A Better Solution for Math Education

MyOpenMath is an online math education system created with open educational resources (OER). Supporting math instruction from arithmetic and developmental math through calculus, the system provides complete OER replacement for expensive commercial textbooks and online practice systems.

In 2017, Lumen Learning will introduce its own version of MyOpenMath for institutions that use Lumen’s support services. This new platform, called Lumen Online Homework Manager, or OHM, will focus on strengthening security, reliability, accessibility, and better serving the needs of larger-scale adoption. Our plans for Lumen OHM are described in this brief overview and FAQ

MyOpenMath Supports Hands-on Learning

MyOpenMath is an open system designed by math educators to provide students with educational content, practice problems and immediate feedback to help them master math skills. It includes:

  • Digital instructional content (text, video, etc.)
  • Online homework system
  • Algorithmically-generated problem sets
  • Machine-graded assessments
  • Automatic day-one access to course materials
  • Sample courses instructors can customize

Who Uses MyOpenMath?

MyOpenMath was originally developed by David Lippman, a math faculty member at Washington’s Pierce College. Hundreds of instructors have contributed to designing question banks and strengthening instructional content. Thousands of instructors and students have used MyOpenMath for affordable, effective math education.

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Try OER for Math

It’s easy to try out MyOpenMath–and soon, Lumen OHM. When you go to www.myopenmath.com, you can create an account, get acquainted with the system, configure and teach some courses free of charge. To try out the process of setting up your own course in MyOpenMath, follow the “Getting Started” instructions to request an instructor account. 

After the introduction of Lumen OHM, MyOpenMath.com will continue to offer free accounts to students and faculty members. Trial use of Lumen OHM will also be available upon request. If Lumen OHM is a good fit, you’ll have the benefits of a supported math education system: training, technical and faculty support, LMS integration (if desired), attention to accessibility, and a secure, reliable learning system. 

A Low Cost, Well-Supported System

Lumen provides excellent math OER options, particularly for larger-scale adoption and for those whose top priority is to have an OER math system that is secure, reliable and accessible. We provide a guided start, well-curated courses and ongoing support for faculty. We also support features and best practices to manage full department implementations that often have unique demands to prepare and support adjunct faculty.

Course support fees for Lumen-supported MyOpenMath (and soon,  Lumen OHM) are just $10 per student enrollment.