Ariela Lange, Associate Professor of Mathematics
MATH 0371.WB
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Professor: Ariela Lange
Office: WMS225
Phone: 432/335-6799
E-mail: - This is the best contact.

Welcome to IPreAlgebra! This sheet will tell you about the course, including subject matter, homework, exams, & term grade. Almost all of your questions about the course can be answered by reading this syllabus.
If anything is unclear, please ask for clarification.

You can locate a complete syllabus of the course at

Required Materials

Required Software: MyMathLab

Course ID: lange_______


Online students must have a valid e-mail address to register for computer software. All work is done through the internet, so you need internet access. If you do not have access to the internet, you may use the computers in the math lab at OC. This course will work best using Internet Explorer.


Communication plays a vital role in an online students success. Communication methods for this course include announcements, email, and discussion boards. You are required to participate in the discussion boards. Each student should submit 7 meaningful threads in the discussion boards.  Idle chitchat and non-meaningful posts will not count towards your grade. Any emails I receive will be answered within 2 business days.

Term Grade

Your term grade will be determined according to the following distribution:



Discussion Board



Final Exam

(under 'quizzes')











Please note that I will be checking in on your progress weekly. This includes checking the time you are spending in each section, the homework you have completed, and the exam status.


Homework will be assigned for each section. All homework assignments and tests will be open on the 1st day of class, and will close at the end of the 8weeks, on October 15th.There is a suggested completion schedule available. Your five lowest homework grades will be dropped.

Homework instructions: Click here to see more.


Chapter Tests  There are going to be 4 chapter tests.

 The final exam is comprehensive and will be proctored. You must present a picture ID before taking the final exam. If you are an OC student, you will take your final exam in the Math department, WMS201. If you do not take the final exam, you will receive an F for the course.

Drop Date

Check the OC catalog for specific details.


MATH 0371 passed with a C or better, or an adequate placement exam score.


Tutoring is available through Developmental Studies and in the OC Math Lab WMS201. The hours for the math lab are Mon-Thurs 8:30 AM 8:30 PM, Fr 8:30 AM - 1PM, Sunday 2-5PM.


This course is a self-paced course. The course is broken up by chapters with weekly suggested due dates available to view in "schedule". Lecture & Practice is part of your Homework grade. You will get a grade on what you completed, and given zeros for what you did not do. Stay up with the course!!! Make an effort to work on the course everyday. This will also help you learn the material better. Submit assignments to me as you finish them.

Daily Routine for assignments

For each section you will (1) do the Lecture and Practice, and (2) do the homework (read more details under: Homework procedures). For each chapter you will take a test. Do 1 post per weekon Discussion Board.

Homework instructions  have been added: click here to go to homework instructions.

Back-Up Plan

You must have a back-up plan for this course in case your primary computer fails during the semester. Please detail the location of the two computers in your student information sheet.


Ariela Lange, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Odessa College
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