College Algebra


We’re so glad that you’re working to expand the wide world of OER College Algebra 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 College Algebra, 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.

Three small seated figurines posed as if in conversation. Two sit on a sugar cube on the left, one on a sugar cube on the right.Let’s Talk!

We invite you to share in the collaboration and wisdom-sharing of the OER community. Slack is a free, easy-to-use tool for communication and collaboration. It offers channels for group conversations on specific topics, including the “Math” channel. You can also send direct messages to individuals or groups. Use it from any computer or mobile device.




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.

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

These texts are easily editable.




College Algebra– Lumen Learning/ OpenStax in-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.




Precalculus – Stitz-Zeager Full 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.


ATD Information

This section provides support for faculty and course developers involved with the Achieving the Dream OER Degree Initiative.

Collaboration Meetings

Lumen is hosting Collaboration meetings to help bring faculty together as they work on developing their courses. The next meeting for College Math will be on Tuesday November 22 at 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET. Meetings are hosted in Uber Conference. The meeting can be found at or you can call in at 1-503-715-2599.  You will benefit more from the collaboration if you join from your computer, but it is not required. No PIN is needed to join the call.

You will find a log of our past meetings here.