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These textbooks have been created for free use in courses. These resources may be adopted for use as classroom text, modified to create new texts (as licensing allows), or used as a supplemental learning tool to aid in understanding key concepts.

- American Institute of Mathematics Approved TextbooksThe American Institute of Mathematics (AIM) evaluates and recommends open textbooks for courses ranging from pre-calculus to upper division analysis and algebra.

- College Algebra by Jay AbramsonISBN: 9781938168383Publication Date: 2015-02-13License: CC BY 4.0

A reviewed textbook intended for adoption in introductory algebra courses. - First Course in Linear Algebra by Robert A. BeezerISBN: 9780984417551Publication Date: 2012-12-01License: GNU Free Documentation

An introduction to the basic concepts of linear algebra, along with an introduction to the techniques of formal mathematics. Numerous worked examples and exercises, along with precise statements of definitions and complete proofs of every theorem, make the text ideal for independent study.

- Active CalculusLicense: CC BY-SA 2.0

Active Prelude to Calculus, Active Calculus, and Active Calculus Multivariable are free, open-source calculus textbooks that is designed to support an active learning approach. The HTML version of each text offers anonymous interactive WeBWorK exercises, select interactive graphics, and full-color static graphics. - Calculus Volume 1 by Gilbert Strang; Edwin HermanISBN: 9781938168024Publication Date: 2016-03-07License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Part of a three-volume series of reviewed textbook intended to meet the requirements of a typical two or three semester calculus course. Volume One covers functions, limits, derivatives, and integration.

- Friendly Introduction to Mathematical Logic by Christopher C. LearyISBN: 9781942341079Publication Date: 2015-07-27License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

At the intersection of mathematics, computer science, and philosophy, mathematical logic examines the power and limitations of formal mathematical thinking. In this expansion of Leary's user-friendly 1st edition, readers with no previous study in the field are introduced to the basics of model theory, proof theory, and computability theory. The text is designed to be used either in an upper division undergraduate classroom, or for self study.

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- OpenIntro Statistics by David M. Diez, Christopher D. Barr, & Mine Çetinkaya-RundelLicense: CC BY-SA 4.0

“Data is messy, and statistical tools are imperfect. But, when you understand the strengths and weaknesses of these tools, you can use them to learn about the real world.” This book is full of examples and exercises on topics of current interest pulled from the popular media and published research. - Introductory Statistics by Barbara Illowsky & Susan DeanISBN: 9781938168208License: CC BY 4.0

Introductory Statistics follows the scope and sequence of a one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering.

Included in this section are a list of software, most of which were created to help with the online display of mathematics equations. They are all openly accessible, though their licenses vary in permissions granted.

- MathJaxLicense: Apache License 2.0

MathJax is a JavaScript display engine designed for use in all browsers. It was jointly created by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in order to help advance mathematical and scientific content on the internet. - SageMathLicense: GNU General Public License

SageMath is an open-source mathematics software, designed to create a viable and free alternative to mainstream, pay-to-use softwares such as Matlab. - WeBWorKWebwork is an open-source, online system for math and science homework that is supported by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). It is complete with a National Problem Library that contains more than 20,000 homework problems for math classes of all levels.

- Better ExplainedLicense: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Better Explained is a tutoring site offering additional lessons for students in college algebra, geometry, precalculus, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and programming courses. - GeogebraLicense: GNU General Public License

Geogebra is a free mathematics site that combines geometry, algebra, and calculus - allowing students to do constructions with points, vectors, segments, lines, conic sections, as well as functions. Students can manipulate these constructions in real time, making it a highly dynamic mathematics software. - Math PlanetLicense: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Math Planet is an online collection of resources to help students study concepts related to Pre-algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, and Geometry. - MathisPower4u.comLicense: CC BY-SA 3.0

MathisPower4u.com is a website of more than 6,000 free mini-lessons and example videos to aid students studying algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and statistics, among other topics. - PhET Interactive SimulationsLicense: CC BY 4.0

These online, open simulations were created by the University of Colorado-Boulder to provide new fun, free, and interactive tools for students to use. All simulations have been tested and evaluated in real-world classrooms. They are licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY-4.0 license. - Wolfram Demonstrations ProjectLicense: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

A collection of interactive visualizations of concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance and more.

- Algebra2go®License: CC BY-SA 3.0 US

Algebra2Go was created by professors at Saddleback College, and includes a full course's worth of lectures, homework sets, topic quizzes, class notes, and study guides to aid in the study of Algebra of all levels.

- Exploring Multivariable CalculusLicense: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

This resource allows students to create 2-D and 3-D mathematics visualizations, allowing them to explore multivariable calculus, differential equations, and other 3-D topics within linear algebra and single variable calculus.

The content provided in this guide is intended for informational purposes only. The Melvin J. Zahnow Library at SVSU does not make any assurances as to the accuracy of the information contained within linked resources, or as to the licenses and permissions granted for the use of these works. **Always be certain to check the permissions for each resource before using the work. **

Questions? Contact **Tina Mullins **at cemullin@svsu.edu

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