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Online Helps for High School Math

Leah Courtney
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I have a confession. I don't like math. In fact, I really don't like math. And I don't let my kids use this word, but I HATE math. There I've said it. Math is the one subject that almost messed up my perfect GPA in high school. (Thankfully I dropped that Advanced Math class before it was too late!) Math just doesn't make sense to me. I know, I know it's supposed to be all nice and orderly with little patterns. But it just confuses me.

I went into homeschooling knowing that I was going to struggle with math. But in the beginning, it was all fun and games. I loved teaching addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. I love place value blocks. I love play money. It was all good. And then came high school math. Algebra and Geometry and Calculus, Oh my! It all leaves me asking- How do I teach high school math?!!

Online help sites for high school math

I detailed my math miseries in this Virtual Curriculum Fair post. To sum up, I've changed math curricula 3 times so far, and I still haven't really found a curriculum I like.

I know that my personal math struggles contribute to my constant change. The fact is that I don't feel very qualified to answer questions or explain math as the kids get older. So I stay in the search for the "perfect" curriculum that can answer all of our questions. It's so bad that Kathryne- who is now in high school algebra- is begging me NOT to ever change again so that I "don't keep messing her up."

In my search for math help, I have found a few resources that I can depend on to help the kids- and me- when we don't understand or when we need more practice. All of these are free to use. Most don't require any kind of registration.

Kahn Academy- This is a math and science website that has videos on all kinds of topics. They have new things every time I check back. And I really think it has some great stuff for high school math. My only complaint is that I sometimes have a hard time finding a specific topic that I'm looking for help with.

Online Math Learning- This site also have a variety of videos. They have help from PreK math all the way through the high school maths. I really like this. This one makes it a little easier to find specific topics. There are videos and sample problems for every topic.

Algebra Help- As the name suggests, this site specifically covers algebra topics. There is a written explanation with examples and then a worksheet to practice for each topic.

Math Planet- This site has help for Prealgebra, Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, and SAT and ACT test prep. There are text explanations and videos.

So with a little help, math is getting easier for me. If I can just stick with one curriculum for a while maybe the kids and I can get it.

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Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

Leah Courtney is a homeschooling mom of four. She’s graduated two teens- one who’s a legal adult now! And she’s still homeschooling two middle schoolers. She loves all things book related, and in her- very rare- free time you can find her listening to audiobooks and coloring.


  1. We're coming up on high school math, too. I'm hoping my husband will be able to step in next year with teaching it... but I need a back up plan just in case. Thank you for sharing the resources you use. ~Heather @ Principled Academy/ TOS Review Crew

  2. I'm glad that my husband can help with explaining things in the evenings. There have been times I've just had them wait to ask Daddy. :-)


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