Modular Math

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  • Morton Modular Math is Expanding!

    Beginning in Fall 2017, most elementary algebra classes and all intermediate algebra classes will be offered as a sequence of 8-week courses.

     

     

    In 2011, Morton College introduced Morton Modular Math, which lets students take elementary and intermediate algebra as a sequence of 8-week (2 credit) “modules” instead of the traditional 16-week (4 credit) courses. This format has helped more students get into college-credit math courses and get there faster. Moreover, student feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

    Therefore, starting in Fall 2017, most elementary algebra classes and all intermediate algebra classes will be offered as modular courses.

    What is a modular course?

    • Each module is a 2-credit course that runs for 8 weeks. Two modules cover the same content as a traditional 16-week course.
    • Even though modular courses are shorter, they move at the same pace as traditional courses (each module covers half the content of a traditional course in half the time).
    • Homework and quizzes will be conducted online using MyMathLab, which provides instant feedback and 24x7 online help.
    • You will take two short final exams (one every eight weeks) instead of one long final exam at the end of the semester.
    • If you complete the first module successfully, you will continue with the next module during the second-half of the semester at the same time and with the same instructor. If you do not complete the first module successfully, you can retake the module during the second-half of the semester, schedule permitting. Modules start every 8 weeks. 

    Don’t be confused by the course numbers!

    Lower course numbers mean shorter courses, not lower-level courses. For example:

    • The MAT 083/084 sequence covers the same content as MAT 093.
    • The MAT 085/086 sequence covers essentially the same content as MAT 095.

    Learn More

    Are you planning to take Elementary Algebra? Download the MAT 083/084 informational flyer (PDF)

    Are you planning to take Intermediate Algebra? Download the MAT 085/086 informational flyer (PDF)

    You can also meet with an academic advisor or e-mail Geoff Krader in the Math Department.