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Featured Instructor: Amanda Hager, PhD

    Department: Mathematics

    Courses Taught: M 305G Preparation for Calculus, CalcBridge (dual-credit calculus)

    OER I Use:

      OpenStax Precalculus

‚Äč      OpenStax Algebra and Trigonometry

      OpenStax Calculus I

      OpenStax Calculus II



Why I Chose OER:  I have invested a ton of time and resources developing online homework assignments and YouTube mini-lectures for my students as their primary source of information for my courses. It seemed irresponsible to ask students to pay for a book that was meant to serve as a  secondary resource. At the same time, I felt that a textbook could still play a vital role in the course, as another place for a student to look for explanations or extra problems. There are several free high-quality textbooks available in my subjects, and they save me the time of drafting a course guide or coursepack from scratch.

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