MA 22300: Online Homework Instructions
This semester, most of your homework will be completed online using a program called MathZone.
There is a direct correlation between time spent on homework and success in the course, so it is highly
recommended that you take the homework very seriously and spend sufficient time working on it.
A few problems are not available in MathZone.
These are noted on the assignment sheet in
you must work these problems from the text.
(There are copies of the text on reserve in the Hicks
Undergraduate Library, should you decide not to purchase a text.)
Only Lesson 31 will be worked by
hand, collected and graded; however, the other bolded problems are covered on quizzes and exams, so be
sure to work them.
To use MathZone, it is critical that your computer setup is compatible with the program.
If you are
using software that is not supported by MathZone, you will experience a great deal of frustration due to
the problems that will occur.
or higher versions than listed
causes difficulties such as no answer box appearing, correct answers being graded as incorrect, scores not
being recorded correctly, etc.
Further, unsupported software (or higher versions) may work fine for some
lessons but not for other lessons.
You will suddenly experience difficulties, but not realize that your
software is the source.
For this reason,
be absolutely sure to check the supported versions of software and be sure to run
the Plug-in Checker
before working any problems.
This will help insure that you have all of the correct
programs and settings.
Once the Plug-in Checker has been run, a link is provided for any changes that
need to be made to your system.
If you need any other help with the computer requirements of MathZone, you should call 800-331-
The hours telephone support is available are Sunday, 7 pm – 12 am (midnight); Monday through
Thursday, 9 am – 12 am (midnight); Friday, 9 am – 7 pm.
Note that it is not
contact MathZone by email, as it may take more than 24 hours to get a response.
If you are having problems with your computer, you cannot miss a homework deadline
you will need to use an ITaP computer (running the Plug-in Checker) to complete the homework on time.
This means that you will want to be sure to attempt each homework problem before
the evening it is due.
All online homeworks are setup using Eastern Standard Time, following daylight savings time.
will want to set your computer to local time, so the homeworks are available and due at the right times.
If you purchased MathZone previously, you do not need to purchase it again.
You should login
with your previous email address and password (call the MathZone support line at 800-331-5094, if you
do not remember the email address and/or password used) and enter the Student Section Code for this
This will complete your registration.
First time users: