Calculus

SUNY OER Courses

SUNY OER Services offers several template courses, supported by Lumen Learning, that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

These math courses are supported by Lumen Learning’s Online Homework Manager (OHM), an online OER homework system that provides algorithmically-generated problems and immediate feedback to help students practice and master math concepts.

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

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Applied Calculus – Calway/ Hoffman Full OHM 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 – Hoffman  Full OHM course, online homework, forums, video support Many 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.

Additional Offerings

Name Source Notes License
Active Calculus Portland Community College Textbook made in WeBWorK, with online interactive text and print versions available. CC BY NC SA

If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to

  • link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
  • copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore
The timeline for these last two options can vary, and will be discussed as part of your consultation with SUNY OER Services. Get started with consultation services here.