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Intermediate Algebra

This is the third edition of a core textbook at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). Authored by members of the SCC Math Department faculty, it has been used by thousands of students. Continually improved, it is now part of a comprehensive resource package that includes online help and assessment tools as well as an instructor's guide.  This text represents the very best of professional-grade Open Educational Resources.

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Smarthistory
Project Management Skills for All Careers - 2nd edition
Collaborative Statistics
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Principles of Microeconomics and
  Principles of Macroeconomics


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