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 30th and after August 1st 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:

By typing my name in the field below, I am acknowledge the following about this course:

  • This is an accelerated course and will cover material at a faster rate than a traditional section
  • This course will contain content from both Math 65 and Math 95, thus covering more material than a traditional course
  • The expectation is that much of the material of the course will be review. Since the areas of review will differ from student to student, there will be significantly less direct instruction during class time, and an expectation that students will spend a significant amount of time outside of class reviewing and self-studying.
  • I have prior experience with and some knowledge of at least half of the following topics:
    • 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