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office: Seco Hall 202B
mailing address: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355
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Schedule for SP2019
Mon/Wed: Math 140 8:25-10:50 in Hasley Hall 302
office hour 11:15-1:30 on Mondays (tentative)
office hour 11:15-12:30 on Wednesdays (tentative)
Tues/Thurs: Math 140 8:25-10:50 in Mentry Hall 334
Math 070 11:00-1:25 in Mentry Hall 349
office hour 1:30-2:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Mentry 349 (tentative)
The office hours listed above are what I am planning to have. They may have to change based upon meetings at the college for SP2019. Students are welcome to ask if I have another time available during any particular week. Sometimes it's convenient for students to sign up to see me on a Friday.
Math 140: The online book will be linked through our Canvas page and therefore will be free. This will be my first semester trying the online book being linked through Canvas. Students will need to purchase a 6-month license for software that is available online for a cost of about $15. I'll walk students through this during the first day of class. Bring a credit card or your access code purchased through the bookstore. Students should also have a scientific calculator for exams, a binder with about 5 dividers and lined paper. A few sheets of blank paper in the binder is also a good idea.
Math 070: This class uses a book that could be purchased in a variety of ways including looseleaf, hard bound, and an electronic copy. Prices vary. The ISBN for the book varies depending upon the format. The book is the 3rd edition of Elementary and Intermediate Algebra by Sullivan, Struve, and Mazzarella. The publisher is Pearson Education (2014). The book has a purple hat on the cover. I think the e-copy gives you access to the book content as well as MyMathLab which is the tool that the publisher provides. I will not be requiring students to use MyMathLab for homework, but I will provide a course code so those students who have purchased it may benefit from it. No calculators are allowed on exams. Students will need lined and graph paper.
Which majors should not take Math 75?
This is our statistics path algebra class. This course is not meant for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), nursing, business, kinesiology, or MLT (medical lab technician) students. Majors or programs requiring specific biology and chemistry classes whose pre-requisite is either Math 060 or Math 070 should take the traditional algebra path. Please speak with a COC counselor to confirm.
The book used in Math 075 is either an interactive online book that will require internet access or a pdf type of book that could be downloaded. If you do not have internet access at home, schedule time to work in the TLC or library. An emphasis will be placed on communication, collaboration, and critical thinking within the growth mindset environment. You will be working with data sets and technology as you are introduced to the algebra used in Statistics.