Math 051 Online

This is the main page for MAT 051 at BMCC/CUNY, taught by Prof. Wladis.

Useful course links (you may want to print these out and keep them with you throughout the semester):

  • Important Dates:

    • Midterm: TBA (around 11/6)
    • Department Final Exam (on paper): 12/11
    • Computerized CUNY Final Exam: TBA (12/13 or 12/18)
  • Assignments:
    Each of these assignments is a required part of the course. If you want to pass the class, you have to complete ALL of the different assignment types. If you skip certain catgories of assignments, you will not be prepared for the exams, and you will also get zeros averaged into your grade, making it difficult or impossible to pass the class.
    • Projects:

      In this class the primary assignments that we will work on are a series of projects that we will work on in class. If you don't finish them during class time, you will need to complete them at home. These projects are essential for passing the class--if you do not complete them, you will not pass. On the other hand, if you come to class on time and complete all the projects, you are likely to do well on them and to pass the class.

    • Quizzes:

      This class has required quizzes that you must complete online at  You can do these assignments more than once, and they are automatically graded, so you get instant feedback. 

      In order to do these assignments, you will need to purchase a webassign access code from the publisher.  You have several options: you can buy the book packaged together with the code from the BMCC bookstore or Manhattan Books, or you can purchase just the code with access to an online e-book at  You do NOT need to buy a paper book for this class unless you want to. The access code alone is all that is required.

      To register for WebAssign for the first time, CLICK HERE!

      If you need a little extra time to purchase the book, you can still register for the website to complete homework for the first few weeks for free - this will only work for a few weeks, and then you will have to purchase the access code or the book in order to continue in the class.
  • Handouts and Class Notes:

  • Class Mailing List: Click here for instructions on how to sign up for the class email list.
    If class is ever cancelled due to weather or illness, or if I need to contact you about your grade, this will be my main way of communicating with you, so please use an email address that you are likely to check often.

    Be sure to put my email address on your email program's accept list: If you plan on using an email address which is not a BMCC email address, make sure to put my email address, and the group email list, on your email program's accept list so that my emails to you are not filtered to your spam folder. To find out how to do this, contact your email provider.

  • BMCC email: You are required by BMCC to check your BMCC email regularly. While you may always email me from a non-BMCC email address, and you may sign up for the class mailing list with a non-BMCC email address, you must also check your BMCC email for important notifications. Go to to set up your BMCC email account. You will also need this information to login to the computers in our classrooms!

  • Technical Help: If you encounter any technical problems during the course:

    • For problems with Blackboard, contact Information Technology (IT) at (212) 220-8122 or at

    • For problems with BMCC email, contact the Help Desk at BMCC at 212-220-8379 or at