Math 0001 Student Information
General Information:
Who is this class designed for?
This class is designed primarily for WSU students who need to complete a course
in Basic Mathematics and
Introductory Algebra. Students from other institutions and nontraditional
students in need of a course in
beginning algebra are also welcome.
If an incoming, firstyear WSU student scores low on the ACT math or ACCUPLACER
exams, they are
required to do one of two things before enrolling in 100level mathematics or
statistics courses. Either they must
(1) retake the ACCUPLACER exam and achieve an appropriate score or (2) complete
a course in intermediate
algebra. To allow students the option of completing Intermediate Algebra at WSU
during the summer and begin
Fall term in the mathematics or statistics course needed for their major
program, we have designed an online
course. Students do not have to be in Winona for any of the course, except for
the final exam. The final exam is
offered oncampus during Orientation Week prior to Fall Semester.
Do I have to take this course if I scored low on the ACT or ACCUPLACER?
No one is required to take this summer course. It is offered as one of several
options available to students
needing to complete a course in Intermediate Algebra.
In the case of firstyear WSU students who score too low on their ACT or
ACCUPLACER Exams, these
students may
1. Retake the ACCUPLACER exam during Orientation Week prior to Fall Term
(contact the WSU Office
of Advising and Retention (5074575600) to schedule a retake);
2. Complete Math 050 at WSU during any of Fall or Spring Terms, or Math 0001
during Summer Term; or
3. Complete a comparable course in Intermediate Algebra at a university or
community college,
conveniently located near their summer residence, and transfer this course into
WSU (check with the
WSU Office of Admissions regarding the transferability of the course under
consideration).
What exactly does this course cover?
Topics: Real Numbers, Linear Equations and Inequalities, Graphs and Functions,
Rational Expressions,
Rational Exponents and Radicals and more. Essentially, this is the content of a
standard course in 8^{th} or 9th
grade math and algebra course.
During the summer session from July 7  August 8, you will use email (accessed
via “MathZone”) to
communicate with your instructors and fellow students (just like you do in
classrooms, only here you can ask a
question anytime). To finish the course, you'll need to sign up for a final exam
time to be taken on the WSU
Winona campus during Orientation week, August 2022. Your instructors will
handle the sign up and provide
specifics on your choices of times and dates.
What is different about this course?
The text for the course is not entirely a text  it's a software package (called
MathZone) available over the
internet that is linked/associated with a textbook . The important features of
MathZone are that it is easy to use
(and relatively inexpensive, roughly $25 for online access along with textbook
fees), it only requires access to
the internet and quick download of a "plugin", and it can also diagnose exactly
what you already know and
what you need to learn.
In a standard classroom setting, the course starts at the beginning and proceeds
on with a pace which may or
may not suit your needs. You may have no trouble with a topic and could move
more quickly than the pace of
the course. On the other hand, there may not be time to allow more time on those
topics which give you a lot of
trouble.
This online class seeks to give you an individualized amount of time and
instruction where you most need it.
Additionally, rather than fixed office hours and class times, this course allows
you to ask questions of your
fellow students and instructors via email. Office hours are thus around the
clock during second summer session.
What is MathZone?
This is a McGrawHill software product, which is accessible off the internet.
Think of it as your textbook and
classroom allinone. MathZone is the only customizable online homework system
that uses diagnostic
assessment to uniquely pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of each student.
MathZone provides students with
a variety of powerful learning tools, including stepbystep exercises,
assignable multimedia tools and live
online tutoring – all linked to the course textbook.
Students learn mathematics by doing mathematics, and MathZone provides students
with unlimited practice and
immediate feedback, including guided solutions. With MathZone, students can
watch videos to reinforce
textbook topics section by section and chapter by chapter. MathZone also offers
conceptual videos that relate
fun activities like shooting hoops to learning math.
MathZone allows your instructors to hold virtual office hours using the Online
Classroom feature.In the online
setting, instructors can communicate with students either publicly or privately
via a chat forum or easytouse
Whiteboard. Students have the ability to meet with their peers and practice math
exercises together in a virtual
environment using MathZone’s Student Study Center..
In addition to your WSU registration, you'll need to also register at the
MathZone web site. This includes
entering the course code and your email address. Through registration with
MathZone, you are connected with
the instructors and fellow students for the class.
Please make careful note of these 6 items:
1. Math 0001 is offered as a WSU workshop, and will cost $350 (excluding
textbook and MathZone fees).
The deadline for payment for Math 0001 is July 27, 2008. Math 050 is oncampus
credit course and
normal tuition and fees apply.
2. Math 050 is a 3 semester hour course and Math 0001 is a noncredit workshop.
Both Math 050 and Math
0001 are remedial courses which means both offerings will not count towards
graduation. In addition,
the workshop is not eligible for financial aid.
3. The Math 0001 session officially begins on July 7, 2008. If you want to drop
Math 0001 with a full
refund, you must do so no later than July 8^{th} in order to avoid being
charged the workshop fees. There
are no refunds after July 8, 2008. All drops on or before July 8^{th}
must be done at the same WSU web
registration site where you enrolled. After July 8^{th}, all withdrawals
much be done with instructor
consent. Be sure to print out a record of your actions of web registration and
save this in case you ever
need a written record.
4. Math 0001 is not graded. This workshop is for administrative and
prerequisite purposes only and does
not count towards graduation nor towards satisfying the Math Basic Skills
requirement at WSU.
5. Failure to submit an email address or failure to register with MathZone will
not automatically drop you
from the course. Drops and withdrawals from the course must be done through the
WSU web
registration site. Dropping the course is your responsibility, and must be
resolved before the
aforementioned deadlines.
6. Using a WSU email account is not required, but is strongly suggested. If you
already have an email
account and wish to use it, you may do so. However, be aware of the limitations
of free email accounts,
such as "hotmail" or "yahoo", which may cause you to lose important email
messages for the class. Your
WSU email account is set up at same time you pick up your laptop computer.
(Contact WSU Technical
Support Services regarding your WSU email account if you have not yet been
issued a laptop computer.
You will need to request the account in person and provide a valid WSU ID card.)
Mathematics 0001 Registration Information
Step 1: Registering for the Workshop:
If you have a Tech/WarriorId:
• Click on “Winona Registration” 
If you do not have a Tech/WarriorId: • Contact the office of Mary Kosidowski, by calling: (507) 4575080 • Inform them that you are attempting to register for Mathematics 0001 for summer of 2008, and do not have a Tech/WarriorId to register with. 
Step 2: Registering MathZone
• Register with MathZone according to the steps on the following Student
QuickStart Guide
• Check to make sure that the course is Math 0001 – Summer 2008, Basic
Math/Intermediate
Algebra Workshops with Prof. Czaplewski, at Winona State University.
Step 3: Further Information
• If you have any questions throughout this process you are more than welcome to
contact the
instructors via email. They will do their best to assist you through the
registration process.
• Shortly before the workshop start date of July 7^{th}, the instructors
will email all registered
students with a “welcome email” that contains further instructions for
completing the
workshop.
click on Register for MathZone Now 

At Step 2, select your book, use the drop down menu to select Bello: Introductory Algebra, 3e (Beta) 

Click on the Register now by following this link under the First time user? Heading on the left side of the next page 

As a first time user, you will want to Register Now! By clicking on “I am a Student” 

You will need to choose your method of registration, so select “I have a registration code with my book” 

Lastly, enter in the registration code that is found on the access card supplied with your text. The Student Section Code is: 8F4BE9AC

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