This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. Choosing Homeschool High School Math Curriculum The key to choosing a high school math program is recognizing that your preferences and learning style may not be the same as your teen's. Your child may learn differently, and require a different program than you would choose for yourself. Teenagers sometimes have pet peeves and personality quirks...

Fun resources for kids who are interested in becoming engineers. High School Classes at MITCollege Level Classes at MIT (My son Kevin said "I would recommend this for bright homeschoolers")Stanford Engineering EverywhereTryengineering.orgTryengineering.org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. This is a portal about engineering and engineering careersIntel International Science and Engineering Fair Intel has an international pre-college science competition for students in grades 9–12.Design SquadAlthough it looks a little...

So, a question many high school homeschool families ask when planning to teach math is, "what is the order of math classes in high school?" Questions may be as specific as "is algebra 1 or geometry harder?", "is pre algebra harder than algebra 1?", "is algebra 2 for 10th grade?", "is geometry higher than algebra 2?", "what comes after algebra 2?", or "what grade do you take geometry?" For most students, what comes first doesn't matter. The...

Karen on Facebook needed some guidance about math."I would like opinions on the pros and cons of these sequences: (Algebra 1 -Geometry- Algebra 2) versus. (Algebra 1-Algebra 2- Geometry). Your thoughts?" ~ Karen It's best to complete geometry, or at least start it, before the PSAT (when possible). For that reason, I prefer geometry first. Geometry is also a nice review of Algebra 1, so you spend a year getting those Alg 1 concepts all stuck...

I am often asked about a particular homeschool curriculum. Sandy had a great question about Saxon geometry...Lee,We recently watched your Preparing to Homeschool High School videos in our homeschool group. They were great! I have a question about Saxon Math. My 10th grader is taking Advanced Math and has already completed Algebra 1 and 2. Do you have an opinion about Saxon and the way geometry is included? Would you suggest another route? My eighth grader...

What are you fussing about today? I remember having conflict specifically about "showing your work" in homeschool math. Exactly how do you know when i...

Math is a fundamental skill required for college and to attract employers. My friend Don is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Seattl...

This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for my own coffee break. Dry Your Tears! Help for Teaching High School Math is Here! What are you using for math next year? Do you get cold sweats just thinking about teaching your teen high school math? Did your last exposure to trigonometry leave you covered in hives? If so, you are not alone! Every homeschool...

What do you do when you just aren't done with math before the year is done? Let me give you a few options, and you can decide which is best for your situation. One Book In One Year is Impossible You could measure math credits by counting hours spent on math. Some moms know their child can't complete a whole level each year. For them it makes sense to embrace the way God made your child,...

Do you get cold sweats just thinking about teaching your teen high school math? Did your last exposure to trigonometry leave you covered in hives? If ...

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Dear Lee,I am worried about math for my 10th grade son. He has struggled in math for years. Due to some research about dyslexia in my younger son, I stumbled upon something called dyscalculia. I am wondering if my 10th grader has this and how it will affect his chances at getting into a college. My question is, do they really need algebra and geometry to graduate?Thank you for your help,~ Michelle in Oregon Do Homeschoolers...

I receive many questions from homeschoolers about math. This one is about mastery vs. perfection when it comes to math. Mastery vs. Perfection Dear Lee,Thank you very much for sharing so much with the rest of us homeschoolers! I have a question regarding carelessness. Using math as an example, my 12 yr. old son is working out of Saxon Algebra 1 currently and is understanding everything very well but gets a few wrong (2-4 on average,...

As teenagers struggle to figure out the order of operations in algebra, parents have their own worries. They are trying to figure out if there’s a specific order to follow for high school math. It can be confusing! What comes first? Should you take Algebra 2 after Algebra 1, or should Geometry come next? Each math curriculum will have a their own order of high school classes. Some textbooks do it one way, and some do...