Online Math Classes

Learn about courses in mathematics that are commonly offered online. Continue reading to learn about technology requirements and the online learning environment. Schools offering Mathematics degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Will I Learn in an Online Math Course?

There are many different kinds of online math courses you could take. The classes that are available to you depend on your completion of prerequisites and the program through which you take the courses. Some of the options you might find online are described below.

Algebra

There are a wide range of topics covered in this class, including exponential and logarithmic functions, probability, and polynomials. Students will learn the basic techniques of rational expressions, factoring, and the binomial theorem.

Trigonometry

Students will learn about functions specific to trigonometry, radians, and oblique triangles. The focus in this course is on angles, solving triangles, inverse functions, and trigonometric functions.

Calculus I

This beginning course focuses on single variable calculus. Topics of learning include differentiation, circular functions, logarithmic functions, continuity, exponential functions and moving beyond formulas to understand mathematical concepts.

Linear Algebra

Students will participate in discussions of finite dimensional vector spaces, determinants, equilibrium, and matrices, among other topics. Calculus is often required as a prerequisite for this course.

Differential Equations

This type of math is used in modeling the spread of disease, changes in population, and decay of radioactive substances. Students will learn about first and higher order differential equations, and elementary techniques such as Laplace transform and matrix theory.

How Are Math Courses Completed Online?

Online courses are heavily based on independent study with textbooks, workbooks and additional resources provided by the instructor online. Because of this you will need a personal computer, a private Internet service provider and an up-to-date version of an operating system.

Some courses will incorporate the use of online discussion boards, conferences, lectures and chats to promote class participation; due to this, you might need functioning speakers or a microphone to participate. You may also need a graphing calculator, a current edition of Adobe reader, downloadable software or retail software to complete some coursework.

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