College Algebra is an introductory text for a college algebra survey course. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for Calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely. Each section includes homework exercises, and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (discussion questions are open-ended).
The College Algebra course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2019. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module and is also named TMM001. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities, please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadNicholas Shay Central Ohio Technical College (now at Columbus State Community College)Content ContributorsRachida Aboughazi Ohio State UniversityEvelyn Kirschner Columbus State Community CollegeDavid Kish Ohio Dominican UniversityLibrarianDaniel Dotson Ohio State University Review TeamFauna Donahue University of Rio GrandeJared Stadden Kent State University Geauga
This material covers Chapter 5: Polynomial and Rational Funcitons chapter of the OpenStax College Algebra Text. This module contains an overview of learning objectives mapped to the OTM state standards, worksheets that correspond to chapter sections, interactive Desmos Activities that pair with the chapter, and a list of supplemental videos that correspond to the chapter content. Photo by Jimmy Chang on Unsplash
Activity Sheets, tightly aligned with the OpenStax College Algebra text, and designed for use in class as part of an active lecture. During the 2020-2021 pandemic, the activity sheets were used successfully in both group and individual settings in hybrid and fully online learning environmentsThis resource includes activities formatted both as accessible Word documents, for ease of use under the CC-BY 4.0 license, and in pdf form to preserve historically the intended appearance on the page.These activity sheets align tightly with the OpenStax College Algebra textbook and an available MyOpenMath Course called the College Algebra Western MD Consortium (MOST), an inter-institutional effort comprised of mathematics faculty, instructional designers, and libriarians from Frostburg State University, Allegany College of Maryland, and Garrett College.
A course containing formative and summative assessments, guided reading notes, and in-class active-learning activities tightly aligned with OpenStax College Algebra with trigonometric topics from the OpenStax Algebra with Trigonometry textbook. Ancillary materials are available for download from OER Commons (See Note to Instructors within course) include active-learning worksheets and guided reading note assignments.Topics covered support transferability of College Algebra from two-year to four-year institutions within the University System of Maryland, including verbal, tabular, graphical, and algebraic representations of the functions of college algebra (linear, power/polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric), operations and characteristics of functions, transformations, and systems of linear and nonlinear functions. Prerequisite topics and a review of intermediate algebra are included with assessment but without ancillary materials. This course is suitable for flipped classrooms as well as active-learning environments or may be used without the activity sheets for hybrid or online delivery. It has been used successfully with instructor-created lecture videos (not included) for intense 3 to 6 week online sessions.Provided by the Western Maryland OER Collaboration, an interinstitutional team supported by the Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative (M.O.S.T.).
In this undergraduate level seminar series topics vary from year to year. Students present and discuss the subject matter, and are provided with instruction and practice in written and oral communication. Some experience with proofs required. The topic for fall 2008: Computational algebra and algebraic geometry.