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Prof. Sally Keely
Mathematics Dept.
Clark College

Math 090-095
Elementary & Intermediate Algebra
Winter 2016 ~ Spring 2016

ver. 2016.Spring
rev. 2016-03-12

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

  1. Course Information:
    1. Course descriptions
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Technology requirements
    4. Outcomes
  2. Course Materials:
    1. How to register in WAMAP "Go To Class" Here!
    2. Textbook and supplements
    3. How to purchase and register in MyMathLab
  3. Schedule of textbook coverage
  4. For instructor contact info, technology information, course requirements, procedures, policies, and supporting information refer to the MATH ONLINE SYLLABUS.
Course Information

Course Descriptions:

Fall 2016: Elementary Algebra MATH 090, 5 credits, item #0000 section 1DL
Winter 2016: Intermediate Algebra MATH 095, 5 credits, item #5052 section 1DL

Spring 2016: Intermediate Algebra MATH 095, 5 credits, item #7028 section 2DL

These FULLY ONLINE courses are the two-term sequence of developmental algebra intended to improve your critical thinking abilities and prepare you for college level mathematics courses. Elementary Algebra covers algebraic expressions, linear equations, linear inequalities, an introduction to graphs and functions, lines, systems of linear equations, integer exponents, and polynomials. Intermediate Algebra covers algebraic processes related to polynomial, rational, radical, quadratic, composite, inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

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.


These 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.

Technology Requirements:

See MathOL Syllabus - Tech Reqs.


The mathematics division has identified the following course level outcomes for which you should be proficient upon successful completion of the course.

Math 090 Outcomes

  1. Model and answer questions pertaining to real world situations, using linear equations.
  2. Demonstrate the transition from arithmetic expressions to algebraic expressions.
  3. Solve an equation for a specified variable using additive and multiplicative inverse operations.
  4. Connect a linear graph to its equation and to its representations in functional and verbal form.
  5. Perform operations on polynomials.

Math 095 Outcomes

  1. Find a useful equivalent form of complex algebraic expressions.
  2. Solve a quadratic, logarithmic, or exponential equation.
  3. Factor polynomials.
  4. Choose an appropriate strategy to solve a real world problem, and interpret the solution.
  5. Connect parabolic, exponential, and logarithmic functions with key elements of their graphs.

How will you be assessed on these outcomes? See Mathematics Online Syllabus: Outcomes Assessment.

Course Materials

How to Register in WAMAP:

This class meets in WAMAP (WM) a course management system (CMS) designed for mathematics online courses. Register (free) as a new student in WAMAP or login if you already have an account.

You will need the WAMAP Course ID Code below.
Leave the "enrollment key" blank.

Fall 2015 Math 090 WAMAP COURSE ID CODE: 00000
Winter 2016 Math 095 WAMAP COURSE ID CODE: 11167
Spring 2016 Math 095 WAMAP COURSE ID CODE: 11721 (avail 4/4)

Textbook and Supplements:


MyMathLab Student Access Kit (ISBN 032119991X / 9780321199911)

MyMathLab (MML) access to the e-textbook, exercises, and tests is REQUIRED. MyMathLab is an 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.

CLICK HERE for MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE, free temporary access, purchasing options, and registration directions.

Introductory & Intermediate Algebra for College Students 4th edition by Robert Blitzer (ISBN 0321758943 / 9780321758941).

Buying a hard copy text is completely OPTIONAL and unnecessary unless you really want one since the entire textbook is available online inside the required MyMathLab. If you do opt to buy the hard copy text new, make sure it comes bundled with a MyMathLab access code. If you buy the hard copy text used you will have to purchase the MyMathLab Student Access Kit separately.

TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE AN OLDER EDITION OF THE TEXTBOOK OR WHO HAVE THE ON-CAMPUS TEXT: An older edition of the textbook is fine to use to study from as the chapter structure rarely changes from edition to edition (and may save you money). If you already have the textbook used in the on-campus Math 090-095 classes then you may use it to study from rather than the textbook listed above, but the sections may not match perfectly. Either way you are still required to have MyMathLab access since the tests are conducted there.

SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE TUTORIAL VIDEOS: Your #1 source for video tutorials should be the videos linked to the textbook inside MyMathLab. If you need more help then search the topic you wish to study in one of the following two recommended tutorial sites. Each has a long list of topics and examples.


OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL E-BOOKS: GOLDen Mathematics: Elementary Algebra and GOLDen Mathematics: Intermediate Algebra by Sally Keely. Available from www.lulu.com/skeely downloadable by chapter/topic (for a small fee) or in their entireties as e-books ($15 each). See FAQs - GM ebooks for more information.

How to Purchase and Register in MyMathLab:

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

Important! When registering in MML you must use the SAME NAME that you use for Clark College class registration and your Clark Student Email address (your @students.clark.edu) ONLY!

Fall 2015 Math 090 MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE: keely88343
Winter 2016 Math 095 MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE: keely89303
Spring 2016 Math 095 MYMATHLAB COURSE ID CODE: keely61735 (avail 3/28)

How do I purchase & register in MyMathLab? FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS!

* 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 might drop the class early in the term. It provides FULL access to the course for a couple of weeks. The course is set to allow conversion from free to paid access within the first month of class only, so be sure to purchase MML access and register your code by then.

Schedule of Textbook Coverage

Download/print Due Dates Chart [ Fall | Winter | Spring ] that lists all the weekly deadlines. The table below lists the specific sections in the e-textbook we are scheduled to cover each week. A detailed weekly class calendar is provided in your online classroom.

  MATH 090 MATH 095
Week 1 1.3, 1.4, 1.8 6.1-6.3
Week 2 2.1-2.6 6.4-6.6
Week 3 2.7, 9.2 7.1-7.4
Week 4 3.1, 8.1 7.6-7.7
Week 5 8.2-8.3, 3.2 10.1-10.3
Week 6 3.3-3.5 10.4-10.6
Week 7 4.1-4.3 10.7, 11.1-11.2
Week 8 4.4-4.5, 5.1 11.3, 8.4
Week 9 5.2-5.4 12.1-12.3
Week 10 5.5-5.7 12.4-12.5