Phoenix College Offers Two Development Math MOOCs
Massive Open Online Classes, or MOOCs, are online courses that are open to a large amount of participants and utilize traditional course materials, as well as more innovative features such as videos.
These MOOCs (Massive Open Online Classes) are being offered completely free through Phoenix College. The courses start on Saturday, August 30, 2014 and end on Friday, December 12, 2014. Registration opens Monday, August 24, 2014.
The following two developmental math courses are being offered:
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What do these free courses offer?
- Both courses offer an ebook, video lessons and examples, online homework with instant feedback, collaboration among students and with a full-time math faculty, and more. A print copy of the text is also available for less than $20.
What topics do these courses cover?
- The arithmetic/prealgebra course covers the following topics: Whole Numbers, Integers, Fundamentals of Algebra, Fractions, Decimals, Ratios and Proportions, and Percents.
- The introductory algebra course covers the following topics: Real Number Operations, Expressions and Equations, Graphing Linear Equations, Determining Linear Equations, Introduction to Functions and Modeling, Linear Inequalities, Systems of Equations and Inequalities, Exponents and Polynomials, Introduction to Factoring.
Why take one of these MOOCs?
- These MOOCS are appropriate for anyone wanting to place into college level math. These courses prepare you to take the placement test and place out of developmental mathematics. This will save you time and money reaching your goal of earning a degree or certificate.
Who should consider enrolling?
- High school students preparing to enter college.
- Incoming students wanting to review their math skills before taking the math placement test.
- Current students on financial aid or scholarship that have been unsuccessful in MAT082 or MAT09x and funds are no longer available to pay for these classes.
- Students with math anxiety that have put off completing their math requirement.
- Anyone wanting to review the math skills needed to be successful in college level mathematics.
Does this class count for college credit?
- These classes do not count for college credit. However, MAT082 and MAT09x also do not count for college level mathematics.
- The idea is to use these courses to review the math topics needed to place out of developmental mathematics and start taking college level mathematics to satisfy your degree requirement.