# Faculty Showcase — Mathematics & Statistics

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Julie Simons, Ph.D.
from California Maritime Academy

eTextbook:
*Introductory Statistics*
from OpenStax College

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

MATH 110 - Introduction to Statistics

### Learn How I Use This Open eTextbook in My Course

### Quote

*“To choose an open textbook for this course, I browsed Merlot and OpenStax and other OER sites. I reviewed the options available, in terms of content and ease of use. Due to the interface and accessibility options for this book, it stood apart from some other resources.”*

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April LaGue, Ph.D.
from California State University, Bakersfield

eTextbook:
* Boundless Statistics*

### Campus Course

CAFS 4000 – Introduction to Research Methods

### Learn How I Use This Open eTextbook in My Course

### Quote

*“The main motivation for adopting the open textbook was to save students money. An added bonus was that students knew I did the work and research for them to save money and so it immediately created a positive relationship with them from the beginning. To find this textbook, I worked with my ALS coordinator and did some of my own online researching.”*

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Min-Lin Lo, Ph.D.
from California State University, San Bernardino

eTextbook:
*Introductory Statistics*
from Saylor.org

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

MATH 110 - Introduction to Statistics

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### Quote

*“The main motivation for adopting the open textbook was saving students money. I found this textbook by searching MERLOT.”*

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Roy Shahbazian
from Santa Ana College

eTextbook:
* Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions*
by David Lippman and Melonie Rasmussen from Pierce Community College

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

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### Quote

*“Getting departmental permission to use a textbook different from the department norm was challenging. Gradually more faculty have started to use it. We are now in the process of forming a committee to consider a more formal recommendation for other faculty who teach the course.”*

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Irene Duranczyk
from University of Minnesota, MN

eTextbook:
*Introductory Statistics*
from OpenStax College

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

MATH 110 - Introduction to Statistics

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### Quote

*“As a team, we took on the challenge of adapting the Collaborative Statistics text to meet our preferred order of topics, rearranged some groupings of topics, and added the technology support that we felt students needed for an exceptional experience.”*

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Larry Green
from Lake Tahoe Community College

eTextbook:
*Introductory Statistics*
from OpenStax College

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

MATH 110 - Introduction to Statistics

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### Quote

*“Over the years, it had been frustrating to see the students in sticker shock when told that the textbook would cost them $150 each. It is unfair that those in the minority with adequate funds were the only ones who were able to purchase the textbook while the rest attempted to "get by" without it. When I heard about the OER option I spoke with one of the authors, Dr. Barbara Illowsky, and some of the other early adopters to realize that students can learn just as well without having to spend large sums of money.”*

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Barbara Illowsky
from De Anza College

eTextbook:
*Introductory Statistics*
from OpenStax College

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

MATH 110 - Introduction to Statistics

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### Quote

*“My suggestions for faculty who are just getting started is to search for existing OER before developing your own. There are great resources already available. You might need to supplement with minimal original development.”*

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Hasan Z. Rahim
from San Jose Community College

eTextbook:
*Introductory Statistics*
from OpenStax College

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

MATH 110 - Introduction to Statistics

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### Quote

*“My main motivation is to save my students money without compromising on the quality of the text.”*

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Tami Matsumoto
from College of the Redwoods

eTextbook:
*Chapters from College Trigonometry*

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

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### Quote

*“In general, the primary motivation for adopting an open textbook is to save students money. Ease of access is also important, and using an online book eliminates many hurdles related to acquiring an actual book.”*

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Daniel Brice, Ph.D.
from California State University, Bakersfield

eTextbook:
* Proofs and Concepts: the Fundamentals of Abstract Mathematics*
by D. Morris and J. Morris

More Introduction to Mathematic Sets and Logic Free and Open eTextbooks

### Campus Course

MATH 300 – Sets and Logic

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### Quote

*“The primary motivation for adoption is the potential cost savings for students. The material covered in the typical introduction-to-proofs textbook is hardly new or novel in any way - it is all standard material. There is no justification for charging students up to $120 for one-quarter's worth of material that is abstract in nature, general in application, and essentially amounts to an "open standard" among mathematicians.”*

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Taiyo Inoue, Ph.D.
from California Maritime Academy

eTextbook:
*Apex Calculus*
by G. Hartman

### C-ID Course Identification Numbering System

MATH 210 - Single Variable Calculus I Early Transcendentals

### Learn How I Use This Open eTextbook in My Course

### Quote

*“I sought out a solution and found a very good one in the form of APEX Calculus - a free and open-source textbook that is good and still improving.”*