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Math 070 - Introductory Algebra - Ana Palmer

Course:Introductory Algebra
Professor:Ana Palmer
  • Online
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to Math 070: Intermediate Algebra

This course is a prerequisite for various rigorous math courses designed to prepare STEM majors for a degree in science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering. If you do not plan to be a STEM major, please contact your counselor to determine if a different math course might be a more suitable alternative for your educational needs. 

Course Description

The course examines functions and equations involving linear, radical, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic and absolute-value functions as well as other algebraic topics including radicals, rational exponents, inequalities and conics.  

What to Expect in this Course

Regular attendance is required. You must attend the first class meeting via Zoom at the scheduled day/time. Any student absent on the first day will be dropped unless I am notified in advance with a valid reason. You need to be available and will be expected to join our weekly live Zoom sessions throughout the semester. If you cannot attend regularly or on time, and stay for the entire duration of the class, it might be a good idea to take this class at another time that better fits your availability.

You will be expected to work on the course material consistently and keep up with deadlines (homework assignments, weekly discussions, quizzes, exams). If you stop completing online work or stop attending our live Zoom sessions, you may be dropped from the course.

Exams will only be taken during scheduled class time. You need to be able to connect to Zoom with the camera pointing at your work area so that academic integrity can be maintained. If you are uncomfortable with this, then you can schedule a one-on-one oral exam with the professor. A working webcam (smart phone is allowed) and a reliable internet connection are necessary for this course. You can expect to spend at least 15 hours per week on the course material (lectures, homework, quizzes, discussion board assignments, review, exam preparation).

Types of Assessments

Online homework, quizzes, exams, final exam, class participation (individual and group work), discussions.

Textbook Information

You will need a Student Access Code for this course. I recommend that you not purchase anything until after the course Orientation. 

Electronic version of the textbook is available online, so you do not need to purchase a hard copy of the textbook. Without the Access Code, you will not be able to stay enrolled in the course. You can purchase the Assess Code from COC Bookstore (ISBN:  9780136504566). It costs about $71. You can also purchase the Access Code online after the start of the semester. Online cost is $55. 

If you have purchased the Access Code for Math 060, you do not need to purchase another one for Math 070.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 08/07/2021 Sub#: 483