MATH 30 ORIENTATION
ALL STUDENTS are required to complete the Course Orientation in one of the following ways:
OPTION 1: "ORIENTATION IN ADVANCE"
Online students are encouraged to complete the "Orientation in Advance" Tasklist. Students who Complete the three Tasks and E-mail the Orientation Questions by midnight Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 will receive credit for completing the Course Orientation online and be excused from attending in person.
OPTION 2: "IN PERSON" ORIENTATION (Bring your laptop if you can)
If you are enrolled in the ONLINE Stat 300, the "In Person" Course Orientation will be held:
àSaturday morning, Jan. 19, 2013 10am - Noon in LRC 106 .
(LRC is the Learning Resource Center Bldg, Rm 106 is 1st floor) .
If you have not completed the "Orientation IN ADVANCE" you MUST attend the IN PERSON Orientation or you will be dropped from the class roster.
COMPLETING THE COURSE ORIENTATION TASKLIST
By Tuesday, Jan.22, 2013, ALL students must have completed the following three things: • Verified their prerequisite for the course
• Completed this orientation questions below
• Completed the online course registration at www.MyMathLab.com (or www.coursecompass.com) using the course ID martin50163
1. Prerequisite Verification
In order to remain enrolled in this course you MUST provide me with proof that you have passed the prerequisite course, Math 20(Arithmetic). If you have taken Math 20 at CRC (or at another COLLEGE), you can send me a copy of your transcript (unofficial is OK). If this is your first college math class, then you need to take the Math Assessment test and receive math placement into Math 30 or higher. You can fax this information to me at 691-7142 attn:Mary Martin, e-mail the information to me as an attachment, or drop it off with the SME area office, Science 501. Do this AS SOON AS POSSIBLE because I MUST have your proof by Saturday, January 19, 2013 for you to keep your seat in the class.
A high school transcript CANNOT be used as a prerequisite nor can a transcript showing a previous non-passing grade for Math 30.
Remember that without this verification you cannot stay in the class even if your did enroll at CRC or completed all the other parts of this orientation. Prerequisite must be done first.
2. Complete the online course registration into MyMathlab(previously called Course Compass)
Purchase access to online course materials from the CRC bookstore or online at www.MyMathLab.com (NOTE: If finances are tight, select the “17-day free trial” when asked for your access code or credit card)
You must get yourself registered into the MyPearson/Course Compass site by Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 in order to stay in the class. I will drop students not actively working on site by the first day of Week 1, Tuesday, Jan. 22.
3. Complete the Orientation Tasklist below:
- Once you have registered for the course & run the Installation Wizard. Then, Click on the tab STUDY PLAN then open Ch. O: Orientation Questions for Students.
Read and answer the 8 online questions. You will earn your first Mastery Point (MP) for the class!
- Continue in the STUDY PLAN for the objectives in Section 1.1 Place Value until you have earned the 4 Mastery Points for Section 1.1.
Each “Quiz Me” provides 4 questions on that objective, you must get at least 3 of the 4 question right to earn the Mastery Point. This is a review topic, so you can choose to use the “Practice” problems as much or as little as you feel you need.
- Click the arrow pointer at the left of the tab labeled Chapter Contents to open the list of textbook chapters. Click the arrow pointer to open Chapter 1.
a. Click to open: Study Skills 1: Your Brain CAN Learn Mathematics
b. Click to open: Study Skills 2: Using Your Textbook
c. Click to open: Study Skills 3: Homework: How, Why, and When
4. Scroll down and click the tab labeled Multimedia Library. Check the box next to HTML, the click Find Now
a. Click to open: Organization: Getting Organized
b. Click to open: How does one overcome procrastination?
c. Click to open: What is Procrastination?
d. Click to open: Characteristics of a Good Schedule
e. Click to open: How Much Time is Enough?
f. Click to open: Ideas to Consider When Creating Your Schedule
5. Create a Weekly Schedule Planner –plan out when you’ll do your 15 hours of math each week. (Consider reading the last Study Skill in Chapter 1:
click Chapter Contents>Chapter 1>Study Skills #5: Managing Your Time)
After having read ALL of the information about this course (course syllabus, course calendar, grading and exam policies) answer the questions below.
Please e-mail me the answers to questions #6-#14 at firstname.lastname@example.org
6. What is the title of the menu tab that gives a list of links to the lectures recorded by your instructor for each section? Can these lecture notes be printed? Can you pause & rewind the recorded audio?
7. Where do you earn “Mastery Points”?
8. Do you do the HW Quiz before or after the Personalized Homework? Since the personalized homework is created from the problems you missed on the HW Quiz, what happens to the Personalized Homework if you get all the quiz questions correct?
9. When working in the Personalized Homework (with all the learning aids available), what option allows you to redo a problem if you get it wrong?
10. Does the HW Quiz for each section close? Does the Personalized HW for each section close? Does the Study Plan close?
11. Are there any assignments you bring with you when you come for an Exam?
12. How are the solutions to the Pencil & Paper assignments checked? By whom? With what color?
13. What are the four scheduled exam dates for this course? Can you take an exam early? Can you take an exam late?
14. You will be dropped from the course if you are “inactive”. Inactive is defined as making no progress with the MyMathLab assignments for what period of time?
Other information regarding the class:
Follow the weekly schedule (print the Course CALENDAR (document) or use online CALENDAR to see weekly due dates). It is crucial that you follow this schedule and keep up with the material. You must not get behind on the schedule. You can be flexible with the schedule of when the assignments happen during each week, but you must have the self-discipline to make sure that it does happen each week. You will not pass exams or finish the course if you get behind.
All homework is done within MyMathLab. Here’s the assignment cycle:
Jump Right in! Once you have completed the Course Orientation, it is time to start with the first lecture:
Click on the tab Lecture Pencasts then open Lecture Pencast 1.1
(this will open in Adobe Reader, or give you the option to download the (free) latest version of Adobe Reader to access the notes AND the audio recording of my explanations with the notes.