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:
- IMPORTANT! To get started with the course, on the FIRST day of the term, log into the class: go to, https://my.pcc.edu/. and click on the Desire2Learn login. . If you do not log into the online course by 9:00 pm Tuesday of week one, you may be dropped from the class. Additionally, please note that you may be dropped from the class if you do not log in on at least two different days in week one AND you do not turn in any assignments in week-one. Below is tentative information. Please see the official course syllabus that will be available to you in the D2L shell on the first day of the term.
- Course Specific Requirements:
- Required Text(available at the bookstore).: Intermediate Algebra with Applications and Visualization-Third edition along with student's solution manual (PCC edition-Custom Published text) by Rockswold & Krieger. For this course, you will BE REQUIRED to use WeBWorK, which is a FREE, password protected website via which you submit weekly online homework. Information about how to log in and use WeBWorK will be provided for you on the first day of the term. Please note WeBWorK is NOT same as MyMathLab (MML). This course will not use MML. If you specifically want to take an online math 95 that requires and uses MML, then please register into a different section that uses MML. WeBWorK is FREE and so you may buy a used textbook without worrying about the MML access code. WeBWorK differs from MML in many ways. Firstly WeBWorK does not have help features built into each math problem. Instead on WeBWorK, you get direct and individualized help from me when you email me directly from WeBWorK showing me your work on the problem and then I send a reply to your PCC email.
Online environment: Online math class works best for independent learners who are willing and able to read the textbook and online lectures and learn successfully and have the technical skills necessary to complete the online assignments . If you learn better from hearing an instructor (rather than reading a message conveying the same information) and/or from a face-to-face interaction and/or from one-on-one in-person help, then an on-campus class might be a better fit for you. Most students can expect to spend at least 15 hours each week on reading the assigned sections from the textbook, online lectures, completing the online WeBWorK assignments and D2L worksheets. This online course is NOT self-paced. See below for details
Organization of the course: The course materials and assignments for this class are organized by weeks. Each online week begins on a Monday and ends on the following Sunday. The course calendar (available online on the first day of classes) contains the list of textbook sections and topics that you are expected to learn each week and also the assignments due each week. Each week, there will be TWO assignments to turn in: WeBWorK online assignments and also weekly worksheet submitted in D2L. The weekly worksheet is a handout with several math questions which you will complete by showing all your work. Most students handwrite their work, take a clear readable digital picture and upload an image into D2L. Some students like to scan their work and yet some others like to type their solutions using an equation editor (for math symbols) then upload the document into the online class.
ON-CAMPUS EXAMS (a departmental requirement!): You will be expected to take paper and pen/pencil, closed book, no-notes, no-calculator midterm and a final exam at specifically the Rock Creek campus (and not at other PCC-campuses). If you are outside of the Portland metro area and you are unable to come to Rock Creek campus for the proctored exams, then you must contact me in week-one to obtain details from me on how to go about making arrangements to take the exams in a proctored setting at a college testing-center near you.
- 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).
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Instructor: Gowri Meda
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact Rock Creek
This page includes one section only, more sections may exist for this class.