# Pilot information for MTH 251-254 OER

# Why an Open Educational Resource (OER)?

An OER is free to use if you decide to access it on a device you already own. And its inexpensive if you prefer a paper version.

OERs can be updated quickly if errors are spotted or content needs to be changed. (They aren't always updated, but this one will be).

Allows several schools to collaborate on and share materials

OERs written in HTML are easier to access for students with visual and physical disabilities than a traditional print text.

Especially for mathematics content, many interactive features can be integrated such as GeoGebra applets, Sage cells and WeBWorK problems.

# What if I already own the text (Stewart) from a previous term?

This will largely depend on your instructor, so please contact them about your particular section. In most cases, you can continue to use your previous reference text to look at examples and mathematical content. However, you will likely need to do your homework out of the pilot text (or online in WeBWorK). You will also want to have access at least to an electronic version of the pilot text to appropriately cite theorems and for a guide to specific vocabulary and definitions.

# Pilot Timeline

Here is the approximate schedule for piloting (SY=Sylvania, CA=Cascade, RC=Rock Creek, SE=Southeast Campus). More pilots may be available–this table reflects the minimum pilot schedule.

MTH 251 | MTH 252 | MTH 253 | MTH 254 | |
---|---|---|---|---|

F16 | Two sections (CRNs 40563, 42031) at CA campus | |||

W17 | Two sections | One section | One section | |

S17 | Two sections | One section (CRN 22261) at CA campus | One section | Two sections |

† If you are an instructor who is interested in piloting APEX Calculus for Winter 2016 or Spring 2016, please contact carly.vollet@pcc.edu as well as your Faculty Department Chair.

# Math 251

For this course, you will need the reference text and the calculus lab manual. See details below:

**Reference Text**

The reference text is APEX Calculus, Version 3.0, Volume 1.

If you prefer a print version, you may purchase one at the bookstore (a limited number will be available) or online here: http://www.apexcalculus.com/purchase/.

If you have a screen that is large enough for you to use in a meaningful way (such as a tablet or a laptop), you may use electronic copies in class. Electronic copies can be downloaded here :http://www.apexcalculus.com/downloads/

**Calculus Lab Manual**

The Calculus Lab Manual (CLM)is the same as the lab manual being used by other sections of MTH 251.

Print versions may be purchased at any PCC Bookstore: http://www.pcc.edu/resources/bookstore/

Electronic copies may be downloaded here: http://www.pcc.edu/programs/math/course-downloads.html

**Online Homework**

Your instructor may be using WeBWorK (an online homework system) with problems that are matched to the reference text. WeBWorK is a completely free online homework system. Your instructor will provide details.

# Math 252

For this course, you will just need the reference text, APEX Calculus, Version 3.0, Volume 2. You will also need access to Volume 1 (electronically or print copies using your PCC print allowance) for a few sections.

**Textbook Information**

If you prefer a print version, you may purchase one at the bookstore (a limited number will be available) or online here: http://www.apexcalculus.com/purchase/.

If you have a screen that is large enough for you to use in a meaningful way (such as a tablet or a laptop), you may use electronic copies in class. Electronic copies can be downloaded here: http://www.apexcalculus.com/downloads/

**Online Homework**

Your instructor may be using WeBWorK (an online homework system) with problems that are matched to the reference text. WeBWorK is a completely free online homework system. Your instructor will provide details.

# Math 253

# For this course, you will just need the reference text, APEX Calculus, Version 3.0, Volume 2 **and** Chapter 10 from Version 3.0 Volume 3. You may choose to print the needed Chapters (Chapters 8 and 10) using your PCC print allowance.

# **Textbook Information**

If you prefer a print version, you may purchase one here: http://www.apexcalculus.com/purchase/

If you have a screen that is large enough for you to use in a meaningful way (such as a tablet or a laptop), you may use electronic copies in class. Electronic copies can be downloaded here: http://www.apexcalculus.com/downloads/

We are trying to get copies available at the bookstore. Since you will have access to the text electronically on day 1, you can buy your textbook after the term starts.

**Online Homework**

Your instructor may be using WeBWorK (an online homework system) with problems that are matched to the reference text. WeBWorK is a completely free online homework system. Your instructor will provide details.

# Math 254

For this course, you will just need the reference text, APEX Calculus, Version 3.0, Volume 3.

**Textbook Information**

If you prefer a print version, you may purchase one here: http://www.apexcalculus.com/purchase/

If you have a screen that is large enough for you to use in a meaningful way (such as a tablet or a laptop), you may use electronic copies in class. Electronic copies can be downloaded here: http://www.apexcalculus.com/downloads/

We are trying to get copies available at the bookstore. Since you will have access to the text electronically on day 1, you can buy your physical textbook after the term starts.