Math 163 Precalculus FAQ

Here is an FAQ for this class:

Q. How do I get into Lumen OHM?

A. You can go to https://ohm.lumenlearning.com/ and you will need this document:

Lumen OHM registration information

Q. What is the story with the Written Homework list? Do we need to turn those in?

A. Those are homework problems from the book and are for extra practice. Only the online homework is graded.

Q. What are the due dates for the homework?

A. The homework is due the day before the test. The sections that are covered for the test should be done before you take the test for best results. I will open those up a second time for everyone on the last weekend before the final. Due dates can be found here: https://www.nr.edu/chalmeta/classpage_163DE.html and in Blackboard.

Q. Do I have to come to campus for the WebAssign homework?

A. You DO NOT need to come to campus to complete the homework. The homework is done through the WebAssign software and you can complete them anywhere you would like. They are open book, open note and untimed.

Q. Where can I take the test?

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The test can be taken at either of our testing centers. (Dublin library or the Mall in Christiansburg) Be sure to show up at least two (2) hours before they close or they won't give you the test.

Q. Can I take the tests early?

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You can always take the test as early as you would like. The dates on the schedule are the LAST day to take the test. The test can be taken at either of our testing centers. (Dublin library or the Mall in Christiansburg) Be sure to show up at least two (2) hours before they close or they won't give you the test.

Q. What do I do if I live too far to take the tests in one of your testing centers?

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You can request a proctor from the Distance Education department. Proctor Request Form: This form is date sensitive. Applicable students will need to complete the form and submit it within the first week of the semester.

Q. If I have problems with the material will you answer my questions?

A. I answer questions in my office, by email (pchalmeta@nr.edu) and on the phone (phone should be your last resort). You only need to make an appointment if you can't make my office hours.


Q What textbook do you use for this class?

A. College Algebra. 3/e Corrected Edition July 2013
Author: Stitz and Zeager.
Book available free: http://stitz-zeager.com/