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Math 260 Hybrid(1446) Orientation–Fall 2014

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Friday, September 5, 2014, 12:30-2:30Facilitator: Anne SiswantoWebsite before logging in to class: http://www.myonlinemath.comClass meets every Friday 12:30 – 2:30 in C2-123A. Some meetings maybe scheduled online through CCC Confer

Instructor: Anne Siswanto

- MyMathLab / Course Compass
- http://www.coursecompass.com
- Course ID: siswanto24116
- Mainly used for online math assignments: homework, quizzes, and extra credits
- Need a valid email addressand course ID to register
- Can request temporary access for 14 days
- Must purchase MyMathLab (MML) access code within 14 days
- Zip Code is 91754
- Tech Support: 1 800 677 6337
- Multimedia library contains e-book, videos, power point, and animation

Instructor: Anne Siswanto

- ETUDES
- http://myetudes.org/portal
- Instructions to login is available from http://www.elac.edu/online/courselogin.htm#howtologin
- Mainly used for communication - discussion posting and private message, and gradebook

- Contains:
- Announcements
- Resources
- Welcome, syllabus, calendar, sample tests

- Communication
- Private Message, Discussion Board

- Grade Book

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- In order not to be dropped, ALL students need to
- Login to Course Compass and ETUDES by Sunday, September 7, 2014
- Complete online HW and quiz sections 1.1-1.3 by Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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There are three options for textbook:

Option 1

ELAC Custom Version of textbook + MML

- Precalculus with MyMathLab by Sullivan Custom Edition for ELAC and Santa Monica
- ISBN 1-2561-5168-8
- Price: $ 119 ** the least expensive option**
Option 2

Standalone MyMathLab (Course Compass) Student Access Code.

- E-Book is included online
- Price: $114 from the CourseCompass.com or $50-$70 from half.com, E-Bay or Amazon.com)

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Option 3

Regular package textbook + MML - available anywhere else. Price $220 or $223 – MML Access Code is included.

- Textbook: Precalculus: Concepts Through Functions, A Unit Circle Approach to Trigonometry, 2/E
- MyMathLab (Course Compass) Access Code,
- Package ISBN-10: 0321704347 | ISBN-13: 9780321704344 OR Package ISBN-10: 0321730550 | ISBN-13: 9780321730558

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- Final Exam 25%
- Three Tests 45%
- Participation 10%
- Notes 5%
- Online homework 10%**
- Online Homework Portfolio 5%
Total 100 %

+ 3% extra credit

Grading System:

- A: 90 – 100 B: 80 – 89.9 C:65 – 79.9
- D: 55 – 64.5 F: below 55

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- Final exam and Tests
- Dates are posted in calendar
- Closed book and closed notes
- Scientific calculator only, no graphing calculator or phones or other electronic devices
- Sample tests are posted in ETUDES > Resources

- Extra credits (Maximum: 3 points)
- Available in MyMathLab
- Can be opened only by students who finishes online homework on time with scores of 80% or higher
- Also available for students who post an avatar or picture in their ETUDES profile.

Instructor: Anne Siswanto

- Online homework
- Available in MyMathLab
- At the end, the average is multiplied by 1.1.
- 10% will be deducted from any homework problem turned in after it is due

- Online homework portfolio
- Write all the steps needed to complete each problem in online homework
- If no steps are needed, just write the answer
- Label each chapter, section, and question
- Staple each chapter and put them inside a report cover (not a binder)
- Turn them in during on-campus tests

Instructor: Anne Siswanto

- Discussion posting
- Available in ETUDES
- Consists of six (6) required topics
- Posting in Q&A is optional, but recommended

- Weekly online quizzes
- Available in MyMathLab
- Always due on Wednesday, one day after the homework is due
- Can be taken unlimited number of times by their due dates and only the highest score counts
- No need to turn in portfolio for the quizzes

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- Prior to each class and before turning in the extra credit, students should take notes from one of these or from a combination of
- Online interactive e-book
- Power Point Lectures
- Camtasia lecture videos

TIPS: Use Multimedia Library in MyMathLab to find the videos, e-book, power point

- Take notes, repeat, pause, as needed.

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- Watch the Camtasia lecture videos, power point, or interactive E-Book for each section
- Take NOTES while watching. Only turn in notes which are done outside classroom
- Do the online homework.
- You can always correct your mistake (by clicking “similar exercise”) and improve your scores even after the due dates.
- Remember to show NEAT work for your online homework portfolio.

- Do extra credit.
- Important: to open an online extra credit, you need 80% or higher on all homework.
- You can submit the extra credit up to three (3) times and only the highest score counts.

Instructor: Anne Siswanto

- Before each on-campus test
- Study the sample test
- Study your notes and online homework portfolio.

- Utilize other resources
- Online Pearson Tutoring - free
- ELAC Math Lab in K5-104 – free

- Post any general questions in Discussion Board Q & A inside ETUDES so that everyone can respond

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- Did you do well in Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra?
- Have you taken math recently?
- Are you good at learning math on your own?
- Are you good with using technology?
- Can you manage your time well?
If you answer “no” to any of these questions, then you might want to consider taking a regular Math 260.

Instructor: Anne Siswanto

- Register in and login to MyMathLab (available since today)
- Use the free trial for 14 days
- Perform “Browser Check”

- Order the textbook package ASAP if you are sure this class is right for you
- Login to ETUDES (available after Sep 2)
- Read Syllabus
- Print Calendar
- Do Week 1 Assignment ASAP

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Good luck and “see you” in class!

Instructor: Anne Siswanto