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Homeschooling Algebra With Mr. D Math

Homeschooling Algebra With Mr. D Math

Math is often a topic of interest among homeschoolers, especially as you get into homeschooling Algebra and beyond. If you are like me, you haven’t done the math since high school and that can make it tough to teach it.

Homeschooling Algebra with Mr. D Math from Starts At Eight

Since upper level math is long in my past, I knew I didn’t want to have to relearn it to teach it to my children. Often people worry about upper level math for this reason. The good news is that you don’t have to teach it!

“You don’t have to teach upper level math to your homeschooler.”

Instead of purchasing a book or curriculum that required me to be the guide or teacher, I chose to look for options that would be the teacher for me! I am so pleased to say that I found Mr. D Math.

{Disclosure: I received this product for free and was compensated for my time in writing this review. All my opinions are my own, honest thoughts and I was not required to post a positive review. Your experience may vary. Please see my full Disclosure Policy for more details.}

Homeschooling Algebra With Mr. D Math

My son is in 7th grade and was currently using a Pre-Algebra course when we started with Mr. D. While the program we were using has always worked for our oldest daughter, we have seen signs of it not being enough accountability for our son.

Online Classes with Mr. D

The live class with Mr. D was a pleasant surprise! Mr. D is engaging and interactive with the students. While he can see what they write, the other students cannot. This anonymity makes it nice for kids who are nervous about asking questions or feeling singled out because they don’t know something. Having an actual live teacher to be accountable to and to be able to ask questions of was game changing for my son! He looks forward to being in class with Mr. D each week.

The other major difference is one my son noted himself. He said that Mr. D explained many of the concepts in a much easier and more concise manner. He felt the methods he was learning with Mr. D were more manageable than the previous curriculum he was using.

He liked it so much that he didn’t want to miss the live session so when we had to be out one day he participated in the car! (Thus the photo above.)

While my son is taking Pre-Algebra, Mr. D Math also offers Algebra I and Algebra II.

{My senior aged daughter also popped her head into a Pre-Calculus class to check it out for herself. ¬†She has always been a video based learner. She really liked having the opportunity to ask questions right when something was tricky for her. She didn’t have to wait, or try to figure it out for herself, or go back through a video again. This was a big bonus of having an instructor right there for her to interact with.}

Benefits of Homeschooling Algebra with Mr.D

  • The weekly¬†class meetings are one of the biggest benefits.
  • The weekly classes give students accountability by checking in with a live human (Mr. D) each week who will be there to teach and answer their questions.
  • During the weekly classes the students have a safe way to get their own personal questions and topics they struggled with answered.
  • Assignments are given for the student to work on offline throughout each week.
  • The online classroom is easy to access. It was a quick click on a link and you are in!
  • There are chapter tests as well as 2 semester exams.
  • Mr. D Math¬†also offers 2 extra help sessions each week that are optional for students that need more practice and help with their math.
  • An online grade book that parents can access to check progress.

Middle & High School Math With Mr. D

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Mr. D Math offers Middle and High School Math as well as Testing Preparation curriculum. All the courses are online with both live and recorded courses for your homeschool.

The math courses that Mr. D Math offers:

For each of the online courses there are two options:

  1. Online Curriculum only –¬†Complete the self-study online curriculum at your own pace. (No live weekly class sessions.) The online curriculum includes 12 chapters of video-based instruction (Mac and PC compatible), course work for each section of each chapter, 12 chapter tests, 2 semester exams, and a comprehensive solutions manual. Also included is an online grade book, email access to the Mr. D Math teaching staff and enrollment in the Mr. D Math virtual learning center.
  2. Online Curriculum + Live Classes –¬†In addition to the online curriculum, students will attend¬†live, interactive weekly class sessions via the online ‚Äúvirtual classroom.‚ÄĚ Assignments will be created with examples given from each section to be done during that week. As students complete assigned lessons or tests, they will check their work with the solution manual and return to the next class session with questions regarding course work and tests. Students also have access to the Mr. D Math teaching staff via email or phone in between weekly sessions if questions rack their brains.

Connect with Mr. D Math

Mr. D (Dennis DiNoia) is very approachable and accessible. I highly encourage you to check out all of his middle and high school level math courses and connect with him on social media as well.


  1. Kellie ramsdell
    Mar 11, 2019 @ 20:59:57

    Trying to choose an algebra 1 program for my eldest child. Mr D, BJU, CTC. What will work best for a child with some working memory issues?

  2. Heidi
    Mar 13, 2019 @ 12:47:30

    As I have no personal experience with working memory issues, I’m not sure I can say. One of the bonuses of Mr. D is the live interactions, and I would probably chose that or CTC over BJU.

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