MAT1275 Syllabus: Choose an OER topic!

Hello all!

We have created a version of the MAT1275 syllabus which you may find useful, “MAT1275 Syllabus: WebWork Sets + OERs [pdf], and we have a quick OpenLab assignment for you!

MAT1275 Syllabus_ WebWork Sets + OERs


As you can see:

  • we have taken the department’s session-by-session outline of topics and replaced the textbook homework column with the corresponding WebWork sets for each session.  This will hopefully be useful when you teach MAT1275 using WebWork!
  • we we have also added an “OER(s)” column.  So far we have listed the OERs created by last year’s Opening Gateways fellows, and each entry is a hyperlink that leads to the dropbox folders which contain the OER materials.

The latter should also be useful when you teach MAT1275–hopefully you will try to use one or more of the existing OERs!

But in the immediate term, this may help you choose a topic for your own STEM OER! Eventually we would like OERs for most of the topics in the course, so you could consider choosing a topic that wasn’t covered by last year’s cohort. Or if you have already chosen a topic for your STEM application that was covered by someone in last year’s cohort, take a look at those materials (and perhaps try to do something slightly different?)

Finally, to get some discussion going, we’d like you each to post a comment below with the syllabus topic you’ve chosen for your STEM OER. This could be just a single sentence, e.g., “My STEM OER will address the syllabus topic of logarithmic functions”; but feel free to tell us more if you have some preliminary ideas about specific STEM applications, pedagogical techniques, technologies, etc.