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Introduction to LS 10A:Elementary Algebra with Geometry

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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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