Math

 

The following is a curated list of OER materials available in your particular subject area. The items you see here are generally well-developed, effectively structured, and are used and recommended by faculty in the SUNY system.

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the openly licensed material available. If you don’t see something you need, we’d love to hear from you.

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Algebra

 

SOS offers several template courses through Lumen that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

Lumen’s math courses use MOM, an online homework system that provides algorithmically-generated problems and immediate feedback to help students practice and master math concepts.

To preview Lumen-supported math courses created with MOM, you may click on the course links below. When you are prompted to enter login credentials for MOM courses, please use guest as the username, and no password is required.

 

Algebra Courses with Editable Texts

The Algebra courses in this list have texts that are easily edited.

Editable TextResources IncludedDescription
Elementary / Beginning Algebra – Lumen Learning – PressbooksIn-text video support,auto-graded Pre-tests, problems sets, and Quizzes for each module
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra – Tyler Wallace – TexmacsStudent solutions , Full course in MOM, video supplements, online homework
Intermediate Algebra – Lumen Learning – PressbooksIn-text video support,auto-graded Pre-tests, problems sets, and Quizzes for each module

Algebra Courses with Static PDF Texts

The Algebra courses in this list are based on a text that is a pdf, and is therefore not easy to edit.

Pdf TextResources IncludedDescription
Arithmetic – NROC/ LippmanFull course in MOM, In-Class worksheets, online homework, video support.  HW assignments available upon course copy.This course is an arithmetic course intended for college students, covering whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, geometry, measurement, statistics, and integers using an integrated geometry and statistics approach. The course uses the late integers (negative numbers) model—integers are only introduced at the end of the course.
Beginning Algebra – Scottsdale NO TEXTWorkbook, Full MOM course, video support, online homework
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra – Tyler WallaceStudent solutions , Full course in MOM, video supplements, online homeworkThis course is a Lumen Learning Open Course Framework , based on Tyler Wallace’s courses created for the Open Course Library project.  The original, modular-structured course is also available.  This remix has been restructured to align more directly with the text, and may be a better choice for face-to-face courses.  Details of the intended use can be found in the sample syllabus.
Intermediate Algebra – CK-12 ScottsdaleFull course in MOM, video supplements, in-class worksheets,online homeworkCC-BY-NC-SA

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the lists above, here are some more trusted resources for Algebra OER:

Fundamentals of Mathematics

Basic Arithmetic Workbook

Pre-Algebra

Developmental Math- an Open Program from NROC

TV4 Educational videos

Content to avoid:

College of the Redwoods has a really nice Algebra text, but the license on it is fairly restrictive, so it is best to avoid it.

Quantitative Reasoning

SOS offers several template courses through Lumen that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

When you click the link for full MOM courses, please use guest as the username, no password is required.

TextResourcesDescription
Lippman Math in Society – .doc, .pdf, purchaseFull course in MOM, online homework, written assignments, video support Topics covered in the course include problem solving, voting theory, graph theory, growth models, finance, data collection and description, and probability.
Lumen Learning – Pressbooks – developed for delivery in your LMS Discussions, video supportTopics covered in the course include problem solving, voting theory, graph theory, growth models, finance, data collection and description, and probability.
Original QuantwayStudent Lessons, Instructor Lessons, course in MOM under dev.  available upon request

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the lists above, here are some more trusted resources for Quantitative Reasoning OER:

Mathematical Discovery

Secrets of Mathematics – Podcasts from University of Oxford

Lit2Go – essays, books, history of mathematical thinking

Content to avoid:

Quantway is now only available behind a paywall, but the original material is still licensed CC-BY

 

Statistics

 

Text ResourcesDescription
Lumen Learning – OpenStax, easily editableOnline homework sets. Topics covered include, classification of data, graphing data, common distributions used in statistical analysis, independence testing and ANOVA.
OpenStax, not easily editableFull MOM course, simulations, video support, online homework, discussion boards This course presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression and categorical data analysis.

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the lists above, here are some more trusted resources for Statistics OER:

OpenIntro Statistics

Online Statistics Education

SticiGui

 

Precalculus

SOS offers several template courses through Lumen that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

When you click the link for full MOM courses, please use guest as the username, no password is required.

These texts are easily editable.

TextResourcesDescription
Precalculus One – Lumen Learning/ OpenStaxin-text video support OpenStax Precalc, cut down to a one semester length text. CC-BY
Precalculus Two -Lumen Learning/ OpenStax in-text video support OpenStax Precalc, cut down to a one semester length text. CC-BY
Precalculus – Lippman/ RasmussenFull MOM course, video support, online homework Precalculus 1 covers families of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. These functions include: polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions and combinations of these. We will solve related equations and inequalities and conduct data analysis, introductory mathematical modeling and develop competency with a graphing calculator. CC-BY

These texts are not as easy to edit.

TextResourcesDescription
Precalculus – Stitz-ZeagerFull MOM course (called College Algebra, can be adapted), online homework, video supportThis course is based on College Algebra, by Carl Stitz and Jeff Zeager. Linear, Polynomial, Rational, Exponential, and Logarithmic functions are defined and studied through the rule of 4: graphs, tables, equations and words. Additionally, conic sections, matrices, and an introduction to sequences and series are available. CC-BY-NC-SA

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the lists above, here are some more trusted resources for Precalculus OER:

Precalculus – University of Washington

College Algebra

SOS offers several template courses through Lumen that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

When you click the link for full MOM courses, please use guest as the username, no password is required.

These texts are easily editable.

TextResourcesDescription
College Algebra– Lumen Learning/ OpenStaxin-text video support This editable text is sourced from OpenStax College Algebra by Jay Abramson, et al. Topics covered include a study of a wide range of equations, and algebraic operations used to solve them. The idea of a function, and a toolkit of functions is introduced. Graphs of functions and transformations are also covered. The study of quadratic functions includes treatment of complex solutions, and the algebra of complex numbers. Thorough coverage of systems of equations includes methods for solving systems with two and three variables. Conic sections, sequences and series and topics in probability finish out the text. CC-BY

These texts are not as easy to edit.

TextResourcesDescription
Precalculus – Stitz-ZeagerFull MOM course (called College Algebra, can be adapted), online homework, video support This course is based on College Algebra, by Carl Stitz and Jeff Zeager. Linear, Polynomial, Rational, Exponential, and Logarithmic functions are defined and studied through the rule of 4: graphs, tables, equations and words. Additionally, conic sections, matrices, and an introduction to sequences and series are available. CC-BY-NC-SA

Lippman/Rasmussen full MOM course can be adapted for College Algebra but does not include sets of real numbers, systems of equations, conic sections, sequences, or limits.

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the lists above, here are some more trusted resources for College Algebra OER:

Precalculus – University of Washington

 

Trigonometry

SOS offers several template courses through Lumen that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

When you click the link for full MOM courses, please use guest as the username, no password is required.

TextResourcesDescription
Lippman Rasmussen – editableFull MOM CourseTrigonometry instructs students in trigonometric functions, their inverses, properties, graphs and applications. Course content includes trigonometric equations and identities, the laws of sines and cosines, polar coordinates and graphs, parametric equations and elementary vector operations. CC-BY
Lumen/OpenStax – editablein-text videos Welcome to Precalculus II, a derivative work of Jay Abramson’s Precalculus available from OpenStax. This text includes topics in trigonometry, vectors, systems of linear equations, conic sections, sequences and series and a light introduction to limits and derivatives. CC-BY

Here is an additional resource:

Trigonometry Units – NROC

 

Business Math

 

Finite Math/ Business Precalculus

TextResourcesDescription
Finite Math – Lumen Learning
Business Precalculus – Lippman

Business Calculus

TextResourcesDescription
Business Calculus – Calaway/Hoffman/ LippmanFull MOM course, handouts and other course resources, video support, online homework
  • Text material created by Shana Calaway, Dale Hoffman, and David Lippman, released under the Creative Commons Attribution license.
  • Online exercises created by faculty around Washington State and around the country.
  • Videos, most created by James Sousa.

Business Statistics

Although these resources weren’t created with Business in the forefront, they have been used and adapted by others as Business Stats. course materials.

Text ResourcesDescription
Lumen Learning – OpenStax, easily editableMOM question sets Topics covered include, classification of data, graphing data, common distributions used in statistical analysis, independence testing and ANOVA.
OpenStax, not easily editableFull MOM course, simulations, video support, online homework, discussion boards This work by Matthew Watts is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. It includes parts of Introductory Statistics by Susan Dean and Barbara Illowsky and produced by OpenStax College and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. It also includes videos attributed to Susan Dean and Barbara Illowsky and OpenStax-CNX and licensed under a Creative Commons 2.0 License

Here are some additional resources for Business Stats:

OpenIntro Statistics

Online Statistics Education

SticiGui

Calculus

 

TextResourcesDescription

Applied Calculus – Calway/ Hoffman

 

Full MOM course, online homework,An openly licensed applied calculus textbook, covering derivatives, integrals, and an intro to multivariable calculus. This book is heavily remixed from Dale Hoffman’s Contemporary Calculus textbook, and retains the same conceptual focus from that text.

License: Creative Commons Attribution. This license is considered to be some to be the most open license since it is the least restrictive. It allows reuse, remixing, and distribution (including commercial), only requiring attribution. The content can be remixed into content of other license, but on the other hand it allows the remix to be put under a more restrictive license.

Formats:

  • DOC. A DOC file can be opened using Microsoft Word or OpenOffice.org. It is an editable format
  • PDF. A Portable Document Format (PDF) file is can be opened using the free Acrobat Reader. It is not an editable format.
Contemporary Calculus – HoffmanFull MOM course, online homework, forums, video supportMany of these materials were developed for the Open Course Library Project of the Washington State Colleges as part of a Gates Foundation grant. The goal of this project was to create materials that would be FREE (on the web) to anyone who wanted to use or modify them (and not have to pay $200 for a calculus book). They have been used by several thousand students.

The textbook sections, in color, are available free in pdf format at the bottom of this page.

Printed versions, in B&W, are available for Calculus I (chapters 0-3), II (chapters 4-8), and III (chapters 9-11) for about $18 each at Lulu.com.

Alternate printed versions reformatted in LaTex are available at CreateSpace.com and Amazon.com or free online at ContemporaryCalculus.com.

Here are some additional resources for Calculus:

Community Calculus – Single Variable Calculus

University of Wisconsin Undergraduate Calculus

American Institute of Mathematics – Several Approved OER for Calculus