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Welcome to the MTLC. MATH 100 Fall 2009. Math 100 Instructors. MWF / MW TR Aurora Ponta Sam Evers Usha Midkiff Aurora Ponta Velvet Preston Jamie Glass Sheila Hayes John Boxmeyer Nancy Freeman Velvet Preston Pengfei Yao Padmal. Course Requirements. Prerequisites

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welcome to the mtlc
Welcome to the MTLC

MATH 100

Fall 2009

math 100 instructors
Math 100 Instructors


Aurora Ponta Sam Evers

Usha Midkiff Aurora Ponta

Velvet Preston Jamie Glass

Sheila Hayes John Boxmeyer

Nancy Freeman Velvet Preston

Pengfei Yao Padmal

course requirements
Course Requirements
  • Prerequisites
    • Grade of C– or better in Math 005
    • Minimum of 190 (19) on the placement test
  • Every student must have an active “crimson” e-mail account for computer/course login.
textbook and access code
Textbook and access code

Textbook – Intermediate Algebra, 5th edition by K. Elayn Martin-Gay, published by Prentice Hall.

This course is a computer based course. All assignments for this course will accessed through a publisher’s website.


An access code will be necessary to complete your assignments. No work can be completed until you have entered an access code into your account.

access codes
Access Codes

Access codes may be purchased with or without a printed version of the textbook.

You may purchase the code with the textbook at any of the bookstores in town.

You may purchase the code without a printed version of the book either at one of the bookstores in town or online on the mylabsplus website set up for your specific math course.

The web site for the University Supply store is www.universitysupplystore.com

Again, no work can be completed until you have entered your access code into your account.

access codes repeating students
Access Codes - Repeating Students

If you are repeating the course, you will not need a new access code. The software should recognize you as a repeating student. If you have any trouble, then be sure to come to the MTLC for assistance.

Again, YOU are responsible for handling this prior to the first deadline in the syllabus.

initial skills assessment
Initial Skills Assessment

When you login to MyLabsPlus you will see two links, a course link and a link for the MyMathTest:


Alabama Skills Assessment Math100_Smith

BEFORE beginning your work in your class, click the Skills Assessment link, click the Placement button on the left of the screen, and take a brief skills assessment.

Important assessment tool for us

Will NOT hurt your grade in the course, could help it

PLEASE take it seriously

disability access
  • For those students wishing to request disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 348-4285. After initial arrangements are made with that office, then contact your professor. Your professor will be glad to work with you to make sure your needs are properly met.
course grades
Course Grades
  • Possible grades in this course are A, B, C (+/-) or NC.
  • A grade of NC means you receive no credit for this course. You must take the course again, but an NC does not affect your GPA.
  • The last day to withdraw from the course:
    • Wednesday, October 28
    • No withdrawals will be given after this date.
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Course Grades
  • 4 tests (100 points each) 400 pts
  • Final Exam 300 pts
  • Homework average (19 points each test period) 76 pts
  • Quiz average (40 points each test period) 160 pts
  • Class Attendance (10 weeks, 3 pts each week) 30 pts
  • Lab Attendance ( 11 weeks, 3 pts each week) 33 pts
  • Survey 2 pts
  • TOTAL 1001 pts
  • Note: You must earn a minimum of 700 points to get credit for this course.
class attendance
Class Attendance
  • Beginning the week of 8/23, we will have class only on Wednesdays (MWF/MW classes) or Thursdays (TR classes). (MWF classes will meet on Friday 8/21.)
  • Every student is required to be present the entire scheduled class time.
  • Students will earn 3 points a day toward the class attendance grade for meeting this requirement.
lab attendance
Lab Attendance
  • Students need to spend a minimum of 4 hours a week in the MTLC doing math work.
  • TO GET CREDIT FOR LAB HOURS, YOU MUST SWIPE YOUR ACT CARD WHEN ENTERING AND EXITING THE LAB. Anyone caught swiping another student’s ID will be charged with academic misconduct.
  • Lab hours are counted from Sunday to Friday each week. Hours from one week do not roll over to another week.
  • Students will earn 3 points a week toward the lab attendance grade for 4 lab hours. Partial points will be awarded for fewer than 4 hours.
  • However, if you make a score of at least 70 on all assignments (hw and qz) due for a particular week, you will automatically earn the lab attendance points for that week without having to spend any time in the lab.
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Lab Attendance

In the example below, both students must spend four hours in the lab to receive full lab attendance points for the week. NOTE: While a missed assignment MAY NOT hurt your average, it WILL prevent you from automatically earning lab attendance points for that week.

mtlc information
MTLC Information
  • Hours of Operation
    • Sunday: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
    • Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 10:00pm
    • Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • The lab. will close for:
    • Labor Day : Sunday 9/6 & Monday 9/7
    • Fall Break: 10pm Wed. 10/7 until 8am Mon. 10/12
    • Thanksgiving: 5pm Tues. 11/24 until 8am Mon. 11/30
  • Phone Number: 348 – 2592
  • Website: www.mtlc.ua.edu
  • EMAIL: [email protected]

**Please put your instructor’s name in the subject box for email.

common rules for the center
Common Rules for the Center



quizzes homework
Quizzes & Homework

There will be graded homework assignments for each section. Multiple attempts are allowed on homework. Be sure to click on the “Submit” button when you are ready to record your homework score. You may submit homework before the assignment is finished and return to it later.

There will be a quiz given after each section. Click on the “Submit” button when you are ready to record your quiz score. Two attemptsare allowed on quizzes. The better score will be used in your grade computation.

You will be allowed to drop your lowest homework grade and your lowest quiz grade each test period.

Make-up work may be allowed. You must submit a petition request form, with excuse and supporting documents attached, within two days of missed work.

working at home
Working at Home
  • Students may do homework and quizzes from home by downloading all of the necessary plug-ins.
    • Web page: www.mylabsplus.com
    • Use the installation wizard on the announcement page in the software. Be sure to check for ALL components and install all necessary plug-ins.
  • However, if grades are not successfully sent from home for any reason, you will not be able to retry the work after the deadline has passed. If you work from home, you should work well ahead of the deadlines so that you will have time to come to the MTLC to take care of any problems before the assignment deadline.
  • All tests must be completed in the MTLC.
replacement policy
Replacement Policy

Everyone will be allowed to replace his or her lowest test grade with the grade made on the final exam.

If a test is missed due to a serious, verifiable circumstance, the zero test grade can also be replaced with the final exam grade. This will only be done if a petition request form is filed within 2 days at 345 Gordon Palmer, and if the petition request panel approves the excuse.

Zero grades due to unexcused absences or academic misconduct will not be automatically treated as your lowest test score. (Must petition)


Software Presentation

Course Home info

Test 1 Work




Homework & Quizzes – Student can work on a homework problem until they get it correct. Similar exercise can be clicked to get a new problem if they miss it.

Tracked tutorial exercises – extra practice

mtlc network login
MTLC Network Login
  • Enter your personal MyBama information:

MyBama User name: (such as abjones)MyBama Password: (This is unique to you. If you do not have this information, you must go to 125 Gordon Palmer to activate your myBama account)

  • Double click on the Math Courses icon to get to the mylabsplus login page (or go to www.mylabsplus.com ).
mylabsplus login
MyLabsPlus Login
  • Your math course user name will be crimson email address, and your password will be your 8-digit campus-wide ID.
  • Example Username: [email protected] Password: 12345678
getting to work
Getting to work

After logging into MyLabsPlus and selecting your course from course list:

  • Install the plug-ins on your own computer if necessary using the installation wizard found on the screen on the right.
  • Read the announcements, then click on the Test 1 Work tab.
  • Select Acknowledgement Form link. You will now be prompted for your access code.
  • All information from today’s orientation can also be found in the link for orientation.
acknowledgment form
Acknowledgment Form
  • An acknowledgment form stating that you have read the syllabus and understand the policies set by this course must be completed in the software before you will be allowed to begin any assignments.
  • You must have an access code to complete this form.
syllabus quiz
Syllabus Quiz
  • You may take this quiz as many times as you like before the deadline (only on this quiz is this possible), and you may have your syllabus with you when you take it.
  • The purpose of the quiz is to make sure that you understand the policies set out in the syllabus should it become necessary to refer to them later, so take this quiz very seriously.
extra help
Extra Help

The MTLC is open 71 hours each week and is always staffed with tutors to help you if you get stuck.

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Math 100 help sessions in the MTLC Club Room (no appointment required).

Mondays 5:00 – 6:30pm

Wednesdays 5:00 – 6:30pm

Free personal tutor appointments are also available in Osband Hall. Call 348-8854 to schedule an appointment.

Check the CTL website (www.ctl.ua.edu) for additional support material.

what to do this week
What to do this week

Log into software

Take the Initial Skills Assessment under the Alabama Skills Assessment course link.

Make sure you have an access code (or credit card to purchase one online)

Select Math 100 course, enter in access code (or purchase online) and take Acknowledgement form.

Come to MTLC and take Syllabus Quiz

Have questions? Email your instructor

final thoughts
Final thoughts
  • We are looking forward to your success in this course.
  • Work hard
  • Get help when you need it
  • Come to the MTLC
  • Enjoy the semester!