MTH60 Introductory Algebra- 1st Term
Introduction to algebraic concepts and processes with a focus on linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables. Applications, graphs, functions, formulas, and proper mathematical notation are emphasized throughout the course. A scientific calculator is required. The TI-30X II is recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 20 and RD 80 (or ESOL 250). Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).
Distance Education: Telecourse + Web Course Information
- Course Information:
- Series: Algebra I Orientation: Registered students check mypcc e-mail for orientation information Viewing Times: Comcast Cable CH27: Part 1: Mon, Wed and Sat 9-10:30am PART 2: Tue, Thu 9-10:30am, and Saturday 10:30am-12pm Viewing Options: youtube, cable tv (CH27), PCC library (on site only)
- From the Instructor:
INFORMATION ABOUT MTH 60:
MTH 60 is a first term beginning algebra course that focuses on the symbolic algebra skills needed for further course work in mathematics and science.
In this telecourse, you will watch lessons on Comcast Cable channel 27 (Portland area only), on your computer via youtube, or on VHS tapes that can be viewed at the library. Each week you will be expected to watch two lessons. Hopefully, you'll find the lessons thorough and comprehensive. Nonetheless, it will be important that you also read the corresponding sections of your textbook and do the suggested practice problems. You will also need to log in to Desire2Learn several times a week as I send announcements via Desire2Learn. The youtube links will also be available in Desire2Learn.
You need to purchase the text at the Sylvania bookstore.
THOUGHTS ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING AND MATHEMATICS:
It is not easy to learn mathematics via pre-recorded lessons. The time you would spend in class will instead be spent watching the lessons, reading and studying mathematics in your textbook. To be successful in this class, you must be an independent learner.
This course, like other math courses, is time-intensive. Classes like this one typically require about five hours each week watching, pausing and reviewing the lessons (just like attending class) and an additional eight to twelve hours reading the textbook, doing homework, and studying.
Please assess your situation, and determine if you will be able to commit this kind of time to the class. Also think about the type of learner you are. Teleweb courses are a terrific option, especially for independent, self-motivated learners. If this does not describe you, consider why it is you are thinking about taking this type of class, and if it really is a medium that will give you the best chance to succeed. DO NOT TAKE MTH 60 via TELEWEB BECAUSE YOU THINK IT WILL BE EASIER THAN AN ON-CAMPUS CLASS. For many students, it is HARDER via teleweb than on-campus. This is not a self-paced course. There are specific due dates and I do not accept late work.
- Course Specific Requirements:
There are three proctored paper-and-pencil, no-notes, no-books, no calculator exams (two midterms and a final). There will be scheduled times to take those exams at the Sylvania Campus, but if you live out of town, you can make arrangements with me to take the exam at an approved college testing center. If you live in the Portland area, you must take the exam at the Sylvania Campus. I do not offer testing at the other PCC campuses. Otherwise, the entire course can be completed from home. The five graded worksheets can be mailed.
- Telecourse + Web Technical Requirements:
- Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
- Students with Disabilities:
- Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
- To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
- Please note that for many courses, additional fees may apply.
- To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
|CRN||Campus / Bldg / Rm||Time||Days||Dates|
|TVWEB »||10221||-||06-Jan-2014 thru 22-Mar-2014|
Instructor: Kandace A Kling
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania
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