General Math

Fall 2013 Online


My name is Locksley Messam and I would like to welcome you to General Math (Math 092)! Here are a few important things you should know:

First, in addition to the goals of helping to develop your logical, analytical, and computational skills, this seven-week course is especially designed to help you brush-up on basic math skills you will need as you continue through your degree programs here at William Jessup University. Thus, whether you are doing the social sciences like psychology or teacher education, or the natural sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics, you will need the skills that this course reinforces.

Second, to develop and reinforce these skills, this course has been designed to be both self-directed and practice-oriented with homework assignments and tests every week. As in all things “practice makes perfect” and mathematics is no exception.

Third, and most importantly, for those of you who might lack confidence in your math skills, you need not be afraid. The course is designed to improve your abilities in a systematic and stepwise way, where earlier concepts are successively built upon in a manner that gives you increasing confidence as you go on.

Finally, I will be available throughout the course to facilitate and guide your learning by answering questions, discussing theory and helping to improve problem approaches and strategies. The underlying premise will always be that “there is a way” and “it can be done.” I am looking forward to “meeting” you and hope that your confidence in your math skills would increase dramatically by the end of the course.

Please begin by downloading and thoroughly reading our course syllabus. Next, please introduce yourself in the Introductions discussion forum. After you’ve completed these tasks, you’ll be ready to start Week 1!


Locksley Messam

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” - Jeremiah 29:11