Math-103-67624 - College algebra - Lusine Tadevosyan
Welcome to my Math 103 course. I will be your instructor for College Algebra. Thank you for considering me to guide you on this 16-week journey. This class is a synchronous course and will be conducted via Canvas/Zoom during the class's scheduled times. We will have lectures, discussions, and class work during these mandatory synchronous meetings. You must attend the first class meeting otherwise, you will be dropped unless I receive a notification in advance with a valid reason. No lecture recording will be available. However, the lecture handouts, class notes, and solutions to the assignments will be posted on Canvas. All the exams including Final Exam will be held in person on campus during our regular class time in Valencia Campus. Exam dates are 03/08/2023, 04/12//2023, and 05/18/2023. The final exam is scheduled on 05/31/2023.
For those who are quickly browsing through letters, here's a brief summary:
- You'll need reliable access to a desktop or laptop computer with a microphone and stable internet service. It would also be very helpful to have either a webcam or a smartphone with a camera. Relying only on a tablet and/or smartphone for this class will not work.
- The textbook is free and available online at https://openstax.org/details/books/college-algebra
- Yes, it's a lot of work. Yes, you need to write. Yes, you will need to connect with other students, but don't let this scare you away. The expectation is that we will help and support each other to succeed by the end of the semester.
For those who need more information, this orientation letter will provide you with details about course content, required materials, and other helpful information as you prepare for our class.
Before our class officially begins, I will email registered students with updated information and more details about our course(s).
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This course presents linear and non-linear functions, conics, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, complex numbers, theory of equations, sequences, and series
What to Expect in this Course
We will have online class meetings using Zoom (or another web conferencing platform, if needed) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 7:25 pm with one 10-minute break. The goal of our weekly meetings is to use our time together to accomplish tasks that may be more difficult to complete on your own. Of primary importance is to build and strengthen our class community. Learning can be more enjoyable and efficient when we learn together!
Our online class meetings generally include time for lectures, Q&A (question and answer), and small group and class discussions to learn and deepen your understanding of course content. Students will also deliver assignments like projects, presentations, and exams during these meetings. Thus, your attendance is very important for your successful completion of the course(s).
Types of Assessments
Weekly Canvas assignments including, but not limited to quizzes, writing assignments, discussion boards, exams, and a comprehensive final exam.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
This class is a ZTC (zero-cost digital textbook) course. We will use OER book available from OpenStax.
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Other Relevant Course Information
Students wishing to add the class must contact the instructor directly via email. Add codes will be provided on the first day the course meets, provided that space is available. Students will also be required to log in to Canvas the first day the class meets to complete the first day's material. Failure to do so may result in being dropped from the course.
More detailed information will be provided on the syllabus.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 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.
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.
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Last updated: 02/06/2023 Sub#: 528