Math-060 - Elementary Algebra - Tigran Alikhanyan
Welcome to Math 060: Elementary Algebra. This is a 5-unit course in introductory-level mathematics, designed especially for students starting mathematics. This should serve as your starter/refresher mathematics course. I teach this course for over 30 years, and will be happy to help you to accomplish your goals.
Designed to develop beginning algebra skills, including the fundamental concepts of operating within the real number system, working with first degree equation in one unknown, identifying and evaluating functions, factoring and multiplication of polynomials, and working with algebraic functions, linear equations and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponents, and radicals, quadratic equations, and applications.
What to Expect in this Course
You must attend the first class meeting via Zoom on the first day. Any student absent on that day will be dropped unless I am notified in advance with a valid reason.
Typically on the first day of a face-to-face class, your instructor will say each name on the official roster and mark whether the person is present. There will be a few assignments due in the first few days of the semester. For the 5 week term, this deadline is 48 hours after the class begins. Please consult the Academic Calendar for official term dates. If you do not log in to Canvas and do the required assignments due in the first day of the semester or contact the instructor via email to share that you’re having issues with accessing Canvas by the required date and time, you will be dropped from the course as a “No Show.” If you are not active during the semester for longer than one week, you may be dropped from the course. Please make sure that you are staying on top of all assignments as there will be no makeup assignments for any reason. You will be expected to keep up with the course by watching lecture videos (while taking notes) and submitting all assignments due through Pearson MyMathLab and/or Canvas.
Every student is expected to make a serious time commitment for this course every week. You should set aside time for completing assignments, and many additional hours for learning the material and doing homework (individually or in online study groups). A homework set is due weekly. More time will be needed for exam preparation.
Be sure you have reliable Internet access as you will spend a lot of time in Canvas.
In addition, you will need a scientific calculator for some exercises and exams. Your phone and PC may already have one.
Assignments will be submitted through Canvas on Pearson MyMathLab.
Computer access with internet and Chrome as a browser, and able to enable ConferZoom.
The computer must have speakers, webcam, and microphone.
Basic or Scientific Calculator
Types of Assessments
Online final exam, online chapter quizzes, online section homework.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
COC Math 18 week Custom Access cards, Stand Alone access cards Math 60/70: 9780136504566
Elementary Algebra folder should appear on your Canvas dashboard soon after your registration. You will access your HW and quizzes on My Lab and Mastering through Canvas. Class materials will become available on the first day of classes at 12 am. All the assignments are due by midnight. Make sure to check if your browser works with MyLab and Mastering (Firefox is probably the best, Google Chrome also works fine). To access your assignments you have to allow pop ups on Pearson site. You should complete the work daily. Students are strongly cautioned not to wait until the last minute to begin their assignments or exams; computer glitches or other problems will not be considered as valid excuses for failure to complete the work on time. Students may be dropped if they are not registered on Pearson MYLab and Mastering within the first week of class, considered no show, or miss three or more assignments (test or homework). Late assignments are not accepted under any circumstances. Plan on studying and completing homework a minimum of 15 hours per week. Your grade as it appears on the website reflects your completed assignments, but not any uncompleted work. You can gain extra credit points by completing Chapter Pre- and Post-Tests. You must maintain courtesy and respect in your e-mails and I will respond to e-mails within 24 hours. To avoid unnecessary e-mails and delay, you should check the Canvas posting site daily. Make sure your emails include your name and your class in the subject line; otherwise you may not receive response.
Other Relevant Course Information
We will be using Zoom for our class meetings as well as office hours when needed. Please see https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-video-tutorials for some video tutorials on how to use Zoom.
Canvas: Our course will be using the Canvas course management system to support our teaching and learning goals starting on the first day of the course.
o You can access our course on the first day of class at https://coc.instructure.com/login/canvas using your MyCanyons username as your login. If you have never used Canvas before, your default password is “students”. You are automatically added to the course by the school system as long as you are enrolled in the class.
o After login, click on Dashboard or Courses to locate our class. Then click on the title of our class.
o If you haven’t done so already, change your Canvas password.
o From the left menu bar, click on Account → Settings → Edit
o From this window, you can also enter an email address and/or text preferences if you would like to receive text messages for assignments, deadlines, and due dates.
o Then go to Notifications. On this screen, you may edit what you receive from Canvas and the method of contact.
o Click on Account → Notifications. Under Notification Preferences, you can control the method and way Canvas contacts you with reminders of course deadlines and activity. These can be updated/changed at any time.
o Please also use the following website at https://www.canyons.edu/academics/onlineeducation/studentsupport/canvasstudentguides.php. Here, you can also access Canvas user guides with helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. For any Canvas related issues, please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661)362-3344 during college business hours, or (877)889-9052 for 24/7 support.
We will be using ConferZoom for all meetings. You will need a webcam and microphone.
A reliable computer with reliable, consistent Internet access
Up-to-date internet browser, Chrome is preferred for Canvas.
Word processing program (Microsoft Word), slideshow presentation program (Microsoft PowerPoint), and spreadsheet program (Microsoft Excel).
Valid MyCanyons email account that you will regularly check
Basic knowledge of Canvas
Basic document creation and handling (how to cut/copy/paste from one document to another.
Be able to create and save documents in Microsoft Word and as a pdf file, how to attach documents to email messages and discussion posts, how to create and save a graph/chart/diagram, etc. in Microsoft Excel or Microsoft PowerPoint.
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: email@example.com)
- 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: 05/28/2021 Sub#: 115