Week 3 - Math 309

Starts 9/18 - Section 002

Week 3 Information

Please use the scroll bar on the right to navigate through this announcement. Be sure to work on your Discussion and start on your Week 3 folder in Blackboard. Work on the Activities. Pay close attention to the assignments in ALEKS and your weekly Case Studies. Review the Tracking Calendar and Supplemental Syllabus in your documents folder in Blackboard. You can either work on the Alternative ALEKS assignments or Alternative Case Study Assignment (see note below on them) or work in ALEKS for the ALEKS assignment. To login to ALEKS, use the website www.aleks.com and then use the course code listed below in the ALEKS section and the 20 digit code that comes with your textbook. Note: you are required to take the ALEKS mid-term and final exam (there are no alternative assignments for those). I look forward to working with each of you during this session.

Smarthinking (free math tutoring)

To access the free Smarthinking tutoring service offered by the college, please follow these steps:

-Go to your Blackboard course page

-Click on the ePortfolio & Tools tab in Blackboard (left hand side of Blackboard)

-Locate the Smarthinking link at the bottom right of the page

-Click on the Smarthinking link

-Follow the login instructions then click on “Work with a Tutor”

Please watch the below video on drop in tutoring with Smarthinking…


Thank you,

Dr. Valenzuela

Alternative ALEKS Assignment & Alternative Case Study Assignment

If you get stuck in ALEKS or find ALEKS too challenging, you can do the ALEKS replacement assignments, but you will still have to do the Mid-Term and Final Exam in ALEKS under the Assignments Button. If you find the Weekly Case studies too challenging, you can do the alternative Case Study Assignment. You will find both alternative assignment documents in the Introductory Documents folder in Blackboard.


You will be using ALEKS in this course. You can get to ALEKS using



ALEKS Tech Support

Phone: (714) 619-7090

Email: contact ALEKS Tech Support at http://support.aleks.com

Weekly Chapter Templates

You are not required to use the WEEKLY CHAPTER TEMPLATES in Blackboard. They are only reference documents that you can use if you want to use them in your assignments.

Feedback to Students

I will respond to your questions in a 24 to 36 hour timeframe. I will complete all grading by Thursday of each week 11:59 p.m. eastern time. Please review your grade center for all feedback on assignments.

Math Tutoring

Our college offers free 24/7 math tutoring through Smarthinking. Please use this as a resource and ask your Adviser to help you get signed up for it.

IT Helpdesk - Bryant & Stratton College

For assistance with Blackboard, email, and technical issues.

Web: support.bryantstratton.edu

Tel: 585.563.8401 (long distance charges may apply)

Late Policy

If your initial Discussion and Replies are posted after the Saturday due dates, you will be deducted 5 points from the Discussion grade each day the Discussion is late. Late Replies will not be graded. For all other assignments, it is OK to submit your other assignments late if you follow these two steps: (1) You email the instructor before the due date letting him know you will submit a late assignment (state which assignment), and (2) You email the instructor once the assignment is complete by listing the Week # and Assignment Name and your Math Course # and Section # in the email. All late assignments must be completed four days before the last day of class. No assignments will be accepted after the last day of class. Please note that this is a very lenient late policy and your instructor very much wants you to succeed in this math class. No late points will be deducted for late assignments.

No late work will be accepted after the last day of class without instructor approval.