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Summer  2012    Math 44 Mathematical Applications (3 units)

Section 8120    Class Begins June 4, 2012

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.

  • Recommended Prep: review multiplication and division facts
  • Instructor: Leslie Banta
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use MyMathLab Messages for communication.
  •  Textbook Information: Basic College Math w/MML and Math Study Skills Wkbk, Tobey.  ISBN 0321625153 Edition 6.  (Required.)
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend 20+ hours per week reading, working on research assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions and online homework.  This class is not self-paced.  Specific assignments and discussions are meant to be completed for the whole class at the same time.
  • Special Requirements: This is an early start class.  Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (6/4) and follow the given directions.
  • Assignments & Tests: All assignments will be completed in MyMathLab and the assignments can be found when you log into the class. 
  • Additional Comments: This course will be conducted online through the My Math Lab 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 log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at

Log-in ID


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)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

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