#### Math MOOC - Free Online Math Courses - Self-Paced

Yes, I said “free”. I am talking about college courses too. It’s the latest trend in online education. They are called MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses. When I took my first MOOC course, I was amazed that people all over the world were my classmates. Literally, every continent was represented except for one. Just the thought of it, was exciting for me. They are presented in a variety of formats and durations. Some are self-paced with quizzes and forums, and one can begin at any time. Other courses have particular start dates with assignment due dates, quizzes and tests. The length ranges from 6 – 16 weeks long. Usually, certificates of completion are earned.

MOOCs are an ideal way to try out a college, university or even a new career field. Homeschool families will find them useful too. Educational institutions choose platforms (websites) to offer their courses to the public. These websites offer their own courses too. Each website listed has multiple subjects and institutions, but this article will focus on math courses to help you refresh or learn new math skills that are self-paced.

… has nice video lessons. Each lesson focuses on a Common Core standard for grades 3 – high school

ACT Math

SAT Math

Fractions in Mathematics

Geometry

Offers diplomas in Mathematics and Statistics

Introduction to Statistics – Making Decisions Based on Data

Introduction to Algebra Review – Wake Tech

College Algebra – San Jose University

Visualizing Algebra (Patterns and Problems) – San Jose University

Statistics (Science of Decisions) – San Jose University

Courses range from Beginning Algebra to Complex Analysis

Also, there are courses for school-age children starting at grade 6. The courses are as follows:

Math Grade 6

Math Grade 7

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Pre-Calculus

Calculus AB

Advanced Statistics

It is possible to search on topic, subtopic, and specialty. Another nice feature is the ability to search for courses with features such as videos, assessments, lecture notes, and online textbooks.

Courses:

Algebra and Number Theory

Applied Mathematics

Calculus

Computation

Differential Equations

Linear Algebra

Mathematical Logic

Probability and Statistics

Topology and Geometry

Also, MIT has a section called Highlights for High School - https://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/mathematics/

Since first time students are expected to have taken calculus, it offers several Calculus resources and courses with high school students in mind. For example:

Highlights of Calculus

Single Variable Calculus

Multiple Variable Calculus

Mathematics in Toys and Games

These courses represent a small sample of the possibilities for life-long learning.

MOOCs are an ideal way to try out a college, university or even a new career field. Homeschool families will find them useful too. Educational institutions choose platforms (websites) to offer their courses to the public. These websites offer their own courses too. Each website listed has multiple subjects and institutions, but this article will focus on math courses to help you refresh or learn new math skills that are self-paced.

**Learnzillion.com**… has nice video lessons. Each lesson focuses on a Common Core standard for grades 3 – high school

**Alison.com**

Sample Courses:Sample Courses:

ACT Math

SAT Math

Fractions in Mathematics

Geometry

Offers diplomas in Mathematics and Statistics

**Udacity.com – offers three levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced**Introduction to Statistics – Making Decisions Based on Data

Introduction to Algebra Review – Wake Tech

College Algebra – San Jose University

Visualizing Algebra (Patterns and Problems) – San Jose University

Statistics (Science of Decisions) – San Jose University

**Saylor.org – offers a complete Math program**Courses range from Beginning Algebra to Complex Analysis

Also, there are courses for school-age children starting at grade 6. The courses are as follows:

Math Grade 6

Math Grade 7

Algebra I

Geometry

Algebra II

Pre-Calculus

Calculus AB

Advanced Statistics

**OCW.MIT.EDU - MIT Open Course Ware – Massachusetts Institute for Technology**It is possible to search on topic, subtopic, and specialty. Another nice feature is the ability to search for courses with features such as videos, assessments, lecture notes, and online textbooks.

Courses:

Algebra and Number Theory

Applied Mathematics

Calculus

Computation

Differential Equations

Linear Algebra

Mathematical Logic

Probability and Statistics

Topology and Geometry

Also, MIT has a section called Highlights for High School - https://ocw.mit.edu/high-school/mathematics/

Since first time students are expected to have taken calculus, it offers several Calculus resources and courses with high school students in mind. For example:

Highlights of Calculus

Single Variable Calculus

Multiple Variable Calculus

Mathematics in Toys and Games

These courses represent a small sample of the possibilities for life-long learning.

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