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Spring 2009 MTH 11 – Basic Mathematics (3 units)

Section 4464       Class Begins January 20

Course Description

Personal help, review and drill in the basic arithmetical operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, squares, square roots, ratio, proportion, and the application of these skills to practical problem solving.

  • Instructor:  S. Bell
  • Email:  
  • Instructor Website:
  • Textbook Information:
    Required Textbook/MyMathLab Access Code - Options include:
    a. Textbook, bundled with MyMathLab Access Code (recommended; ISBN 0-13-167971-6): Basic College Mathematics, 5th edition; Tobey and Slater, Prentice Hall, 2005).
    b. Stand Alone MyMathLab Access Code (ISBN 0-13-14789-4X): Provides an electronic version of the textbook. Although this is a less expensive way to take the course, since everything needed to complete the course is online, the downside is that you must be online to study and complete assignments.
  • Syllabus - MTH 11 Basic Mathematics
    S’09 Online (section 4463); 3 units
    MyMathLab Course ID: bell62683

    Susan C. Bell, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Messages/Email contact: Use CourseCompass Messages to send messages; use my Hsbell@mendocino.eduH college email address only if CourseCompass is unavailable.
    Office Phone:  (707) 468-3228 - Try to use CourseCompass messages for all contact, as it is far quicker and I am on campus only twice a week.
    Office Hours/Location: TTh 11:30-12:30 (Rm 9180, Faculty Office, located near SE corner of Science Bldg), Online (MW 10-11am), or Friday by appointment.
    Faculty Website:; click on Faculty & Staff/Faculty/Susan Bell.
    CourseCompass/MyMathLab Website:
         Login Name: __________________       Password: _________________________
    Emergency Back Door into MyMathLab (if CourseCompass is down):
    MyMathLab Tech Support (hardware/software problems):  Live Chat! Monday-Thursday (5am-8pm, Fri (5am-5pm), and Sunday (2pm-9pm) Pacific Time
  Email 24/7: Fill out a product support form online.
          mathlab Call 1-800-677-6337 Monday-Friday (5am-5pm) and Sunday (2pm-9pm) Pacific Time
    MyMathLab Tutor Center: 1-800-435-4084 (Pacific Standard Time): Sun-Thursday (2pm – 9pm); if asked for a registration number, give your MyMathLab Course ID (see syllabus heading above).

  • Estimated Time Per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 12 to 15 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements:
    Computer Hardware/Software Requirements - If you have any other computer configuration, call MyMathLab Product Support at 1-800-677-6337 to be sure yours will work in this course:
    a. Operating system (PCs only/will not work with MACs): Windows® 2000 and Windows XP; Memory: 64 MB RAM minimum; Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher.
    b. Internet connection: Cable/DSL, T1, or other high-speed for multimedia content; 56k modem (minimum) for tutorials, homework, and testing.
    c. Browsers and Plug-ins/Players: Internet browser: Microsoft® Internet Explorer, 6.0. Plug-ins/Players (IE7.0 for Vista OS): Install from the MyMathLab Installation Wizard online.
    d. Pop-Up Blockers: To be able to access various features in the online content, you MUST disable any Pop-Up Blocker software (or hit Ctrl + the blocked link).
    Calculator Policy – Calculators are not allowed in this course. You need to be proficient in doing basic mathematics, without the use of electronic devices.
  • CourseCompass Course: This course uses specialized math software, Course Compass. For information on orientation, you must email your instructor by Tuesday, 1/20 AND visit the online math page at