Course #: MA 095
Class/Lab Hours: 3, 0
This course is designed for students with weak or non-existent algebra skills. Some of the topics to be included are algebraic expressions, linear equations, word problems, graphing straight lines, systems of linear equations, factoring, and radicals. Computer software may be used to enhance the learning experience. Proficiency must be shown in classwork and on the final exam with a “C” or better. Note: This is a three credit hour course that counts toward full-time status, but does not count toward graduation credit.
This course is Internet accessible and may be completed entirely online. Learn how!
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*Below are requirements for taking this course through the Internet Academy.
MUST have the ability to scan and email documents.
Formally: This course is designed for students with weak or non-existent algebra skills. Some of the topics to be included are algebraic expressions, linear equations, word problems, graphing straight lines, systems of linear equations, factoring, quadratic equations, and radicals. Computer software and/or technology may be used to enhance the learning experience. A proficiency must be shown in class work and on the final with a “C” or better. NOTE: This course is a three-hour course that counts towards financial aid status BUT does not count toward graduation credit.
Informally: This is preparatory course designed to give students a solid foundation in basic algebra that will enable them to be successful in a college level mathematics course. Generally, students who have weak algebra skills or are in need of a basic algebra refresher will take this course. Whereas most Internet Academy courses have a significant discussion component, this course is largely an independent study learning experience. Additionally, this course may be completed in an accelerated fashion in as little as 1/3 of the semester length.
Note: Though your grade for this course does not count toward graduation credit.
Please read the prerequisites section for this course. Successful completion of this course will prepare students to take HCCC’s MA 123,124,127,130,135 or 171.
This course utilizes interactive multimedia software streamed over the Internet.
BASIC system requirements:
Internet connection: Cable/DSL, T1, or other high-speed for multimedia content; 56k modem (minimum) for tutorials, homework, and testing.
Memory: 64 MB RAM minimum
Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Plug-ins: You will need certain plug-ins and players from the MyMathLab Installation Wizard (found free inside your course)
DSL OR CABLE MODEM IS NECESSARY if you plan on accessing the video resources.
If you identify yourself as a weak math student, you must absolutely be self-motivated, self-disciplined and have good time-management skills.
Generally students devote approximately 50+ hours to the course (this would mean 3 or more hours per week for the fall/spring semesters, about 10 or more hours per week for the summer session and about 4 or more hours per day for the winter-mini session; these times may be much less for stronger students and more for weaker students).
Winter Mini/Summer version