Top Math Resources for College Students

 

Math is a scary subject for most college students. But the truth is that if you immerse yourself in it and keep on practicing, sooner or later it will just click and you will be able to tackle math with ease. Here are some resources to help you do just that.

Online courses and tutorials

EdX – This website has free online math courses from Caltech, MIT and other leading institutions. Their introductory courses in algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, trigonometry, and geometry can be great to help with your math coursework.

Coursera – Coursera offers courses in basic and advanced math topics. With their partnership with top universities across the world, they are able to bring world class lessons to anyone with a computer. You will have access to video lectures, graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and discussion forums.

Udemy – Udemy offers self-paced learning tutorials on math from basic to advanced levels. Topics covered include math fundamentals, algebra, pre-calculus, trigonometry, statistics and more.

3Blue1Brown (YouTube) – 3Blue1Brown is one of the most popular and intuitive math and physics learning channels on YouTube. Run by Grant Sanderson, 3blue1brown has several complete playlists tackling topics like the essence of calculus, essence of linear algebra, proofs and perspectives etc.  

Research

Springer – Springer is the go to resource for journals and research papers in mathematics. You have access to a number of open journals from the most distinguished authors across the world.

Journal of Mathematics Research – Keep yourself updated with the latest developments in the world of mathematics. This is an international open access journal published bimonthly.

Blogs

Math Blog – Math Blog was started by Antonio Cangiano as a personal blog. But it has now become a thriving math resource with many math enthusiasts writing for it. The aim of the blog is to become an easy to follow resource with high quality math articles.

Growers’ Weblog – Sir Timothy Growers has won the Fields Medal and the European Mathematical Society prize. His blog focuses on math applications to real life industries and high-level math issues.

Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog – Dr. Tanya Khovanova is a Mathletics coach and a freelance mathematician. She coordinates math research at MIT. Take a look at this math competition handout archive which is a collection of all the assignments she has given her students over the years. A treasure trove for students at all levels of ability.

E-Books

Bookboon – Bookboon has a collection of math books on different mathematical concepts, models, and advanced engineering level math. There are e-books available for students at all levels.

Cornell Catalog – The Cornell library catalog has a huge collection of many other math e-book collections.

Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg has free e-books on pretty much any subject and topic you can think of. Their math bookshelf contains many books ranging from the history of mathematics to advanced problem solving and applications.

Community

Mathematics Stack Exchange – This online community is a great question and answer site for those who are studying math. There are a large number of active participants in the community, and you are sure to get an answer to any question you pose. Read their community guidelines before posting questions.

Math Overflow – Math Overflow is another popular Q&A site for professional mathematicians. Even lurking in the threads will help you really build your conceptual understanding.