Open Math Notes

Resources and inspiration for math instruction and learning

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Welcome to AMS Open Math Notes, a repository of freely downloadable mathematical works hosted by the American Mathematical Society as a service to researchers, faculty and students. Open Math Notes includes:

  • Draft works including course notes, textbooks, and research expositions. These have not been published elsewhere and are subject to revision.
  • Items previously published in the Journal of Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics, a refereed journal
  • Refereed publications at the AMS

Visitors are encouraged to download and use any of these materials as teaching and research aids, and to send constructive comments and suggestions to the authors.

Open Math Notes Advisory Board:

  • Karen Vogtmann, Chair | University of Warwick
  • Tom Halverson | Macalester College
  • Andrew Hwang | College of the Holy Cross
  • Robert Lazarsfeld | Stony Brook University
  • Mary Pugh | University of Toronto


Submission guidelines

Please submit your proposals through the web at Proposals will be vetted by AMS Editors and an Advisory Board. This process will take about four weeks.
Submitted material should be a relatively complete set of note, for example, for a course, lecture series, or monograph. Supplementary material may be included, such as a Problems List, or Examples List with Illustrations.
Level of polish.
It will be made clear to viewers that these Notes are works in progress, and may contain errors or inconsistencies. The main criterion for Open Math Notes suitability will be based on usability of the material for teaching or for aiding research.
Originality and Permissions.
Authors are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions to use illustrations and excerpts of texts copied from the web or other sources. All of these should be properly cited.
Periodic revisions can be made at the authors discretion and are encouraged.