CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: I use free software and ebooks for my online classes. If you want to create an account before class begins to try out the software and get a feel for what the system is like, go to www.MyOpenMath.com and register as a new student. Then Click on Enroll in a New Course. Choose the self-study course you want from the pull down menu. As of Summer 2014, you can study Pre-algebra, Beginning and Intermediate algebra, Trigonometry, or Precalculus. You can enroll in all of them if you want. Then enter any of the courses and try them out. If you want to learn/study/review any topics from Arithmetic, Algebra or Trigonometry by watching my videos on YouTube, see Option 2 below.
If you want to learn some math at your own pace, you may do that on your own, without being in a class at MiraCosta College. There are options below including free or inexpensive classes where you may learn the material online. Once you feel confident you have mastered the material, you may take a placement test to pass into a higher level math class.
OPTION 1: There is a free resource online for you to learn courses on your own by reading a free textbook online, watching videos, and trying online problems which are immediately graded. Click on https://www.myopenmath.com/info/selfstudy.php to learn more. Go to www.MyOpenMath.com and register as a new student. Then Click on Enroll in a New Course. Choose the self-study course you want from the pull down menu. As of Summer 2014, you can study Pre-algebra, Beginning and Intermediate algebra, Trigonometry, or Precalculus. You can enroll in all of them if you want.
I've created this website showing which of my videos correspond to the chapters in the Beg/Alg book in MyOpenMath:
OPTION 2: To learn/study/review Beginning and/or Intermediate Algebra, click on https://sites.google.com/site/harlandclub/Home/math/martingay/ and watch and try all of the problems on all of my videos in order for each chapter of the book I used in my online algebra classes. To learn/study/review Trigonometry, do the same thing using my Trig videos at https://sites.google.com/site/harlandclub/Home/math/trig/trigbook. To learn/study/review Arithmetic or Pre-Algebra, click on https://sites.google.com/site/harlandclub/Home/math/prealgebra
OPTION 3: To brush up before taking math placement tests, click on https://www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/testing/brushup.html
OPTION 4: XYZ Textbooks my be offering inexpensive short online classes (with rewards like a free math book if you do well in the course). For more info, click on http://www.xyztextbooks.com/catalog?cti=18
OPTION 5: NOTE for my own students who paid for MyMathLab using the book by Elayn Martin Gay titled Algebra, a combined approach, 4th edition, or anyone who wants to purchase MyMathLab: You may enroll in the course below to continue working in the online materials on your own for review, practice, or to learn, etc. It is free if you used the book above in my class. Do NOT set up a new ID!! If you already have a Pearson account, simply sign in to the Pearson website at http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/ and click the link to enroll in a new course. Enter the course ID harland52975, which has the entire ebook. You can go into any section, read it, watch videos, etc.