BCcampus Best-of Open Textbooks: We’re all about numbers

Coordinated by the OpenCourseWare Consortium, Open Education Week’s goal is to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now.

This week, BCcampus features some our best open textbooks (ratings of 80% and higher based on peer reviews) currently available to instructors and students on our OpenEd site.

Today’s textbooks are on the subjects of numbers and logic:


Textbook: Introductory Statistics

Reviewed by: Leslie Burkholder, University of British Columbia
Overall Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Reviewer comment: The textbook is very clear. The writing style is quite accessible. Many of our students do not have English as a first language. It doesn’t look like the text would present issues for their understanding.


Textbook: Calculus – Early Transcendentals

Reviewed by: Bruce Aubertin, Langara College
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewer comment: Overall, I like this book a lot. It is very well written and friendly to read, without the usual clutter of sidebars, footnotes and appendices! There is appropriate rigour throughout, though the book is not at all in the style of Rudin’s classic graduate text, “Principles of Mathematical Analysis!” It is much more conversational, and suited even for self-study.