Collin County Community College District

Math 0300 - Basic Mathematics

Welcome

Welcome to Math 0300, a BLENDED Web course.  Let me introduce myself:  My name is Judy Godwin and I will be your instructor.   My educational background includes a Bachelors degree from the University of North Texas and a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Dallas.  It has been a great pleasure to teach at CCCCD, both full time and part time, for over 20 years.  I have seen the college grow from infancy to the educational institution we have today.

 

 

After enrolling, contact instructor

 

Once you have enrolled in the course, send an e-mail to me using your Cougarmail address and enter your name and course in the subject.  Contact me at jgodwin@collin.edu  

 

Taking an ONLINE course

Since the class does not have regular meetings, students need to be self-motivated and disciplined enough to keep up with the work.  This online class covers the same material as Math 0300 classes taught on-campus and each student works independently in a less structured learning environment.

When taking a course in an online learning environment, it is best if students possess attributes, skills and knowledge that contribute to success in online learning.  These elements include:  

·         Self-motivation

·         Time-management skills

·         Self-discipline

·         Reading Comprehension

·         Persistence

·         Availability of time

·         Ability to use a laptop, printer, software and the Internet

 

It is highly recommended that each student complete the READI (Readiness for Education At a Distance Indicator) assessment.  Go to http://online.collin.edu and select the “Are You READI” link

 

 

Course Structure

 

This online course is designed using Blackboard CE which contains detailed course information.  Required labs and online tests are accessed and submitted using MyMathLab software.  The textbook and MyMathLab are used in accessing and completing the homework exercises.  Video CDs provide lectures on each section and chapter in the textbook.    .

 

Blackboard CE will be available by the first day class.  For further information concerning Blackboard CE, click on Math 0300 Course Overview

 

No on-campus orientation is required for this class. 

 

 Placement and Developmental Math Sequence

It is crucial that a student is taking the appropriate math course based on the student's mathematical background and knowledge.  Enrolling in Math 0300 should be based on the CCCCD Mathematics Assessment test for accurate math placement.  Once a student has enrolled and completed Math 0300, the student must complete the sequence of developmental mathematics courses:  Math 0302, Math 0305, Math 0310.  Please contact me if you have any questions about your math placement.