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12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Welcome To LSC-Tomball Independent Study Math Course MATH 0310 Section 3W001 Intermediate Algebra Orientation Theresa.

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1 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Welcome To LSC-Tomball Independent Study Math Course MATH 0310 Section 3W001 Intermediate Algebra Orientation Theresa Fritzel Online: at home or at one of the Lone Star College campuses Yes, it really is an independent study course!

2 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Is Independent Study Right for you? Benefits You set your time You determine the pace must show progress must finish course within the semester Disadvantages No lecture time You do the work online and in your book Much harder than a lecture course Easy to procrastinate and fall behind Major Requirements for success Self-discipline Good study habits Should I take an online course?

3 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball What Materials do I need? A computer with internet access A valid, working address MyMathLab Student Access code The textbook is available online in our MyMathLab section Math 0308 and 0310 use the same textbook at LSC-Tomball. If you took an 0308 course that used the text listed below, your MyMathLab account should still be valid and you will NOT need to purchase a new code. Please log into MyMathLab and try adding a course BEFORE you purchase a new MyMathLab student access code. If you find you do not have an active MyMathLab account for this text, you may purchase a MyMathLab access code from the bookstores, or directly from if you have a credit cardwww.coursecompass.com Beginning & Intermediate Algebra, 4 th ed., Elayn Martin- Gay, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2009, ISBN Used for both Math 0308 and 0310 Available online in our MyMathLab section hard copy purchase is optional Supplementary materials Calculator – Required for Math 0310 TI-84 plus, TI-84, TI-83, TI-83 plus

4 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball How Much Time? 64 total hours OR 4 hours (or more) each week in Fall and Spring 7 hours (or more) each week in Summer Reading your book/course materials working odd problems in the book in MyMathLab working assigned homework sets (at home) in Angel studying materials (at home) taking calculator quizzes (at home) taking tests (at testing center) in math center for tutoring help (if needed) 2 hours study/1 credit hour 4 credit hour class = at least 8 hours of study each week

5 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Flexibility Every day Three times a week Twice a week Minimum required but no maximum Accrue time at your own pace How often?

6 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Calendar In Angel I will post a suggested schedule of events Homework assignments Available all semester Worked in MyMathLab from home Calculator “Quizzes” Available all semester Worked in Angel from home Test dates Suggested start date is posted to keep you on track Are available all semester Worked in Angel at testing center Holidays THEA dates

7 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Math 0310 Study Guide We will be covering the following in 0310 Integrated Review (Ch. 3), Sections 3.5, 8.1, 3.6, Integrated Review (Ch. 4), 4.5 Sections 9.1, 9.4, Integrated Review (Ch. 6), Section Chapter 7 Chapter 10 Sections 11.1 – 11.3 Review materials posted in Angel in the Learning Modules for each specific exam Do assigned homework in MyMathLab (at home) Take calculator “quizzes” in Angel (at home) Work the practice exams posted in Angel Tested on concepts, definitions, and processes

8 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Preparing for Exams To prepare for the exams Read your text Review the materials posted by exam in Angel in the Learning Modules Work the odds in your book and check their answers Work the graded homework in MyMathLab For extra practice, rework homework problems...they change each time you access them Use Math Center resources Free Tutoring Manipulatives Study Aids Use online resources when doing homework in MyMathLab “Help me solve this” link “View an Example” link Lecture videos link Online textbook link “Ask my Professor” link – sends me a message and I reply to you. Set up a whiteboard session with me to help with tricky concepts Take tests when indicated

9 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Taking the Exams Online in any approved Lone Star College Assessment Center must tell me which assessment center you prefer Not on list, no test Know the hours of operation for your chosen center Click here for testing centers and hours Photo ID required I need to know that it is you No id, no test Calculators are necessary

10 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Math Tutoring available at: LSC-Cy-Fair LSC-Fairbanks Cntr LSC-Greenspoint Cntr LSC-Kingwood LSC-Montgomery LSC-North Harris LSC-Tomball Click here for more information

11 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Online tools in Angel for help from the instructor Discussion board post questions Whiteboard meet in a whiteboard room to go over exercises Need to set up a time in advance to meet Chatroom talk about tricky concepts Need to set up a time in advance to meet

12 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Resources at LSC-Tomball Supplemental Books and Exercises Use in Math Area May be checked out C230 circulation desk Ask first Free worksheets and handouts Manipulatives for the kinesthetic learner

13 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Graded Work Online homework assignments in MyMathLab at home ~24 Regular sections, 7 points each 3 Integrated Review Sections, 14 points each 200 points Chapter tests online in Angel at testing center 4 tests, 100 points each 400 points total Calculator quizzes 6 quizzes can be reworked to improve grade…meant to instruct on calculator use, not be a “quiz” of calculator use 100 points total Final Exam online in Angel at testing center Cumulative, 200 points 900 total points

14 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Grading Policy A 89.5% % B 79.5% % C 69.5% % IP* or F** < 69.4% *IP means you completed the course work but didn’t make the required 69.5% to pass ** Reasons for a failing grade: No consistent progress Don’t log enough hours Don’t take the final exam

15 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball How do I get started? First, since we will be doing all of our communication through me with a current address and include the following: You must "agree" that you understand how an independent study online course will be different from an “in class” course list how you think an independent study online course will differ from a lecture course Send this note to: First, since we will be doing all of our communication through me with a current address and include the following: You must "agree" that you understand how an independent study online course will be different from an “in class” course list how you think an independent study online course will differ from a lecture course Send this note to:

16 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball How do I get started? Second, because your final will be administered at Lone Star College testing centers using Angel and we will use the Angel for secure communication: Go to LSC-online to get your Angel login and password Click on the “Get Started” linkGet Started Click on the “LSC-online login information” linkLSC-online login information If you have never logged in before, you can find your username and password using this form Login to Angel and look at the home page. Our course will show up after you take the mandatory Orientation provided through the Angel website. Prove that you have accessed Angel Send me an through Angel: tell me in which testing center you want to take your tests

17 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball How do I get started? Third, because your homework will be completed online for a grade: Obtain a MyMathLab student access codeMyMathLab If you were in 0308 or 0310 at Tomball within the last year, your account may still be active…test it before purchasing a new code Purchase from bookstore Purchase directly from MyMathLabMyMathLab Using the student code, register for and login to MyMathLab MyMathLab Course id for the “Homework Course” and the zip code for LSC- Tomball: FRITZEL90783 –Please note that this code is my last name “fritzel” followed by 5 numbers Enter the course, click on the Installation Wizard Prove that you have accessed MyMathLab Send me an and describe how to access the graded homework assignments

18 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball Summary : Using your current address, drop me a note and include the following: "agree" that you understand how the online course will be different from an “in class” course list how you think an independent study online course will differ from a lecture course After the class has begun: Send me a note in Angel Tell me where you want to take your exams Login to MyMathLab and register for our course

19 12/19/2014Lone Star College - Tomball How to be successful in Independent Study Courses Be Goal oriented; don’t procrastinate, no excuses Verify understanding of concepts with instructor or tutor Do your homework MyMathLab definitely…for a grade Odds in the book at the end of each section for more practice! Practice good study skills Two hours of study for each hour of class Follow Dr. Nolting’s test taking strategies (video in LSC-Tomball Math Lab)


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