Open Educational Resources

New Collection of Open Educational Resources in Calculus Now Available

A new set of open educational resources (OER) in calculus is now available.

Curriki, a nonprofit whose goal is to share open learning resources, has just released a new collection of materials for students and teachers focusing on the mathematical discipline.

The new collection of materials, Curriki Calculus, is organized into five units with video instruction, exercise and practice materials, all of which is free to educators, students and parents.

The goal is to accommodate different learning and teaching styles and to serve the varied interests students and teachers might have in the calculus resources. For instance, students who may be struggling with their calculus class can use the collection for extra instruction and practice. Others can move ahead of their class at their own pace. Still others can use it to brush up for the AP Calculus exam.

Educators can use the videos to "flip" their classes, allowing the videos to serve as content presentation and freeing them to use their class time to help individual students. Likewise, they can integrate the materials into their existing curricula or build a brand new curriculum with the OER as its basis.

"Curriki has taken another step in realizing the vision of a complete series of OER collections spanning K-12 STEM and English language arts," said Curriki CEO Kim Jones.

Since Common Core standards do not include calculus, the materials are aligned with the Indiana Academic Standards for Mathematics — Calculus. Those standards cover the College Board's description of an AP calculus course.

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 provide anytime-anywhere access to online learning resources like this," said Huawei Enterprise COO Jane Li.

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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