Meeting Dates/Location: Online

Semester Dates: Monday, June 5 - Sunday, July 16, 2023

Disclaimer:  This syllabus is subject to change with advance notice as deemed appropriate by the instructor!


For important semester dates such as "last day to register", "last day to drop the course", breaks and holidays, etc. go to Academic Calendars, Schedules, Catalog.


You can find the course calendar at http://profstewartmath.com/Cal_116OL_Sum6.pdf and also on the home page of MyOpenMath (MOM) which will be discussed in paragraph 7.a below. It allows you to quickly check assignment availability and due dates.


In this online course you will not receive direct instruction. You primarily learn by READING about the concepts in the instructor's lecture notes. For a different perspective, you can also access available eTexts and YouTube videos.

In this online course you are not allowed to do whatever you want. Successful online courses have structure and purpose. You must adhere to deadlines and due dates just like in an on-campus course. 

In this online course you must have the appropriate technology and be tech-savvy. It is ENTIRELY UP TO THE STUDENTS to have this under control. This should happen by the second day of the semester. This course makes extensive use of multiple forms of media and requires specific software and hardware components. See paragraph 7 below. Access to a desktop or laptop computer and a fast internet connection is essential.

NOTE: iPads, Chromebooks, and similar devices will not work with some components of the course. Go to the technology requirements at http://profstewartmath.com/General/techreq.html for more detailed information.

In this online course you must exhibit appropriate behaviors in person and in writing. Strive for a personable tone! Do not make offensive or disparaging remarks. Please familiarize yourself with the CSN Disruptive and Abusive Student Policy and the Student Conduct Code.


Concepts that will allow students to become proficient in the mathematics used in technical fields are the focal point of this course. Topics include fundamental operations with signed numbers; measurement systems; exponents; order of operations; scientific notation; algebraic expressions; linear equations and inequalities; an introduction to graphing; simple geometric figures, logarithms; and fundamentals of trigonometry. MATH 091 (Basic Mathematics) is strongly recommended prior to enrollment. Prerequisites: None



Name:  Ingrid Stewart, Ph.D., Charleston Campus, H-Building, Suite 101, Room S.

Address: College of Southern Nevada, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146

Office Location: H-Building, Suite 101, Room S

CSN Phone Number: 702-651-5692

CSN E-Mail Address: ingrid.stewart@csn.edu


a. MyOpenMath (aka MOM) - Required

The free-of-charge Learning Management System called MyOpenMath or MOM will be used exclusively in this course. CANVAS and MyMathLab will NOT be used! In essence, MOM is our online classroom. It contains online textbooks, the instructor-created text-based lecture notes, assorted YouTube videos, the syllabus, the syllabus supplement, the course calendar, homework assignments, quizzes, exams, grades, asynchronous communication tools, and much more.

You will access MOM at https://www.myopenmath.com. For MOM registration information go to http://profstewartmath.com/General/myopenmath116OL_Sum.html.

NOTE:  You should be able to access the MOM course a few days before the start of the semester! Thereafter, if you are having trouble with access, e-mail your instructor immediately.

b. Zoom - Optional, but highly recommended!

Should you ever want to talk to the instructor face-to-face, the free-of-charge software-based conference room called Zoom will be used. Download the "Zoom Client for Meetings" at https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting.

Meeting ID is 86456515440 and the Password is office

c. Laptop or Standalone Computer - Required

Please note, that most applications we use do not always work with Chromebooks, Mobile Devices, Tablets/iPads, Linux/Unix OS, or MS Surface RT. If necessary, YOU MUST make arrangements to take your exams and complete assignments on a laptop or standalone computer.

d. Google Chrome - Required

The best browser to use is Google Chrome even for Mac users. Most application we use do not always work together well with other browsers.

e. Wired Internet Connection - Optional, but highly recommended!

You may experience difficulties in the stability of your Internet connection, even with the best wireless connection. The extra load of the MOM software might slow things down and might make it difficult for images and charts to load. If you do not have an Ethernet cable buy one and learn how to use your Internet connection with it.

f. Webcam, Microphone, and Scanner - Optional, but highly recommended!

Should you want to communicate with the instructor face-to-face, you must have access to a Webcam (stand-alone or build into our computer) and a microphone. Furthermore, should you want to send your work to the instructor, you must also have a scanner or a cell phone scanner app (e.g., Adobe Scan).

g. Calculator - Required

A calculator is necessary in this course! Be sure to use one with "forward logic". The TI 30X IIB or IIS or the TI 30XS Multiview scientific calculators are recommended. You can use it for the practice tasks, the Capstone Task, the quizzes, and the exams. Use the same calculator for all your work! Using a new calculator on an exam could be disastrous!

h. Instructor Lecture Notes - Required

The instructor lecture notes can be found in MOM. The MOM course is divided into six (6) weeks. Every week contains several folders each containing a "Learning Materials" link. There you will find written instructor notes explaining the concepts.

i. YouTube Videos - Optional

Under the "Learning Materials" links you can also find YouTube videos recorded by various mathematics instructors from other institutions showing more examples of how to work problems.

j. Hardcover Textbook - Optional

You do not have to purchase a hardcover textbook. You can find eText links under each "Learning Materials" link in the MOM Tasks Folders. These eTexts were written by various other mathematics instructors from other institutions. ONLY if you are not satisfied with the instructor's notes should you consult the eTexts.

NOTE: The eTexts contain a huge amount of materials and not everything pertains to this course. The instructor lecture notes will tell you what to concentrate on and what to ignore. Please understand that the formulas and solution paths in the eTexts might be slightly different from the ones in the instructor lecture notes. This is the nature of mathematics, and these differences teach you critical thinking skills.


The instructor will communicate in several different ways.

You can discuss NON-MATH RELATED ISSUES (technology; share your concerns; report typos) in two different ways. The instructor will respond within 24-36 hours.

You can discuss MATH-RELATED ISSUES in several different ways:


There are three types of assignments in this course, namely (a) Autobiography Task; (b) Quizzes; and (c) Practice Tasks. You can find their starting dates and their due dates in the Course Calendar. See paragraph #2 above.

a. Autobiography Task

The Autobiography Task is not graded. It requires you to introduce yourself to the class on a MOM bulletin board called “Autobiography Forum”. You will find more information in the "Preliminaries" task folder in the MOM course.

b. Quizzes

There are six (6) quizzes. Five (5) are graded and one (1) is not graded.

Graded: Concept Quiz 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. NO partial credit will be possible. The average of all Concept Quiz grades counts for 50% of your course grade.

Not Graded: Syllabus Quiz testing your general course knowledge.

A password for the quiz will be given to you by the instructor in the response to your autobiography posting.

For more quiz information go to http://profstewartmath.com/General/FAQ_QuizzesOL_Sum.html.

c. Practice Tasks

There are twenty-two (22) graded Practice Tasks. They are concept-related and prepare you for the quizzes. The average of all Practice Task grades counts for 50% of your course grade.

Practice 1 requires a 100% on the Syllabus Quiz.

For more practice information go to http://profstewartmath.com/General/FAQ_Practice_Sum.html.


NO extra credit assignments are available.


All assignments have soft and hard due dates and times. See Course Calendar. MyOpenMath will show hard due dates. They are to be used in emergency situations only. If you take advantage of the hard due dates/times, your work must be completed by the date/time as stated in the Course Calendar. You will not get a chance to make up assignments AFTER the hard due dates/times.

It is expected that ALL assignments be completed by the soft due date/time. Although, your grade will not suffer if you don't do so. Soft due dates keep you on task and discourage procrastination. Also, if for some reason you cannot complete your assignments during the hard-due-date period, your non-compliance with the soft due dates/times will be used by the instructor as justification not to grant make-ups.


Some of the top job skills that will help individuals succeed in any industry are multitasking and professionalism. Multitasking includes the ability to focus on one task without neglecting your other duties. Professionalism includes timeliness, politeness, and organization among many other habits and attitudes. Being professional requires individuals to self-motivate and hold themselves accountable for their actions without needing oversight from a manager. Professionalism can be a good indicator that an employee will perform well at their job, so it is a necessary skill for anyone looking to succeed in their career, regardless of their field of work. Therefore, many professors feel that course grades should also reflect students’ professionalism and multitasking skills.

Consequently, the following policy on late assignments and makeup assignments pertains to this course. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!

NO late assignments and NO make-up assignments will be allowed AFTER the due dates as stated in the Course Calendar! After the due date, you will be given a grade of 0% for missed assignments.


a. Grading Scale

Following is the grading scale used by the instructor for all assignments and the course grade:

100 - 93 A       92 - 90 A-    

  89 - 83 B       82 - 80 B-    

  79 - 73 C       72 - 70 C-     

  69 - 63 D       62 - 60 D-    

  59 -   0 F

     b. Course Grade Calculation

It is expected that you know how to calculate your course grade at any given time during the semester. The MOM Gradebook will also show your course grade. 

0.50 (Quiz Point Avg) + 0.50 (Practice Task Point Avg)


In online courses "attendance" means that you should access the MOM course daily, if anything just to read new messages in the MOM forums and the MOM "Messages" feature. You will get a notification on your myMOM page when new messages and posts are available. You are responsible for any grade ramifications if you do not attend the course.


You are expected to complete your own work in this class. Cheating on exams or lab exercises is not fair to students who are honestly studying. Cheating is also subject to penalties, which can include getting a zero for the exam or lab exercise or failing the course. The full list of possible penalties is listed in the CSN Student Academic Integrity Policy. You must familiarize yourself with this policy.

Practice Tasks: If it can be proven that someone else completed one or more practice tasks for you, you will get a 0% for those assignments. While tutors may explain math concepts to you, they are NOT allowed to work individual problems for you.

Quizzes: If it can be proven that someone else completed one or more quizzes for you, you will get a 0% for those assessments. Additionally, if it can be proven that you used outside resources on the quizzes (textbook, instructor notes, your notes, Web sites, etc.), you will also get a 0%!


The College of Southern Nevada is committed to making physical facilities and instructional programs accessible to students with disabilities. If you have a disability that may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations, please visit the Disability Resource Center (DRC) so that such accommodations can be considered. All discussions will remain confidential. The DRC has offices on all three campuses. These serve as the focal point for coordination of services for students with disabilities.


When you choose to become a student at CSN, you accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in CSN’s academic and social community. For detailed information, access the link Students Rights and Responsibilities.


The CSN Libraries provide support for students completing assignments that require research and the use of information. Librarians are available to students for one-on-one assistance locating and citing quality information either online or at one of their campus locations.


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Last Updated in May 2023