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Spring 2009 MTH55 – Elementary Algebra (5 units)
Section 4477 and 4478 Course begins January 20
Course Description
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 44 or qualification for Math 55 through the assessment process.
This course is a standard beginning algebra course. It will cover fundamental algebraic concepts and operations of the real numbers, order of operations, solutions of linear equations and inequalities, applications of linear equations, linear equations and inequalities in two variables, solutions of systems of linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, integer exponents, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, solutions of quadratic equations, and the quadratic formula.
 Instructor: S. Bell
 Email: sbell@mendocino.edu
 Instructor Website: http://207.62.188.27/sbell/default.aspx
 Textbook Information:
Textbook/MyMathLab Access Code  Options include
a. Textbook/bundled with MyMathLab Access Code (ISBN: 0321565770) or MyMathLab StandAlone Access Kit: (ISBN: 032119991x): Introductory Algebra, 5th edition; Blitzer, Prentice Hall, 2008.
b. Stand Alone MyMathLab Access Code (ISBN 013147894): Provides an electronic version of the textbook. Although this is a less expensive way to take the course, as everything needed to complete the course is online, the downside is that you must be online to study and do everything else.

Syllabus  MTH 55 Elementary Algebra
Online (sections 4477 and 4478); 5 units
MyMathLab Course ID: bell46793
Susan C. Bell, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science
INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION:
Messages/Email contact: Use CourseCompass Messages to send messages; use my sbell@mendocino.edu college email address only if CourseCompass is unavailable.
Office Phone: (707) 4683228  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 11:3012:30 (Rm 9180, Faculty Office, located near SE corner of Science Bldg), Online (MW 1011am), or Friday by appointment.
Faculty Website: www.mendocinocollege.edu; click on Faculty & Staff/Faculty/Susan Bell.

QUICK REFERENCE
CourseCompass/MyMathLab Website: www.coursecompass.com
Login Name: __________________ Password: _________________________
Emergency Back Door into MyMathLab (if CourseCompass is down): www.mathxl.com
MyMathLab Tech Support (hardware/software problems): http://www.mymathlab.com/contactus_stu.html
Live Chat! MondayThursday (5am8pm, Fri (5am5pm), and Sunday (2pm9pm) Pacific Time
Email 24/7: Fill out a product support form online.
Call 18006776337 MondayFriday (5am5pm) and Sunday (2pm9pm) Pacific Time
MyMathLab Tutor Center: 18004354084 (Pacific Standard Time): SunThursday (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: A calculator, nongraphing only, is required
Computer Hardware/Software Requirements  If you have any other computer configuration, call MyMathLab Product Support at 18006776337 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 highspeed for multimedia content; 56k modem (minimum) for tutorials, homework, and testing.
c. Browsers and Plugins/Players: Internet browser: Microsoft® Internet Explorer, 6.0. Plugins/Players (IE7.0 for Vista OS): Install from the MyMathLab Installation Wizard online.
d. PopUp Blockers: To be able to access various features in the online content, you MUST disable any PopUp Blocker software (or hit Ctrl + the blocked link).
Calculator Policy – Scientific calculators are allowed for homework, quizzes and the final exam. Graphing calculators may be used for homework, but are not allowed on quizzes and the final.
 CourseCompass Course: This course uses specialized math software, Course Compass. For information on orientation, you must email your instructor by tueday, 1/20 AND visit the online math page at http://www.mendocino.edu/tc/pg/4157/online_math.html.
