# Alternative Math 95 (Fall 2018)

The COCC Math department has developed an alternative Math 95 that was piloted in Spring 2018 and will be offered again in Fall 2018. These accelerated sections combine Math 65 and Math 95 into a single term, in order to prepare students for college-level mathematics (Math 105, Math 111, or Math 211). Instructor approval is required to register for these sections of Math 95.

These special sections are intended for students with previous experience with much of the content of these courses, and self-motivation to learn independently and succeed with fast-paced course work. Each student will be assessed on their prior algebra knowledge to determine the units and topics covered. The course will involve both the use of web-based MyMathLab software, as well as written assignments.

__Recommended preparation__:

At least one of the following courses:

- High school Algebra 1 with a B or higher within the last year
- High school Algebra 2 or above with a C or higher
**or**

Math 65 or above with a C or higher

The ability to do at least half of the following:

- solve systems of two equations algebraically and graphically
- convert between different polynomial forms using operations
- factoring expressions
- simplify expressions containing exponents
- solve quadratic problems both algebraically and graphically
- make predictions and interpret the results for linear and quadratic function models
- translate algebraic linear equations given in various forms, into graphs of lines
- use graphing technology to represent mathematical models and interpret the graphical solution to a problem

__Textbook__: Lehmann, Elementary and Intermediate Algebra with MyMathLab (ISBN: 9780321979445)

A graphing calculator is required for this course. A TI-83 or TI-84 is recommended.

If you would like to request instructor approval please complete and submit the form
below. All correspondence will be done through your COCC email address. Please check
it often. Every effort will be made to process requests made before June 30^{th} and after August 1^{st} within three working days. Requests made during July will be processed more sporadically
in the order received.

If you have questions about the course or recommended preparation contact Jacquie Coe (jcoe@cocc.edu or 541- 383-7730) and/or Julie Keener (jkeener@cocc.edu or 541-383-7728), mathematics faculty at COCC.

Alternative Math 95 Request Form: