Unformatted text preview: One will notice that our exercise sets are much shorter than the
traditional sets of nearly 100 “drill and kill” questions which build skill devoid of understanding.
Our experience has been that students can do about 15-20 homework exercises a night so we very
carefully chose smaller sets of questions which cover all of the necessary skills and get the students
thinking more deeply about the Mathematics involved.
Critics of the Open Educational Resource movement might quip that “open-source is where bad
content goes to die,” to which I say this: take a serious look at what we oﬀer our students. Look
through a few sections to see if what we’ve written is bad content in your opinion. I see this opensource book not as something which is “free and worth every penny”, but rather, as a high quality
alternative to the business as usual of the textbook industry and I hope that you agree. If you have
any comments, questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at jeﬀ@stitz-zeager.com or Carl
at [email protected] Jeﬀ Zeager
Lorain County Community College
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