MATH CLASS FIRST WEEK CHECKLIST

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MAT 090 - MATH CLASS FIRST WEEK CHECKLIST
The first week of the semester is typically busy for students since many classes are setting course rules and
information. Here is a list of items that you will need to accomplish for the week. Don’t procrastinate, get these
items done ASAP so that you are ready to start the semester and you understand where to find things and how to
do things for the class. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
1. REVIEW This week is set aside for your own personal review. The pretest you took on Tuesday should give you
an idea of what math skills you need to brush up on. Do the appropriate HW set section(s) and recall,
relearn, remember, etc. your past algebra skills We will measure your readiness for the class by taking
Quiz #1, Monday , Aug 31st. You should have a good idea by the end of this week if you are truly
ready for this course. So get your review started. If you struggle with the review this week, I strongly
recommend you drop back to MAT 082.
2. PARTICIPATE IN CLASS –
Throughout the week I will try to demonstrate how the group work setting will work. We will do
Ticket-Ins, Ticket-Outs, Think-Pair-Shares, Peer Editing, Canvas, etc. throughout the week. You should
get a feel if this class setting is comfortable for you. If you do not feel comfortable, please move to
another math class. Your first ticket-in is due Tuesday, Aug. 25th, at the beginning of class. Go to my
webpage located at: web.gccaz.edu/~FRAFU39111 and find, print out, and bring the following items
to class: Week 1 HW Set (Word), and Pretest Answer Key (PDF). These are the two types of file
forms we will use throughout the semester. This will also help you practice how to find course material
from my webpage.
3. GET FAMILIAR WITH CANVAS –
Canvas will serve as a place for outside class discussion/help. Your future canvas work will be your
personal HW check each week. This week you should spend some time browsing through our course
Canvas page and getting familiar with the discussion board. Once you log into Canvas, go to the class
discussion board and write up an introduction about yourself. This introduction needs to be completed
by Friday, Aug. 28th, 1:00 pm Arizona time, you will need to go to the Discussion Board and post your
introduction. Don’t forget to include the following equation within your introduction:
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x2  2x  8   x  4
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Failure to successfully meet this criteria and this deadline will result in a 0 for Quiz #1. You may still
take the quiz to help gain an understanding if you are ready for MAT 090, but you will get a 0 in the
grade book if your intro is not successfully completed by the deadline.
4. GET ACCESS TO THE BOOK –
This needs to be done ASAP. The text can be purchased at the GCC bookstore. Or you may find a used
copy on Amazon or Ebay. You can also purchase access to MyMathLab by going to the website
www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica and then use the course ID: rivera70099. This will
give you access to the book and other resources. I strongly encourage you to use MyMathLab.
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