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    Mathematics 170

    College Algebra
    CRN: 30390
    16 Weeks - Distance Education course 

    On Campus Requirements

    Name  Mr. Ralph Tippins, Mathematics Department  

    Email  rtippins@citruscollege.edu
    Phone  (626) 914-8772
    Location  MA 213

    Polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; matrices and determinants; theory of equations; analytic geometry, and mathematical induction.


    • Assessment and Learning Account: ALEKS account for entire semester. An account code can be purchased separately in the bookstore or directly from the ALEKS site once your temporary account has ended.


    • Fundamentals of Algebra
    • Equations and Inequalities
    • Functions and Graphs
    • Polynomial, Rational Functions
    • Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
    • Analytic Geometry: Conic Sections
    • Systems of Equations and Inequalities
    • Introduction to Probability


    Exams and Assignments

    • There will be five Exams (All comprehensive).
    • There will be ten scheduled assignments.
    • Ongoing weekly interactive assignments.
    • Five assessments based on your weekly interactive assignments.

    Most of your time in this course will be spent in the ALEKS system. Thus, one of your first assignments is to go through these video presentations, and web pages to familiarize yourself with the ALEKS system.


    You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class. 

    Blackboard and WingSpan Information
    (Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
    Blackboard --> http://citruscollege.blackboard.com 
    WingSpan --> https://wingspan.citruscollege.edu  

    • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
    • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
    • To change your PIN/password requires, change it in WingSpan
    • Data will be transferred from WingSpan to Blackboard on a regular basis

    Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the College Algebra course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   


    If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged. 

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