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Class information

MTH60 Introductory Algebra- 1st Term

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  • CRN: 40429
  • Credits: 4
  • Notes: Proctored exams required. ALC/ALM recommended
  • Locations, days, times, and instructors:
    • Online, Available 24/7
      From September 26 through December 17, 2022, Suzanne Warner

Class materials

Textbooks

No textbooks required

Open educational resources (OER)

The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this class:

Details about this class

In this WEB class, you will watch lessons/lectures on your computer via YouTube. Each week you will be expected to watch playlists and you will be required to complete work related to your learning and the videos.
  
Additionally, it is important that you also read the corresponding sections of your textbook and do the suggested practice problems. You will need to log in to MyPCC and D2L frequently to check email, complete discussion postings, submit assignments, and complete weekly homework in WeBWorK (an online homework system). The YouTube links will be available in our class website in D2L/Brightspace.

Initial Mandatory Assignments: You will have mandatory assignments, due the first Tuesday and Wednesday of the term, that must be successfully completed in order to keep your spot in the class. 

Please keep the following in mind as you contemplate registering for an online math course:

Online math courses are often more challenging than on-campus or remote math 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.  Much more of the learning is put onto you, instead of as part of a class discussion.  That said, I am here by email and virtual office hours to support you in your progress in this course.

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 several specific due dates each week. 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.

Exams: The midterm will be held in-person on 11/2, 9:00am - 10:50am at the Rock Creek Campus. The final exam will be held in-person on 12/14, 9:00am - 10:50am at the Rock Creek Campus.

Feel free to email me with any questions: suzanne.warner15@pcc.edu.

Technology

You need to have computer and internet access at least several times per week. You will need to make sure to have the following (further details/instructions are given during the first week):

  • a PDF reader (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader) to read the PDF handouts,
  • a way to print PDF files for your written assignments,
  • a way to view YouTube videos,
  • familiarity with file management, email, and scanning and uploading documents.

Electronically submitted work will be printed, completed by hand, scanned, and uploaded to D2L. 

Online YouTube videos are the foundation for the lecture portion of the class.

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.
Online & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Online Learning technical requirements.
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.
Online Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes.

The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Classes but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to https://www.pcc.edu/osg