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Open Resources for Community College Algebra

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Portland Community College Faculty

Copyright Year: 2018

Publisher: Portland Community College

Language: English

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Reviewed by Jenna Guenther, Tutoring Coordinator, Science and Math, James Madison University on 2/22/21

This text covers all areas and ideas that make up the scope of a developmental college algebra curriculum. It also provides basic skills review in the appendices and opens with fundamental knowledge so that readers are aware of the background... read more

Reviewed by Jennifer Fleming, Part-Time Professor: Mathematics Faculty, Oregon Coast Community College on 12/2/20

This book is excellent with regards to comprehensiveness. As part of the "ORCCA" series, this book is divided into 3 parts: Part 1 (chapters 1, 2, 3, 4), Part 2 (chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) and Part 3 (chapters 10, 11, 12, 13). Every chapter... read more

Reviewed by Jacquie Coe, Assistant Professor II, Central Oregon Community College on 6/14/19

This textbook is a comprehensive collection of beginning through intermediate algebra topics often covered in community college developmental courses. There is an excellent index and glossary of terms for locating material. There are a few... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Variables, Expressions, and Equations
  • Chapter 2: Linear Equations and Inequalities
  • Chapter 3: Graphing Lines
  • Chapter 4: Systems of Linear Equations
  • Chapter 5: Exponents and Polynomials
  • Chapter 6: Radical Expressions and Equations
  • Chapter 7: Solving Quadratic Equations
  • Chapter 8: Quantities in the Physical World
  • Chapter 9: Topics in Graphing
  • Chapter 10: Factoring
  • Chapter 11: Functions
  • Chapter 12: Rational Functions and Equations
  • Chapter 13: Graphs and Equations
  • Appendix A: Basic Math Review

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About the Book

Open Resources for Community College Algebra (ORCCA) is an open-source, openly-licensed textbook package (eBook, print, and online homework) for basic and intermediate algebra. At Portland Community College, Part 1 is used in MTH 60, Part 2 is used in MTH 65, and Part 3 is used in MTH 95.

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Portland Community College Faculty

Project Leads: Ann Cary, Alex Jordan, Ross Kouzes
Technology Engineer: Alex Jordan
Contributing Authors: Ann Cary, Alex Jordan, Ross Kouzes, Scot Leavitt, Cara Lee, Carl Yao, and Ralf
WeBWorK Problem Coding: Chris Hughes, Alex Jordan, Carl Yao
Other Contributors: Kara Colley