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Self-Paced Lab Courses

Self-Paced Lab Courses

Self-paced “Lab” Courses

The Math Lab offers you the opportunity to take the following math courses in a self-paced format:

Course Number
Course Title
Units
Math 210 ABCD Elementary Algebra
4 total
Math 211 ABCD Intermediate Algebra
4 total
Math 220 A-G Technical Math
4 total

Algebra Courses (Math 210ABCD & 211ABCD)

We offer two self-paced algebra courses to be taken one unit at a time. The Math 210ABCD series is equivalent to Math 201, Elementary Algebra, if all 4 units are completed. The Math 211ABCD series is equivalent to Math 203, Intermediate Algebra, if all 4 units are completed – BUT Merritt College’s Nursing Program will NOT ACCEPT Math 211ABCD as a substitute for Math 203. Students may enroll in a one-unit module of these self-paced classes at any time during the semester.

Our self-paced courses do not offer direct instruction.  These courses are offered through Canvas and use MyOpenMath, a free online homework system.  During this remote learning time, ALL of the homework and the Exams are offered online through Canvas.  Within Canvas, there are a series of video homework assignments that lead to a larger homework assignment tied to each learning goal for each unit.  There is also a free online textbook that you may download and use (or even order, if you prefer).  For more information, you can contact the instructor of record (currently Kathy Williamson for spring 2021: kwilliamson@peralta.edu) or visit the online Math Lab (usually located in G-201 on the Laney College campus).

Instructors, our Lab Tech (Ronald Asseko-Messa) and peer tutors are available at the Math Lab to help you if you are having difficulty. To pass each module of the courses, you are expected to demonstrate your mastery of the material for that module by completing online homework and taking a test (one for each unit – A, B, C and D) currently administered through Canvas (but previously completed in the Math Lab during their hours of operation – this is likely what we will go back to once the physical Math Lab is open again).

Technical Math (Math 220ABCDEFG)

The Math 220 series is tailored for some of the vocational education programs on Laney campus. Students may enroll in these one- or half-unit modules at any time during the semester, and we ask that you are enrolled in at least one section while completing coursework in the lab during each semester.

Technical Math does not use computer based homework systems. We assign suggested homework for students to complete from the textbooks. For more information, you can contact the instructor of record (currently Kathy Williamson for spring 2021: kwilliamson@peralta.edu) or visit the online Math Lab (usually located in G-201 on the Laney College campus).