## Online Elementary Algebra In The Summer

*May 27, 2009 at 7:15 am* *
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I’m teaching an online elementary algebra class using MyMathLab this summer. It’s a 6-week class, and I cover 7 chapters in the book. In the first week students will cover 2 chapters, and then it will be 1 chapter/week from there.

Homework will be due Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. There will be 2 or 3 sections due each of those days. I post all of the homework the previous Friday. Quizzes on each chapter are due the following Monday.

Last night was the mandatory in-person orientation, and the turnout was great. There were over 40 students there. Many of the students have blitzed through several of the homework assignments, which is a real good sign.

HW Due tonight: Sections 1.1 (Absolute Values & Opposites), 1.2 (Integers), and 1.7 (Intro to Algebra).

I’ll be posting results and updates as the summer progresses …

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1.Diane Bauman | September 16, 2010 at 10:25 amHey George! – I am currently working on a course in developmental math for next summer that will be online! I would love to know more about this course you taught…did you use forums at all? You say 2-3 homework assignments per night – how many questions (approx) was that? Now that the homework can be personalized for mastery do you think you’ll use that in this type of a course?

2.georgewoodbury | September 23, 2010 at 7:28 pmI did not use the forums for that class, but in the future I would use them or a Facebook group for a site for students to post questions and communicate with each other.

My HW assignments are approximately 20-25 questions. I tried to set it up so all of the HW was due M-Th, and then the quizzes were due on Friday (or even into the weekend).

I’m still not sure about the mastery assignments, but they might be a great idea for students to lessen the load.