# Math OER Subject Guide: OER Starting Points

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## OER Starting points for Math, by course area and material type

### Canvas course shells:

• Transitions Math I (WACTC OER course)
Tip: Before clicking on this link, first log into your SPSCC Canvas faculty account and open up Canvas Commons. OER Canvas course shared by Grays Harbor College instructor, 2020. "Transitions Math I course is comprised of six modules that focus on arithmetic: whole numbers, fractions (2 modules), decimals, ratios and proportions, and percents. Most lessons have a pretest, video lesson(s), follow up quiz(zes) and homework. At the end of each module, there is a practice test and answer key. The module does not include the module tests or the final exam. The course is designed for GED students, high school completion students, and students brushing up for the college placement test." Includes modules, assignments, quizzes, and discussions. CC BY NC SA (Creative Commons - Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike) license.

• College Algebra with Corequisite Support (OER textbook)
OpenStax textbook, published 2021. "[I]ntegrates comprehensive algebraic principles with effective foundational review. Each textbook section is paired with a thoughtfully developed, topically aligned skills module that prepares students for the course material. The modules include conceptual overviews, worked examples, and guided practice; they incorporate relevant material from OpenStax’s Developmental Math series." Organized into 9 chapters. Online + PDF format. CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license. Eligible for Print on Demand.
• Technical Mathematics (OER textbook)
OER textbook by Morgan Chase, Clackamas Community College, published by Oregon State University, 2021. "This developmental-level mathematics textbook is intended for career-technical students." Organized into 30 modules, from "Order of Operations" to "Standard Deviation." Includes exercises and exercise answers for each module. Online, PDF, and e-book formats. CC BY NC SA (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) license. Eligible for Print on Demand.
• Fundamentals of Mathematics (OER textbook) "This text will help the student develop the insight and intuition necessary to master arithmetic techniques and manipulative skills." 11 chapters. Peer reviews of the text are available on this site. Online, PDF, and offline zip file formats available. CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license. Eligible for Print on Demand.
• Mathematics - OpenTextBookStore (open textbooks)
List of commonly used open textbooks for mathematics, including arithmetic, pre-algebra, math in liberal arts, etc. Brief reviews and openness ratings for each book, plus link to free and openly licensed textbook files. All openly licensed and eligible for Print on Demand.
• Open Textbook Initiative - Approved Textbooks (American Institute of Mathematics)
OER textbooks approved by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Editorial Board. Categories include Elementary Algebra. Each textbook may have a different open license.
• MAT082 – Basic Arithmetic OER (OER ancillary materials)
Materials developed by Scottsdale Community College instructors for developmental math sequence, 2013. Student workbook, mini-lesson worksheets, practice problem worksheets, and mini-lesson videos, organized into 11 weeks. CC BY SA (Creative Commons - Attribution - ShareAlike) license. Eligible for Print on Demand if materials are compiled into a print-ready format.
• MAT09x Introductory Algebra OER (Scottsdale Community College)
Materials developed by Scottsdale Community College instructors for developmental math sequence, 2014. Student workbook, worksheets, and mini-lesson videos, organized into 12 weeks. CC BY NC SA (Creative Commons - Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike) license.
• MAT12x – Intermediate Algebra OER (Scottsdale Community College)
Materials developed by Scottsdale Community College instructors for developmental math sequence, 2015. Student workbook, mini-lesson worksheets, practice problem worksheets, and mini-lesson videos, organized into 12 weeks. CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license.
• Adult Literacy Fundamentals Textbooks from BC Campus Open Ed
BCcampus, 2014. Adult Literacy textbooks for Mathematics, English, and College Success. PDF and editable Word formats. CC BY licensed (Creative Commons - Attribution). Eligible for Print on Demand.

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• Statistics - Crash Course video playlist
Crash Course video series of 44 videos (each video around 10 mins.) with innovative graphics, last updated 2020. Includes videos on: mathematical thinking; mean, median, and mode; data visualization; distributions; correlation and causation; data collection methods; ethical data collection; probability; P-values; and more. Crash Course videos are high-quality, with a mix of live-action and animated graphics. Not openly licensed but freely available to view, link, and embed into courses.
• MyOpenMath
MyOpenMath is designed for mathematics, providing delivery of homework, quizzes, and tests with rich mathematical content. MyOpenMath can be used to web-enhance an on-campus course, as part of hybrid course, or to run a fully online course. There’s a video link provided to see how other instructors use MyOpenMath, plus a list of textbooks aligned for the pre-built courses, including Arithmetic for College Students, Prealgebra, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Math in Society, Precalculus, College Algebra, Business Calculus, and Contemporary Calculus. Links together specific chapters with related videos, homework, quizzes, etc.
• CK-12 Math
Biggest open content provider for K-12 STEM content. Look on the left column for links to Math subjects, including Grades 1-5, Arithmetic, Measurement, and more. CC BY NC 3.0 license (Creative Commons - Attribution - NonCommercial)
• ABCYA.com
“ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities.” Free online games for Pre-K through 5th grade. Alphabet, numbers, money, geography, parts of speech, typing, technology vocabulary, skills -- INCLUDES MATH! Holiday themed games available. No charge to use on PCs. Mobile-friendly version requires a subscription.
• GeoGebra
“GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.” GeoGebra can be embedded in MyOpenMath with parameters passed between them. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit GeoGebra for non-commercial purposes.
• Science Stories
"Science Stories brings scientific work into social spaces." Browse annotated stories and videos about scientists from traditionally marginalized backgrounds. A mix of historical and current stories. Covers all areas of STEM. Open access (okay to link to and/or embed videos).

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• Math Anxiety podcasts
Podcasts from MathProfJeff, Jeffrey Swigart, mathematics professor at Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. 2 podcasts on math anxiety, includes audio links and transcripts. Not technically OER but free-to-use and/or link to.
• "Overcoming Math Anxiety" webinar
July 2018 webinar hosted by the Coalition on Adult Basic Education. "Mathematics anxiety affects almost half of the learners in our classrooms. Scientists have proven that this fear actually interferes with the part of the brain needed for reasoning and problem-solving. Math anxiety can affect teachers as well as students. In this presentation, participants will learn exactly how math anxiety affects learners and specific techniques to help ease and overcome these effects."
• "Math at Work Monday" interviews
From Math for Grownups site, interviews with people about how they use math in the work. Interesting and easy-to-read perspectives on “math in the real world.”
Not technically OER but free-to-use and/or link to. Published 2011-2015.

• Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (OER textbook)
Written by Univ. of Hawaii instructor, revised in 2018. "This book will help you to understand elementary mathematics more deeply, gain facility with creating and using mathematical notation, develop a habit of looking for reasons and creating mathematical explanations, and become more comfortable exploring unfamiliar mathematical situations." Online, digital PDF, print PDF, and XML formats. CC BY SA (Creative Commons - Attribution - ShareAlike) license.
• Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity (OER textbook)
Ji-Yeong I and Ricardo Martinez, Iowa State University, 2021. "This book is designed for pre-service/in-service teachers and others who will work or work with K–12 students who have linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, especially students of other languages (English language learners/Emergent bilingual/multilingual)." Organized into 6 chapters. Online, PDF, EPUB, and Common Cartridge formats. CC BY NC SA (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) license. Eligible for Print on Demand.
• The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems (OER textbook)
"The book consists of six chapters of increasing sophistication (Mental Skills; Arithmetic; Word Problems; Algebra; Geometry; Infinity), with interleaved commentary. The content will appeal to students considering further study of mathematics at university, teachers of mathematics at age 14-18, and anyone who wants to see what this kind of elementary content has to tell us about how mathematics really works." PDF and print-on-demand formats. CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license.
• Open Textbook Initiative - Approved Textbooks (American Institute of Mathematics)
OER textbooks approved by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Editorial Board.Categories include Liberal Arts Math, and more. Each textbook may have a different open license.

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• K-5 Math and Technology Resources
“A directory of resources about mathematics and technology for kindergarten through fifth grade. This resource was created with the support of an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include teaching and learning theories, problem solving, assessment, equity, technological tools, and measurements.” Published Spring 2015. PDF format. CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license.
• ACEMaths
From the African Teacher Education OER Network, 2008, focusing on South Africa. The units focusing on Learning and Teaching of Intermediate and Senior Mathematics: Unit 1: Exploring what it means to ‘do’ mathematics, Unit 2: Developing understanding in mathematics, Unit 3: Teaching through problem solving, Unit 4: Planning in the problem-based classroom, Unit 5: Building assessment into teaching and learning, Unit 6: Teaching all children mathematics. Various CC licenses on different materials in the units.

• Math in Society (OER textbook)
David Lippman, Pierce College, 2017, edition 2.5. " This book is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, most non-algebraic, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts majors. The text is designed so that most chapters are independent, allowing the instructor to choose a selection of topics to be covered. Emphasis is placed on the applicability of the mathematics." PDF and editable Word formats. Faculty reviews of this text available on this site. CC BY SA (Creative Commons - Attribution-ShareAlike) license. Eligible for Print on Demand.
• College Mathematics for Everyday Life - Second Edition (OER textbook)
Maxie Inigo, et al, Coconino Community College, 2015. "This text was written for a college-level liberal arts math class. It addresses math concepts that most people will encourter as part of their everyday life, including statistics, probablility, growth, finance, graph theory, voting systems, fair division, apportionment, and geometric symmetry and the golden ratio. Each chapter includes a set of homework questions for practice." PDF and editable Word formats. CC BY SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike) license. Eligible for Print on Demand.
• Quantitative Reasoning: A Real World Approach (OER textbook)
Janice Alves, et al, University System of Georgia, 2022. Organized into 6 chapters: Problem-Solving, Sets and Real Numbers, Logical Reasoning, Probability, Intro to Data Analysis, and Basic Mathematical Modeling. Integrated exercises throughout. Uses LaTeX. PDF format. Dual licensed with CC BY NC SA (Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike) and CC BY SA (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike) licenses. Eligible for Print on Demand.
• Liberal Arts Mathematics
Saburo Matsumoto, College of the Canyons, 2019. Organized into 9 chapters, starting with Mathematics and Problem-Solving. Includes exercises and an answer key to selected problems. PDF format via Google Drive. CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license.
• Mathematics - OpenTextBookStore (open textbooks)
List of commonly used open textbooks for mathematics, including math in liberal arts, etc. Brief reviews and openness ratings for each book, plus link to free and openly licensed textbook files. All openly licensed and eligible for Print on Demand.
• Open Textbook Initiative - Approved Textbooks (American Institute of Mathematics)
OER textbooks approved by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Editorial Board. Categories include Liberal Arts Math. Each textbook may have a different open license.

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• "Math at Work Monday" interviews
From Math for Grownups site, interviews with people about how they use math in the work. Interesting and easy-to-read perspectives on “math in the real world.”
Not technically OER but free-to-use and/or link to. Published 2011-2015.
• MyOpenMath
MyOpenMath is designed for mathematics, providing delivery of homework, quizzes, and tests with rich mathematical content. MyOpenMath can be used to web-enhance an on-campus course, as part of hybrid course, or to run a fully online course. There’s a video link provided to see how other instructors use MyOpenMath, plus a list of textbooks aligned for the pre-built courses, including Arithmetic for College Students, Prealgebra, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Math in Society, Precalculus, College Algebra, Business Calculus, and Contemporary Calculus. Links together specific chapters with related videos, homework, quizzes, etc.
• Science Stories
"Science Stories brings scientific work into social spaces." Browse annotated stories and videos about scientists from traditionally marginalized backgrounds. A mix of historical and current stories. Covers all areas of STEM. Open access (okay to link to and/or embed videos).

• Intermediate Algebra (OER textbook)
Terrance Berg, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Canada), 2020. Adapted from Tyler Wallace's Beginning and Intermediate Algebra. "The mathematics covered in this textbook are at an intermediate algebra level, building upon literacies covered in Mathematical Fundamental and Elementary Algebra." Organized into 11 chapters and includes extensive self-assessments and answer keys. Online and PDF formats. CC BY NC SA (Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) license. Eligible for Print on Demand.
• Mathematics - OpenTextBookStore (open textbooks)
List of commonly used open textbooks for mathematics, including Pre-algebra and Algebra. Brief reviews and openness ratings for each book, plus link to free and openly licensed textbook files. All openly licensed and eligible for Print on Demand.
• Open Textbook Initiative - Approved Textbooks (American Institute of Mathematics)
OER textbooks approved by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Editorial Board. Categories include Elementary Algebra and College Algebra. Each textbook may have a different open license.
• OpenStax Mathematics textbooks and instructor resources
High-quality mathematics textbooks and instructor resources, including Elementary Algebra, College Algebra with Corequisite Support, College Algebra, and Intermediate Algebra. All have at least online and PDF format options. All with a CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license. All eligible for Print on Demand.
• Open Source Mathematics textbooks (Scottsdale Community College)
Free and openly licensed textbooks created by Scottsdale Community College instructor, 2013. Textbooks include College Algebra. CC BY NC SA (Creative Commons - Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike) license.

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• MyOpenMath
MyOpenMath is designed for mathematics, providing delivery of homework, quizzes, and tests with rich mathematical content. MyOpenMath can be used to web-enhance an on-campus course, as part of hybrid course, or to run a fully online course. There’s a video link provided to see how other instructors use MyOpenMath, plus a list of textbooks aligned for the pre-built courses, including Arithmetic for College Students, Prealgebra, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Math in Society, Precalculus, College Algebra, Business Calculus, and Contemporary Calculus. Links together specific chapters with related videos, homework, quizzes, etc.
• GeoGebra
“GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.” GeoGebra can be embedded in MyOpenMath with parameters passed between them. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit GeoGebra for non-commercial purposes.

• OpenIntro Statistics (OER textbooks)
OpenIntro Statistics, Intro Statistics with Randomization and Simulation, and Intro Statistics for the Life and Biomedical Sciences textbooks, videos, slides, labs, and more. PDF format available for free. CC BY SA (Creative Commons - Attribution - ShareAlike) license.
• Statistics Using Technology (OER textbook)
Kathryn Kozak, Coconino Community College, 3rd ed., 2021. "This is an introductory Statistics Textbook for first year college courses. This book places data at the center of the course. It also uses the statistical package R, though you can use another statistical computer package if you wish." Organized into 11 chapters. PDF and Word formats. CC BY SA (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike) license.
• Elementary Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences (OER textbook)
Michelle Oja, Taft College, July 2021. Organized into 4 main units, focusing on behavioral statistics and applications. Also fulfills and used for the Math 110 (Statistics) course for the California community colleges. Online, PDF, and course cartridge formats. CC BY-NC-SA (Creative Commons - Attribution - NonCommercial - ShareAlike) license.
• Mathematics - OpenTextBookStore (open textbooks)
List of commonly used open textbooks for mathematics, including Statistics. Brief reviews and openness ratings for each book, plus link to free and openly licensed textbook files. All openly licensed.
• Open Textbook Initiative - Approved Textbooks (American Institute of Mathematics)
OER textbooks approved by the American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) Editorial Board. Categories include Statistics. Each textbook may have a different open license.
• OpenStax Mathematics textbooks and instructor resources
High-quality mathematics textbooks and instructor resources for Statistics (HS/AP level), Introductory Statistics, and Introductory Business Statistics. All have at least online and PDF format options. All with a CC BY (Creative Commons - Attribution) license. All eligible for Print on Demand.

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• GeoGebra
“GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.” GeoGebra can be embedded in MyOpenMath with parameters passed between them. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit GeoGebra for non-commercial purposes.

### WA CTC-created resources:

• MATH 96/140 (TCC OER course)
Tip: Before clicking on this link, first log into your SPSCC Canvas faculty account and open up Canvas Commons. OER Canvas course shared by TCC instructor Mike Flodin, 2020. "Web-enhanced Introduction to Precalculus class (in between Intermediate Algebra and Precalculus)." Includes modules, assignments, and discussions. Public domain license.

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• MyOpenMath
MyOpenMath is designed for mathematics, providing delivery of homework, quizzes, and tests with rich mathematical content. MyOpenMath can be used to web-enhance an on-campus course, as part of hybrid course, or to run a fully online course. There’s a video link provided to see how other instructors use MyOpenMath, plus a list of textbooks aligned for the pre-built courses, including Arithmetic for College Students, Prealgebra, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Math in Society, Precalculus, College Algebra, Business Calculus, and Contemporary Calculus. Links together specific chapters with related videos, homework, quizzes, etc.
• GeoGebra
“GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.” GeoGebra can be embedded in MyOpenMath with parameters passed between them. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit GeoGebra for non-commercial purposes.

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• MyOpenMath
MyOpenMath is designed for mathematics, providing delivery of homework, quizzes, and tests with rich mathematical content. MyOpenMath can be used to web-enhance an on-campus course, as part of hybrid course, or to run a fully online course. There’s a video link provided to see how other instructors use MyOpenMath, plus a list of textbooks aligned for the pre-built courses, including Arithmetic for College Students, Prealgebra, Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Math in Society, Precalculus, College Algebra, Business Calculus, and Contemporary Calculus. Links together specific chapters with related videos, homework, quizzes, etc.
• GeoGebra
“GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.” GeoGebra can be embedded in MyOpenMath with parameters passed between them. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit GeoGebra for non-commercial purposes.

### Supplemental tools and materials (incl. games, lessons, videos, exercises, etc.):

• GeoGebra
“GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.” GeoGebra can be embedded in MyOpenMath with parameters passed between them. You are free to copy, distribute and transmit GeoGebra for non-commercial purposes.

• Engaging Mathematics - Teaching Manuals for math and environmental issues
9 manuals with lessons, activities, and curricula developed through Engaging Mathematics on different environmental issues relating to math, such as “Integrating Sustainability into Algebra Courses,” “Elementary Statistics Society and Environment,” and more. Different CC licenses on various textbooks, available to download as Word, PDF, or e-book formats.

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