**Developmental Math with ALEKS (MATD 0421)**

Do you enjoy learning with technology? Are you strong in some areas of
math, but need help in others? Maybe you simply need a refresher before
taking College Algebra, or you’re repeating

Elementary or Intermediate Algebra but don’t need to start at the beginning again.

Elementary or Intermediate Algebra but don’t need to start at the beginning again.

**MATD 0421**may be the ideal choice for you!See the flow chart linked below for course placement after Developmental Math with ALEKS

MATD or MATH course based on mastery level

MATD or MATH course based on mastery level

## What is MATD 0421?

**MATD 0421**is a course designed to prepared students for College Algebra (MATH 1314). It will meet the needs for any student that is working at the Elementary Algebra or Intermediate Algebra level. Unlike the traditional courses with a set curriculum, MATD 0421 will allow students the opportunity to complete as much developmental math as they are able in one semester. In a sixteen week session students may be able to complete more than one level of developmental math or allow students to spend more time working on certain topics.

## How is this course organized?

Students attend class at the time slot they have registered for. Students must work additional hours with ALEKS outside of class as well. Students will attend class in a computer room working on ALEKS software. Highland Campus students get to work in the ACCelerator, the nation’s largest computer lab. Each student will have an instructor of record and will also have access to tutors who will be working in the room. The ALEKS software can also be used on tablets or mobile devices.## What books do I need?

There is no textbook to purchase; instead, all students will pay an ALEKS materials fee each semester. This materials fee includes access to ALEKS for one semester when registered for an ACC ALEKS course, the e-text and resources. In MATD 0421 only, there will be an additional binder fee. Binders will be distributed on the first class day.

## What happens on the first day?

## Working through your ALEKS pie

Once ALEKS has created an individualized pie for you, you're ready to take off! With the help of the software and the guidance of your instructor and tutors, students will be taking an active role in their math learning. Students are encouraged to work as hard as they are able and accomplish as much as possible within the semester. Who knows, you may find yourself completing your developmental math sooner than you expected, saving you time and money!## What happens in the next semester?

Students who successfully complete MATD 0421 with a grade of A, B, or C and have not completed their developmental math requirement in the first semester will register for MATD 0422 Developmental Math 2nd semester. Students who did not successfully complete 0421 must repeat it if they wish to continue working with ALEKS. All returning ALEKS students will continue working on their pie where they left off the previous semester. Exception: if you do not get a passing grade in MATD 0421, you must start over with a new initial diagnostic when you repeat the ALEKS 1st semester course in the future. The start-over policy applies to students who made a D, F, IP or W in their first semester ALEKS course. Appeals may be submitted to the assistant department chair at Highland Campus. We expect ALEKS work to be completed in two semesters.**Course placement upon leaving MATD 0421-2-3 is determined by the student's mastery level within ALEKS and successful completion of a course readiness exam, NOT by the grade earned.**Students can complete all of their developmental course work in math using ALEKS following the sequence below. Alternatively, students may transition to another course to complete their developmental math. Find more information MATD 0421 to a MATD or MATH course here.

These are new and exciting times in ACC's developmental math program and we know you will have many questions. Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, perhaps we already have an answer. You may also contact math@austincc.edu.