Welcome to our online summer math program for middle school named Pre-Algebra Live.
Classes have already happened for Summer 2022, and we’ll be posting info for Summer 2023 soon. Check our live online math course page for general info about currently scheduled math classes.
Pre-Algebra Live covers the topics found in normal middle school math classes and textbooks, using a unique, intuitive, pattern-based approach to math that avoids long, annoying calculations and weird numbers. Students who “don’t like math” tend to develop a positive learning attitude toward math with this course.
You can click the schedule image below to see the current live course schedule(s), as well as preview some of the online course materials. Or check out the simple, 4-step instructions for How To Join a Live Class. It’s easy.
Pre-Algebra Live is a great place to get started learning the math you really need for advanced courses like algebra 1, algebra 2, and geometry.
You’ll learn about math by looking at patterns that you’ll easily relate to. The course is taught in Plain English, and there won’t be any tricky calculations or annoying numbers. This online summer math program will focus on the fundamentals you need for middle school and beyond.
There’s a written assignment, with complete video solutions, for each problem set so that the ideas sink in. You’ll get up to speed with pre-algebra fast and develop the skills needed to be confident in future math and science courses.
We’ll learn about numbers and how they always “add up” the same. That’s the good thing about numbers, they are consistent, as long as they are treated properly. By treating numbers properly, we mean that you have to apply the correct operations in the correct order to get the correct results. What are operations? We are talking about good old addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We will also focus on signs, meaning negative numbers, positive numbers, and, a third, case, zero, which is neither negative nor positive.
We’ll learn about numbers and two ways to multiply. There’s the normal way to multiply, and also distribution, also called distributing. We will learn why it’s necessary to multiply two ways. We will also cover the topic of exponents, which is another way to say… multiplication. There’s lots of ways to multiply, and you will need them all for more advanced math courses. Not being able to “multiply” correctly is a major reason for students having problems with algebra concepts.
We will learn the theory behind the numbers we use to count, which are based on the powers of ten. The lesson will focus on applying scientific format to numbers. We will also learn about two mathematical functions called absolute value and the square root, which are important to master in order to move forward with algebra.
Don’t fret. We’ll show you the easy way to handle any situation with fractions. Fractions will come up in both real life and math class, and it’s not okay to fret over fractions. Trust us, this is going to be easy! We will cover all the common cases for fractions, including simplifying fractions, compound fractions, adding fractions, multiplying fractions, working with ratios, and cross multiplication.
– Homeschoolers looking for middle school math credit.
– High school students that need some help with algebra 1.
– Younger learners with an advanced interest in math.
– College students struggling with math or science.
– Adults looking for a math education.
– Teachers seeking a fresh perspective on math.
Learners completing our online summer math program for middle school will be able to:
Hi, I’m Dr. Scott, the course instructor. I’m also the author of the video textbook and worksheets which are included with the course.
As a former college professor, I know exactly how important those fundamental middle school math skills are. Studies have shown that this is the make or break point for future careers related to technology. Being prepared for future algebra classes is also strongly associated with graduating high school.
I developed this online summer math program so that middle schoolers can develop the skills they need to feel confident with math. The easy way.
Our online summer math program for middle school called Pre-Algebra Live is the first course in our math series.
After completing this course, you’ll be ready for our advanced math courses including Algebra 1 and Algebra 2.