I love mathematics. I love puzzling over a good word problem. I love to work through a really long and complicated abstract math problem only to end up with a beautiful, concise answer. I realize that not every child will truly love mathematics, but I also firmly believe that students sometimes are not being taught in a way that encourages them to see the beauty of math. They are not being taught to think mathematically.

Often in math curriculum, students are given a problem and are taught the steps required to solve the problem. When another problem of that type is seen in a later problem set, the student simply has to recall the way to solve that type of problem. Students are not challenged to think in a mathematical way to come up with a solution for a unique problem.

As homeschoolers, we are somewhat limited by the availability of secondary math education options. Some students work well with a self-paced video course, but many students need more interaction with an instructor. Many locations have classes for homeschoolers, but math cannot be accomplished in a one-time-a-week class and the drive time can be prohibitive.

High School Math Live’s purpose is to partner with home educating parents for success in math education by providing excellent math instruction, consistent accountability, and expert feedback. By demonstrating a love for mathematics and holding students to rigorous standards, teachers strive to help students advance in math education. HSML values the achievement of excellence in logical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills and the mastery of mathematical concepts that are introduced in each course. HSML believes that it is important for students to demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of mathematics by their ability to apply previously learned concepts in increasingly abstract problem sets.

Our goals are simple:

HSML learners' will:

Thereby we hope to develop mathematical thinkers who, when challenged with unique problems in any aspect of their lives, will be able to apply the problem solving skills learned in math classes to make well thought-out decisions.

Yes, I really believe that what you learn in abstract math classes will be a huge benefit to you for the rest of your life - even if you never solve another quadratic equation as long as you live! The thinking skills that you learn will benefit you forever.

As homeschool parents, we teach many subjects to our children. But the difference in being able to DO a problem and being able to pass on a love for the beauty of math are very different things. If you are struggling with your student's math education, please consider this online class option. I believe that we can help your child to gain success in his/her math education.

Brenda Barnett

Founder of HSML

Often in math curriculum, students are given a problem and are taught the steps required to solve the problem. When another problem of that type is seen in a later problem set, the student simply has to recall the way to solve that type of problem. Students are not challenged to think in a mathematical way to come up with a solution for a unique problem.

As homeschoolers, we are somewhat limited by the availability of secondary math education options. Some students work well with a self-paced video course, but many students need more interaction with an instructor. Many locations have classes for homeschoolers, but math cannot be accomplished in a one-time-a-week class and the drive time can be prohibitive.

High School Math Live’s purpose is to partner with home educating parents for success in math education by providing excellent math instruction, consistent accountability, and expert feedback. By demonstrating a love for mathematics and holding students to rigorous standards, teachers strive to help students advance in math education. HSML values the achievement of excellence in logical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills and the mastery of mathematical concepts that are introduced in each course. HSML believes that it is important for students to demonstrate an understanding of the interconnectedness of mathematics by their ability to apply previously learned concepts in increasingly abstract problem sets.

Our goals are simple:

- To provide excellent Instruction – live, interactive, and engaging online classes.
- To provide weekly accountability – weekly quizzes/chapter tests proctored by the parent, graded by the teacher.
- To provide expert feedback – grades returned quickly with individualized feedback so that progress can be monitored.
- To provide rigorous scope and sequence – preparing students for upper-level course work in high school and beyond.
- To teach and assess in a way that encourages students to learn to think.
- To challenge students to verbalize and demonstrate their problem-solving process.
- To demonstrate a love for mathematics.

HSML learners' will:

- Demonstrate knowledge and skills that result in recognizing and applying appropriate algorithms to a variety of mathematical concepts.
- Solve level-appropriate complex and diverse problems by applying mathematical techniques, identifying a variety of methods that can be utilized in a problem-solving situation.
- Use technology as an aid to solving complex functions both visually and computationally when appropriate.

Thereby we hope to develop mathematical thinkers who, when challenged with unique problems in any aspect of their lives, will be able to apply the problem solving skills learned in math classes to make well thought-out decisions.

Yes, I really believe that what you learn in abstract math classes will be a huge benefit to you for the rest of your life - even if you never solve another quadratic equation as long as you live! The thinking skills that you learn will benefit you forever.

As homeschool parents, we teach many subjects to our children. But the difference in being able to DO a problem and being able to pass on a love for the beauty of math are very different things. If you are struggling with your student's math education, please consider this online class option. I believe that we can help your child to gain success in his/her math education.

Brenda Barnett

Founder of HSML