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Class Syllabus

MATH 090-095 Elementary & Intermediate Algebra
Fall 2011 ~ Winter 2012

This is a vital document, a contract between student and instructor. Read it thoroughly! This syllabus contains class-specific information. It is supplemented by the MATH ONLINE SYLLABUS which contains information relevant to ALL of Prof. Keely's math online courses. You must read carefully and abide by both documents.

bulletCourse Descriptions and Materials:
bulletCourse Descriptions and Prerequisites
bullet Course Materials including MyMathLab Course ID Code and Registration Directions
bulletFor instructor contact info, technology information, course requirements, procedures, policies, and supporting information refer to the Math Online Syllabus.

Course Description:

The math 090-095 sequence is designed for the student who is prepared to take algebra at an accelerated pace. This sequence can instead be taken in a normal-paced three-term sequence by taking math 089-091-093 (Algebra I-II-III). The 089-091-093 sequence covers the same material overall, but fewer topics/chapters per term than the accelerated 090-095 sequence. By opting to take the accelerated sequence you should be prepared for the added workload and fast-paced delivery. See Clark Mathematics Division's Should I take the math 089-091-093 or the math 090-095 sequence? flyer for more information.

Class: Elementary Algebra MATH 090, item #0000 section 1DL, 5 credits, fall 2011

This is the first course in a two-term sequence of developmental algebra intended to improve your critical thinking abilities and prepare you for college level mathematics courses. This course focuses on linear functions, graphs, and equations. We will study algebraic expressions, linear equations, linear inequalities, an introduction to graphs and functions, lines, systems of linear equations, integer exponents, and polynomials.

Class: Intermediate Algebra MATH 095, item #5306 section 1DL, 5 credits, winter 2012

This is the second course in a two-term sequence of developmental algebra intended to improve your critical thinking abilities and prepare you for college level mathematics courses. This course focuses on algebraic processes related to polynomial, rational, radical, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs.


Both math 090/095 online courses require a basic knowledge of computers and the internet.

Prerequisite to Math 090: Pre-Algebra (Clark's math 030) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test.
Prerequisite to Math 095: Elementary Algebra or Algebra II (Clark's math 090 or 091) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test.

Course Materials:

REQUIRED: MyMathLab Student Access Kit (ISBN 032119991X / 9780321199911)

MyMathLab access to the online text and testing center is REQUIRED. MyMathLab is a
n online course delivery system provided by the textbook publisher. In MyMathLab you can read the complete textbook online, watch video lectures, work interactive tutorial exercises, and take tests. See box below for purchasing options, registration directions, and MyMathLab course ID code.

ATTENTION NEW MYMATHLAB USERS: Once you open the package you may not be able to get a refund. Don't open the access kit until you are sure that you want to take this class.

ATTENTION PREVIOUS MYMATHLAB USERS: If you already have an unexpired MyMathLab access code from a previous course with the same textbook you do not need to buy another one. See the link in the box below for directions on how to change your course ID code.

OPTIONAL TEXT: Introductory & Intermediate Algebra for College Students 3rd edition by Blitzer (ISBN 0136028950 / 9780136028956) The entire textbook is available online in printable electronic form through MyMathLab so buying a hard copy textbook is optional and unnecessary unless you really want one. If you do opt to buy the hard copy text new, it comes bundled with MyMathLab access. If you buy the hard copy text used you will have to purchase the MyMathLab Student Access Kit separately.

ATTENTION STUDENTS WHO HAVE THE TUSSY TEXT: If you already have Elementary and Intermediate Algebra by Tussy/Gustafson (used in on-campus 089-095 classes), then you may use it to study from rather than the text listed above, but you are still required to have MyMathLab access since the tests are conducted in MyMathLab. See Blitzer/Tussy Topic Correspondence Chart.

OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTS: GOLDen Mathematics: Elementary Algebra and GOLDen Mathematics: Intermediate Algebra by Sally Keely. Available from downloadable by chapter/topic or in their entireties as e-books (under $20 each). See FAQs - GM ebooks for more detailed information.

FREE ONLINE OPEN SOURCE TEXTS: Free open source textbooks/notes are available online that may be useful in your studies including - Lessons.


How to Purchase & Register MyMathLab:

To register with CourseCompass/MyMathLab you will need two codes:
(1) a MyMathLab Access Code (from the MyMathLab Student Access Kit you purchased), and
(2) the MyMathLab Course ID Code below.

Fall 2011 Math 090 MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE: keely00000
Winter 2012 Math 095 MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE: keely87415

For detailed directions see How do I buy & enroll in MyMathLab?  IMPORTANT READING!

Note: Pearson Publishing provides temporary FREE access to MyMathLab. This is a great option if you cannot pay for MyMathLab on the first day or class or if you are not sure you want to be in the class and might drop early in the term.

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