Users find online math courses at websites such as MathPrep.com and StraighterLine.com. Both websites offer a variety of course levels along with contact information for counselors who advise potential students.
MathPrep.com provides many levels of algebra and calculus courses. The website also offers plane geometry, trigonometry and an introduction to statistics. Each course has a syllabus stating the enrollment type, the required textbook and the grading mode. It also provides a course description, as well as what credit options are available. Additionally, curriculum is available for colleges, online schools, K-12 schools, home schools and state programs.
To help users determine what course is at their comprehension level, a free and unofficial placement test is available. The link to the placement test takes users to a page that offers a Basic Skills to College Algebra test and a Calculus Ready test. The first test includes a total of 65 questions covering basic skills, elementary algebra and intermediate algebra. The second test is made of 52 questions on college algebra and trigonometry.
Straighter Line provides introduction classes to statistics and algebra and a pre-calculus class. Higher level classes include Business Statistics, College Algebra and General Calculus I and II. Each class is self-paced, and many are professor-led. Each subject description states the number of credits the course is worth, the required textbook, the course cost and the name of the professor, if there is one overseeing the class. Links are also available for more details and a course syllabus.