing Table.

**Added Cost**: None.

**Live Online Classes:** Yes. Instructor-led on Zoom, live.

Spring Schedule: See course calendar.

Time commitment: 3-5 hours total, weekly.

**Materials Included:** Includes printable pdf worksheets, answer keys, homework explainer videos, and certificate with grade.

**Requirements:** Paper; pencil; printer; scanner; Zoom app; device with working microphone and camera; internet connection (low bandwidth OK).

**Pricing:** See our simple Pricing Table.

**Added Cost**: None.

**Live Online Classes:** Yes. Instructor-led on Zoom, live.

Spring Schedule: See course calendar.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours total, weekly.

**Materials Included:** Includes printable pdf worksheets, answer keys, exams, homework explainer videos, and certificate with grade.

**Requirements:** Paper; pencil; printer; scanner; Zoom app; device with working microphone and camera; internet connection (low bandwidth OK).

**Pricing:** See our simple Pricing Table.

**Added Cost**: None.

**Live Online Classes:** Yes. Instructor-led on Zoom, live.

2022-23 Schedule: Tuesdays, 2:05-2:55 PM PST, starts 9/13/2022.

Sequence: Fall 2022 Algebra 1 Live then Spring 2023 Algebra 1 Chemistry Problems makes a year for high school math credit.

Time commitment: 3-4 hours total, weekly.

**Materials Included:** Includes printable pdf worksheets, answer keys, exams, homework explainer videos, and certificate with grade.

**Requirements:** Paper; pencil; printer; scanner; Zoom app; device with working microphone and camera; internet connection (low bandwidth OK).

**Pricing:** See our simple Pricing Table.

**Added Cost**: None.

**Live Online Classes:** Yes. Instructor-led on Zoom, live.

2022-23 Schedule: Wednesdays, 2:05-2:55 PM PST, starts 9/7/2022.

Sequence: Fall 2022 Algebra 2 Live then Spring 2023 Algebra 2 Physics Problems makes a year for high school math credit.

Time commitment: 3-5 hours total, weekly.

**Materials Included:** Includes printable pdf worksheets, answer keys, homework explainer videos, and certificate with grade.

**Requirements:** Paper; pencil; printer; scanner; Zoom app; device with working microphone and camera; internet connection (low bandwidth OK).

**Pricing:** See our simple Pricing Table.

**Added Cost**: None.

**Live Online Classes:** Yes. Instructor-led on Zoom, live.

2022-23 Schedule: Mondays, 2:05-2:55 PM PST, starts 9/12/2022.

Sequence: Fall 2022 Pre-Algebra Live then Spring 2023 Pre-Algebra Science Units makes a year for middle school math credit.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours total, weekly.

**Materials Included:** Includes printable pdf worksheets, answer keys, exams, homework explainer videos, and certificate with grade.

**Requirements:** Paper; pencil; printer; scanner; Zoom app; device with working microphone and camera; internet connection (low bandwidth OK).

**Pricing:** See our simple Pricing Table.

**Added Cost**: None.

Our instructor-led, Live Online Math Classes for Homeschoolers are a sequence of 3 yearlong courses focusing on preparing for and mastering the important algebra techniques. There’s a practical focus on the college prep math actually used in science, business, and your other, non-math school courses. The problem sets show learners how to see and analyze the patterns in math, to “get” the big picture, if you will, without getting lost in the obscure equations and weird notation found in other all those other homeschool math programs.

The live math classes start with **Pre-Algebra Live**, covering the critical middle school math fundamentals that are often part of an 8th grade homeschool math curriculum. Some important recent studies have shown that it’s difficult to get a good science education, get into college, or even graduate high school if there isn’t some exposure to algebra by the 8th grade level.

**Algebra 1 Live** covers the high school math fundamentals that are often a 9th grade online math curriculum for homeschool, and Algebra 2 Live is the continuation course providing a second year of more advanced high school algebra topics that are often covered in a 10th grade online homeschool math curriculum.

Regardless of age or grade, it’s critical to make sure that your learner starts at the appropriate level of our Live Online Math Classes for Homeschoolers. The best way to find the right course at the right time is to have a brief Homeschool Orientation with Dr. Scott, the course series creator. Plus you’ll get the reduced pricing explained in our simple Pricing Table for our *Live Learning* courses.

*Please see the 2022-23 course tracks page for class times and dates for homeschool math online courses, or click into the schedules below. The continuation courses to complete the school year are shown on the Spring 2023 schedules page.*

Click for **Integrated **Pre Algebra Homeschool Curriculum Live (Homeschool Math Online for 8th Grade Math/Middle School) schedules. This is a Homeschool Math Online Class for 8th Grade Math/Middle School meeting live on Zoom on Mondays from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on January 23, 2023.

Click for Integrated Algebra 1 Homeschool Curriculum Live (Homeschool Math Online for 9th Grade Math/High School) schedules. This is a Homeschool Math Online for 9th Grade Math/High School meeting live on Zoom on Tuesdays from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on January 24, 2023.

Click for Integrated Algebra 2 Homeschool Curriculum Live (Homeschool Math Online for 10th Grade Math/High School) schedules. This is a Homeschool Math Online for 10th Grade Math/High School meeting live on Zoom on Wednesdays from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on January 24, 2023.

*Please see the 2022-23 course tracks page for class times and dates for homeschool math online courses, or click into the schedules below. The continuation courses to complete the school year are shown on the Spring 2023 schedules page.*

Click for Pre Algebra Homeschool Curriculum Live (Homeschool Math Online for 8th Grade Math/Middle School) schedules. This is a Homeschool Math Online Class for 8th Grade Math/Middle School meeting live on Zoom on Mondays from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on September 19, 2022 through May 23, 2023.

Click for Algebra 1 Homeschool Curriculum Live (Homeschool Math Online for 9th Grade Math/High School) schedules. This is a Homeschool Math Online for 9th Grade Math/High School meeting live on Zoom on Tuesdays from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on September 20, 2022 through May 24, 2023.

Click for Algebra 2 Homeschool Curriculum Live (Homeschool Math Online for 10th Grade Math/High School) schedules. This is a Homeschool Math Online for 10th Grade Math/High School meeting live on Zoom on Wednesdays from 2:05-2:55 PM PST / 5:05-5:55 PM EST starting on September 14, 2022 through May 25, 2023.

Hi, I’m Dr. Scott, creator of the homeschool math curriculum focusing on Pre Algebra, Algebra 1, and Algebra 2.

As a former college science professor, I know exactly how many math learning gaps are out there. I made these live online math courses to fill in all those algebra gaps for homeschoolers planning to go to college.

I created an intuitive course based on spotting obvious patterns in numbers. That’s what math really is, by the way. It’s just a way to see patterns in numbers. We’ll keep it simple by mostly focusing on small, simple numbers so that we can get the big ideas of algebra across as clearly as possible. The course is based on methods of modern neuroscience to teach math to kids in a way that can be learned naturally, by processing patterns.

The pre-algebra topics tie in to classic science units problems, including a technique known as dimensional analysis, which will be explored in the second part of the course. You may have heard that math is used in science… that math, more often than not, would be something called dimensional analysis. You really just cannot do science without it, so it’s the big focus of the whole second half of the course.

Finally, the second half of the course will focus on applying the methods of pre algebra to classic science analysis problems falling under the technique known as dimensional analysis, to provide context to the course.

**Problem Set 1: Numbers, Order of Operations**

Order of Operations

PS1.1 Addition in Any Order

PS1.2 Multiplication with Negatives

PS1.3 Multiplication Identity and Negation

PS1.4 Division with Negatives

PS1.5 Division Identity and Negation

PS1.6 Example with Mixed Operations

PS1.7 More Mixed Operations

PS1.8 Multiplying Repeated Negative Numbers

** Problem Set 2: Numbers, Distributing, Exponents **

Learning Patterns in Math

PS2.1 Squares

PS2.2 Parentheses Prevent Ambiguity

PS2.3 Cubes

PS2.4 Powers of Ten

PS2.5 Powers of Negative Two

Analogy for Why We Distribute

PS2.6 Distributing a Negative Sign

PS2.7 Typical Distribution (IMPORTANT)

PS2.8 Zero and One to a Power

PS2.9 Powers Multiplied

PS2.10 Powers Raised to a Power

** Problem Set 3: Powers of Ten, Absolute Value & Square Roots**

Scientific Notation

PS3.1 Scientific Notation Is Powers of Ten

PS3.2 Negative Powers

PS3.3 Base for Positive and Negative Numbers

PS3.4 Converting Simple Numbers to Scientific Format

PS3.5 The Decimal Point

PS3.6 Converting General Numbers to Scientific Format

Two Answers for One Problem

PS3.7 Absolute Value

PS3.8 Almost a Real Algebra Problem

PS3.9 Square Roots

** Problem Set 4: Fractions the Easy Way**

Fractions, Oh My!

PS4.1 Negative Exponents Are Fractions

PS4.2 Exponents that Cancel Out

PS4.3 How to Multiply Fractions

PS4.4 Fractions Inside Fractions

PS4.5 Cross Multiplication (SUPER USEFUL)

PS4.6 Adding Fractions

The algebra 1 homeschool curriculum topics are outlined below. The algebra 1 topics tie in to classic chemistry problems, including using the many equations found in a chemistry, which will be explored in the second part of the course.

The course builds toward solving quadratic equations 3 different ways, each with it’s own strengths and weaknesses. We will learn about solving equations by factoring, finding roots using the quadratic equation, and also using a computer to solve the equation. We will compare and contrast the differences between the methods, and gain some perspective on which method is faster for a given case. Interestingly, we’ll find that the computer or calculator, while useful, usually isn’t the easiest, fastest or even best way to solve an equation. There’s still plenty of room for good old fashioned algebra, written out by hand, in the modern world!

We will also focus on another algebra dilemma. In algebra, a problem doesn’t necessarily have an answer. A problem might have an answer, but it also might not. Then again, a problem, if it’s quadratic, could have even 2 answers. So, there could be 0, 1, or 2 correct answers to a problem. It’s a big deal in algebra not just to get a correct answer, but the correct number of correct answers. We’ll focus on breaking down these different cases to make it easy to tell which is which.

Finally, the second half of the course will focus on applying the methods of algebra 1 to classic chemistry problems, to provide context to the course.

** Problem Set 5: Finally Some Algebra**

Solving for Unknown x

PS5.1 Solving for x with Identities

PS5.2 Solving for x

PS5.3 Collecting Terms

PS5.4 Distribution in Algebra

PS5.5 Cross Multiplication to Solve for x

PS5.6 Two Solutions to One Problem

PS5.7 Squares and Cubes

** Problem Set 6: Factoring Perfect Squares**

Factoring is the Reverse of Distributing

PS6.1 Distributing Perfect Squares (NECESSARY TO MOVE ON)

PS6.2 Factoring Perfect Squares (NECESSARY TO MOVE ON)

PS6.3 Distributing a Constant for Perfect Squares

PS6.4 Factoring a Constant from Perfect Squares

PS6.5 Distributing Perfect Squares with a Cubic

PS6.6 Factoring Perfect Squares with a Cubic

PS6.7 Factoring Perfect Squares with a Quartic

PS6.8 Distributing Perfect Squares with Square Roots

PS6.9 Factoring Perfect Squares with Square Roots

PS6.10 Distributing Perfect Squares with Reversed Signs

PS6.11 Factoring Perfect Squares with Reversed Signs

** Problem Set 7: Factoring Expressions** Factoring is Systematic

PS7.1 Expand Means Distribute

PS7.2 Factoring Undoes Distributing

PS7.3 More Expansion

PS7.4 More Factoring

PS7.5 Expanding with Two Plus Signs (NECESSARY TO MOVE ON)

PS7.6 Factoring with Two Plus Signs (NECESSARY TO MOVE ON)

PS7.7 Expanding with Two Minus Signs

PS7.8 Factoring with Two Minus Signs

PS7.9 Expanding with Two Opposite Signs

PS7.10 Factoring with Two Opposite Signs

** Problem Set 8: Factoring Equations** Equations vs. Expressions

PS8.1 Solving Perfect Squares

PS8.2 Solving for One vs Two Answers

PS8.3 Solving by Factoring a Constant

PS8.4 Solving with Factors with Two Plus Signs

PS8.5 Solving with Factors with Two Minus Signs

PS8.6 Solving with Factors with Two Opposite Signs

** Problem Set 9: The Quadratic Equation** There Can Be Zero, One, or Two Answers

PS9.1 Quadratic Equation with Easily Factored Answers

PS9.2 Right Hand Side Must Be Zero

PS9.3 An Easier Way to Solve Perfect Squares

PS9.4 Some Nasty, Correct Answers Plus a Joke

The algebra 2 homeschool curriculum topics are outlined below. The algebra 2 topics tie in to classic physics problems, including analyzing the equations of motion, which will be explored in the second part of the course. Vector math and elementary trigonometry will be applied to various physics math problems as well.

The course will focus on plotting and visualizing the various “conic sections” found in algebra. We’ll learn to plot on graph paper by hand, and we’ll also learn to plot using the desmos calculator, a free, popular and powerful online plotting app. The course will focus on how the graphical methods from algebra can be applied to real world science and business problems.

Finally, the second half of the course will focus on applying the methods of algebra 2 to classic physics problems, to provide context to the course.

** Problem Set 1: Plotting Lines by Hand**

Plotting Lines by Hand

PS1.1 The 45 degree Lines

PS1.2 Lines Rotated Toward Vertical

PS1.3 Lines Rotates Toward Horizontal

4 Quadrants (Correction)

PS1.4 Equation for a Line

PS1.5 What’s the slope?

PS1.6 The Constant Is the y-intercept, b

PS1.7-8 Familes of Lines Rotated Toward Horizontal

PS1.9-10 Familes of Lines Rotated Toward Vertical

PS1.11 Lines Not Through the Origin

PS1.12 -13 What’s the slope and intercept?

PS1.14 Plotting Parallel Lines at 45 degrees

PS1.15 Plotting Parallel Lines at -45 degrees

PS1.16 Plotting Parallel Lines

PS1.17 You Gotta Have y Alone on the Left

PS1.18 Free(hand) Style

** Problem Set 2: Plotting Lines and Simple Parabolas with a Computer** Plotting Lines and Simple Parabolas with a Computer

PS2.1 Plotting Symmetric Lines by Hand

Graphing with desmos.com/calculator

PS2.2 Plotting Symmetric Lines with a Computer

PS2.3 Plotting More Symmetric Lines with a Computer

PS2.4 Horizontal and Vertical Lines

PS2.5 Inscribing a Shape with Lines

PS2.6 Analysis of a Parabola

PS2.7-8 Plotting Parabolas with a Computer

** Problem Set 3: Plotting Polynomial Functions** Plotting Polynomial Functions

PS3.1 Domain, Range and Functions

PS3.2 Four basic parabolas

PS3.3 Saying f(x) Is the Same as y… for Functions

PS3.4-5 Lines are Functions (with One Exception)

PS3.6 Four Basic Absolute Values

PS3.7 Four Basis Cubics

PS3.8 Zeros for Cubics

PS3.9 Multiplicity for Cubics

PS3.10 Cubics That Aren’t Already Factored

PS3.11 Limiting Behavior for Even Powers

PS3.12 Limiting Behavior for Odd Powers

PS3.13 Polynomials with Multiplicity 1

PS3.14 Polynomials with Multiplicity 1, 2 & 3

** Problem Set 4: Plotting Parabolas by Hand Using the Vertex** Plotting Parabolas by Hand Using the Vertex

PS4.1 Plotting Some Points on a Parabola

PS4.2 f(x) Is the Same Thing as y

PS4.3-4 Wider and Narrower Parabolas

PS4.5-6 Moving the Parabola Up and Down

PS4.7-8 Moving the Downward Opening Parabola Up and Down

PS4.9 Moving the Parabola Left

PS4.10 Moving the Parabola Right

PS4.11 Plotting a Parabola with the Vertex and Checking the Zeros

PS4.12 Plotting a Parabola with the Vertex and Zeros

** Problem Set 5: Modeling with the Parabola** Modeling with the Parabola

PS5.1 Parabolic Flight Paths

PS5.2 The Fully Adjustable Parabola

PS5.3 Satellite Dish Designs

** Problem Set 6: Plotting Conic Sections ** Plotting Conic Sections

PS6.1 Distance Formula

PS6.2-3 The Circle

PS6.4 Radius and Center for Circles

PS6.5 Standard Form for the Circle

PS6.6 The Ellipse

How to Make an Ellipse

PS6.7 Standard Form for the Ellipse

PS6.8 Plotting Ellipses

PS6.9 Plotting Vertical Asymptotes

PS6.10 Analyzing Asymptotes

PS6.11-12 Standard Form for the Hyperbolas

** Problem Set 7: Logs and Exponential Functions** Logarithms are Exponents

PS7.1-4 Exponents Stuff You Already Know

PS7.5-6 Log Means the Exponent

PS7.7 Semi-log plots: Element Abundance

PS7.8 Log scale: The Richter Scale

PS7.9 Log Table: Positive Values

PS7.11 Log Table: Negative Values

PS7.12 and PS 7.10 More Logs

PS7.13 Logs of Scientific Numbers

PS7.14-15 Logs with Other Bases

PS7.16a Exponential Functions and e (Euler’s Number)

PS7.16b Freehanding Exponential Functions

How Many Digits in a Big Number?

PS7.17 Number of Digits

PS7.18 pH from Acidity

PS7.19 Acidity from pH

PS7.20 More About pH

PS7.21a Compound Interest Plots

PS7.21b Compound Interest Calculation

P7.22a Mortgage Payments

P7.22b Inflation

P7.23a Cell Growth Plots

P7.23b Cell Growth Calculation

P7.24 Radioactive Decay

P7.24 Radioactive Decay Calculation

P7.25 Radiocarbon Dating

** Problem Set 8: Vectors and Complex Numbers** Roadmap for Vectors and Complex Numbers

PS8.1 Row and Column Vectors

PS8.2-4 Notation, Dimensions and Transpose

PS8.5a Plotting Vectors

PS8.5b (part 1) Plotting Vectors

PS8.5b (part 2) Plotting Vectors

PS8.6 Vector Addition

PS8.7a A Voyage by Boat

PS8.7b A Voyage by Plane

PS8.7c Resultant Vectors

PS8.8 Scalar Multiplication

PS8.9 Unit Vectors

PS8.10 Dot (Inner) Product

PS8.11 Inner Dimensions Must Match for Dot Product

PS8.12-13 Real vs Imaginary vs Complex Numbers

PS8.14 Imaginary Numbers from Square Roots of Negative Numbers

PS8.15 Simplifying Complex Numbers

PS8.16 Adding Complex Numbers

PS8.17 Multiplying Complex Numbers

PS8.18 Powers for Complex Numbers

PS8.19 Distributing Complex Numbers

PS8.20 Plotting Parabolas (No Zeros)

PS8.20 Complex Solutions for the Quadratic

PS8.20 Using a Quadratic Solver

PS8.21-22 A Little Bit About Series

** Problem Set 9: Matrices and Systems of Equations** Matrix Analysis

PS9.1 Matrix Rows, Columns, Transpose

PS9.2 Matrix Multiplication

PS9.3 Multiplying to Produce a 2×2 Identity Matrix

PS9.4 Multiplying by a 2×2 Identity Matrix

PS9.5 Inverse of a 2×2 Matrix

PS9.6ab Solving a 2×2 System using Substitution

PS9.6c Solving a 2×2 System using Matrices

PS9.6d Solving a 2×2 System using the Computer

PS9.7 Setting Up the Matrices

PS9.7 Solving with the Computer

PS9.8 More Matrix Multiplication

PS9.9 Multiplying to Produce a 3×3 Identify Matrix

PS9.10 Multiplying by a 3×3 Identity Matrix

PS9.11 Inverse of a 3×3 Matrix (very tedious)

PS9.12ab Solving a 3×3 System using Substitution

PS9.12c Solving a 3×3 System using Matrices

PS9.12d Solving a 3×3 System using a Computer

PS9.12d Solving a 3×3 System using a Computer (Audio Fixed)

PS9.13 Setting Up the Matrices

PS9.13 Solving with the Computer