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
If anything is unclear, please ask for
locate a complete syllabus of the course on Blackboard.
Required Software: MyMathLab
Course ID: lange71735
Once you are registered, you may begin
the course. Once you have clicked on the link to Intro Web Fall
2013, I strongly suggest that you spend a bit of time
familiarizing yourself with all of the helpful tools available
in the software. Please be sure to go through the Course
Information section. When you are ready to begin the lessons, I
suggest the following approach.
1. Read the syllabus available on my web-site
Everybody takes the PRE-TEST
for each chapter
New!!! for students that need
just a refresher: Do Pretest1, score at least an 80% →go to
Pretest2 and so on, you may forgo chapter sections of chapters
you pass with an 80 or higher, up to Chapter 4; you have to work
2.2) for all other
Pre-Test work all assignments listed for the chapter.● Work
“Lecture & Practice” assignments (familiarize with material)
●Do your homework. (This is located in the HOMEWORK button.)
●Do Post-Test at the end of each Chapter
3) Do posts on Discussion Board
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 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.
Your term grade will be determined according to the following
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.There is a
completion schedule available. Your five lowest homework grades
will be dropped.
instructions: Click here to see more.
Chapter Tests There are going to be 4 chapter tests.
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:
must have a score of a 50 or better on their
final exam or they will receive an “F” for that
Failure to take Final Exam will result in
receiving an F for the class.
Check the OC catalog for specific details.
MATH 0371 passed with a C or better, or an adequate placement exam
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, 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 is part of
your Homework. It will prepare you for your 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 (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.
instructions have been added: click here to go to homework instructions.
You must have a back-up plan for this course in case your
primary computer fails during the semester. There are
computers and printers to use available at the LRC and OC
Math Lab ET120.