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Distance Education at Mendocino College

Spring 2011      MTH 44 Mathematical Applications (3 units)

Section 4455      Class Begins January 24, 2011

Course Description:  This course will cover the topics of percents, US/Metric units of measurement, Geometry, and the arithmetic of signed numbers, as well as basic introductions to Statistics and Algebra. Students will: learn how to convert between fractions, decimals and percents; explore formulas for area and perimeter of geometric shapes; analyze statistical graphs and measurements; and solve basic algebraic equations. Application problems will be presented and solved in each of the main topic areas with an emphasis that prepares students for Elementary Algebra.

  • Instructor:  A. Ives
  • Email:   Aives@mendocino.edu
  • Textbook Information:
    • Basic College Mathematics, 6th Edition, Bundled with MyMathLab Tobey/Slater/Blair.
    • 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.
  • Estimated Time Per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 to 12 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements:
    • PC  or MAC- 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:
    • Operating system:  PC – Windows XP or Windows Vista.  Mac – Macintosh OS 10.4 or 10.5.  Internet connection: Cable/DSL, T1, or other high-speed for multimedia content; 56k modem (minimum) for tutorials, homework, and testing.
    • Browsers and Plug-ins/Players:  Windows XP – Firefox 2.0, Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0, Netscape Navigator 7.2.  Windows Vista: Firefox 2.0 or Internet Explorer 7.0.  Macintosh OS 10.4 – Firefox 2.0, Safari 2.0, or Netscape Navigator 7.2.  Macintosh OS 10.5 – Safari 3.1.  Install from the MyMathLab Installation Wizard online.
    • 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 –Basic calculators needed for lectures and to check homework, but no calculators are allowed on quizzes and tests.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID

Password

First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021045
Username = joga21045

Month Day of birth in school records
 
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

ETUDES link