The textbook I've been waiting for has finally arrived! OpenStax released Contemporary Mathematics on March 22, 2023.
(I can't believe I'm this excited about a new math textbook.)
There are not as many good OER materials for Liberal Arts Mathematics classes as there are for other math subjects, so I was excited to see this new book from OpenStax. The book Math in Society by David Lippman has been my first choice for examples. However, It's a little lacking for exercises.
I use OpenStax books for references in my math videos because they are good enough quality and are free to copy, with appropriate attribution. The math selection from OpenStax has been fairly robust, with the algebra and calculus books being the most useful.
I will use it to create videos based on the text for the Fall 2023 semester, and I hope you will join me in exploring the fascinating world of contemporary mathematics. The videos will be on my YouTube channel: Navigating College Math.
You can access the book online or download a PDF version from the OpenStax website. You can also sign up to be notified when print copies are available. You can also find additional resources created by the OpenStax community on OER Commons.
I hope you will give it a try and share your feedback with me and the OpenStax team.
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