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Mathematics Department

Mathematics Department

Online Homework

Many math courses at Mission College use an online homework system called MyMathLab. In order to use MyMathLab, you will need a course ID, a MyMathLab account, and an access code. You will also need a computer with access to the internet (the Math Center has computers available and setup for the use of MyMathLab).

Course ID

If your class is using MyMathLab, your instructor will provide you with a course ID (this course ID can usually be found on your class syllabus). Once you have this course ID, go to Click on “Student” on the right hand side, then on the next page click on “Register” again on the right side. This will take you to a page where you will be able to put in your course ID.





MyMathLab Account

Once you enter in your course ID, you will be asked to log in to MyMathLab. If you have used MyMathLab before and have an account, you can sign in as usual. If you do not, you will be asked to create an account.




To create your account, you only need to provide some basic information (such as your name, username, and password). You will also need to provide an e-mail address. You may use any e-mail address you wish, but don’t forget that you can always use your LAMC student e-mail address if you don’t have any other e-mail accounts you prefer.

Access Code

In order to access your course, you will need an access code. Access codes are associated with each individual person and cannot be shared. However, they are good for any course that uses the same book (for example, a Math 115 access code is good for Math 125 and a Math 123A access code is also good for Math 123B and Math 123C). There are several options available for you to get an access code.

If you purchase the textbook at the LAMC bookstore it will come bundled with a card that has your access code on it. If you decide to purchase your textbook off-campus or online, it may or may not come with this card and it is your responsibility to make sure that you get an access code with your textbook. Once you have your code from your textbook, click on the “Access Code” button and that will take you to a page where you can enter in your access code.




Many instructors do not require you to have a print textbook (you should check with your instructor to see if you need a print copy of the textbook). If your instructor does not require it and you do not need to have a print copy, you can choose instead to purchase the access code online using a credit card.




This option tends to be a little cheaper, however you will only have access to an online version of the textbook and will not have a print copy of the textbook. Also please note that you will have access to the online version of the textbook regardless of which way you decide to get an access code.

To provide you with time to decide how you want to get an access code, Pearson provides every student with a 14-day trial period for every course. For the first 14 days, there will be a link on the bottom that will take you to your course page without entering in an access code.




You can use this link for the first 14 days of your course, however after 14 days this link will disappear. Underneath the link, you will be able to see the date that your free access expires. You need to get an access code (in either of the two ways described above) on or before this date or else you will be locked out of your course page and unable to continue with your homework until you enter in an access code.


MyMathLab Getting Started Guide


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