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- MAT 050 Algebra I
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- Elementary Algebra by OpenStaxISBN: 9780998625713Publication Date: 2017-02-22"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. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics." - works with MAT 050
- Elementary Algebra by John ReddenISBN: 9781453300923Publication Date: 2011-01-01"It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today's global market. The importance of algebra, in particular, cannot be overstated, as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, elementary algebra and intermediate algebra. This textbook, Elementary Algebra, is the first part, written in a clear and concise manner, making no assumption of prior algebra experience. It carefully guides students from the basics to the more advanced techniques required to be successful in the next course." - works with MAT 050
- Elementary Algebra by Wade Ellis; Denny BurzynskiPublication Date: 2010"Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. Use of this book will help the student develop the insight and intuition necessary to master algebraic techniques and manipulative skills.Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. It is intended for students who (1) have no exposure to elementary algebra, (2) have previously had an unpleasant experience with elementary algebra, or (3) need to review algebraic concepts and techniques." - works with MAT 050
- Elementary Algebra v. 1.0 by Saylor AcademyPublication Date: 2012"It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today’s global market. The importance of algebra, in particular, cannot be overstated, as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, elementary algebra and intermediate algebra. This textbook, Elementary Algebra, is the first part, written in a clear and concise manner, making no assumption of prior algebra experience. It carefully guides students from the basics to the more advanced techniques required to be successful in the next course." - works with MAT 050

- Open Resources for Community College Algebra"an open-source, openly-licensed textbook package (eBook, print, and online homework) for basic and intermediate algebra."works with MAT 050, MAT 100, & MAT 122

- Boundless AlgebraOER course formerly from Lumen Learning - works with MAT 100, & MAT 122Archived Version - can not download & no longer updated.

- Intermediate Algebra by OpenStaxISBN: 9780998625720Publication Date: 2017-03-31"Intermediate Algebra is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester intermediate 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. The material is presented as a sequence of clear steps, building on concepts presented in prealgebra and elementary algebra courses." - works with MAT 100
- Intermediate Algebra by John ReddenISBN: 9781453347485Publication Date: 2012"Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra. This textbook by John Redden, Intermediate Algebra, is the second part. Written in a clear and concise manner, it carefully builds on the basics learned in Elementary Algebra and introduces the more advanced topics required for further study in applications found in most disciplines." - works with MAT 100
- Intermediate Algebra v. 1.0 by Saylor AcademyPublication Date: 2012"Intermediate Algebra clearly lays out the steps required to build the skills needed to solve a variety of equations and interpret the results. With robust and diverse exercise sets, students have the opportunity to solve plenty of practice problems. In addition to embedded video examples and other online learning resources, the importance of practice with pencil and paper is stressed. This text respects the traditional approaches to algebra pedagogy while enhancing it with the technology available today. In addition, Intermediate Algebra was written from the ground up in an open and modular format, allowing the instructor to modify it and leverage their individual expertise as a means to maximize the student experience and success." - works with MAT 100

- Open Resources for Community College Algebra"an open-source, openly-licensed textbook package (eBook, print, and online homework) for basic and intermediate algebra."works with MAT 050, MAT 100, & MAT 122

- Introductory Business Statistics by Alexander Holmes; Barbara Illowsky; Susan DeanISBN: 9781947172463Publication Date: 2017-11-30"Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences." - works with MAT 101

- A Spiral Workbook for Discrete Mathematics by Harris KwongISBN: 9781942341161Publication Date: 2015-11-06"This is a text that covers the standard topics in a sophomore-level course in discrete mathematics: logic, sets, proof techniques, basic number theory, functions, relations, and elementary combinatorics, with an emphasis on motivation. It explains and clarifies the unwritten conventions in mathematics, and guides the students through a detailed discussion on how a proof is revised from its draft to a final polished form. Hands-on exercises help students understand a concept soon after learning it. The text adopts a spiral approach: many topics are revisited multiple times, sometimes from a different perspective or at a higher level of complexity. The goal is to slowly develop students’ problem-solving and writing skills." - works with MAT 102

- College Trigonometry by Carl Stitz; Jeff ZeagerPublication Date: 2011"Table of Contents

10 Foundations of Trigonometry

11 Applications of Trigonometry" - works with MAT 105 - Trigonometry by Ted Sundstrom; Steven SchlickerPublication Date: 2016"This trigonometry textbook is different than other trigonometry books in that it is free to download, and the reader is expected to do more than read the book and is expected to study the material in the book by working out examples rather than just reading about them. So this book is not just about mathematical content but is also about the process of learning and doing mathematics. That is, this book is designed not to be just casually read but rather to be engaged." - works with MAT 105

- Math in Society by David LippmanISBN: 9781479276530Publication Date: 2012-09-07Math in Society is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts major, or as a general quantitative reasoning course.This book is an open textbook; it can be read free online at http://www.opentextbookstore.com/mathinsociety/.. Editable versions of the chapters are available as well.

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- Boundless AlgebraOER course formerly from Lumen Learning - works with MAT 100, & MAT 122Archived Version - can not download & no longer updated.

- College Algebra by Jay AbramsonISBN: 9781938168383Publication Date: 2015-02-13"College Algebra provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra course. The modular approach and richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. College Algebra offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned." - works with MAT 122
- College Algebra by Carl Stitz; Jeff ZeagerPublication Date: 2013"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." - works with MAT 122

- Open Resources for Community College Algebra"an open-source, openly-licensed textbook package (eBook, print, and online homework) for basic and intermediate algebra."works with MAT 050, MAT 100, & MAT 122

- Boundless CalculusOER course formerly from Lumen Learning - works with MAT 132 & MAT 281Archived Version - can not download & no longer updated.

- Precalculus by Carl Stitz; Jeff ZeagerPublication Date: 2013"A casual glance through the Table of Contents of most of the major publishers' College Algebra books reveals nearly isomorphic content in both order and depth. Our Table of Contents shows a different approach, one that might be labeled “Functions First.” To truly use The Rule of Four, that is, in order to discuss each new concept algebraically, graphically, numerically and verbally, it seems completely obvious to us that one would need to introduce functions first. (Take a moment and compare our ordering to the classic “equations first, then the Cartesian Plane and THEN functions” approach seen in most of the major players.) We then introduce a class of functions and discuss the equations, inequalities (with a heavy emphasis on sign diagrams) and applications which involve functions in that class." - works with MAT 132
- Precalculus by Jay AbramsonISBN: 9781938168345Publication Date: 2014-10-23"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." - works with MAT 132
- Precalculus by Thomas Tradler; Holly CarleyPublication Date: 2015"These are notes for a course in precalculus, as it is taught at New York City College of Technology - CUNY (where it is offered under the course number MAT 1375). Our approach is calculator based. For this, we will use the currently standard TI-84 calculator, and in particular, many of the examples will be explained and solved with it. However, we want to point out that there are also many other calculators that are suitable for the purpose of this course and many of these alternatives have similar functionalities as the calculator that we have chosen to use. An introduction to the TI-84 calculator together with the most common applications needed for this course is provided in appendix A. In the future we may expand on this by providing introductions to other calculators or computer algebra systems." - works with MAT 132
- Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions by David Lippman; Melonie RasmussenPublication Date: 2017"Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions is a free, open textbook covering a two-quarter pre-calculus sequence including trigonometry. The first portion of the book is an investigation of functions, exploring the graphical behavior of, interpretation of, and solutions to problems involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. An emphasis is placed on modeling and interpretation, as well as the important characteristics needed in calculus." - works with MAT 132

- Boundless StatisticsOER course formerly from Lumen Learning - works with MAT 135Archived Version - can not download & no longer updated.

- Introduction to Statistics by David LanePublication Date: 2003"Introduction to Statistics is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics. This work is in the public domain. Therefore, it can be copied and reproduced without limitation. However, we would appreciate a citation where possible. Please cite as: Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study (https://onlinestatbook.com/). Project Leader: David M. Lane, Rice University. Instructor's manual, PowerPoint Slides, and additional questions are available." - works with MAT 135
- Introductory Statistics by Barbara Illowsky; Susan DeanISBN: 9781938168208Publication Date: 2013-10-31"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. The text assumes some knowledge of intermediate algebra and focuses on statistics application over theory. Introductory Statistics includes innovative practical applications that make the text relevant and accessible, as well as collaborative exercises, technology integration problems, and statistics labs." - works with MAT 135
- Introductory Statistics by Douglas S. Shafer; Zhiyi ZhangISBN: 9781453344873Publication Date: 2012-08-01"In many introductory level courses today, teachers are challenged with the task of fitting in all of the core concepts of the course in a limited period of time. The Introductory Statistics teacher is no stranger to this challenge. To add to the difficulty, many textbooks contain an overabundance of material, which not only results in the need for further streamlining, but also in intimidated students. Shafer and Zhang wrote Introductory Statistics by using their vast teaching experience to present a complete look at introductory statistics topics while keeping in mind a realistic expectation with respect to course duration and students' maturity level...." - works with MAT 135
- Introductory Statistics v. 1.0 by Saylor AcademyPublication Date: 2012"This book is meant to be a textbook for a standard one-semester introductory statistics course for general education students. Our motivation for writing it is twofold: 1.) to provide a low-cost alternative to many existing popular textbooks on the market; and 2.) to provide a quality textbook on the subject with a focus on the core material of the course in a balanced presentation." - works with MAT 135

- Boundless CalculusOER course formerly from Lumen Learning - works with MAT 132 & MAT 281Archived Version - can not download & no longer updated.

- Calculus Volume 1 by Gilbert Strang; Edwin "Jed" HermanISBN: 9781938168024Publication Date: 2016-03-07"Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 1 covers functions, limits, derivatives, and integration." - works with MAT 281

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