Karena Flynn has a love of mathematics that stems from her appreciation of its orderliness and logic as well as her love of God, its Creator. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in mathematics and minors in education and English from James Madison University, maintaining a 4.0 GPA in her math classes and graduating summa cum laude. Karena regularly tutored math during high school and college. After teaching for one year at a private Christian school, Karena focused on rearing her eight children, homeschooling from kindergarten through high school. In 2010 she began teaching math classes through her company Liberty Tutorials where she teaches Honors Algebra I through AP Calculus AB. Karena has carefully chosen highly respected, engaging, traditional textbooks that she hopes will instill a deep appreciation of mathematics in all of her students and fully prepare them to continue their mathematics studies in college, if so inclined.
After considering how to best meet the needs of my oldest daughter while homeschooling through high school, I decided to try online classes. Over the years after enrolling all eight of my kids in multiple online classes and teaching online classes myself, I have learned characteristics of the best options. In this workshop I walk through questions to consider so families find: Live and Interactive Classes, a Fitting Class Environment, a Qualified Teacher, Appropriate Materials, a Well-organized Website, Positive Testimonials, Solid Technical Aspect, and Flexibility.
Some families do only the minimum math requirements for high school graduation so they can check the math box. The study of math, however, is so important for every student because through math we learn precision, logic, and analytical reasoning—skills everyone needs! We also learn absolute truth, a foundation of Western thought. In this workshop I discuss these four areas and clearly show how each is taught through high school math.