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Math Module Courses Orientation Independent Study Mathematics Opportunities Mathematics Division Please pick up a binder and make sure there you get a course code handout, a yellow module log, and a blank contract. Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R

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E-mail: dhallstone@greenriver.edu Mathematics Division Contacting Me Phone: 253-833-9111 x 4353 (Use email instead)! Office Hours: 1:00 – 1:50am Daily Name: Donnie Hallstone Make sure you get a copy of my card Office: SMT 321

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R You are taking a “regular” math course (lecture or Hawkes Learning Systems) and want to improve your grade. Mathematics Division Why a Math Module? You want to get ready for the course into which you were placed by the Compass test. You want to study on your own, with hopes of improving your Compass placement without taking a 5-credit class.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R For 2 credits, you are committing to doing 40 hours of work using the ALEKS software. (20 hours = 1 credit) Mathematics Division In all cases: You must write two 1-page papers, one at the midterm, and one at the end of the quarter. (more on this later!) Time is kept by the program so you don’t need a time sheet.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Videos Mathematics Division MLC Resources Available Some text specific Calculator videos for Math 72R, 97 You will learn better if you watch with pencil and paper in hand Tutors Available 7am-7pm Monday-Thursday; 7am-4pm Friday Always work with pencil and paper and don’t let the tutors work the problems for you. The MLC (Math Learning Center) is in SMT 355 (Pay attention; your first paper needs this kind of info!!)

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Extra Textbooks Mathematics Division MLC Resources Available Pick Annotated Instructors Editions (AIE), if available. If not an AIE, work odd problems with answers. Computer Software Make sure you use pencil and paper to work the problems Workshops Fractions, factoring, calculator, and other workshops are often offered. These count instead of ALEKS. They are the only things that reduce your 40 hour ALEKS requirement.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R You should have about 20 hours on ALEKS at the midterm deadline. Put your written work in the green folder. Mathematics Division Midterm Deadline Put the first 1-page paper in the blue folder. This should include a description of the resources the Math Division provides and which one(s) you took advantage of. Drop the binder off in the MLC. Make sure your yellow log sheet is included. Pick the binder back up in the MLC in 1-2 days. Feb 9-11, 2010 – mark that on your contract on the line: I will complete approximately half of the work for the quarter by the middle of the quarter and show the module binder to my instructor during the middle week of the quarter (Feb 9-11, 2010 ).

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Mathematics Division Final Deadline Include all your written work. This goes in the green Student work folder. It may be picked after the binder is graded if you would like to keep it Drop the binder off in the MLC. Keep the yellow copy of the initialed contract. Leave the initialed yellow log sheet with the binder. March 16, 2010 – mark that on your contract on the line: I will return the module binder to my instructor or the MLC on or before Study Day (March 16, 2010). Put both 1-page papers in the blue folder. The final paper should be a description of what math you worked on and an evaluation of the course.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Yes, here is what is required: Mathematics Division Recap of the papers Midterm paper: 1 whole page typed (regular margins, 12 point font, double spaced; this should be 250-300 words. I will only count words if it looks short). Description of all the resources provided by the Math Division and which one(s) you took advantage of. You must use at least one of them. Check your first white sheet in the binder for some websites that might help you find some of the resources. Did you say papers in a math class?!

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R More on the Midterm paper. Mathematics Division Recap of the papers You should approach the midterm in this way: Pretend you are writing an article for the school paper. Make your first sentences be something like the following. “Are you taking a math class? You should know about the resources that the Math Division has for math students.” Remember that you do not need to use all the resources; as you write your article mention which one or ones you have used though

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Mathematics Division Recap of the papers Final paper: 1 whole page typed (same deal: 250-300 words). A summary of what math you worked on. If there were applications of the math that you found useful or interesting, tell me about them. An evaluation of the course. Did it meet your needs? Did you do better in a regular math course (if you were taking one)? Did you pass the entrance exam (if you were attempting one)? Was ALEKS right for you?

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Does this class meet the Prerequisite for the next course? Mathematics Division FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Not per se. However, you can take an Entrance Exam at the end of the class, and if you get 80% or above you will get permission to move on to the next class. This is only reasonable if you are reviewing material you have previously learned. Do we meet again as a group? No. You do check in with me at mid quarter, but there is not another group meeting.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Do I have to do my work at the MLC? Mathematics Division FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) No. You may do your work on ALEKS anywhere that you have internet access. However, the most successful students are those that schedule it into their day. That is often easier if you go to the MLC. What if I don’t finish 40 hours? If you do at least 20 hours, and do the 2 1-page papers, I will give you 1 credit. Be aware that you may then fall below the 12 credits needed for financial aid, athletics, car insurance, etc. Is this a regular graded class? No. It is only pass/fail grading.

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ALEKS Registration Before You Begin you will need: –A 10-Digit Course Code provided by your instructor (see next slide) –A 20-Digit Student Access Code purchased at the bookstore or purchased online Some of the remaining slides will be duplicated in your binder. The course codes which will be on a separate handout. Mathematics Division

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Prior to Registration Before You Begin you will need: –A 10-Digit Course Code provided by your instructor Get your 10 digit course code from me. This is different for each course and each quarter. It will be on a separate handout Math 62R/Basic Math XTUGH-RW9TN Math 70R/Prealgebra CRHK4-6NPRV Math 72R/Beginning Algebra QYNVC-AVHYD Math 97R/Intermediate Algebra 9D94R-GWUT9

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Prior to Registration Before You Begin you will need: –A 20-Digit Student Access Code purchased at the bookstore or purchased online. Go to http://catalogs.mhhe.com/aleks/index.do and walk through the steps to purchase an Access Code. Be sure you order the “Higher-Ed 1- Quarter (11 weeks)” version for $45. (see pictures on the next few slides). The other option, if you prefer, is to buy the code at the bookstore for $60. If someone is reimbursing you for the cost of the software, the bookstore option may be more attractive. Otherwise, many prefer to save the $15. The Access Code you are buying is a 20 digit codehttp://catalogs.mhhe.com/aleks/index.do

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The link on the previous page gets you to here.

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After you put in the course code, you should see this confirmation. Make sure the course is the right one. Hit continue.

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On this page you get a link to the place to buy the access code. If you bought it at the bookstore, you put the code in the boxes instead.

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Be sure to buy the 11 week code

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You must have a credit card for this option

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At this point, I had to quit since I was not buying the access code. It probably takes you back to finish registering. If not or if you already have both the course code and access code, you can follow the next few slides

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Registration (if you did not get registered in the previous process) Before You Begin you will need: –A 10-Digit Course Code provided by your instructor –A 20-Digit Student Access Code purchased at the bookstore or purchased online. Step 1: Go to the ALEKS website for Higher Education Math by typing in the following address: http://www.aleks.comhttp://www.aleks.com Click on “SIGN UP NOW!” Enter your 10-digit “Course Code” and click “Continue:

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Step 2: Confirm and Click “Continue”: Step 3: Enter your 20- digit Access Code – Purchased at the bookstore or online at http://catalogs.mhhe.com/aleks/index.do http://catalogs.mhhe.com/aleks/index.do

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Step 4: Enter Your Personal Information Read the Agreement and click “Continue” Step 5: Account Creation, record your Login name and Password, click “continue” My Login Name:__________________ My Password:____________________

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Step 6: Registration Complete –click “Continue” Step 7: Checking for Plug-ins

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–If you need technical support, please visit http://support.aleks.com. http://support.aleks.com That’s it; you have now completed your ALEKS Registration and downloaded the Plug-ins. You will be directed to the Answer Editor Tutorial. Remember you only REGISTER in ALEKS once. After that to enter ALEKS you simply LOG-IN with your personal log-in name and password

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R How do I access my Green River email address? Mathematics Division FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Go to www.greenriver.edu/studentemail. Make sure you have the handout that describes the email system. It is in your binder. Will this email address go away? No it is yours for life! If you still want to use your current email address, have the GRCC one forwarded to your old one, or check them both. Do I have to buy ALEKS? Yes it is a course requirement for your 40 hours.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R If I am in Math 70R, do I need to cover Math 70 material? Mathematics Division FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) No. You work on those topics the you need help with, no matter what course those topics are from. That is the strength of ALEKS. If you decide the material is too easy or too hard, let me know. Can I count other reading/study/tutoring time towards my hours? No. Nothing (except workshops) counts towards your 40 hours except what you do on ALEKS. ALEKS keeps track of the time and progress.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Mathematics Division FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) What about ALEKS worksheets? These are a little problematic. The time doesn’t show on ALEKS. Also the answers are not provided unless you ask me for them each time. Do not use worksheets unless you talk to me FIRST. Why do they ask me to sign in at the MLC? That is unrelated to the module classes. Their funding is dependent on usage, so you are helping us to keep the MLC financially afloat. Please sign in there.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Get logged on to ALEKS as soon as you can. (Note that if you are at a public computer like at a library you should use aleks.com/plugin instead of aleks.com.) Mathematics Division Where do I start? Make sure you have directions on how to sign up for your Green River email (in the binder) Make sure you have the directions on how to purchase ALEKS (in the binder) and the course code (separate page)

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Start doing a little bit of math very often…Try not to do 4 hours at a sitting. Mathematics Division Where do I start? (Part 2) Read over the ALEKS user guide. It is available as a webpage ( http://www.aleks.com/user_guides/learners- highedmath ) or a PDF that can be printed out (http://www.aleks.com/manual/pdf/learners- highedmath.pdf )http://www.aleks.com/user_guides/learners- highedmathhttp://www.aleks.com/manual/pdf/learners- highedmath.pdf

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Also get my initials on your log sheet. (After that there are only 9 things left to finish the course!) Mathematics Division What’s left today? Get my initials on your contract before you remove the back copy to keep for your records. Give me the rest. Fill out your contract. Initial all the statements. Fill in the appropriate dates. Sign in both places; the last one is telling me you received your binder. The binder number is on the spine of the binder. If you have Financial Aid or DSS paperwork, give it to me.

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Math 62R, 70R, 72R, 97R Mathematics Division THE END!! What’s left today? Also get my initials on your log sheet. (Only 10 things left to finish the course!) Get my initials on your contract before you remove the back copy to keep for your records. Give me the rest. Fill out your contract. Initial all the statements. Fill in the appropriate dates. Sign in both places; the last one is telling me you received your binder. The binder number is on the spine of the binder. If you have Financial Aid or DSS paperwork, give it to me.

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