**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!## What is MATD 0421?

**MATD 0421**is a course designed to prepared students for College Algebra (MATH 1314) or Math for Business & Economics (MATH 1324). 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 one of the ACCelerators at the Highland, Round Rock, or San Gabriel campuses working on ALEKS software. 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.

## 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 all objectives in MATD 0421 and pass the final exam will be TSI complete and be able to register for MATH 1314 or MATH 1324. Students who DO NOT complete all 12 objectives in MATD 0421 will enroll in the appropriate College Algebra (MATH 1314) corequisite course per the Exiting MATD 0421 flow chart. Successful MATD 0421 students needing to prepare for Math for Business and Economics (MATH 1324) may request departmental approval to enroll in MATD 0422. Students who did not successfully complete MATD 0421 must repeat MATD 0421, if they wish to continue working in ALEKS or enroll in Elementary Algebra (MATD 0370).**Course placement upon leaving MATD 0421 or MATD 0422 is determined by the student's mastery level (objectives completed) within ALEKS and passing score on a course readiness exam, NOT by the course grade earned.**Individual advising notes input by instructors at the end of the semester in Degree Map indicate each students math eligibility based their ALEKS work.

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 the math department at math@austincc.edu.