Prealgebra: Lumen Learning & OpenStax

This course provides an interactive exploration of Prealgebra topics, laying a firm groundwork for success in subsequent math courses. With embedded algorithmically generated practice and videos, the text is a great resource for active learning in and out of the classroom. Content coverage includes whole numbers, algebraic notation, integers, fractions, decimals, percents, real numbers, multi-step linear equations, polynomials, geometry, and graphs.

This course offers a set of resources including editable e-text with embedded videos and interactives along with online assessments.

Primary source includes OpenStax Prealgebra and mathispower4u.com videos by James Sousa.

Prealgebra 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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