Information about my courses
Information about my Math 60 (Intermediate Algebra) and Math 90 (Precalculus Algebra) Courses- Spring 2017
How do the Math 60 and Math 90 Hybrid courses work?
These are HYBRID classes, meaning the classes are mostly online but meet on-campus once each week for 2 hours. Students learn the material primarily from reading the textbook and using online materials. All testing takes place in-person. There is online homework (http://www.webassign.net), as well as hand-written homework. Students regularly participate in online discussion forums about mathematics. These courses cover exactly the same material as a standard face-to-face course for Math 60 or Math 90 (in other words, they will not be "easier" or more time-efficient).
Who should take an online math course? Students who...
Are you a good fit for an online course?
I recommend taking the following survey to determine if you are a good fit for an online course: http://www.ccsf.edu/Departments/Distance_Education/self_eval.htm
***Mandatory*** Orientation Session and class meetings
Assignments Summary -- each student is required to do ALL of the following:
Approximately 2-4 days prior to the start of class, I will send an email to all registered students with important information about the course. Please check your CCSF student email address to be sure you don’t miss this email! If you don’t receive this email, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Textbook and Online Homework
The required textbook for each course is:
Math 60: Intermediate Algebra 5e by Alan S. Tussy and R. David Gustafson, (5e means 5th edition)
Publisher: Cengage Learning/ Brooks-Cole
Math 90: College Algebra 6e by James Steward, Lothar Redline, Saleem Watson (6e means 6th edition) Publisher: Cengage Learning/ Brooks-Cole
For both Math 90 and Math 60, you may use the paper textbook or an e-book. I recommend the paper textbook, but it's more expensive.
You will need an access code for WebAssign, the online homework, video, and quiz software that goes with the textbook. Many times, the WebAssign access code comes with the paper textbook if the textbook is new, and not used. The CCSF math department has negotiated for special pricing on this book from the publisher. This might mean that the CCSF bookstore has the best price on the book. So I recommend checking the CCSF bookstore before buying the book elsewhere online. Buy the version that has the WebAssign access included.
If you choose an e-book instead of a paper textbook, you will purchase a WebAssign access code with the e-book included. You will view the e-book from inside WebAssign.
ADDING Procedure for Prospective Students
I look forward to seeing you in January if you choose Math 60 or Math 90 Hybrid!
The Math 60 course is taught in a format that combines multiple sections into one online course environment and allows students in one section to view or comment on the work of students in another section of the same course being taught by the same instructor. If you have any concerns about this, please contact your instructor for more details or to request special arrangements.