The American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) seeks to encourage the adoption of open source and open access mathematics textbooks. The AIM Editorial Board has developed evaluation criteria to identify the books that are suitable for use in traditional university courses. The Editorial Board maintains a list of Approved Textbooks which have been judged to meet these criteria.
Open Resources for Community College Algebra (ORCCA) is an open-source, openly-licensed textbook package (eBook, print, and online homework) for basic and intermediate algebra. ORCCA is available as an interactive eBook, as a downloadable PDF, and as a printed/bound copy.
Introductory Statistics follows scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. Introductory Statistics includes innovative practical applications that make the text relevant and accessible, as well as collaborative exercises, technology integration problems, and statistics labs. Used in MAT165.
"Precalculus is adaptable and designed to fit the needs of a variety of precalculus courses. It is a comprehensive text that covers more ground than a typical one- or two-semester college-level precalculus course. The content is organized by clearly-defined learning objectives and includes worked examples that demonstrate problem-solving approaches in an accessible way." Used in MAT142.
Elementary Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester elementary algebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text expands on the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
Prealgebra is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for a one-semester prealgebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text introduces the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Used in MAT 080.
1) The students were AMAZED that they did not have to purchase a book.
2) The first two weeks of a MAT080 class are rough for the students since they have to get used to completing homework assignments, and get used to all of their classes. I have NEVER had an entire class complete the first homework assignment. This class of 18 students did. Every single student turned in their homework assignment on time, and I have to believe that it's because they didn't have to purchase a book or wait for their book. They were able to access their book as soon as they left their classroom.
"This course covers precalculus topics including linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and also finite math topics including linear programming, finance, sets, and probability, with emphasis towards business application examples as appropriate. This course includes complete text, videos, homework, and quizzes, along with a weekly “show your work” assignment for hand grading." Used in MAT120.
"Based on the open textbook, Statistics Using Technology by Kathryn Kozak, this statistics course adapted by David Straayer includes pdf and Microsoft Word formatted textbook, videos, powerpoint slides, worksheets, and online assessments." Used in MAT161.