New Open Textbook – Precalculus: OpenStax

We are happy to announce that we’ve added a new open textbook to our collection.

Precalculus: OpenStax

Description: Precalculus (was College Algebra) is an introductory text. 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. Each section includes homework exercises, and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (discussion questions are open-ended). Graphing calculators are used sparingly and only as a tool to enhance the Mathematics, not to replace it. Note: this book was updated on the BC Open textbook Project site on February 17, 2015 to include the version of the textbook with chapters on Trigonometry.

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Author: Carl Stitz, Ph.D., Jeff Zeager, Ph.D.
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Reviewers: As part of the release of these new open textbooks, BCcampus is actively soliciting reviews by qualified faculty from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Yukon. If you would like to review this textbook, please contact us. We provide a $250 stipend to faculty who review a BC open textbook.