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Class information

MTH60 Introductory Algebra- 1st Term

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  • CRN: 40159
  • Credits: 4
  • Notes: Proctored exams required. ALC/ALM recommended
  • Locations, days, times, and instructors:
    • Remote, Monday and Wednesday, from 8:30 to 10:50am
      From September 26 through December 14, 2022, Barbara L Roberts

Class materials


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Open educational resources (OER)

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Details about this class

This is a REMOTE class, what that means...

  • you are required to attend ALL class meetings using Zoom, every Monday & Wednesday from 8:30-10:50 am, which can be accessed through Zoom from the course navbar (except during exams time).


  • ORCCA 2nd Edition Part 1 is an online text authored by faculty at PCC. You can access it at ORCCA. Each week I will have links to the sections being covered. You can find the links in the Course Schedule in the Content section of D2L Brightspace.
    A hardcopy isn't required. If you would like a paper copy, it can be purchased from the PCC bookstore.
  • MTH 60 class notes are required. We will go over these class notes during our weekly Zoom class meeting. Please have them available to you when we go over them. It would be good to print them ahead of time so you will be able to take notes.
  • Graph paper and colored pencils may be helpful.

Required First Week Activities

During the first week of the term, instructors must identify students who are enrolled but not engaged in a class. These are referred to as "No Show" students and will be dropped from the class as per PCC's G302 Grading Guidelines policy.

  • In order to avoid being dropped as a "No Show" student, you must complete the following activities by their deadlines: 
    • Go through the "Course Information" module under D2L Content and read the Syllabus and Course Schedule.
    • Attend our first class on Monday, September 26th at 8:30 AM from the "Zoom" course navbar.
    • Students must complete Basic Math Test and Assignment #0 due by Wed, September 28 at 11:59pm in the D2L Assignment area.


You have 3 exams: Exam 1, Exam 2, and Final Exam. You are required to take these exams in person at Sylvania campus, the location will be announced soon.

  • Exam 1: Monday, Oct 24 at 8:30-10:50 am, In-person at Sylvania campus
  • Exam 2: Monday, Nov 28 at 8:30-10:50 am, In-person at Sylvania campus
  • Final Exam: Wednesday, Dec 14 at 8:00-10:00 am, In-person at Sylvania campus


Software/ Hardware / Equipment / Technical skill expectations

  • Access your class in D2L Brightspace.
  • Using Zoom for required weekly class meetings (accessed from D2L course navbar.)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (free license from PCC) or equivalent (Google Docs, iWork, etc.) You must be able to save files as doc, docx, rtf, or pdf format.
  • WeBWorK: All homework is completed in WeBWorK. WeBWorK is a free online homework system that you can access from the D2L course navbar. Each week's modules will also have a link to take you to WeBWorK. Your username for WeBWorK is your MyPCC username and your password is your G number.
  • Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browser.
  • Ability to download and print documents.
  • Ability to save documents into pdf format and upload them to D2L Brightspace. Options to create pdf documents: scanner, phone apps that save as pdf (suggestions will be given). Directions to use Google Drive in Brightspace.
  • The technical requirements for most online classes include access to a computer with a modern operating system and a supported web browser.

Online class information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
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 taking Online based classes please visit the Disability Services website.