Office: A-210 on the Whidbey Island campus
Phone: (360) 679.5309
All distance education math classes at Skagit Valley College require a pencil-and-paper proctored final exam. Your DE math class will have a scheduled time for you to come to campus and take this exam. If it isn't possible for you to come to campus, your instructor will work with you to find a qualified proctor to administer the exam to you. It is your responsibility to find a proctor local to you and let the instructor know about it. Public libraries, colleges, and commerial tutoring locations (such as Kaplan) often offer proctoring. If you have any questions, ask your instructor.
For my winter 2018 classes (scroll down for more details...)
1) Some form (either electronic or physcial) of the textbook is required in every class.
2) You should have the book by the first day of the quarter...extensions on work will not be given because a book hasn't arrived...
3) The syllabus for your class (along with the course ID required for either mymathlab or mystatlab) is located in our Canvas site.
Math 142 AW (onsite):
1) mymathlab is required
2) Text: "PreCalculus: Enhanced with Graphing Utilities" by Sullivan, published by Pearson. You must have access to the textbook - either the physical copy or the electronic one that comes with mymathlab. If you do not already have a physical copy of the textbook (and if you want one), any edition will work - the cheaper, the better. The reason any edition will work is that mymathlab includes the latest edition.
Math& 146 DE (online):
1) mystatlab is required.
2) Text: "Elementary Statistics" by Triola, published by Pearson. You must have access to the textbook - either the physical copy or the electronic one that comes with mystatlab. If you do not already have a physical copy of the textbook (and if you want one), any edition will work - the cheaper, the better. The reason any edition will work is that mymathlab includes the 12th edition.
3) A graphing calculator (either a TI83, 84 or nspire) is required.
Monday: 9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: available for drop-in or appointments
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday: available for drop-in or appointments 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Note: While drop-ins are always welcome, outside of posted office hours I cannot guarantee I will be in my office. To save you from wasting a trip, I would strongly encourage you to email me to setup a meeting, etc.
All of my courses use Pearson's "mylab" system. If you do not have a mymathlab or mystatlab access code, you may use a temporary access code. This temporary code is provided as an option the first time you sign in to a new class or when you switch courses that use a different text (like switching from math 098 to math& 146). This temporary code is valid for 14 days (from its activation). Please keep in mind that once you register with the temporary access, you must purchase a code within 14 days or you will be locked out of your course.
If you are using a code for a statistics class, make sure that you have a "mystatlab" access code. The mymathlab and mystatlab codes are no longer interchangeable.
Access Code Purchasing Options: The enhanced electronic version of the textbook is online and available via your Access Code. In order to use MyMathLab, you will need an Access Code. Please select one of the following options:
· Purchase the Access code online from www.coursecompass.com (less expensive than the bookstore).
· Purchase the Access Code from the SVC Cardinal Bookstore.
· Purchase a new textbook that includes the Access Code from the SVC Cardinal Bookstore.
· Purchase a used textbook and purchase the Access Code from the SVC Cardinal Bookstore.
· Purchase a used textbook and purchase the Access Code online from www.coursecompass.com (the Access Code is cheaper online).
· Purchase the Access code through an online vendor such as eBay or Amazon. Codes purchased through these vendors are typically substantially less expensive ($30 and up) than the bookstore and the publisher. However, there is a risk with these purchases - make sure you are buying a code that has not been used.
Either the TI83 or TI84 graphing calculator is required for all math courses 098 and above. Also, please be aware that some classes may not allow CAS calculators (TI-89, TI-92, TI-nspire CA, etc.)...if you are not sure if your class allows these specific types, please check with your instructor.
If you do not wish to purchase either the TI-83 or TI-84, you may rent one from Skagit Valley College (at either the Mount Vernon Campus or the Whidbey Island Campus). The rental fee is $20 per quarter. If you are interested, please contact me.
Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org
Wolfram Alpha: www.wolframalpha.com
TI graphing calculator info: education.ti.com
Information on the Whidbey Island chapter of Phi Theta Kappa
Interested in joining Phi Theta Kappa? Contact me for more information.