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.

Lumen OER courses apply learning science insights to engage students and better support the learning process. Content includes text, images, videos, assessments, directed feedback, practice questions, and other interactives that invite students to apply their knowledge and improve their understanding. Lumen’s online homework system, OHM, provides frequent practice, machine grading, and immediate feedback to help students learn and master math and other quantitative subjects.

Additional Course Features

These course materials include:

  • Online Homework Manager (OHM): A flexible, user-friendly math homework system with customizable learning content, assessments, and activities you can tailor to fit your needs. Request an OHM instructor account
  • Outcome-aligned OER: Designed to replace expensive textbooks, this course curates open educational resources (OER) aligned with learning outcomes. Teach as-is or customize to fit your needs.
  • LMS Integration: This course may be delivered with seamless LMS integration and automatic grade return for Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, and Moodle.
  • Accessibility: Lumen is 100% committed to providing learning materials that are accessible to all learners. Lumen course materials are mobile-friendly.

What People Are Saying

“OHM is fantastic for providing students with immediate feedback and remediation. It has helped my students improve their precision in answers.” – Royce Shelley, Salt Lake Community College

 

 

“Since using OHM, my students have a better understanding of the course topics.” – Bethzabeth Berrios, SUNY Rockland

 

 

 

“Since using OHM, I have achieved greater efficiency in giving feedback to students. OHM helps me to quickly let students know how well they are progressing through the course.” – Noel Whelchel, Atlanta Metropolitan State College

 

“Since using OHM, I have been able to hold students accountable for their homework. It is extremely comprehensive for the students and it saves me an immense amount of time.” – Mac Psachie, Hunter College CUNY

 

“OHM has greatly reduced the cost of an online homework program for our students.” – Jim Smart, Tallahassee Community College

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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