Information for MTH 243-244 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.
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 (DeVeaux) from a previous term?
This will largely depend on your instructor, so please contact them about your particular section.
The OER text is OpenStax
It can be downloaded as PDF
Put onto a tablet
Opened directly online (render issue causes example and problem numbers to not appear)
Purchase a hard copy of the OER text for approximately $33
Certain topics covered in MTH 243/ MTH 244 are not included in the OpenStax OER text. A supplement to these topic has been created
- MTH 244 Supplement coming soon
Your instructor may be using WebAssign or WeBWorK (an online homework system) with problems that are matched to the OER text. WebAssign costs approximately $33 per term. WeBWorK is a completely free online homework system. Your instructor will provide details if they are using either of these systems.
Pilot / Grant Timeline
- Summer 2016 - Spring 2017 - Have interested instructors pilot the OER text OpenStax at all campuses.