## Solutions for Teaching High School Mathematics at Home

Is teaching homeschool high school math a problem for you?

#### By Harriet Yoder (homeschool mother and co-owner of Lamp Post Homeschool)

Many homeschool parents have concerns about teaching upper-level math at home. Sometimes it is the deciding factor in continuing to homeschool in high school.

Don’t give up homeschooling because math is a difficult subject for you. There are several ways to be successful at teaching homeschool high school math.

### Hire a Tutor

- Hire a tutor to help the ones who need help. It can be a teacher, college student, or another mathematically-inclined homeschool parent.
- This has to be cheaper than private schooling!
- If funding is a problem, then check with friends and family. Maybe you can find a volunteer who would donate time and talent to help your student.
- Or trade tutoring with another parent who needs help with a subject that is your gifting.

### Homeschool Co-op Classes

- Find or start a homeschool co-op that offers a math course.

### Take Math Class at a Christian or Private School

- Your local Christian school might let your students take their math class.

### Take Math Class at a Public School

In Pennsylvania the public schools allow homeschoolers to take one or two classes.

- It’s been helpful in certain situations.
- Math is a course that doesn’t usually get into controversial issues.
- Older students are usually more mature and will resist peer pressure.

### Other Options

Some companies have instruction via DVDs or distance learning.

- Saxon Teacher Digital has instruction for every lesson for Saxon Homeschool Math for Grades 5 through high school.
- Jacobs Geometry and Elementary Instruction DVDs

## Changing Your Math Curriculum Might Solve the Problem

If the math program you chose isn’t working, it might be time for a change.

- Include your teen in the selection process.
- Taking ownership of the new math course is a great motivator.
- These are our favorites from Lamp Post Homeschool:

Homeschool Math Curriculum

Hope this helps you to keep on homeschooling!

Blessings,

Harriet Yoder

**Envision High School Math**Algebra 1 & 2 and Geometry

**Saxon Math K-12**Homeschool Kits

**Jacobs Geometry**Homeschool Kit

**BJU Press Math**

Grades K-12