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Elementary/ Beginning Algebra: Lumen Learning (Editable Text)

Content Overview

Course Materials YES NO
Lumen OHM Questions? X
Editable Text? X
Video Support? X - embedded in text
Written Assessments/ Test? X
Workbook? X


Elementary Algebra by Lumen Learning is a derivative work based on Developmental Math: An Open Program, provided by Monterey Institute of Technology and Education. This course includes an interactive text with embedded video examples created by James Sousa (mathispower4u.com). The course covers one semester of Beginning or Elementary algebra for college students in developmental math. The course is also fully integrated in our online homework platform, Lumen OHM.

Topic Overview

This course is delivered in 8 modules and a review including the following topics:

Module 0: Review

  • A review of the order of operations with real numbers, and arithmetic with fractions

Module 1: Solving Equations and Inequalities

  • Solving linear equations, classifying solutions to linear equations
  • Solving linear inequalities

Module 2: Graphing

  • Writing equations of lines given points, words, and graphs
  • Graphing linear equations and inequalities

Module 3: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

  • Graphing and solving systems of equations in two variables, classifying solutions to linear systems
  • Applications of systems of equations including mixture problems, and cost/ revenue problems

Module 4: Exponents

  • Rules for exponents and scientific notation

Module 5: Polynomials

  • Operations on and applications of polynomials

Module 6: Factoring

  • Factoring polynomials including trinomials and special products
  • Solve polynomial and quadratic equations including projectile motion and the pythagorean theorem

Module 7: Rational Expressions and Equations

  • Rational expressions and solving rational equations

Module 8: Introduction to Roots and Rational Exponents

  • Roots and radical expressions
  • Solving radical equations
  Length: One semester Delivery: This course has been taught face to face, and in an emporiumFormat

Online Content

Algorithmic practice and assessment problem sets delivered by Lumen OHM include a formative assessment covering the whole module, a set of practice problems for each page of text and a summative assessment covering the whole module.

Formative Assessment

online homework in my open math  

Online Practice Problems Practice problem set in MyOpenMath

Online Assessment Features

Many questions in the Lumen OHM libraries are randomized, algorithmic questions. Students get immediate feedback after they submit an answer. Question types include:
  • Entering an integer, fraction, decimal
  • Graphing
  • Reading information from a graph
  • Multiple choice
  • Free-writing (instructor graded)
Graphing question Immediate feedback
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Because of the open license on the libraries of questions in Lumen OHM, you are also free to edit and create your own questions with the question writing tools.

Course Review Access

Follow the link to review the Beginning and Intermediate Algebra course material in Lumen OHM.