Intermediate Algebra, now in its third edition, is one of four open textbooks that are core teaching resources at Scottsdale Community College. Along with Basic Arithmetic, Introductory Algebra and College Algebra, it has been used by thousands of students, saving them upwards of $150,000 per semester.
These open textbooks came about as the result of the SCC Math faculty making a collective decision to adopt Open Educational Resources (OER) for the benefit of their students.The books were developed and are maintained at virtually no cost by faculty members. They have been enhanced by a suite of ancillary materials that include online help sessions, quizzes, and instructor's guides. All four books are available at http://sccmath.wordpress.com/.
Intermediate Algebra consists of 12 lessons. Each lesson includes a MiniLesson (topic coverage via video examples and You Try problems for students), Practice Problems, and an end-of-lesson Assessment. The workbook can be used as a stand-alone resource or in conjunction with an online homework/assessment system called MathAS, also an open source system.
College Open Textbooks is proud to feature Intermediate Algebra as a best-in-class example of OER. We applaud the efforts of the entire math faculty at Scottsdale Community College for their efforts to encourage adoption of OER and to provide high-quality, affordable education for their students.