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Prof. Keely's MathsOL Web • CLASS SYLLABUS  
This CLASS SYLLABUS is a vital document, a contract between student and instructor. Read it thoroughly! This syllabus contains classspecific 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.
Winter 2019: Elementary Algebra MATH 090, 5 credits, item #5831 section 1DL These FULLY ONLINE courses are the twoterm 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 090095 sequence is designed for the student who is prepared to take algebra at an accelerated pace. This sequence can instead be taken in a normalpaced threeterm sequence by taking math 089091093 (Algebra IIIIII). The 089091093 sequence covers the same material overall, but fewer topics/chapters per term than the accelerated 090095 sequence. By opting to take the accelerated sequence you should be prepared for the added workload and fastpaced delivery. See Clark Mathematics Division's Should I take the math 089091093 or the math 090095 sequence? flyer for more information. These online courses require a basic knowledge of computers and the internet.
Prerequisite to Math 090: PreAlgebra (Clark's math 030) passed with a grade of at least "C" or qualifying score on the placement test. See MathOL Syllabus  Tech Reqs. Free online grapher: Desmos Grapher. No need to buy a graphing calculator. 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
Math 095 Outcomes
How will you be assessed on these outcomes? See Mathematics Online Syllabus: Outcomes Assessment.
OPTIONAL: HARD COPY TEXTBOOK Introductory and intermediate Algebra for College Students (5th edition) by Robert Blitzer, ISBN 9780134178141. 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 the MyMathLab access code. If you buy a "used" hard copy text, caution, it may not come with an unopened MyMathLab access code so you would have to purchase it separately. IF HAVE AN OLDER EDITION OF THE TEXTBOOK OR WHO HAVE THE ONCAMPUS 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 oncampus Math 090/095 class 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.
SUPPLEMENTAL FREE ONLINE LESSONS: PurpleMath.com  Lessons OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL EBOOKS: 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 ebooks ($15 each). See FAQs  GM ebooks for more information.
Download/print Due Dates Chart [ Fall  Winter  Spring ] that lists all the weekly deadlines. The table below lists the specific sections in the etextbook we are scheduled to cover each week. A detailed weekly class calendar is provided in your online classroom.
