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900 Online

Course Description:

A study of the properties of the real number system, use of set notation, the use of symbolic language, algebraic and graphing methods of solving linear and quadratic equations, and an introduction to inequalities. Heavy emphasis towards the last of the semester is on problem solving. There is no prerequisite but students are expected to have some background knowledge of basic math principles including fractions, decimals, exponents and solving basic linear equations.

Student Learning Outcomes:

To successfully complete Math 0900, students will show proficiency with:

Fall 2015 Course Information:

About this Online Course

Online math courses tend to be more difficult than traditional math courses because of the amount of reading involved and the absence of face-to-face communications.  An online math course may also require more time expenditure because the student needs to obtain course materials and competency from a variety of sources, i.e., a required textbook or interactive multi-media textbook, video lectures, audio glossary, various web sites, practice exams, etc..

Online courses are not for everyone.  They are intended for students who are unable, for various reasons, to attend class regularly in the traditional face-to-face setting.  If you are looking for an “easy way out” of the rigor found in the traditional classroom, this online class will not likely suit you.

The summer online course for Math 0900 is presented at an accelerated rate (12 weeks compared to 15 weeks). If you intend to take this course during a summer semester, keep in mind you weekly workload will be increased compared to that of the workload during the fall or spring semesters.

Below you will find important information for your success in this online course. (This information can also be found in your Canvas course.) Please carefully read over each document and contact me if you have any questions.


Strategies for Success:

It is extremely important in an online class to set aside time each day to work on the course so that you can remain on schedule. In an online course it is easy to procrastinate. You can do a better job at both understanding and retaining the material if you learn at an even pace. Trying to "cram" too much in one sitting will result in frustration and lower retention of the material. Recognize that you need time both to learn the material and time to complete your homework and quiz for each section. It will take a significant investment of time each day to be successful in this course.

To be successful over the course of the semester you will want to always work a couple of days ahead of the schedule so that you won't miss deadlines if something comes up. It is important that you have the course calendar readily available and refer to it frequently. If you fall behind, it is extremely hard to catch up. If you know you will be gone or extra busy - get AHEAD of the schedule. The due dates are firm but there is nothing wrong with working ahead of the due dates (in fact, it is recommended!).

As with any math course, you need to find the best way for you to learn the concepts and skills. There are many options, including reading the textbook, taking notes, listening to an audio lecture, watching a video lecture, and many others. It is also crucial that you seek help when you need it. At the very beginning of the course you should spend time familiarizing yourself with available resources in MyMathLab, on campus, etc.

SNOW COLLEGE RESOURCES FOR EXTRA HELP: Free tutoring is available in the Math Lab (Noyes 101) on the Ephraim Snow College Campus. The fall and spring hours of operation for the Math Lab are: Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. The summer hours of operation for the Math Lab are: Monday - Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. (Summer hours are subject to change. Please check with your instructor for updated hours.) The Math Lab is closed on holidays and weekends.

MyMathLab RESOURCES FOR EXTRA HELP: There are many resources within the MyMathLab program that you can use for additional help. In addition, the textbook publisher provides a Math Tutor Center with qualified college instructors providing tutorial support. You can register for one tutoring session with Pearson Tutor Services at no additional cost for up to thirty minutes of assistance. After your free tutoring session concludes, you can follow the instructions on the page to purchase additional tutoring. You can find more information regarding Pearson Tutor Service in your MyMathLab account.