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Welcome to the web for Sally Keely's mathematics online classes at Clark College in Vancouver WA!

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In solidarity with BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, individuals with disabilities, and marginalized student communities, I stand committed to fighting systemic racism and bias, and advancing DEIJA (diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, accessibility) in higher education. I value you as you are, care about your well-being and academic success, and truly welcome you in class :)

 


SOME INTRO FAQS:

Considering enrolling? See FAQs - What can I expect?

How does the class work? See FAQs - Class Overview

Waitlisted or wanting to add late? See FAQs - Waitlist & Late Add Info

 


GO TO CLASS:

CANVAS (main online classroom, discussion board, grades)

WAMAP (Prof. Keely's mini-lectures and examples)

Digital Learning Platform
(e-text, video tutorials, practice problems, homework, and tests)

  90/95 ⇒ WebAssign
  103 ⇒ MyMathLab
  110/111 ⇒ OpenSTAX e-text and Knewton Alta
  151-152-153 ⇒ WebAssign

 

ABOUT Professor Sally Keely, M.S.

Dedicated to education and ecology in PNW for over 40 years. Wrote, developed, and taught online classes since 1999.
  • Professor of Mathematics at Clark College, Vancouver WA
  • Internationally Certified Online Educator (COE)
  • Certified STEM Elearning Professional
  • Combinatorial Topologist
  • Climate Science Activist
  • Environmental Educator
Sally Keely at Yosemite.
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Avid walker, H2O addict, vegetarian who enjoys web development/coding, reading, board games, puzzles, photography, hiking, camping, travel, family, and doggies. Husband and I home-educated our daughter through to university. As a family we work for ecological justice and a sustainable future.

Typically teach Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, Differential Equations each designed around active student-centered learning. Honoured to have taught 380+ asynchronous online mathematics classes with students on every continent including Antarctica. Large collection of resources personally written to help you enjoy learning mathematics. Join me on an ed-venture!

CLASS OVERVIEW

My classes are fully-online conducted asynchronously in Canvas with support from an online digital learning platform (e.g. WebAssign, MyMathLab, Knewton Alta). They are NOT "remote learning" format, thus have no real-time class meetings (i.e. NO Zoom). You will "go to class" in Canvas. The modules in Canvas will guide you through the weekly requirements and content including linking to the e-textbook, video tutorials, mini-lectures and examples, resources, assignments, and assessments.


MANDATORY CLASS ORIENTATION REQUIREMENTS

The MANDATORY CLASS ORIENTATION is held in your Canvas online classroom on the first two days of the term. Failure to complete either of the Day #1-2 requirements properly and on time will result in your being no-show dropped from class.

Day #1:
Before 11:59 pm (PT) on the first day of the quarter:

REQUIRED: Login to Canvas and enter your math class to secure your day one attendance.

RECOMMENDED: Familiarize yourself with the class layout. Take note of the items in the "Start Here" orientation module. Read the Syllabus.

By the end of day #2:
Before 11:59 pm (PT) on the second day of the quarter:

REQUIRED (3 pts): Complete the "Mandatory Orientation Assignment" in Canvas which is to post your introduction on the introductions discussion board (Canvas orientation module >> "Mandatory Orientation Assignment: Introduce Yourself").

Recommended follow-up (2 pts): Read other students' introductions and reply to a couple (by the end of day #3). Maybe something you have in common? Or something that sparked your interest? Share a kindness with a classmate :)

WEEK ONE CONTENT MATTER

The first week is not only orientation days, we also start right into the content matter. Click the "Syllabi & Calendars" tab above to check-out the Class Calendar's week one deadlines.

Refer to the Unit 1 module in Canvas for links to readings, content, assignments, and assessments. Complete the "Mandatory Checklist Assignment". Some classes have quiz(zes) due in week 1 too. Watch due dates!


OTHER WEEK ONE TECHNICAL STUFF

  1. Required: Be sure you can access your Clark Student Email Account (required for all email communications with the professor) and know how to email the professor.

  2. Required: Learn to insert an image in a Canvas post and add ALT text.

  3. Recommended: Learn to take a screenshot.

  4. Recommended: Update your browser and Adobe Reader software per FAQs - software.

  5. Optional: Add a photo to your Canvas Profile.

  6. Optional: Follow Prof. Keely's Mathematics feed in Mastodon.

COURSE SYLLABI

Important!Required Reading:

Syllabus for Keely's Online Mathematics Courses

Contains information and policies relevant to ALL of Prof. Keely's courses. This living document provides key guidance. The hyperlinked table of contents will help you find the information you need. Read it carefully. Refer to it often!

Class Syllabus [ 90/95 | 103 | 110 | 151-152-153 ]
Supplemental syllabus with information specific to your class that is particularly useful in the first week of the term.

Note: All classes use Cengage's WebAssign platform. Except Calculus, all purchased materials are FDDA.


CLASS CALENDARS

Your online class is organized into ten units of material. Refer to the modules in Canvas for detailed content matter. Each Class Calendar below contains a printable list of deadlines and the sections we cover each unit in the e-textbook.

095 CLASS CALENDAR -- WINTER 2024 (#3619, #3620)

152 CLASS CALENDAR -- WINTER 2024 (#3667)

090 CLASS CALENDAR -- SPRING 2024 (#3416)

095 CLASS CALENDAR -- SPRING 2024 (#3421)

152 CLASS CALENDAR -- SPRING 2024 (#3467)

PROF. KEELY'S NOTES AND LECTURES/EXAMPLES:

  Prof. Keely's Lesson Notes (Algebra thru Calculus)
  Topic overview, objectives, formulae, supplemental resources.

  Prof. Keely's Mini-Lectures and Examples (in WAMAP):
  [ Elem Alg | Inter Alg | Coll Alg | TrigCalc I | Calc II ]
  (WAMAP account and enrollment key required for access.)

PROF. KEELY'S FORMULA SHEETS:
  Algebra Formulas
  The Unit Circle
  Trigonometric Formulas and Identities
  Hyperbolic Trigonometric Formulas and Identities
  Derivative and Integral Formulas
  Parametric and Polar Calculus Formulas   
  More may be linked in your online classroom.


MATHEMATICS DICTIONARIES:
  MathWords.com
  Illustrated Mathematics Dictionary

TOP FREE ONLINE CALCULATORS/GRAPHERS:
  Desmos Scientific Calculator
  Desmos Graphing Calculator 2D graphing inc. non-functions
  RREF Calculator for solving linear systems
  Vector Plotter plots vectors in 3D
  CalcPlot3D for 3D graphing (space curves and surfaces)

TI GRAPHING CALCULATOR HELP:
  Prof. Keely's Calculator Guide
  Prof. Milner's TI-84 Tutorial Videos


WEBASSIGN SUPPORT:
  Prof. Keely's FAQs about WebAssign
  Cengage's Notation Tips for Entering Assn Answers


CLARK TUTORING: (free drop-in assistance with mathematics)
  STEM Tutoring Center Information
  SCHEDULE: On-Campus (BHL-102) & Virtual (Zoom)
  eTutoringOnline.org provides 24/7 online tutoring

CLARK STUDENT SUPPORT:
  Elearning Department
  Cannell Library
  Career Services' Student Success Workshops
  Clark Student Support Services complete list of
  academic, social, financial, and health resources.

TECH SYSTEM STATUS:
  Canvas / Instructure
  KnewtonAlta / Wiley
  MyMathLab / Pearson
  WebAssign / Cengage


WHAT is Mathematics?
The root of mathematical study is to consider different perspectives (numerical, analytical, graphical), find patterns, and use reason and logic to better understand our natural world. ~SK

WHY study Mathematics?
Thinking mathematically helps one to examine, analyze, and solve life's problems in an organized, logical manner. Understanding mathematical concepts allows us to perceive, interpret, critique, and transform the world. ~SK