Welcome to the Q SCI 291 class web site. Here you will find helpful information about this course. You are also encouraged to read the information about the course posted on the CourseCompass/MyMathLab Course Content web site. Note to use CourseCompass/MyMathLab make sure you are using one of the approved browsers.
This course is delivered using a hybrid approach.
The assigned homework problems are NOT turned in for grading. You may check your work by logging onto the CourseCompass/MyMathLab web site to check answers to the odd numbered exercises (see eBook tab). In addition, there are numerous online CourseCompass homework problems that can be worked to test your level of understanding. The eBook, Study Plan, and Multimedia Library tabs direct you to an online review "Getting Ready for Calculus" which you may wish to review.
Interactive Tutorial Website
In addition to CourseCompass is an interactive website that generates practice problems that correlate directly to the exercises in the text. Every exercise is accompanied by an interactive guided solution that provides helpful feedback for incorrect answers. You can also view a worked out sample problem that steps you through an exercise similar to the one you're working on.
Student Learning Goals
Text and CourseCompass
You should purchase access to the CourseCompass/MyMathLab web site for this course. This is especially important since no formal class lectures are included as part of this course. In addition to an online text, you gain access to videos of all example problems, powerpoint slides, and access to a tutor. To register to use CourseCompass/MyMathLab, visit the CourseCompass/MyMathLab web site and under the Register tab click the Student dialog box. If you already purchased access to CourseCompass/MyMathLab enter the course id bare05295 and proceed. If you have not already purchased access to CourseCompass/MyMathLab click the Students box in the horizontal bar near the top of the CourseCompass page and then follow the instructions for registering and buying access.
If you prefer to purchase a hard copy of the text (without access to CourseCompass/MyMathLab), visit the text web page for more information. Lastly, you may also wish to purchase the online version of the text in lieu of purchasing a printed copy of the text and access to CourseCompass/MyMathLab. If so, visit the text book web page for more information. Do not purchase your text for this course until you have read the information on the text page.
Miscellaneous Information About CourseCompass/MyMathLab
Please note: Do not install MyMathLab on your computer. This is not required to use the web-based tools contained in CourseCompass.
You may also find the online Multimedia Library helpful. As mentioned above, it contains an online version of the text, powerpoint slides, and videos for every sample problem. Please use these resources to deepen your understanding of the course material. The Multimedia Library is accessible from the CourseCompass/MyMathLab web site after you login.
In addition, if you purchase access to CourseCompass/MyMathLab, you have access to a Prentice-Hall Tutor available via telephone or email. To access this service, visit the eBook tab on the CourseCompass web page for our course.