How Does Math 1215 Work, Syllabus, and Student Learning Outcomes

How Does Math 1215 Work?

Math 1215, Intermediate Algebra, is an Aleks-led course that is only 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. 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. Students are welcome to work outside of the classroom or at their own pace but must remember that their progress will be reset at the end of the semester if they have not completed their pie and tested out. Attendance is required and you will be in danger of being dropped if you have more than 2 unexcused absences (as of Summer 2022).

To finish a section, a student must have completed the pie (all topics) and have completed all necessary knowledge checks. Your entire grade will be determined by the test, in the testing center (located also in the MaLL). Students may be allowed retake(s). As of Summer 2022: There are two attempts for the exam. The second will only be on the questions missed. You need at least a 75% to pass. There are no pluses or minuses in this class.

To get credit for Math 1215, you need to have completed and tested at or above 75% on X, Y, & Z exams on one of the attempts. Most students usually need to take X, Y, & Z; please check with your advisor on your degree. If the MaLL is open, we have tutors available to help.

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*

*You must either have taken one (or more) of the classes mentioned above or scored into MATH 1215 via the ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer test*


Summer 2022 Syllabus

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO’s)

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of basic function language and notation
  • Simplify and preform 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