DEV 0970 Basic Algebra


Course Description

Review of arithmetic and basic algebra concepts and skills including operations involving signed numbers and fractions, factoring, polynomials, rational expressions and equations, exponents, solving systems of equations, radicals, quadratic equations, equations involving radicals or rational exponents, linear equations, and applications.


ACT < 22 or SAT < 520 or MPL 10 or 20.

Modes of Instruction

Mastery learning.

Download: DEV 0970 Math Studio brochure (PDF)


Grading is Pass/Unsatisfactory. Credit does not apply toward graduation.

Current & Prospective Students

Prospective Student Employees

A Proctor provides assistance to small group of students taking the DEV 0970 Basic Algebra course.  The Proctor facilitates the progress of these students by explaining algebra concepts and answering questions.  Since Proctors meet with the same group of students during each of their class times, new Proctors must be available to work consistently at those times (e.g. 8-10:00 a.m. every MW.)  New Proctors must be available to work at least 2 of the regularly scheduled sections of DEV 0970 during their first semester of employment.

Formal and on-the-job training will be provided.

Applicants must have a Math Placement Level of at least Level 40 or ACT Math > 24 or SAT Math > 579 or an A or B in College Algebra or a higher level math course.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required. All fields of study are represented among our proctors. This is a great opportunity for intending education majors.

To apply for the position fill out the proctor application and availability forms located below.

Complete the DEV Proctor Application.

Contact Information

Cindy Fleck, Program Director, Developmental Algebra
(937) 775-4074

Nicole Gordon, Coordinator, Basic Algebra
(937) 775-2485


University College
Office: 222 Student Success Building
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001  
Fax: (937) 775-2081