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This guide is designed to assist faculty and students access scholarly Mathematics resources

Open Textbooks, Statistics to Trigonometry


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Introductory Statistics
Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, Introductory Statistics

Available through Rice University's OpenStax College, 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. [...]

Reviews available from the Open Textbook Library and Cool4Ed.

Introductory Statistics
Douglas S. Shafer and Zhiyi Zhang, Beginning Statistics

This book is meant to be a textbook for a standard one-semester introductory statistics course for general education students.Over time the core content of this course has developed into a well-defined body of material that is substantial for a one-semester course. [...]

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David M. Lane, Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study

This is a resource for learning and teaching introductory statistics. It contains material presented in textbook format and as video presentations. This resource features interactive demonstrations and simulations, case studies, and an analysis lab.

Approved by the American Institute of Mathematics
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Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis, Fundamentals of Algebra

Fundamentals of Mathematics is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern prealgebra course, as well as the topics of estimation, elementary analytic geometry, and introductory algebra. It is intended for students who have had a previous course in prealgebra, wish to meet the prerequisite of a higher level course such as elementary algebra, and need to review fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques.

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Lynn Marecek and MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Prealgebra

Prealgebra is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for a one-semester prealgebra course. The book’s organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text introduces 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.

College Algebra

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John Redden, Beginning Algebra

This text is an introductory text that focuses on the study of algebra at the beginning stages. It assumes no prior algebraic experience and is intended for any student who needs build a strong algebraic foundation. [...]

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Wade Ellis and Denny Burzynski, Elementary Algebra

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.


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Michael Corral, Trigonometry

This is a text on elementary trigonometry, designed for students who have completed courses in high-school algebra and geometry. Though designed for college students, it could also be used in high schools. The traditional topics are covered, but a more geometrical approach is taken than usual. Also, some numerical methods (e.g. the secant method for solving trigonometric equations) are discussed. A brief tutorial on using Gnuplot to graph trigonometric functions is included.

Carl Stitz and Jeff Zeager, College Trigonometry

This text on trigonometry covers foundational topics such as trig functions, graphs, identities, and equations. It also covers topics in applied trigonometry, such as the law of sines and cosines, conic sections, polar coordinates and equations, and complex numbers. It is a section of the Precalculus text by the same authors found elsewhere in this guide.

Approved by the American Institute of Mathematics.