# Curricular Resources

**LaTeX resources**

LaTeX is part of a typesetting system that was developed by Professor Donald Knuth to create publication quality documents that include mathematical notation. Prof. Robert Talbert developed some Introduction to LaTeX videos. Also see some basic LaTeX examples. These are both good resources to get started.

Share LaTex, is an online website that allows one to edit and compile LaTeX documents. Share LaTex provides a web interface that can be used to begin using LaTeX immediately. Their youtube channel explains how to use Share LaTeX. There is also an online equation editor you can experiment with.

It is also possible to install LaTeX on your personal computer. For more information about LaTeX please see the TUG website. In particular, the Getting Started page has information on downloading and installing LaTeX and links to plenty of documentation. The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX is particularly recommended. We recommend installing the Texlive distribution. It comes bundled with the TexWorks editor which includes it's own quick introduction to TeX. Another good editor is the TeXnic Center and the Emacs/AucTeX bundle.

**College Prep Mathematics Courses**

The College Prep Mathematics Courses wiki is a collection of resources dealing with the College Preparatory Mathematics course for Texas Region One and other school districts in the Rio Grande Valley and surrounding regions. This course has been co-developed with UTPA/UTB, UTB/TSC, STC, TSC, and TSTC. The primary audience for this wiki are the high schools teaching the course. You will find here resources for organizing the course, information about using the online homework systems, and other materials that may be useful to you.

**Calculus Resources**

**UTRGV Calculus**- Active Calculus -- single variable and multivariable, by Matt Boelkins -- and screencasts
- Desmos

**Math textbook collections**

- Books Approved by AIM
- Openstax Textbooks
- Free Online Mathematics books
- Saylor-Free Education
- Open Text Book Store
- College Open Textbooks
- Discovering the Art of Mathematics
*Mathematical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts* - Open Textbook Library
- Lyryx Learning
- OER Commons
- MERLOT Collection
- Math Textbook Collections

**Online Screencasts and Books**

- Elementary Algebra Textbook by the Department of Mathematics, College of the Redwoods
- Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Tyler Wallace
- Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof by Ted Sundstrom
- wxMaxima books by Zack Hannan
- Linear Algebra videos by Grant Sanderson

**Lecture notes**

**Assessment**

- Assessment Practices in Undergraduate Mathematics
- Supporting Assessment in Undergraduate Mathematics
- Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education

**Mathematica Resources**

Mathematica is a one of the most sophisticated Computer Algebra software packages, capable of doing exact mathematical calculations from basic College Algebra problems, to elaborate Quantum Field Theory calculations. A site license makes it possible for faculty and students of the College of Sciences to use Mathematica both on campus and off campus. The site license is administered for the College of Sciences by Dr. Andras Balogh. More information and resources on using Mathematica at UTRGV is provided in the following links:

**Other computational resources**

**Exam proctoring for online courses**

Instructors for online courses can submit their requests for exam proctoring via a centralized system provided by the Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology.

**Computer labs available during coVid-19 outbreak**

Students are encouraged to attend online courses from home, or in the car at wifi hotspots (if absolutely necessary). For exceptional cases, the following computer labs are also available (until further notice):

- EACSB (Academic Services Building) 2.106 (OPEN LAB), 2.110, 2.120, 2.146, 2.148, 2.150, 2.158, 2.160, 2.164
- BMAIN 1.312, 1.508, 1.514, 1.524, 2.518, 2.526

**Resources for online teaching**

Below are resources for online teaching, during the virus outbreak.

- Academic Continuity Plan
- Tutoring and Learning Center
- Free Internet Access for students by Spectrum
- Free wifi access in McAllen
- Styluslabs (alternative to OneNote)
- Zoom resources
- Zoom features for Educators
- Scanning apps
- Publishers offering free resources