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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 40362

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. We will use applications, formulas and reasoning skills to write, simplify, solve and graph linear systems and quadratic equations.

INFORMATION ABOUT TV/WEB CLASSES:

In this TV/WEB class, you will watch lessons on Comcast Cable channel 27 (Portland area only) or on your computer via YouTube. Each week you will be expected to watch two lessons, each about 90 minutes in length. It is also important that you also read the corresponding sections of your textbook and do the suggested practice problems. Additionally, you will need to log in to Desire2Learn (D2L) to complete discussion postings, submit your assignments, and read your email as I will send emails in D2L several times a week. The YouTube links will also be available in Desire2Learn.

THOUGHTS ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING AND MATHEMATICS:

Online math courses are much harder than on-campus classes. It is a common misconception that an online math class will be easier. The time that would have been spent in class is instead spent watching the pre-recorded lessons, reading your textbook, and practicing the problems from your textbook.

This course will require a significant amount of time. You should plan to spend 5 hours a week watching, pausing, and reviewing the lessons. In addition, you should plan on spending 8 to 12 hours a week reading the textbook, practicing problems, and completing your assignments.

This class is NOT self-paced. There are specific due dates each week and I do not accept late work. Additionally, you cannot expect to do all the work each week in one sitting or even in one day. If you want to do well, you should plan to study at least every other day.

To be successful in this course, you MUST be an independent learner, be comfortable with technology, understand that learning a new concept will take time and perseverance, be willing to ask your instructor or fellow students for help, and be able to communicate effectively in writing.


Course Specific Requirements:

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS:

There are three REQUIRED on-campus exams. These will be paper-and-pencil exams and you will NOT be allowed to use any notes or your book. Additionally, you will not be allowed to use a calculator on the first exam and part of the final exam. You will be able to use a calculator on your second test. There will be scheduled times to take these exams at the Sylvania Campus. If you live in the Portland Metro Area, you must take these exams at the Sylvania Campus. If you live outside the Portland Metro Area, you must take these exams at an approved college testing center near you. (This will need to be arranged during the first week of the term.)

Besides the three proctored exams, the rest of the course can be completed from home. All written assignments can be submitted via D2L or by USPS mail.

MyMathLab is not required for this course.
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 » 40362 - 22-Sep-2014 thru 13-Dec-2014
Instructor: Scot M Leavitt
Notes: Purchase required TEXT & TV WEB Packet at Syl Bookstore
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Sylvania
 

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