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Spring 2013 Elementary Algebra (5 units)
Sections MTH550831 & MTH550833 Class Begins1/22/2013
Course Description
This course will cover the topics of operations with real numbers, solution techniques of singlevariable linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations in two variables, solving systems of linear equations, simplifying and combining polynomials, calculating roots and radicals, and solving quadratic equations. Students will: learn to solve applied problems using linear equations, use slope to graph twovariable linear equations, solve applied problems using two variables, and solve quadratic equations by factoring and using the Quadratic Formula.
 Instructor: Michelle Snider
 Email: msnider@mendocino.edu
After the class has started, please use MyMathLab Private Messages for communication.
 Textbook Information: Blitzer, Robert, O321828178, Introductory Algebra for College Students, 6E, Books a la Carte Edition plus MyMathLab Student Access, 122.67
 Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 15 hours per week reading, working on research assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions. This class is not selfpaced. Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.
 Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class and begin follow the instructions. Be sure to go through the orientation and follow directions to MyMathLab.
 Assignments & Tests: Assignments and tests are outlined on MyMathLab.
 Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the MyMathLab course management system. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
 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 login 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: 1021945
Username = joga21945 
Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411 
