College Algebra: Lumen Learning

This course provides an interactive exploration of College Algebra topics, laying a firm groundwork for success in subsequent math courses. With Desmos interactives as well as embedded algorithmically generated practice, the text is a great resource for active learning in and out of the classroom.

Content coverage includes a review of algebra essentials; polynomial and rational expressions; solving and graphing various types of equations; different types of functions and algebraic operations on functions (linear, absolute value, quadratic, power, polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, and logarithmic functions); exponential and logarithmic equations and models; systems of equations and inequalities; solving systems with matrices; conic sections; sequences and series; and probability and counting principles. This course offers a complete set of resources including editable e-text with embedded videos, practice, and Desmos interactives, worksheets, online assessments, and powerpoint slides.

Primary source materials for this course include the OpenStax textbooks, College Algebra and Precalculus by Jay Abramson, et al. and mathispower4u.com tutorials by James Sousa.

College Algebra: Lumen Learning is available as an OHM course.

  • Online Homework Manager (OHM): A flexible, LMS-integrated math homework engine with learning content and activities you tailor to fit your students’ needs.
  • Request an OHM instructor account: Try out course-building in OHM. It’s simple to get started using customizable template courses.

Why Teach with Lumen Course Materials?

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  • Replace expensive textbooks: Ready-to-adopt open educational resources (OER) include text, videos, simulations, self-checks, and other interactives.
  • Choose affordability: Low cost to students.
  • Use better content: Continuous, data-driven improvements make OER content more effective at supporting learning.
  • Simplify access: Easy access to course materials in your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, and Moodle) plus automatic grade return.
  • Improve student outcomes: Research shows Lumen course materials can improve academic performance, passing rates, and course completion.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

  • Save time: Start with curated, outcome-aligned OER and supplemental instructor resources like quiz banks, assignments, slide decks, etc. 
  • Customize your course: Freedom to tailor course content to fit your learning outcomes and instructional approach.
  • Enjoy awesome support: Faculty-friendly onboarding, training, and support. 

See OER pioneer David Wiley’s overviews of Lumen courseware.

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FOR STUDENTS

  • Learn by doing: Online homework, self-check activities, and other interactive tools strengthen learning.
  • Engage from day one: Avoid falling behind with access course materials from the first day of class.
  • Retain materials: Download a digital copy of course content to keep forever.
  • Become a better learner: Real-time feedback guides students on where to focus and how to improve.

Three Steps to Teaching this Course in Your Class

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Fill out our Try this Course form, and we’ll get materials to you

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Setup your course in your LMS (optional)

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