Live Online Math Classes for Homeschoolers 2022-23

Our Live Online Math Classes for Homeschoolers start in September 2022 for the 2022-23 school year. Get credit for middle school math and high school math homeschooling with a live teacher in weekly class meetings on Zoom.

2022-23 Homeschool Math Online Curriculum

Scroll down for detailed online math course info.

  • 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 September 12, 2022 through May 23, 2023.
  • 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 September 13, 2022 through May 24, 2023.
  • 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 September 7, 2022 through May 25, 2023.

How To Sign Up for Live Online Math Classes?

The easiest way to sign up for a live online math class is to have a Homeschool Orientation call with Dr. Scott. He’ll help you complete the simple enrollment paperwork in just a few minutes, and you’ll be sure your learner gets into the right math class at the right time.

Pre Algebra Homeschool Curriculum Live logo with wizard

Course Data: Pre-Algebra Live

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.

Algebra 1 Homeschool Curriculum Live logo with wizard

Course Data: Algebra 1 Live

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

2022-23 Schedule: Tuesdays2:05-2:55 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.

Algebra 2 Homeschool Curriculum Live logo with fish

Course Data: Algebra 2 Live

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.

Course Breakdown for 2022-23 Live Online Math Classes for Homeschoolers

Homeschool Math with a Live Teacher on Zoom.

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.

Fall 2022 (Sept-Dec) Schedules for Live Online Math Classes for Homeschoolers

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 12, 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 13, 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 7, 2022 through May 25, 2023.

 

About the Homeschool Math Curriculum Creator

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.

Pre-Algebra Homeschool Curriculum Topics

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

Algebra 1 Homeschool Curriculum Topics

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

Algebra 2 Homeschool Curriculum Topics

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