How Does Math 1215 Work? Pie Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

How Does Math 1215 Work?

Math 1215, Intermediate Algebra, is an Aleks-led course that is available in the Math Learning Lab. Students are expected to work through a set number of topics for each section of the three-part class (X, Y, & Z respectively) with tutors offering help whenever they need during MaLL operating hours. Each section of the class will begin with an initial knowledge check (via Aleks) that’ll determine what you know and how many topics you’ll begin with. Instructors will provide checkpoint dates to students and the number of topics they’re expected to be at for the week/day to maintain pace with the course. Class time will be dedicated to working on Aleks independently, or with tutor help, and meeting with instructors.

It is recommended you spend at least 5 hours per week in Aleks to maintain pace with the course and topic goals; if you are behind, you’re expected to increase your weekly hours.

To finish a section, a student must have completed the pie (all topics), completed all necessary knowledge checks, and score at least a 75% on the exam.

Prerequisite: (MATH 021 and MATH 022) or MATH 100 or FYEX 1010 or ISM 100 or ACT Math =>17 or SAT Math Section =>460 or ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions =218-238*

Pie Goals

The exam must be passed within the 8-week half semester. If a student completes the pie early, then the exam will be taken earlier and they can move on to the next class.

CourseWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6
Due:March 24th March 31stApril 7thApril 14thApril 21stApril 28th
Each week, Students are expected to be at the PIE goal by 11:59 PM on Sunday. Reaching pie goals will count as extra points on a passing exam score. October 11th is the absolute last day to test, must be submitted before 5:55 PM.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s)

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of basic function language and notation
  • Simplify and perform operations on algebraic expressions
  • Solve single-variable equations of the types mentioned above
  • Interpret and communicate algebraic solutions graphically and numerically
  • Demonstrate contextual problem-solving skills (including setting up and solving problems and interpreting solutions in context)
  • Apply appropriate algebraic, graphical, and numerical problem-solving methods