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MTH60 Introductory Algebra- 1st Term

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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 ).

Credits:
4.00

Distance Education: Telecourse + Web Course Information

CRN 20310

From the Instructor:

Welcome to my Course Information Page. I'm glad you're considering taking the Math 60 TVWEB.

Special Note: You may view my TVWEB packet on-line at http://spot.pcc.edu/~lbastian/
then click on Math 60 TVWEB Course Information and scroll down to TVWEB PACKET (REQUIRED) or purchase it from the bookstore.

SUMMER TERM ONLY: You may opt to take it in 8 weeks if you are using YouTube or webstreaming the lectures AND you notify me by email within the 1st week of the course.

INFORMATION ABOUT MTH 60 TVWEB:

****The TVWEB videos are now available for free on You Tube. With these videos, the use of Desire2Learn and the optional use of MyMathLab (Course Compass) you can consider this a modified Web Course! The majority of your learning comes from viewing videos created by 3 talented PCC instructors, reading your text and working problems from your text. You can also use the optional MyMathLab that accompanies your text for computer generated problems that have video instruction and hints. Many students find this a valuable resource. ***

**Make sure you check Desire2Learn at least once a week for course announcements, additions and corrections.**

REGISTERED OR NOT: Starting now, feel free to examine my web page at

http://spot.pcc.edu/~lbastian/

which links to more information about Math 60, the text (We use the same text as regular campus courses), and resources on campus and on the web.

Here are a few things to consider:

Are you aware that Distance Learning (web or TVWEB) is often a bigger time commitment than on campus classes? You must be an independent learner.

Can you make the time to work on this class effectively? This course, like other math courses, is time-intensive. In addition to watching 3 hours of videos each week ('attending' class), these types of classes typically require at least 3-5 hours a week reading and learning from the text, and the additional 8-12 hours doing homework, studying and practicing to successfully complete all course assignments and activities (recommended for ALL math classes.)

Please assess your situation before enrolling in this course, 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. Distance Learning classes (web or telecourse) 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 choice that will allow you to experience success.

For all my math 60 students (on-line, TVWEB and campus) I recommend that BEFORE STARTING they should be comfortable working WITHOUT A CALCULATOR with fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations. If not, that dramatically increases the time needed for learning algebra.

Make sure you have the proper pre-requisites: See Placement Info on the Math Department Web Page

http://spot.pcc.edu/math/index.htm

If you have never had any algebra before that also increases the time needed to process and retain the new information.

If you had algebra before, and did well, it should come back relatively quickly and you will probably spend less time the 2nd time around.

If you had algebra before, and did not do well you would probably need to spend the recommended time on the course

HOW THIS CLASS WORKS:

All Math Distance Learning classes (Web and telecourse) require 2 proctored exams, (Midterm and a final exam) and a possibility of written worksheets and take home quizzes. More details forthcoming in the telecourse packet which you can view on my web site, or purchase at the bookstore with your text.

Consider these factors when deciding if this course is for you!

If you are trying to register, and the class is full get on the wait list. Usually some spaces become available. Many spots open up - ESPECIALLY THE FIRST WEEK OF THE TERM! There is no guarantee, however, that you will get into the class, but this is your best chance.

Course Specific Requirements:
There are two proctored no calculator, paper-and-pencil exams (Midterm and the Final). There will be scheduled times to take those exams at the Sylvania Campus, but if you cannot make those times you can make alternative arrangements to take them at the Sylvania Testing center if you live in the district or at an accredited college testing center if you do not. Otherwise, the entire course can be completed by viewing the videos and mailing in 4 worksheets and one quiz.

The TVWEB PACKET is located on my web site at
http://spot.pcc.edu/~lbastian/
then click on Math 60 TVWEB Course Information and scroll down to TVWEB PACKET (REQUIRED) or purchase it from the bookstore.

Textbook information is also available on my web site.

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.
Registration:
To register, you need the CRNs (ex. 22398) of your selected classes.
Fees:
Please note that for many courses, additional fees may apply.
Textbooks:
To find textbooks, you need the CRN, Campus, Term & Course Number (ex. BA101).
  CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
TVWEB » 20310 - 31-Mar-2014 thru 14-Jun-2014
Instructor: Linda A Bastian
Notes: Purchase REQUIRED TEXT & TV WEB PACKET @ SYL Bookstore
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania
 

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