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Class information

MTH60 Introductory Algebra- 1st Term

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  • CRN: 41479
  • 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, Greta J Gleason

Class materials


No textbooks required

Open educational resources (OER)

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

Details about this class

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Although this class is online/asynchronous, this term’s exams will be held in-person (exam times TBD)

In this WEB class, you will watch lessons/lectures on your computer via ORCCA/YouTube. Each week you will be expected to watch a single playlist that is typically composed of eight to eleven videos, for a total length of about an hour.  You will be required to complete lecture notes that accompany the videos and will submit the lecture notes at the time of each exam.  All exams will be at Southeast Campus, room tba.

It is also important that you also read the corresponding sections of your textbook and do the suggested practice problems. Additionally, each week you will need to log in to D2L to complete discussion postings, submit your worksheet assignments, complete a self-reflection, and read your email, as well as complete weekly assignments in WeBWorK (an online homework system). The YouTube links will be available in D2L.

Please keep the following in mind as you contemplate registering for an online math course:
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 6 hours a week watching, pausing, and reviewing the lessons. In addition, you should plan on spending 10 to 15 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.

There are multiple due dates each week.
     Each module:
     A discussion posting is due Sunday at 11 PM.
     Online homework (WeBWorK) is due Sunday at 11 PM.
     A written worksheet assignment is due Tuesday at 11 PM.
     A self-reflection is due Tuesday at 11 PM.
You can always work ahead.

 To learn more about me as an Instructor, feel free to check out this Google Slide



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 uploading documents.

Electronically submitted work will be printed, completed by hand, scanned, and uploaded to D2L. There are other possible options for submitting your work. Please contact your instructor if you would like to use an alternate method of submission.

Online ORCCA/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