The following options are provided for TMCC students whose math test scores have placed them below the Math 095 (beginning algebra) level. Each option covers the same pre-algebra topics preparing the student to test into and succeed in Math 095.
Currently Available Options
Option 1. Quick Review of Pre-Algebra Math
This option is for students who need only a little brushing up on their math skills. It consists of a series of self-tests with answers covering pre-algebra topics. No lessons are provided. For details, see Pre-Algebra Quick Review.
Option 2. ALEKS Online Course
This online self-paced course uses the ALEKS learning system. ALEKS provides an initial assessment of the student's math skills, an individualized curriculum based upon that initial assessment, guided practice problems, worked examples, video tutorials, and regular assessments during the course. The 18-week ALEKS access code to take this class currently costs $67.00 (if purchased online). For details, see ALEKS Pre-Algebra Course .
Option 3. Free Online Course
This course uses a free online Pre-Algebra textbook that provides lessons, worked examples, and practice problems with answers. Video lessons covering many of the course's topics and additional practice problems are also provided. For details, see Free Online Pre-Algebra Course.
Options Available Soon
Option 4. Pre-Algebra Workbook
This pencil-and-paper option is for students who do not want to work on a computer (or simply want additional practice). A workbook is provided at minimal cost to the student. The student works through assigned chapters and sections in the workbook.
Option 5. No-Credit Skills Center Class
This option serves students who want an instructor to provide guidance through the course, feedback on tests, tutoring help, etc. There are no formal lectures: students in the class select one of the four math review options above. There is a fee for the class.