Math Textbooks

Textbooks/Supplies for Math Courses


Best efforts are made to keep this list accurate and up to date. The bookstore should always have the correct list of books for the current term. The math department does not endorse any study aids not listed here, even if the bookstore lists them as recommended resources.

We are frequently asked if an older edition of the same textbook will suffice. Unless otherwise stated, the answer is generally “no.”

Some books are also available in electronic form, which is generally acceptable if that is your preference.


MATH 0309 – Basic Mathematics

  • Await instructions from your instructor on the first day of class.

MATH 1312 – Math for Liberal Arts

  • Using and Understanding Mathematics, sixth edition, by Bennett and Briggs. ISBN tbd.
  • MyMathLab online access code (if you buy a used copy of the book that does not include the access code, then you will need to purchase it separately).
  • Scientific Calculator (capable of scientific notation, exponents, and logs, generally around $10-20). Graphing calculators are acceptable, but unnecessary. The calculator on your cell phone or computer may not be used during an exam.

MATH 1314 – College Algebra

  • College Algebra (with Enhanced WebAssign with eBook), 7th edition, by Stewart, Redlin, and Watson. ISBN 9781305718944.
  • WebAssign online access code (if you buy a used copy of the book that does not include the access code, then you will need to purchase it separately).
  • Scientific Calculator (capable of scientific notation, exponents, and logs, generally around $10-20). Graphing calculators are recommended, but unnecessary. The calculator on your cell phone or computer may not be used during an exam.

MATH 1336 – Geometry for Elementary Teachers

  • Mathematical Practices, Mathematics for Teachers, first edition, by Larson and Silbey. ISBN 9781305430310.
  • WebAssign online access code (if you buy a used copy of the book that does not include the access code, then you will need to purchase it separately).
  • Basic Calculator. Graphing calculators are acceptable, but unnecessary. The calculator on your cell phone or computer may not be used during an exam.

MATH 2312 – Precalculus

  • Precalculus Hybrid (with Enhanced WebAssign with eBook), ninth edition, by Larson. ISBN 9781133950547.
  • WebAssign online access code (if you buy a used copy of the book that does not include the access code, then you will need to purchase it separately).
  • A graphing calculator is required.

MATH 2413 – Calculus I

  • Calculus, concepts and contexts, fourth edition, by James Stewart. ISBN 9781285124278. NOTE: This is a loose leaf edition that includes a WebAssign access code.
  • WebAssign online access code (if you buy a used copy of the book that does not include the access code, then you will need to purchase it separately).
  • Calculator Recommended – A graphing calculator is not required, but if you already own one, it will probably come in handy. You will be learning computer software that could serve as a “graphing calculator” for any homework assignments needing technology.

MATH 2314 – Calculus II

  • Calculus, concepts and contexts, fourth edition, by James Stewart. ISBN 9781285124278. NOTE: This is the same book used in Calculus I.
  • WebAssign online access code (if you buy a used copy of the book that does not include the access code, then you will need to purchase it separately).
  • Calculator Recommended – A graphing calculator is not required, but if you already own one, it will probably come in handy.

MATH 2315 – Discrete Mathematics

  • Discrete Mathematics with Ducks, first edition, by sarah-marie belcastro. ISBN 9781466504998.
  • Scientific Calculator (capable of scientific notation, exponents, and logs, generally around $10-20). Graphing calculators are recommended, but unnecessary. The calculator on your cell phone or computer may not be used during an exam.

MATH 2321 – Calculus III

  • Calculus, concepts and contexts, fourth edition, by James Stewart. ISBN 9781285124278. NOTE: This is the same book used in Calculus I and II.
  • WebAssign online access code (if you buy a used copy of the book that does not include the access code, then you will need to purchase it separately).
  • Calculator Recommended – A graphing calculator is not required, but if you already own one, it will probably come in handy.

MATH 3305 – Linear Algebra

  • Linear Algebra and its Applications, fourth or fifth edition, by David Lay with a MyMathLab access code.
  • MyMathLab online access code (if you buy a used copy of the book that does not include the access code, then you will need to purchase it separately).
  • Calculator for homework. Graphing calculators are recommended, but unnecessary.

MATH 3310 – Differential Equations

  • Differential Equations with Boundary-Value Problems, Loose-leaf Version, 9th edition, by Zill, with Enhanced WebAssign Printed Access Card. ISBN 9781337604901 (ISBN is for loose-leaf text copy plus online access, other options exist including online-only).
  • Scientific Calculator (capable of scientific notation, exponents, and logs, generally around $10-20). Graphing calculators are recommended, but unnecessary. The calculator on your cell phone or computer may not be used during an exam.

MATH 3316 – Advanced Calculus

MATH 3318 – Inquiry and Proof

MATH 3320 – Applied Statistics

  • Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, eighth edition, by Moore, McCabe, and Craig. ISBN 9781464158933.
  • A calculator is recommended, and we will be using Minitab, which is widely available in the computer labs on campus.

MATH 3345 – Problem Solving

MATH 4331 – Introduction to Complex Analysis

  • Fundamentals of Complex Analysis with Applications to Engineering, Science, and Mathematics, third edition, by Saff and Snider. ISBN 9780139078743.

MATH 4342 – Abstract Algebra

  •  Abstract Algebra: An Introduction, third edition, by Thomas W. Hungerford ISBN 978-1111569624

MATH 4343 – Topology

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