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Overview of MGA's Online Mathematics Classes SUMMER 2019

This web site applies to ALL online sections of MATH 1101, MATH 1111, MATH 1112, MATH 1113, MATH 1200, MATH 1251, and MATH 2120

Instruction in all MGA fully online mathematics classes begins Brightspace(D2L) and there are 2 required proctored exam experiences.

Textbook and prerequisite information:

MATH 1101:
Required Textbook: College Algebra with Modeling and Visualization 6th Edition, by Rockswold with MyMathLab code. Alternately, purchase the MyMathLab code and use the eBook that is included, and that can be purchased directly from MyMathLab..
Required Calculator: TI 84 Plus
Instructor: Prof. Bevill or Prof. Houston

MATH 1111:
Required Textbook: ALEKS 360 Access Code: Inclusive Access- Your Bursar Or Financial Aid Account Will Be Billed
Instructor: Prof. Upperman or Prof. Hammock or Prof. Gray

MATH 1112:
Required Textbook:ALEKS 360 Access Code: Inclusive Access- Your Bursar Or Financial Aid Account Will Be Billed
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1111
Instructor: Dr. A Noble

MATH 1113:
Required Textbook: ALEKS 360 Access Code: Inclusive Access- Your Bursar Or Financial Aid Account Will Be Billed
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1111
Instructor: Dr. Kilburn

MATH 1200:
Required Textbook:  ConnectMath Code: Inclusive Access- Your Bursar Or Financial Aid Account Will Be Billed
Required Calculator: TI 84 Plus
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1001, MATH 1101, or MATH 1111
Instructor: Prof. Day or Dr. Monk or Prof. Lanier

MATH 1251:
Required Textbook: Calculus Edition, 10th edition, by Larson with WebAssign Access Code.
Prerequisite:
At least a "C" in MATH 1112 or 1113; or a math SAT score of at least 600; or a math ACT score of at least 26; or a score of 24 or higher on the Mathematics Placement Exam
Instructor: Dr. Baker

MATH 2120:
Required Textbook: Discrete Mathematics, 2011, by Gary Chartrand and Ping Zhang.
Prerequisite: At least a "C" in MATH 1111.
Instructor: Dr. Wolfe

MATH 3156:
Required Textbook: MyMathLab code.
Prerequisite: At least a C in MATH 3106 and MATH 3110 and formal acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Education Program
Instructor: Dr. Brown or Prof. Geiger

Purchasing Textbooks and/or Access Codes

All Textbooks and MATH 1101 MyMathLab access codes are available online at our Middle Georgia Campus Store. http://www.mga.edu/campus-store/ If you are a distance learner, you can use the Shop Online link there. All access codes for ALEKS and ConnectMath (which include eBooks) are available via included access. Students get their access through Brightspace and are billed later at the lowest price that you can obtain a valid code.

Course Management System

All Middle Georgia Online courses will become available on the first day of class at http://mga.view.usg.edu

 

Proctor Exam Requirements

For students living in the Middle Georgia State's geographic area, there will be a scheduled proctored midterm exam and a scheduled proctored final exam. All proctored exams will be taken using ProctorU. The ProctorU requirements are as follows:

1. WebCam
2. Microphone
3. High-speed Internet Connection
4. Browser should be Chrome, Firefox or Safari with Flash installed.

Government ID will be checked.


 

General Course Requirements:

1. Online mathematics courses are NOT self-paced. The schedule for the classes is laid out for you in the Calendar tool. Students must log in daily or nearly daily, spending at least 9 hours per week in a Fall or Spring semester and 18 hours per week in a short Summer semester working on the various aspects of the course including reading, viewing lecture or example videos, working homework problems, quizzes and online exams. These times listed are the same time a face-to-face student is expected to be in class or working on class assignments.

2. Students are responsible for having a working computer that connects to the Internet for daily use throughout the semester. Local students may use on campus computers available on any of our campuses should their home computer fail for any reason. Non-local students are responsible for finding a back-up computer as necessary for completing their work in a timely manner.

3. Students may get help from their instructor or their classmates at any time by posting questions in the Discussion area of D2L.

 

What an online class is NOT:

Do not expect it to be easier to take a math class online. You must learn exactly the same information and complete the same exams as you would have to do in a face-to-face class. An online class is at most more convenient for some students since travel to a campus is not required daily nor weekly.

 

What taking an online class requires:

1. Competence in the content of prerequisite course material.

2. Weekly, if not daily, time commitment.

3. Self-direction, organization, persistence, and maturity.

4. Ability to meet deadlines on your own.