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Summer  2012    Elementary Algebra (5 units)

Section 8160     Class Begins June 4, 2012

Course Description

This course will cover the topics of operations with real numbers, solution techniques of single-variable 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 two-variable linear equations, solve applied problems using two variables, and solve quadratic equations by factoring and using the Quadratic Formula.

  • Instructor:  Jason Edington
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use MyMathLab Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: Introductory Algebra for College Students, Books a la Carte Edition plus MyMathLab Student Access; O-321-82817-8; approximate cost – $110.80; Alternate Requirement – MyMathLab – Standalone Access Card 4/E - $98.67 (An online version of the book comes with the access card.)
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 28.33 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: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (6/4) and follow 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: The entire course will be conducted online through the MyLab 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