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.
There is a Bridge to Success in Math Program for students at MiraCosta to help prepare students to take the placement exam. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info, or contact the Testing Office.
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. I just created a new course titled Algebra for all 14512 that contains all the same homework I assign in my Elementary Algebra class. If interested, the course ID is 14512. Alternatively, you can choose any 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/Int Algebra book by Tyler Wallace 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 may offer 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
Or try this link: http://www.xyzhomework.com/openstax