Precalculus

Introduction

We’re so glad that you’re working to expand the wide world of OER precalculus materials. As you know, precalculus is a very rewarding subject to teach, as it can be approached so many ways. This variety means that though many OER materials already exist for precalculus , there’s no one-size-fits-all solution in place. Even if you find a template course you admire, you’re likely to need to do at least some customization to fit your school, your program, and your students.

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Resources

Lumen Courses

Lumen offers several template courses 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 OHM courses, please use guest as the username, no password is required.

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Precalculus One – Lumen Learning/ OpenStax in-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/ Rasmussen Full OHM 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

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Precalculus – Stitz-Zeager Full OHM 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

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.