Open Educational Resources
New Collection of Open Educational Resources in Calculus Now Available
A new set of open educational resources (OER) in
a nonprofit whose goal is to share open learning
resources, has just released a new collection of materials for students
teachers focusing on the mathematical discipline.
The new collection of materials, Curriki
organized into five units with video instruction, exercise and practice
all of which is free to educators, students and parents.
The goal is to accommodate different learning and
styles and to serve the varied interests students and teachers might
the calculus resources. For instance, students who may be struggling
calculus class can use the collection for extra instruction and
Others can move ahead of their class at their own pace. Still others can
to brush up for the AP Calculus exam.
Educators can use the videos to "flip" their classes,
the videos to serve as content presentation and freeing them to use
time to help individual students. Likewise, they can integrate the
into their existing curricula or build a brand new curriculum with the
"Curriki has taken another step in realizing the
vision of a
complete series of OER collections spanning K-12 STEM and English
arts," said Curriki CEO Kim Jones.
Since Common Core standards do not include calculus,
materials are aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards for
Calculus. Those standards cover the College Board's description of an AP
The Curriki Calculus collection has been funded by Huawei
Enterprise, a global information technology provider.
"It is our goal that all schools will be able to
anytime-anywhere access to online learning resources like this," said
Enterprise COO Jane Li.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.