The Best Mathematics OpenCourseWare Education College Rankings
Some of the world's top colleges and universities offer free mathematics courses online. This list ranks some of the best OpenCourseWare math education that the web has to offer.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers so many free mathematics courses online that it would be difficult to post them all here. But with more than 100 courses to choose from, MIT definitely belongs at the top of this list. Most of the school's free math courses include lectures, assignments, exams, and a wide array of multimedia materials.
- The Art of Counting
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Mathematics for Computer Science
#2. The Open University
Britain's renowned Open University offers nearly 30 free mathematics courses online. From basic math to working your own math, The Open University has you covered. Most courses are text-based and can be viewed online or downloaded to your computer.
- Basic Math
- Squares, Roots, and Powers
- Differential Equations
#3. UMass, Boston
The Mathematics Department of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, provides several calculus courses that provide complete instruction for students at any level. All three of the free courses feature multiple lessons, calculus problems, assignments, and tests.
#4. Capilano College
Canada's Capilano College offers two free math courses at this time. One is for students who are new to calculus and the other is for students who have advanced calculus knowledge. Both courses include instruction, worksheets, and exams.
- Precalculus mathematics courses (2)
- Calculus I-III courses
#5. Dixie State College
Utah's Dixie State College offers two free calculus courses through its OpenCourseWare program. Courses are designed for students at the introductory and intermediate levels and include instruction, notes, exams, and other resources.
- Calculus I
- Calculus II
#6. Temple University
Although Temple University doesn't offer free mathematics courses in the strictest sense of the term, the school does offer free access to math textbooks that cover a wide range of topics. If you are an accomplished self-learner, you can utilize these books the same way you would use a formal course.
- Precalculus Book
- Calculus Book I
- Calculus Book II
- Calculus Book III
- Linear Algebra
- Abstract Algebra
- Number Theory
#7. UC Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, offers only one free mathematics course. The course covers topics that would be of interest to computer science students, such as statistics, elementary number theory, algebra, and discrete probability. An audio and video version of the course is available.
#8. Carnegie Mellon
Carnegie Mellon University offers a statistics course through its Open Learning Initiative. The free online course is comparable to the one on campus and includes expository text, case studies, interactive learning exercises, and tests.
#9. Whatcom Community College
Whatcom Community College offers free access to a brief trigonometry course. The course is designed for trig beginners and is viewable in PDF format. Simple expository text and accompanying illustrations make navigating this course on your own a breeze.