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Introduction to LS 10A:Elementary Algebra with Geometry. Multimedia Course with ALEKS tutorial. Course Information Includes:. Materials needed Course description Extra Lab Hours. Chancellor’s Mandate for Remediation Attendance Requirements and Procedures Grading Standards

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Introduction toLS 10A:Elementary Algebrawith Geometry

Multimedia Course with

ALEKS tutorial


Course Information Includes:

  • Materials needed

  • Course description

  • Extra Lab Hours.

  • Chancellor’s Mandate for Remediation

  • Attendance Requirements and Procedures

  • Grading Standards

  • Requirements for second session.

  • Quick Start for ALEKS


Course Materials Needed

  • ALEKS e-learning software with access code, McGraw-Hill, 2003.

    Hornet Bookstore or online at www.csumathsuccess.org/index.pl/csu_aleks

  • ELM Review: Baker, Barrick, Fredenburg, and Katz, 2004.Bookstore.

  • Scientific Calculator—e.g. TI-34.

  • Diagnostic Tests:CSUS Math. Bookstore


Course Description

  • Review of fundamental concepts.

  • Elementary algebra.

  • Measurement Geometry in an algebra context.

  • Satisfies the ELM placement requirement.

  • For those that scored 36-48 on the ELM placement exam.

  • Meets three hours a week, additional hours required.


Lab Hours Required

  • 50 hours of ALEKS work in 15 weeks is a mandatory minimum.

  • A minimum of 4 hours per week will need to be completed, including class hours.

  • Open hours in this lab will be posted by the second week.

  • Additional hours may be logged from home or other campus labs.

  • See http://www.csus.edu/uccs/labs/labhours/labhours.htm


Chancellor’s EO 665 Mandate

  • Chancellor requires that students who score lower than 550 on math SAT must take the ELM placement exam.

  • Those that score from 36 - 50 are required to take LS 10A.

  • Students must finish their LS math courses within a year of enrollment or they will be dismissed from California State University.


Attendance Requirements

  • Attendance is mandatory.

    Missing up to 20 minutes of class is a partial absence, 20 minutes or more is an absence.

  • If you have three or more absences within the first four weeks of the semester, you will be disenrolled from the university.

    After the first four weeks:

  • After 3 absences, your instructor will give you written notification and information about submitting a written petition to the LS 10A Multimedia coordinator, Anne Katz.

  • After 4 absences, submit the required petition and documentation within one week to Prof. Katz, to remain in your LS math class and not receive an “NC”. 5 absences result in an “NC”.

  • Only students with verified passage of the ELM may quit attending. With passage of the EGAD, they may also receive credit.


Grading Standards

  • Complete at 55 hours or 70 % of ALEKS.

  • Complete all work with at least a 70% average.

  • Achieve a final exam score of at least 70%.

  • Student must take all midterm exams to be eligible to take final.

  • Score at least 25 out of 45 on the EGAD exam.

  • Grades: CR, RP, and NC.


Requirements for 2nd Session

  • ALEKS software and ELM Review.

  • Log into ALEKS.

  • Work the tutorial on ALEKS tools.

  • Begin the first ALEKS assessment and complete it by the end of the week.

  • Request placement in an LS10A Lecture class by the second week of class if you are unable to start your ALEKS work.


ALEKS Quick Start for Students withALEKS access code.

  • Log on to www.highedmath.aleks.com/

  • For first time users at home load in the appropriate plug-ins.

  • Click on Register with ALEKS .

  • Type in the course code given to you by your instructor, then click “next”.

  • Type in the access code found in the back of your ALEKS booklet.

  • Begin the tools tutorial and then the assessment.


ALEKS Quick Start for StudentsWithout ALEKS Access Code.

  • Log on to www.highedmath.aleks.com/

  • Click on Be our Guest .

  • Work the tool tutorial.

  • Follow the instructions on the preceding Powerpoint screen when you buy your access code.


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