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

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Syllabus

Professor: Ariela Lange
Office: ET 127B
Phone: 432/335-6799
E-mail: alange@odessa.edu - This is the best contact.
Webpage: http://www.odessa.edu/dept/math/alange

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.

You can locate a complete syllabus of the course at http://www.odessa.edu/syllabi/Su2_2013_PDF/Math/math_0372_wb.pdf

Required Materials

Required Software: MyMathLab

Course ID: lange______

Technology:

Online students must have a valid e-mail address(use OC email 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

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 14 meaningful threads/summer students 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:

 

Homework

Discussion Board

 

Tests

Final Exam

(under 'quizzes')

Percentage

25%

10%

40%

25%

Drops

5

0

1

0

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

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. There is a suggested completion schedule available. Your five lowest homework grades will be dropped.

Homework instructions: Click here to see more.

Exams

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, ET 120.

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.

Prerequisites

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

Tutoring

Tutoring is available through Developmental Studies and in the OC Math Lab ET 120. The hours for the math lab are Mon-Thurs 8:30 AM 8:30 PM. 

Pacing

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. 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.

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
Send questions and comments about this course to A. Lange at alange@odessa.edu.