Ariela Lange, Associate Professor of Mathematics
MATH 0372: Introductory Algebra WB

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Professor: Ariela Lange
Office: WMS 225
Phone: 432/335-6799
E-mail: - This is the best contact.

Welcome to Introductory Algebra! 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.

Procedure: Once you are registered, you may begin the course. I strongly suggest that you spend a bit of time familiarizing yourself with all of the helpful tools available in the MML software. Please be sure to go through the Course Information section. When you are ready to begin the lessons, I recommend the following approach.

Read the syllabus available on my web-site

1. Do Pre-Test before each Chapter, that will thin out your assignments for that chapter
2. Work "Practice & Lecture" to get familiarize with material(will NOT be graded!)

3. Do all Assignments listed for the chapter.

●Do your Homework. (This is located in the HOMEWORK button.)

●Do Test at the end of each Chapter(located under "Test" button)

4.) Do 7 Posts on Discussion Board


You can locate a complete syllabus of the course on Blackboard.

Required Materials

Required Software: MyMathLab

Course ID: lange79265


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 semester, on 10/15, 2014.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 5 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, WMS 201/202.

New Departmental Policy:  Students must have a score of a 50 or better on their final exam or they will receive an F for that course!

Failure to take Final Exam will result in receiving an F for the class.

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 WMS 201. The hours for the math lab are Mon-Thurs 8:30 AM 8:30 PM, Fr. 8:30AM - 1PM, Sun 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 will help to prepare you for the up coming assignments. 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 do Pre-Test prior any other assignment. Then (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.

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. Computers and printers are available to use at LRC and OC Math Lab, WMS 201.


Ariela Lange, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Odessa College
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