**This packet contains almost everything you need to know
about taking this online course from
Umpqua Community College. Don‘t lose this as it will demonstrate its usefulness
throughout
the course.
First read what other students are saying about taking this math course.**

I am amazed that I can be enjoying this math course. I thought after 40 years of being out of school I would

never understand the concepts this course is teaching—let alone enjoy it. MyMathLab is easy to follow and

easy to use. I use the text from the book first and work through till I have a clear understanding then go to the

homework page on my PC. I really like the study plan feature as it helps me to keep everything in perspective and

on task. – Coral Donavan.

I love this class! The software (MyMathLab) is easy to use and there is so much information to help you learn. I

actually enjoy doing my math homework! – Lesley Wyer.

o Introduction to Algebra: Math 060

o Elementary Algebra: Math 065

o Intermediate Algebra: Math 095

• Assessments

• Required Material

• Required Technological proficiencies

• Before the first day of class…

• Is an online class right for you.

• Selected Umpqua Community College academic polices.

UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MATH 060 COURSE
DESCRIPTION: |

This course is intended for students who wish to start at
the very beginning of algebra. Basic concepts,

definitions, and procedures are
stressed as are practical applications. An emphasis of the course will be on

problem solving skills. This course will introduce basic operations with
integers, exponents, scientific notation,

algebraic expressions, linear
equations, geometry, ratio and proportion, and percent, operations with
polynomials,

and factoring polynomials.

**After completion of this course, you will be able to.
**

• Use order of operations to evaluate an algebraic expression.

• Write and solve linear equations for some real-life problems (involving geometry).

• Solve literal equations for a given variable.

• Perform basic operations with polynomials,

• Work with integer exponents and scientific notation.

• Factor certain types of polynomials,

• Brag to all of your friends that you understand Algebra.

UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MATH 065 COURSE
DESCRIPTION: |

This course in algebra is intended for the student who has
familiarity with beginning algebra and geometry

concepts. This course includes
solving quadratic equations by factoring and using quadratic formulas,
applications

of linear and quadratic equations, algebraic solutions involving
radicals, graphing lines with applications, and

solving a system of equations in
two variables using elimination or substitution with applications in systems.

**After completion of this course, you will be able to.
**

• Sketch the graphs of linear equations and determine the slope and intercepts.

• Create the equation of a line from given conditions.

• Solve a system of linear equations using substitution and addition methods.

• Factor polynomials.

• Solve compound inequalities and express the solution in interval notation.

• Solve quadratic equations using factoring, the square root property, and the quadratic formula.

• Gain the applause and admiration of the mathematical community of the world.

It‘s possible that even though you have the prerequisites for this course, you still may not be ready

academically for Math 65. If you feel that you are ready for Elementary Algebra, you will be required to

pass a prerequisite proficiency test during the first week of the course. If you perform poorly on this

proficiency, you may be advised to take a different course.

UMPQUA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MATH 095 COURSE
DESCRIPTION: |

This course assumes some prior exposure to algebra.
Whereas basic fundamental concepts will be stressed, the

pace of the course will
be faster than an introductory course. The course covers the usual topics of
elementary

algebra including graphing, rational expressions, and rational
exponents. The student entering this course should

already be comfortable with
solving linear equations, working with integer exponents, and factoring. The
course

will emphasize problem solving and applications.

**After completion of this course, you will be able to.
**

• Use dimensional analysis to convert units.

• Perform simple operations and solve equations with rational expressions.

• Work with rational exponents.

• Simplify radicals, and solve equations with radical expressions.

• Cross the Pons Asinorum

It‘s possible that even though you have the prerequisites for this course, you still may not be ready

academically for Math 95. If you feel that you are ready for Intermediate Algebra, you will be required

to pass a prerequisite proficiency test during the first week of the course. If you perform poorly on this

proficiency, you may be advised to take a different course.

YOUR GRADE WILL BE DETERMINED BY… |

**Midterm and Final Exams:** You will have two on-campus
proctored exams administered through MyMathLab

(Please bring
photo-identification). The midterm will occur during the sixth week of the term.
During the fifth

and tenth week you will need to schedule a testing time with
Clara Smithey, ,

541/440-4715. Currently, the testing
lab is located on the UCC campus in the Educational Skills Building (ESB)

room
15A. The final will be during the eleventh week of the term. You are not
permitted to use notes of any

kind during these exams. However, you may use a
calculator. **YOU MUST SCHEUDLE DURING THE FIFTH
AND TENTH WEEK. IF YOU FAIL TO DO
SO YOU MAY LOSE UP TO 10% OF YOUR GRADE.** (Please, it

is important that you think in advance during the midterm and final week. Plan ahead to give yourself plenty of

time to complete the weekly assignments and study time before your scheduled testing time).

home). You will be permitted to start the quiz two different times, and I will record the higher of the two scores.

Proficiency Review Quiz (Math 65 and Math 95):

designed to bring to mind and reinforce the skills you have shown proficiency of during your previous course.

This quiz is available in your course‘s ―take a test‖ tab. You may take it as many times as you wish.