MTH95 Intermediate Algebra
Explores functions graphically and symbolically with an emphasis on function notation. Investigate functions, equations, and graphs involving quadratic, rational, radical, and absolute value expressions. Technology is integrated throughout. Graphing calculator required. TI-89 Titanium or Casio Classpad 330 recommended. Prerequisites: MTH 63, MTH 65 or MTH 70 and placement into WR 115. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).
Distance Education: Web Course Information
- From the Instructor:
INFORMATION ABOUT MTH 95:
MTH 95 is specifically designed for students who plan to subsequently study college algebra (Mth 111). During the quarter we will study a variety of mathematical functions, equations and graphs involving quadratic, rational, radical and absolute value expressions.
In this online course, offered via Desire2Learn, the major topics have been divided into sections. Each section contains a handful of modules. Each module focuses on a particular aspect of the subject. Each week you will be expected to study a few modules. Hopefully, you'll find the modules thorough and comprehensive. Nonetheless, it will be important that you also read the corresponding sections of your textbook and do the suggested practice problems. MyMathLab is NOT required for this class.
THOUGHTS ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING AND MATHEMATICS:
It is not easy to learn mathematics via a computer. The time you would spend in class will instead be spent reading and studying mathematics on your computer and in your textbook. You will be trying to teach yourself the material. To be successful in this class, you must be an independent learner and pretty comfortable using a computer.
This course, like other math courses, is time-intensive. (In fact, on-line classes often require a bigger time commitment than on campus classes.) Classes like this one typically require about five hours each week reading and studying the material available online (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. Online 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 95 ONLINE BECAUSE YOU THINK IT WILL BE EASIER THAN AN ON-CAMPUS CLASS. For most students, it is HARDER online 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 two proctored paper-and-pencil, no-notes, no-books exams (the Midterm and 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 a computer that has internet access.
You need to have access to a computer connected to the Internet. In order to make sure that you view the correct formatting of the modules, you should use Internet Explorer version 6.0 (or higher) as your browser. MyMathLab is NOT required in this course.
You will need Microsoft Word (Open Office will NOT work) with Math Type (free to PCC math students) so that you can submit homework containing proper mathematical symbols electronically. For information about using equation editors see Steve Simond's website. (You will also have the option of hand-writing and mailing your homework.)
You will need Macromedia's *free* Shockwave Player to access some of the multimedia in this course. It only takes a moment to install if you don't already have it on your computer. While you are there, you may download the *free* Flash Player as well.
- 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|
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Instructor: Kandace A Kling
Notes: MyMathLab NOT REQUIRED.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania
This page includes one section only, more sections may exist for this class.