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  • 1. Instructor: Ms. Kim Kurek kmkurek@frostburg.edu Pullen Hall 150 301.687.3028 Dunkle 207 301.687.4756
  • 2. Materials for this Course Personal Academic Notebook (PAN Online) Access to https://asalgebra.platoweb.com Notebook Pencil Calculator Headphones
  • 3. Purpose of this CourseTo improve your intermediate algebra skills in order tosuccessfully complete Level 2 math courses: Math 102: College Algebra Math 106: Algebra with Calculus for Business Majors
  • 4. Course Structure Module 1: Solving Equations and Graphing 1 Module 2: Graphing 2 & Manipulating Expressions 1 Module 3: Manipulating Expressions 2 & Quadratic Equations
  • 5. Wednesday Lectures-Dunkle 218 Review challenging material Look at common mistakes Highlight new material Answer questions
  • 6. ASAlgebra Labs-Dunkle 110 Problem of the day In-class time to work on lessons Individualized assistance Mandatory attendance! YOU WILL NEED TO WORK ON LESSONS OUTSIDE OF YOUR LAB TIME IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE ON TIME!
  • 7. Computerized Lessons reviews prerequisite concepts provides instruction on lesson concepts provides practice problems before evaluation provides additional scored practice measures skill improvement by quizzing
  • 8. OverviewPretest Score 90%+ on each concept within a lesson pretest you may count that score for the lesson’s EVALUATE You must also complete the HOMEWORK for that lesson in order to fulfill course requirements You only have one attempt to take the pretest
  • 9. HOMEWORK You must earn 80% on each concepts HOMEWORK before attempting the EVALUATE within each lesson If you do not score 80% then you must repeat the HOMEWORK until an 80% is earned
  • 10. EVALUATE You must earn 80% for each lesson’s EVALUATE You may take the lesson EVALUATE multiple times After three attempts you will be required to satisfactorily complete some offline practice problems
  • 11. MODULE EXAMS If you successfully complete Module 1, you move to Module 2 If you do not successfully complete Module 1 you must see the Instructor for assistance. You may continue to work on Module 1 while also working on Module 2 in order to meet course deadlines You may retake the Module 1 Exam multiple times but may be required to complete additional assignments designated to assist you in the learning process
  • 12. MODULE EXAMS If you successfully complete Module 2, you move to Module 3 If you do not successfully complete Module 2 you must see the Instructor for assistance. You may continue to work on Module 2 while also working on Module 3 in order to meet course deadlines You must pass all three Modules to successfully complete this course
  • 13. Completing Each ModuleYour score will be determined by the following 5% Participation/Attendance 5% ONLINE HOMEWORK 5% ONLINE EVALUATES 85% Paper/Pencil Module Exam 100% MODULE SCORE You must earn a MODULE SCORE of 80% in order to successfully complete the module.
  • 14. AttendanceAttendance will be recorded at every lecture/lab. Poorattendance will be detrimental to your module score. During lab, students viewing websites other than https://asalgebra.platoweb.com will be marked absent If you are late arriving to class you will be marked “late”. Three “late”’s will be equal to one absence. If you must miss a lab session you may obtain permission from the instructor/student instructor to attend an alternate lab session in its place.
  • 15. Pre-Module Exams Near the end of each Module you will be given a Pre- Module Exam. Each Pre-Module Exam will only be given once. If you score an 85% or better on the Pre-Module Exam it will count as your Module Score and you may move on to the next module. If you score below 85% on the Pre-Module Exam you will have an opportunity to review that exam in preparation for your module exam.
  • 16. Grading Criteria To earn a grade of… …You must meet all of the following: P Successfully completed each Module (Pass) Did not successfully complete one or more Modules NC Had no more than 3 unexcused absences for the semester (across lecture and lab) (No Credit: Successfully completed all online lessons seeking help when needed Not passing) Have earned less than 60 credits overall as a student Did not successfully complete one or more Modules F Had 4 or more unexcused absences for the semester (across lecture and lab) (Fail) Did not successfully complete all online lessons or take advantage of free tutoring opportunities
  • 17. Testing out of the Course All students will be given a Course Diagnostic Preteston the third day of classes. This test covers materialincluded on all three modular exams. In order to passout of the course you must earn an 80% or better. Theitems on this test are scored right or wrong (no partialcredit) and the test is only given once.
  • 18. Computer/Clicker Responsibility Each student is responsible for his/her workstation and log-on passwords Report any damaged or missing equipment to Ms. Kurek or the student instructor You may be assigned a specific clicker for lectures to use during the semester. Clickers may not be removed fromthe classroom for any reason!!
  • 19. Academic Dishonesty ANY INSTANCE OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY WILL RESULT IN A FAILING GRADE FOR THIS COURSE AND MAY RESULT IN ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION. Refer to The Pathfinder’s statement on academic dishonesty online athttp://www.frostburg.edu/admin/ses/pathfinder.pdf
  • 20. Keeping on Track Record your HOMEWORK scores on your syllabus Record your EVALUATE scores on your syllabus Work hard to meet all course deadlines STUDY FOR ALL EXAMS!!
  • 21. Beyond the Classroom Access the online aspect of this course from anywhere Ask questions Be determined to do well In order to learn math you must DO math If additional help is needed see Ms. Kurek or the student instructors. WE ARE HERE TO ENABLE YOU TO BE SUCCESFULL NOT ONLY IN DVMT 100 BUT IN FUTURE MATH COURSES!!

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