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.

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

“Since using OHM, I have time to help a larger number of students pass the course. It’s also easy for students to understand how to use.” – Jean Greear, Wytheville 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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