Mathematics
J. Palm

Welcome to Mathematics!

 

It is my goal that you will have a good experience with mathematics and leave this class with the confidence to pursue future mathematics courses.

- Jodi Palm

           

"There are no shortcuts!" – Rafe Esquith

 

 

Office Hours

Discovery Paper

Math 247/124

Math 143

Math 130

Math 130 Online

Math 107

 

Office Hours

J. Palm -Spring 2012 Schedule

Phone (618) 545 - 3360

jpalm@kaskaskia.edu

 

 

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

 

8:00-9:15

 

 

 

Math 247

HY-01

ST-207

 

 

 

 

8:30-9:15

Office hours

8:30-9:15

Office hours

8:30-9:15

Office hours

 

9:30-10:45

 

 

Math

130-01

ST 208

 

 

 

Math

130-02

ST 213

 

 

 

Math

130-01

ST 208

 

 

Math

130-02

ST 213

 

11:00-12:15

 

 

 

Math

143-01

ST 213

 

 

Office hours

 

 

Math

143-01

ST 213

 

 

Office hours

 

 

12:15-12:45

 

 

Office hours

 

 

Office hours

 

 

Office hours

 

 

Office hours

 

 

1:00-1:50

 

Math

107-01

ST 208

 

Math

107-01

ST 208

 

Math

107-01

ST 208

 

 

 

Math

107-01

ST 208

 

2:00-2:50

 

Office hours

 

 

Office hours

 

 

Office hours

AD 101

 

 

Office hours

 

 

 

Online Classes:                   Math 247/124 Hybrid

                                            Math 130

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Paper

Discovery Paper/Project

Instructor: J. Palm

Spring 2012

10 points

 

The goal of this paper is to enhance the course so that students discover different approaches to learning the concepts presented in this class.

 

Requirements:

 

  1. Present this paper in a professional manner. Place the same status on this paper as you would if you were presenting to the CEO of the company that employs you. This paper will be type-written in single space using Times New Roman font size 12 with a minimum of 1 page. The paper must be at least one page or points will be deducted. Include a space between paragraphs. Check spelling and grammar. If these guidelines are not followed, a possible 10 points will be deducted. (2 points)
  2. Use this page as a cover sheet. Fill in the information below. Sources used must be documented on the cover page.  
  3. Focus on one concept of the chapter and clearly make reference to this concept.
  4. Organize the discovery paper.
    1. In the opening paragraph, discuss the topic you are exploring from our textbook. Specifically, state the chapter and the page that you found this topic from the textbook. Summarize briefly in your own words the topic that you have chosen. Then discuss why you are interested in exploring this topic further. (2 points)
    2. For the second paragraph, discuss how you obtained the information that you found beyond the textbook. You may search the internet or interview someone who works outside the classroom with your chosen topic. If you are researching on the internet, include the url for the site that you found. You may want to include details of your search process such as the ease or difficulty of finding information to give your paper depth.
    3. Following the second paragraph, at least one paragraph is needed to discuss the information from your source. Use your own words. (2 points)
    4. In the closing paragraph, discuss your thoughts on the topic and what you discovered from your research. Also, explore this topic on YouTube. Elaborate your finding from YouTube. (2 points)

Avoid plagiarism. (-10 points)

 

If you are interviewing someone, include the name of the person you are interviewing and the date of the interview. You may want to include some details of the interview aside from the chosen topic to give your paper depth. (2 points)

 

                                              Name ________________________

                                              Class and Section ___________________

                                              Date ________________

                                              Concept with page number___________________________

                                              Source ___________________________________

                                              Reference(s) for Source _____________________________

                                              _________________________________________________

(Note: You may include more than one source. Sources may be found through interviews, books, videos, or other areas.)

 

 

Math 247/124

Syllabus

Calendar of Due Dates

Math 247/124 Syllabus

Course Syllabus for Math 247/124: Business Statistics       Spring 2012

Mathematics Department - Arts and Sciences Division -

Kaskaskia College

 

"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

 

Instructor:   Jodi Palm

Office Hours: To be announced

Office:   ST - 118                                       Phone: 545-3360                                       email: jpalm@kaskaskia.edu

 

  Appointments for extra help with math may be made by contacting the instructor.

 

Text:     Pearson Custom Business Resources , by Levine, Krehbiel, and Berenson, Prentice Hall Publishing Company, Copyright 2010

                      ISBN : 0558597823

 

Course Description for Math 247/124                     Credit Hours: 3.0 & 1.0

The basic concepts of statistical analysis used in business decision-making, including probability and how uncertainty is dealt with in real life. The student will analyze and work out simple problems and should be able to recognize instances in which statistical techniques have been misused. The following concepts and statistical techniques are included: measures of central tendency and variability; random variables and probability distributions; binomial, normal and sampling distributions; estimation; tests of hypothesis; chi-square tests; linear regressions and correlation; and one-way analysis of variance.

 

TWO SEPARATE GRADES WILL BE ISSUED.

 

Materials Required:

                      Textbook, loose-leaf paper, pencils

                      Suggested: Graphing calculator, notebook/folder

 

Grading Policy:                  

Math 247

Grades will be based on writing projects, homework, quizzes, and tests.

                     

                      Writing projects= three papers will be completed (about 3% final grade)

                      Homework = homework will be completed online (about 9% final grade)

                      Quizzes = approximately 30 points per chapter (about 33% final grade)

                      Tests = approximately 100 points per chapter (about 55% final grade)

                      (Note: The lowest quiz score and homework score will be dropped.)

 

                      Math 124

                      Grades will be based on computer projects using Excel, PHStat, and data.

                      Projects = approximately 20 points per chapter

 

                      Grading Scale

                      A = 90%- 100%

                      B = 80% - 89%

                      C = 70% - 79%

                      D = 60% - 69%

                      F = Below 60%

 

Note: When there is a question concerning the point value given on a graded quiz or exam, please write a response to the instructor and submit this within a week of receiving the paper. Class time is not the appropriate place to discuss this issue.

Cell Phones:

                      For the integrity of this class, cell phones may not ring or be used during quizzes and tests.

 

Attendance:

Attendance is expected and is beneficial for successful completion of this course. Students are expected to attend ALL scheduled class periods. If more than two weeks of classes are missed without a valid excuse, a student may be withdrawn from the class with an F. Students will not be allowed to make up homework, quizzes, or tests. For emergency situations, approval MAY be given for a missed class. Arrive on time and sign the attendance sheet for each class to receive full credit for course work that day. If you plan to withdraw from the course, it is your responsibility to make these arrangements!

 

If you miss less than 2 classes prior to midterm, you may have the opportunity to complete an extra credit paper worth 10 points. If you miss less than 2 classes from midterm to April 26, you may complete another extra credit paper worth another 10 points.

 

 

Tardiness:

It is disrespectful to others to interrupt a scheduled class. Arriving late for class will affect your grade. Participation scores will be lowered, homework may not be accepted, and extra time will not be given to complete quizzes or tests.

 

 

Make-Up Policy:

To reduce the number of make-up quizzes, each student's grade will reflect the lowest quiz score and lowest homework score dropped.

 

As stated earlier, for emergency situations, approval MAY be given for a missed class. At the discretion of the instructor, if the opportunity for a make-up quiz or test is given, this quiz or test will be more difficult than the scheduled quiz or test. If possible, students must meet with the instructor before missing a class to discuss the extreme circumstance. If this is not possible, students must meet with the instructor prior to the next class meeting.

 

 

Plagiarism or Cheating :

Serious consequences will occur in the event of plagiarism or cheating. Plagiarism occurs if you submit work of someone else or take credit for words of another. Cheating occurs if you use someone's work or allow another student to use your work. In the event of sharing work, the integrity of both students is in question.

 

 

                     

Violations of Academic Honesty

 

Submitting the work of another as your own--with or without his or her knowledge.

Stealing parts of or the entirety of a web site source, an article or a book for use in your paper.

Using the ideas and/or exact words of a professional writer (or internet source) without giving that person credit and without putting quotation marks around his or her words.

Sharing your paper with another student that he or she may use some or all of your ideas.

Submitting an essay in this class that has also been submitted in another class, or submitting an essay that contains a substantial amount of material taken from an essay submitted in another course.

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

                      Last day to drop a class and receive full refund

                      Last day to withdraw with a W

 

                      NOTE: Following midterm, please know that it is your responsibility to withdraw from this class is you desire a W on your transcript. Failure to withdraw and not attending will result                   in an F for you transcript grade. Do not assume that I will withdraw you with a W for not attending.

 

Chapters to Be Covered:

 

                      Chapter 1:   Introduction and Data Collection

                      Chapter 2:   Presenting Data in Tables and Charts

                      Chapter 3:   Numerical Descriptive Measures

                      Chapter 4:   Basic Probability

                      Chapter 5:   Some Important Discrete Probability Distributions

                      Chapter 6:   The Normal Distribution

                      Chapter 7:   Sampling Distributions

                      Chapter 8:   Confidence Interval Estimation

                      Chapter 9:   Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Tests

                      Chapter 10: Two-Sample Tests and One-Way ANOVA

                      Chapter 11: Chi-Square Tests

                      Chapter 12: Simple Linear Regression

 

Math 247/124 Business Statistics Outcomes:

 

After successful completion of Math 247 a student should be able to perform the following at a 70% success rate. (C or better)

                     

  1. Differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics.
  2. Create and use statistical graphs and charts.
  3. Calculate statistical measures of central tendency. (mean, median, mode)
  4. Calculate measures of variation. (i.e. standard deviation)
  5. Calculate linear regressions based on given data.
  6. Use counting principals.
  7. Calculate basic probabilities using definition.
  8. Calculate probabilities using probability distributions, including Binomial and Normal Distributions.
  9. Calculate Confidence Intervals for the estimated mean when

    is known and when is unknown.

  10. Perform Hypothesis testing.
  11. Perform the Chi-square

    Independence test.

  12. Perform the one way ANOVA test.

 

 

Security:

                     

                      Observe the campus maps in each room to locate fire exits, first aid kits, and evacuation meeting areas. Also discuss in each class the appropriate steps to follow in emergency situations. From any campus phone, dial 9 then 911. To reach security on campus, from any campus phone, dial 3199.

 

 

 

 

Philosophy Statement:

 

Teaching is empowering students to achieve success both academically and personally. It is on one level guiding students to learn new material. However, on a deeper level, teaching is about giving students the ability to learn new ideas and build on these ideas. Students will see the positive effects of studying and working to achieve a goal through determination and dedication.

 


Students in my class will see a learning environment that is both exciting and challenging to promote excellence. Also, students will be treated with respect in a positive atmosphere where discussion of a variety of ideas is encouraged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A note of encouragement:

 

I look forward to working with you during this course. As with any math course, a dedication is needed toward both the completion of assignments and preparation for quizzes and exams. All odd-numbered problems have the answers in the back of the textbook. This is designed to give you a guide to understanding the concepts presented in each section. We will work several examples together during class; in addition, the text provides sample problems for you to study.

                     

You need to know that this course will not be easy. If you have difficulty understanding a concept, please do not hesitate to ask questions during class; your questions will help the other students! You may also stop by my office, and I will be happy to answer your questions. There are videos and websites to assist your learning. Be sure to take advantage of the

Success Center where math tutoring is available. Please make an appointment in advance.

 

It is my goal that you will have a good experience with mathematics and leave this class with the confidence to pursue future mathematics courses.

                     

"There are no shortcuts!" - Rafe Esquith

 

"The game's on the schedule, we have to play it, we might as well win it." - Bill Russell          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math 247/124 Calendar of Due Dates

Math 247/124                                     Tentative Spring 2012 Schedule                                   Instructor: J. Palm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 9

Classes Begin

10

 

11

12

13

 

16

ML King Birthday

Campus Closed

17

Reflective Paper

18

 

19

 

20

Quiz ch 1-2

23

 

24

Quiz ch 3

25

 

26

 

27

Project ch 3

30

31

Test ch 1-3

February 1

 

2

3

 

6

7

Quiz ch 4

8

 

9

Project ch 4

10

Quiz ch 5

 

13

 

14

Test ch 4-5

15

 

16

Project ch 5

17

 

20

President's Day

Campus Closed

21

Workshop Day

No Classes

22

 

23

 

24

 

27

 

28

Discovery Paper #1

29

March 1

Project ch 6

2

(Mid-term)

Quiz ch 6

5

Spring Break

6

Spring Break

7

Spring Break

8

Spring Break

9

Spring Break

12

 

13

 

14

 

15

Project ch 7

16

Quiz ch 7

 

19

 

20

Quiz ch 8

 

21

 

22

Project ch 8

23

 

26

 

27

Test ch 6-8

28

 

29

 

30

 

April 2

3

Quiz ch 9

4

Project ch 9

5

Workshop Day

No Classes

6

Good Friday

No Classes

9

10

 

11

 

12

Project ch 10

13

Quiz ch 10

16

17

Test ch 9-10

18

 

19

 

20

 

23

 

24

Discovery Paper #2

25

26

 

27

Quiz ch 11

 

30

May 1

Quiz ch 12

2

3

 

4

 

 

7

Semester Exams

8

Semester Exams

9

Semester Exams

10

Semester Exams

11

Graduation

 

Math 143

Syllabus

Calendar of Due Dates

Math 143 Syllabus

Course Syllabus for Math 143: Finite Math, Spring 2012

Mathematics Department - Arts and Sciences Division -

Kaskaskia College

 

"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

 

Instructor:   Jodi Palm

Office Hours: To be announced

Office:   ST - 118         Phone: 618-545-3360                                                             email: jpalm@kaskaskia.edu

  Appointments for extra help with math may be made by contacting the instructor.

 

Text:     Finite Mathematics, 5th   Edition, by Waner and Costenoble, Thomson/Brooks/Cole Publishing Co, and Copyright 2011

 

Course Description for Math 143 Finite Math                                           Credit Hours: 3.0

This course includes an emphasis is on concepts and applications, rather than mathematical structures (designed especially for students in business, economics, Social Sciences and Life Sciences, with applications drawn from these fields).   It includes such topics as: vectors, determinants, matrices, and matrix algebra; systems of linear equations and matrices; systems of inequalities and linear programming; simplex method, set theory, logic and Boolean algebra; counting and probability theory; stochastic processes; game theory; Markov chain methods; mathematical modeling; and the mathematics of finance.

Prerequisite: Math 134

 

Materials Required:

                      Textbook, loose-leaf paper, pencils, highlighter

                      Suggested: Graphing calculator (TI-83), 3-ring binder

 

Grading Policy: (Tentative)    

Grades will be based on papers, homework, quizzes, and tests.

Papers = two during the semester at 10 points each (about 2% final grade)

Homework = approximately 10 points per chapter (about 6% final grade)          

                      Quizzes/Project = approximately 30 points per chapter (about 34% final grade)                

                      Tests = approximately 100 points per chapter (about 58% final grade)                  

 

                      Five 50-minute tests will be given during the semester, 100 points each

Test 1 Chapter 2 and Chapter 3                 Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices and                                         Matrix Algebra and Applications

  Test 2   Chapter   4                                                         Linear Programming


                           Test 3 Chapter5                                                           The Mathematics of Finance                              

 Test 4 Chapter 6                                                           Sets and Counting

Test 5 Chapter 7                                                                   Probability            

Grading Scale

                      A = 90%- 100%

                      B = 80% - 89%

                      C = 70% - 79%

                      D = 60% - 69%

                      F = Below 60%

Grading Policy continued:

Note: When there is a question concerning the point value given on a graded quiz or exam, please write a response to the instructor and submit this within a week of receiving the paper. Class time is not the appropriate place to discuss this issue.

 

Attendance:

Attendance is expected and is beneficial for successful completion of this course. Students are expected to attend ALL scheduled class periods. If more than two weeks of classes are missed without a valid excuse, a student may be withdrawn from the class with an F. Students will not be allowed to make up homework, quizzes, or tests. For emergency situations, approval MAY be given for a missed class. Arrive on time and sign the attendance sheet for each class to receive full credit for course work that day. If you plan to withdraw from the course, it is your responsibility to make these arrangements!

 

If you miss less than 2 classes prior to midterm, you may have the opportunity to complete an extra credit paper worth 10 points. If you miss less than 2 classes from midterm to April 26, you may complete another extra credit paper worth another 10 points.

 

Tardiness:

It is disrespectful to others to interrupt a scheduled class. Arriving late for class will affect your grade. Participation scores will be lowered, homework may not be accepted, and extra time will not be given to complete quizzes or tests.

 

Make-Up Policy:

To reduce the number of make-up quizzes, each student's grade will reflect the lowest quiz score and lowest homework score dropped.

 

As stated earlier, for emergency situations, approval MAY be given for a missed class. At the discretion of the instructor, if the opportunity for a make-up quiz or test is given, this quiz or test will be more difficult than the scheduled quiz or test. If possible, students must meet with the instructor before missing a class to discuss the extreme circumstance. If this is not possible, students must meet with the instructor prior to the next class meeting.

 

Cell Phones:

                      For the integrity of this class, cell phones may not ring or be used during quizzes or tests.

 

Plagiarism or Cheating :

Serious consequences will occur in the event of plagiarism or cheating. Plagiarism occurs if you submit work of someone else or take credit for words of another. Cheating occurs if you use someone's work or allow another student to use your work. In the event of sharing work, the integrity of both students is in question.

 

                     

Violations of Academic Honesty

 

Submitting the work of another as your own--with or without his or her knowledge.

Stealing parts of or the entirety of a web site source, an article or a book for use in your paper.

Using the ideas and/or exact words of a professional writer (or internet source) without giving that person credit and without putting quotation marks around his or her words.

Sharing your paper with another student that he or she may use some or all of your ideas.

Submitting an essay in this class that has also been submitted in another class, or submitting an essay that contains a substantial amount of material taken from an essay submitted in another course.

 

 

Chapters to Be Covered:

                      Chapter 1:   (Review) Functions and Linear Models

                      Chapter 2:   Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices

                      Chapter 3:   Matrix Algebra and Applications

                      Chapter 4:   Linear Programming

                      Chapter 5:   The Mathematics of Finance

                      Chapter 6:   Sets and Counting

                      Chapter 7:   Probability

                      If time permits, an additional chapter may be covered.

 

 

Math 143 Finite Mathematics Outcomes:

 

After successful completion of Math 143 a student should be able to perform the following at a 70% success rate. (C or better)

 

  1. Solve systems of linear equations algebraically using Guassian Elimination
  2. Use elementary row operation and matrices to solve a system of linear equations
  3. Perform operations with matrices
  4. Use the inverse of a matrix to solve a system of equations
  5. Solve a linear programming problem using the graphical approach
  6. Use the Simplex Method to solve a linear programming problem
  7. Use Venn Diagrams to understand Set Theory
  8. Apply the Multiplication Principle of Counting
  9. Find the number of permutations of n objects taken m at a time
  10. Find the number of distinguishable permutations of n objects
  11. Find the number of combinations of n elements taken m at a time
  12. Use the Binomial Theorem to expand powers of binomial expressions
  13. Find the probability of an event
  14. Apply Bayes' Theorem to compute conditional probabilities
  15. Find the frequency of a random variable
  16. Construct a frequency distribution
  17. Find the mean, median, and mode of a collection of numbers or frequency distribution
  18. Calculate the variance and standard deviation of a collection of numbers or frequency distribution
  19. Use the uniform and normal probability density function
  20. Use the Standard Normal Tables (z-scores)
  21. Find the nth state of a Markov chain
  22. Find a stable matrix for a regular Markov chain
  23. Write an (absorbing) transition matrix in standard form
  24. Find a stable matrix for an absorbing Markov chain
  25. Determine simple interest and compound interest
  26. Find present value
  27. Determine continuously compounded interest
  28. Create an increasing and decreasing annuity
  29. Determine a monthly installment
  30. Create an amortization table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

                      Last day to drop a class and receive full refund

                      Last day to withdraw with a W

 

                      NOTE: Following midterm, please know that it is your responsibility to withdraw from this class is you desire a W on your transcript. Failure to withdraw and not attending will result                   in an F for you transcript grade. Do not assume that I will withdraw you with a W for not attending.

 

 

Security:

                     

                      Observe the campus maps in each room to locate fire exits, first aid kits, and evacuation meeting areas. Also discuss in each class the appropriate steps to follow in emergency situations. From any campus phone, dial 9 then 911. To reach security on campus, from any campus phone, dial 3199.

 

 

 

Philosophy Statement:


Teaching is empowering students to achieve success both academically and personally. It is on one level guiding students to learn new material. However, on a deeper level, teaching is about giving students the ability to learn new ideas and build on these ideas. Students will see the positive effects of studying and working to achieve a goal through determination and dedication.

 

Students in my class will see a learning environment that is both exciting and challenging to promote excellence. Also, students will be treated with respect in a positive atmosphere where discussion of a variety of ideas is encouraged.

 

 

 

A note of encouragement:

 

I look forward to working with you during this course. As with any math course, a dedication is needed toward both the completion of assignments and preparation for quizzes and exams. All odd-numbered problems have the answers in the back of the textbook. This is designed to give you a guide to understanding the concepts presented in each section. We will work several examples together during class; in addition, the text provides sample problems for you to study.

                     

You need to know that this course will not be easy. If you have difficulty understanding a concept, please do not hesitate to ask questions during class; your questions will help the other students! You may also stop by my office, and I will be happy to answer your questions. There are videos and websites to assist your learning. Be sure to take advantage of the

Success Center where math tutoring is available. Please make an appointment in advance.

 

It is my goal that you will have a good experience with mathematics and leave this class with the confidence to pursue future mathematics courses.

                     

 

 

"There are no shortcuts!" - Rafe Esquith

 

"The game's on the schedule, we have to play it, we might as well win it." - Bill Russell          

 

 

Math 143 Calendar of Due Dates

 

Math 143 MW                                       Tentative Spring 2012 Schedule                                   Instructor: J. Palm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 9

Classes Begin

10

 

11

Reflective Paper Due

12

13

 

16

ML King Birthday

Campus Closed

17

 

18

 

19

 

20

Hm 2.1-2.3

23

Quiz 2.1-2.3

24

 

25

 

26

 

27

Hm 3.1-3.3

30

Quiz 3.1-3.3/Rev

31

February 1

Test ch 2-3

2

3

 

6

7

 

8

Quiz 4.1-4.2

9

10

Hm 4.1-4.2

13

 

14

 

15

Quiz 4.3-4.4

16

 

17

Hm 4.3-4.4

20

President's Day

Campus Closed

21

Workshop Day

No Classes

22

Test ch 4

23

 

24

 

27

 

28

 

29

Quiz 5.1-5.2

March 1

 

2

(Mid-term)

Hm 5.1-5.2

5

Spring Break

6

Spring Break

7

Spring Break

8

Spring Break

9

Spring Break

12

 

13

 

14

Quiz 5.3

15

 

16

Hm 5.3

19

 

20

21

Test ch 5

22

 

23

 

26

 

27

 

28

Quiz 6.1-6.2

29

 

30

Hm 6.1-6.2

April 2

3

4

Hm 6.3-6.4

Quiz 6.3-6.4

5

Workshop Day

No Classes

6

Good Friday

No Classes

9

Review

(Start ch 7)

10

 

11

Test ch 6

12

 

13

 

16

Discovery Paper Due

17

 

18

Quiz 7.1-7.4

19

 

20

Hm 7.1-7.4

23

 

24

 

25

26

 

27

Hm 7.5-7.6

 

30

Quiz 7.5-7.6

May 1

 

2

Review

3

 

4

 

 

7

Semester Exams

8

Semester Exams

9

Semester Exams

10

Semester Exams

11

Graduation

 

 

Math 130

Syllabus

Calendar of Due Dates

Math 130 Syllabus

Course Syllabus for Math 130: Contemporary Math, Spring 2012

Mathematics Department - Arts and Sciences Division - Kaskaskia College

 

"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

 

Instructor:   Jodi Palm

Office Hours: To be announced

Office:   ST - 118         Phone: 618-545-3360                                                             email: jpalm@kaskaskia.edu

  Appointments for extra help with math may be made by contacting the instructor.

 

Text:     For All Practical Purposes, 8 th Edition, by Comap, Freeman Publishing Co, and Copyright 2009

 

Course Description for Math 130 Contemporary Math                                     Credit Hours: 3.0

This course includes selection of mathematical principles to better understand issues in a contemporary society. The focus is on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems rather than routine skills and appreciation.   Topics include mathematical modeling, probability and statistics, graph theory, and linear programming.

Prerequisite: Math 107

 

Materials Required:

                      Textbook, loose-leaf paper, pencils

                      Suggested: Scientific calculator, notebook/folder

 

Grading Policy:

                     

Grades will be based on papers, homework, quizzes, and tests.

 

                      Homework = approximately 10 points per chapter (about 10% final grade)

Quizzes = approximately 30 points per chapter (about 30% final grade)                

                      Tests = approximately 100 points per chapter (about 57% final grade)

                      Papers = approximately 20 points total (about 3% final grade)                      

 

                                                Four 50-minute tests will be given during the semester, 100 points each

                                                      Test 1 Chapter 1 and Chapter 2         Urban Services and Business Efficiency
                                                      Test 2 Chapter 3 and Chapter 4         Planning, Scheduling and Linear                                                                                                                                                                                                               Programming
                                                      Test 3 Chapter5 and Chapter 6           Exploring Data: Distributions and                                                                                                                                                                                                           Relationships                                                                                                           Test 4 Chapter 7 and Chapter 8                       Data for Decisions and Probability        

                      Grading Scale

                      A = 90%- 100%

                      B = 80% - 89%

                      C = 70% - 79%

                      D = 60% - 69%

                      F = Below 60%

 

 

Grading Policy continued:

Note: When there is a question concerning the point value given on a graded quiz or exam, please write a response to the instructor and submit this within a week of receiving the paper. Class time is not the appropriate place to discuss this issue.

Attendance:

Attendance is expected and is beneficial for successful completion of this course. Students are expected to attend ALL scheduled class periods. If more than two weeks of classes are missed without a valid excuse, a student may be withdrawn from the class with an F. Students will not be allowed to make up homework, quizzes, or tests. For emergency situations, approval MAY be given for a missed class. Arrive on time and sign the attendance sheet for each class to receive full credit for course work that day. If you plan to withdraw from the course, it is your responsibility to make these arrangements!

 

If you miss less than 2 classes prior to midterm, you may have the opportunity to complete an extra credit paper worth 10 points. If you miss less than 2 classes from midterm to April 27, you may complete another extra credit paper worth another 10 points.

 

 

Tardiness:

It is disrespectful to others to interrupt a scheduled class. Arriving late for class will affect your grade. Participation scores will be lowered, homework may not be accepted, and extra time will not be given to complete quizzes or tests.

 

 

Make-Up Policy:

To reduce the number of make-up quizzes, each student's grade will reflect the lowest quiz score and lowest homework score dropped.

 

As stated earlier, for emergency situations, approval MAY be given for a missed class. At the discretion of the instructor, if the opportunity for a make-up quiz or test is given, this quiz or test will be more difficult than the scheduled quiz or test. Another option is that a comprehensive quiz at the end of the semester may be given. If possible, students must meet with the instructor before missing a class to discuss the extreme circumstance. If this is not possible, students must meet with the instructor prior to the next class meeting.

 

 

Cell Phones:

                      For the integrity of this class, cell phones may not ring or be used during quizzes or tests.

 

 

Plagiarism or Cheating :

Serious consequences will occur in the event of plagiarism or cheating. Plagiarism occurs if you submit work of someone else or take credit for words of another. Cheating occurs if you use someone's work or allow another student to use your work. In the event of sharing work, the integrity of both students is in question.

 

                     

Violations of Academic Honesty

 

Submitting the work of another as your own--with or without his or her knowledge.

Stealing parts of or the entirety of a web site source, an article or a book for use in your paper.

Using the ideas and/or exact words of a professional writer (or internet source) without giving that person credit and without putting quotation marks around his or her words.

Sharing your paper with another student that he or she may use some or all of your ideas.

Submitting an essay in this class that has also been submitted in another class, or submitting an essay that contains a substantial amount of material taken from an essay submitted in another course.

 

 

Chapters to Be Covered:

                      Chapter 1:   Urban Services - Euler Circuits

                      Chapter 2:   Business Efficiency - Hamiltonian Circuits

                      Chapter 3:   Planning and Scheduling

                      Chapter 4:   Linear Programming

                      Chapter 5:   Exploring Data: Distributions

                      Chapter 6:   Exploring Data: Relationships

                      Chapter 7:   Data for Decisions

                      Chapter 8:   Probability: The Mathematics of Chance

                      If time permits, an additional chapter may be covered.

 

 

Math 130 Contemporary Mathematics Outcomes:

 

After successful completion of Math 130 a student should be able to perform the following at a 70% success rate. (C or better)

 

  1. Determined whether a graph contains for Euler circuit.
  2. Find an approximate solution to the traveling salesman problem by applying the nearest-neighbor algorithm.
  3. Find an approximate solution to the traveling salesman problem by applying the sorted-edges algorithm.
  4. Given a graph with edge weights, determine a minimum-cost-spanning tree.
  5. Find the earliest possible completion time for a collection of tasks by finding the critical path in their order requirement digraph.
  6. Apply the list-processing algorithm to schedule independent task on identical processors.
  7. When given an order-requirement digraph, apply the list-processing algorithm to schedule a list of task subject to the digraph.
  8. Solve a bin-packing problem
  9. Apply the corner point theorem to determine the maximum profit for a linear programming problem.
  10. Identify the population in a given sampling or experimental situation.
  11. Identify the sample in a given sampling or experimental situation.
  12. Analyze a sampling example to detect sources of bias.
  13. Use a table of random digits to select a random sample from a small population.
  14. Describe the placebo effect.
  15. Calculate the measures of central tendency of a set of data.
  16. List the five-number summary for a given data set.
  17. Construct a histogram and/or a scatterplot for a small data set.
  18. Describe the sample space for a given random phenomenon.
  19. Explain what is meant by the probability of an outcome.
  20. Apply the laws of probability to determine the validity of a probability model.
  21. Compute the probability of an event when the probability model of the experiment is given.
  22.   Apply the 68%-95%-99.7% rule to compute normal probability
  23. Compute the expected value of an outcome when the associated probability model is defined.
  24. Explain the significance of the central limit theorem.
  25. Understand the purpose of a check digit and be able to determine one for various schemes.
  26. Be able to convert a given ZIP code to its corresponding bar code, and vice versa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Dates:

 

                      Last day to drop a class and receive full refund

                      Last day to withdraw with a W

 

                      NOTE: Following midterm, please know that it is your responsibility to withdraw from this class is you desire a W on your transcript. Failure to withdraw and not attending will result                   in an F for you transcript grade. Do not assume that I will withdraw you with a W for not attending.

 

Security:

                     

                      Observe the campus maps in each room to locate fire exits, first aid kits, and evacuation meeting areas. Also discuss in each class the appropriate steps to follow in emergency situations. From any campus phone, dial 9 then 911. To reach security on campus, from any campus phone, dial 3199.

 

 

Philosophy Statement:

 

Teaching is empowering students to achieve success both academically and personally. It is on one level guiding students to learn new material. However, on a deeper level, teaching is about giving students the ability to learn new ideas and build on these ideas. Students will see the positive effects of studying and working to achieve a goal through determination and dedication.

 


Students in my class will see a learning environment that is both exciting and challenging to promote excellence. Also, students will be treated with respect in a positive atmosphere where discussion of a variety of ideas is encouraged.

 

 

 

 

A note of encouragement:

I look forward to working with you during this course. As with any math course, a dedication is needed toward both the completion of assignments and preparation for quizzes and exams. All odd-numbered problems have the answers in the back of the textbook. This is designed to give you a guide to understanding the concepts presented in each section. We will work several examples together during class; in addition, the text provides sample problems for you to study.

                     

You need to know that this course will not be easy. If you have difficulty understanding a concept, please do not hesitate to ask questions during class; your questions will help the other students! You may also stop by my office, and I will be happy to answer your questions. There are videos and websites to assist your learning. Be sure to take advantage of the

Success Center where math tutoring is available. Please make an appointment in advance. Evening hours by appointment will be offered in addition to the regular hours listed:

Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

It is my goal that you will have a good experience with mathematics and leave this class with the confidence to pursue future mathematics courses.

                     

"There are no shortcuts!" - Rafe Esquith

 

"The game's on the schedule, we have to play it, we might as well win it." - Bill Russell          

 

 

Math 130 Calendar of Due Dates

Math 130 MW                                     Tentative Spring 2012 Schedule                                   Instructor: J. Palm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 9

Classes Begin

10

 

11

12

13

 

16

ML King Birthday

Campus Closed

17

 

18

Reflective Paper

Hm ch 1

19

 

20

 

23

Quiz ch 1

24

 

25

Hm ch 2

26

 

27

 

30

Quiz ch 2

31

February 1

 

2

3

 

6

Test ch 1 & 2

7

 

8

 

9

10

 

 

13

Hm ch 3

14

 

15

Quiz ch 3

16

 

17

 

20

President's Day

Campus Closed

21

Workshop Day

No Classes

22

 

23

 

24

 

27

Hm ch 4

28

 

29

Quiz ch 4

March 1

 

2

(Mid-term)

5

Spring Break

6

Spring Break

7

Spring Break

8

Spring Break

9

Spring Break

12

 

13

 

14

Test ch 3 & 4

15

 

16

 

 

19

 

20

21

Hm ch 5

22

 

23

 

26

Quiz ch 5

27

 

28

Hm ch 6

29

 

30

 

April 2

Quiz ch 6

3

4

5

Workshop Day

No Classes

6

Good Friday

No Classes

9

Test ch 5 & 6

10

 

11

Discovery Paper

12

 

13

 

16

Hm ch 7

17

 

18

Quiz ch 7

19

 

20

 

23

 

24

 

25

Hm ch 8

26

 

27

 

30

Quiz ch 8

May 1

 

2

3

 

4

 

7

Semester Exams

8

Semester Exams

9

Semester Exams

10

Semester Exams

11

Graduation

 

 

 

 

Math 130 TR                                     Tentative Spring 2012 Schedule                                   Instructor: J. Palm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 9

Classes Begin

10

 

11

12

13

 

16

ML King Birthday

Campus Closed

17

Reflective Paper

Hm ch 1

18

 

19

Quiz ch 1

20

 

23

 

24

Hm ch 2

25

 

26

Quiz ch 2

27

 

30

31

February 1

 

2

Test ch 1 & 2

3

 

 

6

7

 

8

 

9

Hm ch 3

10

 

13

 

14

Quiz ch 3

15

 

16

 

17

 

20

President's Day

Campus Closed

21

Workshop Day

No Classes

22

 

23

Hm ch 4

24

 

27

 

28

Quiz ch 4

29

March 1

 

2

(Mid-term)

5

Spring Break

6

Spring Break

7

Spring Break

8

Spring Break

9

Spring Break

12

 

13

Test ch 3 & 4

14

 

15

 

16

 

 

19

 

20

Hm ch 5

21

 

22

Quiz ch 5

23

 

26

 

27

Hm ch 6

28

 

29

Quiz ch 6

30

 

April 2

3

4

5

Workshop Day

No Classes

6

Good Friday

No Classes

9

10

Test ch 5 & 6

11

 

12

Discovery Paper

13

 

16

17

Hm ch 7

18

 

19

Quiz ch 7

20

 

 

23

 

24

 

25

26

Hm ch 8

27

 

30

May 1

Quiz ch 8

2

3

 

4

 

7

Semester Exams

8

Semester Exams

9

Semester Exams

10

Semester Exams

11

Graduation

 

 

 

Math 130 Online

Syllabus

Calendar of Due Dates

Math 130 Online Syllabus

Course Syllabus for Math 130: Contemporary Math, Spring 2012 ONLINE

Mathematics Department - Kaskaskia College

Instructor:   Jodi Palm

 

"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

 

Office Hours: TBA

 

Office:   ST - 118         Phone: 618-545-3360                                                             email: jpalm@kaskaskia.edu

  Appointments for extra help with math may be made by contacting the instructor.

 

Text:     For All Practical Purposes,8 th Edition, by Comap, Freeman Publishing Co, and Copyright 2009

 

Course Description for Math 130 Contemporary Math                                     Credit Hours: 3.0

This course includes selection of mathematical principles to better understand issues in a contemporary society. The focus is on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems rather than routine skills and appreciation.   Topics include mathematical modeling, probability and statistics, graph theory, and linear programming.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 107

 

Materials Required:

                      Textbook, loose-leaf paper, pencils

                      Suggested: Scientific calculator, notebook/folder

 

Grading Policy:

                     

Grades will be based on discussion posts, quizzes and tests.

 

Papers = two at 10 points each (about 3% final grade)

Homework = approximately 10 points per chapter (about 9% final grade)

Discussion Posts = approximately 3 points per week (about 7% final grade)    

                      Quizzes = approximately 30 points per chapter (about 28% final grade)                

                      Tests = approximately 100 points per chapter (about 53% final grade)

                                           

                                                Four tests will be given during the semester, 100 points each.

                                                    Test 1                     Chapter 1 andChapter 2               Urban Services and Business Efficiency
                                                     Test 2                     Chapter 3 and Chapter 4               Planning, Scheduling and Linear                                                                                                                                                                                                             Programming
                                                    Test 3                     Chapter5 andChapter 6                 Exploring Data: Distributions and                                                                                                                                                                                                     Relationships                                                                                             

 Test 4 Chapter 7 and Chapter 8                 Data for Decisions and Probability

                                                                     

 

Grading Scale

 

                      A = 90%- 100%

                      B = 80% - 89%

                      C = 70% - 79%

                      D = 60% - 69%

                      F = Below 60%

 

Plagiarism or Cheating :

Serious consequences will occur in the event of plagiarism or cheating. Plagiarism occurs if you submit work of someone else or take credit for words of another. Cheating occurs if you use someone's work or allow another student to use your work. In the event of sharing work, the integrity of both students is in question. If caught cheating in any way, the student will receive an F for final grade.

 

                     

Violations of Academic Honesty

 

Submitting the work of another as your own--with or without his or her knowledge.

Stealing parts of or the entirety of a web site source, an article or a book for use in your paper.

Using the ideas and/or exact words of a professional writer (or internet source) without giving that person credit and without putting quotation marks around his or her words.

Sharing your paper with another student that he or she may use some or all of your ideas.

Submitting an essay in this class that has also been submitted in another class, or submitting an essay that contains a substantial amount of material taken from an essay submitted in another course.

 

 

 

Chapters to Be Covered:

                      Chapter 1:   Urban Services - Euler Circuits

                      Chapter 2:   Business Efficiency - Hamiltonian Circuits

                      Chapter 3:   Planning and Scheduling

                      Chapter 4:   Linear Programming

                      Chapter 5:   Exploring Data: Distributions

                      Chapter 6:   Exploring Data: Relationships

                      Chapter 7:   Data for Decisions

                      Chapter 8:   Probability: The Mathematics of Chance

                      If time permits, an additional chapter may be covered.

 

 

Important Dates:

                      Last day to drop a class and receive full refund

                      Last day to withdraw with a W

 

                      NOTE: Following midterm, please know that it is your responsibility to withdraw from this class is you desire a W on your transcript. Failure to withdraw and not attending will result                   in an F for you transcript grade. Do not assume that I will withdraw you with a W for not attending.

 

 

Discussion Posts:

Discussion posts are very beneficial. You will earn 3 points per week for posting. Discussion posts must be completed by the date listed on the calendar of due dates. You will receive 1 point for posting a response to one of my questions. Often, I will post a general question such as, "What question do you have as you prepare for the next homework assignment, quiz, or test? " You will receive 2 points for posting a paragraph response to another student. There are a total of 50 points available for discussion posts. Responding for 16 weeks at 3 points per week is 48 points. The other 2 points will be earned when you post a biography sketch to the discussion board.

 

 

 

 

Homework:

Homework for Math 130

Practice... Practice...Practice

 

 

The key to learning any new skill is practice. Consider something that you do well and then think about the steps that you took to do well at this skill. Whatever the skill, much practice and repetition was needed to excel at this skill. The same is true for mathematics. You CAN learn to do mathematics well. It will take determination and practice to succeed!

 

Homework assignments for Math 130 will be completed either through assigned problems from the text book, website of textbook company, or worksheet given by instructor. The due dates are listed on the Calendar of Due Dates. Completion of homework assignments will definitely help your grade on quizzes and tests. You may stop by my office and I will be happy to help you with the homework problems. I also encourage you to work together; be sure that all work submitted is your own work.

 

As always, call me, email me, or stop by my office if you have any questions. I want to help you see and achieve your goals in mathematics!

 

 

 

Help Available:

 

In previous online classes, students have indicated a frustration with finding people who are able to help them with this class. It seems especially frustrating for online students who rarely see their instructor. To help you succeed in this class, I encourage you to come to campus if possible. I will soon post my office hours for this semester. If my office hours do not work with your schedule, we may be able to fit another time that works for both of us. The Success Center has some wonderful tutors who are capable of helping students with the contents of Math 130. I wish all of you much success!

 

Philosophy Statement:

 

Teaching is empowering students to achieve success both academically and personally. It is on one level guiding students to learn new material. However, on a deeper level, teaching is about giving students the ability to learn new ideas and build on these ideas. Students will see the positive effects of studying and working to achieve a goal through determination and dedication.

 


Students in my class will see a learning environment that is both exciting and challenging to promote excellence. Also, students will be treated with respect in a positive atmosphere where discussion of a variety of ideas is encouraged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"There are no shortcuts!" - Rafe Esquith

 

"The game's on the schedule, we have to play it, we might as well win it." - Bill Russell          

 

 

 

 

 

Math 130 Contemporary Mathematics Outcomes:

After successful completion of Math 130 a student should be able to perform the following at a 70% success rate. (C or better)

  1. Determined whether a graph contains for Euler circuit.
  2. Find an approximate solution to the traveling salesman problem by applying the nearest-neighbor algorithm.
  3. Find an approximate solution to the traveling salesman problem by applying the sorted-edges algorithm.
  4. Given a graph with edge weights, determine a minimum-cost-spanning tree.
  5. Find the earliest possible completion time for a collection of tasks by finding the critical path in their order requirement digraph.
  6. Apply the list-processing algorithm to schedule independent task on identical processors.
  7. When given an order-requirement digraph, apply the list-processing algorithm to schedule a list of task subject to the digraph.
  8. Solve a bin-packing problem
  9. Apply the corner point theorem to determine the maximum profit for a linear programming problem.
  10. Identify the population in a given sampling or experimental situation.
  11. Identify the sample in a given sampling or experimental situation.
  12. Analyze a sampling example to detect sources of bias.
  13. Use a table of random digits to select a random sample from a small population.
  14. Describe the placebo effect.
  15. Calculate the measures of central tendency of a set of data.
  16. List the five-number summary for a given data set.
  17. Construct a histogram and/or a scatterplot for a small data set.
  18. Describe the sample space for a given random phenomenon.
  19. Explain what is meant by the probability of an outcome.
  20. Apply the laws of probability to determine the validity of a probability model.
  21. Compute the probability of an event when the probability model of the experiment is given.
  22.   Apply the 68%-95%-99.7% rule to compute normal probability
  23. Compute the expected value of an outcome when the associated probability model is defined.
  24. Explain the significance of the central limit theorem.
  25. Understand the purpose of a check digit and be able to determine one for various schemes.
  26. Be able to convert a given ZIP code to its corresponding bar code, and vice versa.

 

 

A note of encouragement:

I look forward to working with you during this course. As with any math course, a dedication is needed toward both the completion of assignments and preparation for quizzes and exams. All odd-numbered problems have the answers in the back of the textbook. This is designed to give you a guide to understanding the concepts presented in each section. The textbook website provides many wonderful study guides to help you with the concepts of the chapters. Use the discussion board to answer my posts as well as ask questions to your class and help others when possible. In addition, the text provides sample problems for you to study.

                     

You need to know that this course will not be easy. If you have difficulty understanding a concept, please do not hesitate to ask questions on the discussion board or by sending me an email; your questions will help the other students! You may also stop by my office, and I will be happy to answer your questions. Be sure to take advantage of the

Success Center where math tutoring is available. Please make an appointment in advance. Evening hours by appointment will be offered in addition to the regular hours Monday through Friday, 8-4.

 

It is my goal that you will have a good experience with mathematics and leave this class with the confidence to pursue future mathematics courses.

                     

Math 130 Online Calendar of Due Dates

Math 130 ONLINE                                       Tentative Spring 2012 Schedule                                   Instructor: J. Palm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 9

Classes Begin

10

 

11

12

13

Navigation Paper

Discussion Week 1

16

ML King Birthday

Campus Closed

17

 

18

Homework ch 1

19

Quiz ch 1

20

Discussion Week 2

23

 

24

 

25

Homework ch 2

26

Quiz ch 2

27

Discussion Week 3

30

31

February 1

 

2

Test ch 1 & 2

3

Discussion Week 4

 

6

7

 

8

Homework ch 3

9

Quiz ch 3

10

Discussion Week 5

 

13

 

14

 

15

 

16

 

17

Discussion Week 6

20

President's Day

Campus Closed

21

Workshop Day

No Classes

22

Homework ch 4

23

Quiz ch 4

24

Discussion Week 7

27

 

28

 

29

March 1

Test ch 3 & 4

2

(Mid-term)

Discussion Week 8

5

Spring Break

6

Spring Break

7

Spring Break

8

Spring Break

9

Spring Break

12

 

13

 

14

Homework ch 5

15

Quiz ch 5

16

Discussion Week 9

19

DISCOVERY PAPER

20

21

 

22

 

23

Discussion Wk 10

26

 

27

 

28

Homework ch 6

29

Quiz ch 6

30

Discussion Wk 11

April 2

3

4

Test ch 5 & 6

5

Workshop Day

No Classes

6

Good Friday

No Classes

Discussion Wk 12

9

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

Discussion Wk 13

16

17

 

18

Homework ch 7

19

Quiz ch 7

20

Discussion Wk 14

23

 

24

 

25

26

 

27

Discussion Wk 15

30

May 1

 

2

Homework ch 8

3

Quiz ch 8

4

Discussion Wk 16

7

Semester Exams

8

Semester Exams

9

Semester Exams

10

Semester Exams

11

Graduation

 

 

Math 107

Syllabus

Calendar of Due Dates

Math 107 Syllabus

Course Syllabus for Math 107: Intermediate Algebra, Spring 2012

Mathematics Department - Arts and Sciences Division - Kaskaskia College

 

"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost

 

Instructor:   Jodi Palm

Office Hours: To be announced

                     

Office:   ST - 118         Phone: 545-3360     EXT 3360 or 800-642-0859                         email: jpalm@kaskaskia.edu

 

  Appointments for extra help with math may be made by contacting the instructor.

 

eBook: Code for eBook for Introductory & Intermediate Algebra for College Students, 3rd Edition, by Robert Blitzer, Pearson/Prentice Hall Publishing Company, and Copyright 2009. Students will use Pearson's MyMathLab.

 

Course Description for Math 107           Credit Hours: 4.0

This course considers an introduction to the real number system, linear equations, and equalities, systems of equations, polynomials, fractional equations and expressions, exponents, roots and powers, quadratic equations, and functions

 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Math 102

 

Materials Required:

                      Textbook, loose-leaf paper, pencils

                      Suggested: Scientific calculator to be used following chapter two, notebook/folder

 

Grading Policy:

 

Grades will be based on papers, quizzes, homework, tests, and a comprehensive final exam.

 

                      Papers = two at 20 points each (about 2 % final grade)

                      Quizzes = approximately 40 points each chapter (about 20% final grade)

                      Homework = approximately 10 points per chapter (about 5% final grade)

                      Tests = 100 points per chapter (about 55% final grade)

Final Exam = Comprehensive Final Exam - 200 points (about 18% of final course grade)

 

 

                      Grading Scale

                      A = 90%- 100%

                      B = 80% - 89%

                      C = 70% - 79%

                      D = 60% - 69%

                      F = Below 60%

 

Note: When there is a question concerning the point value given on a graded quiz or exam, please write a response to the instructor and submit this within a week of receiving the paper. Class time is not the appropriate place to discuss this issue.

 

 

Cell Phones:

                      For the integrity of this class, cell phones may not ring or be used during quizzes or tests.

 

 

Plagiarism or Cheating :

This item is especially important when submitting Discovery Papers. A failing grade will occur in the event of plagiarism or cheating. Plagiarism occurs if you submit work of someone else or take credit for words of another. Cheating occurs if you use someone's work or allow another student to use your work. In the event of sharing work, the integrity of both students is in question.

 

Violations of Academic Honesty

 

Submitting the work of another as your own--with or without his or her knowledge.

Stealing parts of or the entirety of a web site source, an article or a book for use in your paper.

Using the ideas and/or exact words of a professional writer (or internet source) without giving that person credit and without putting quotation marks around his or her words.

Sharing your paper with another student that he or she may use some or all of your ideas.

Submitting an essay in this class that has also been submitted in another class, or submitting an essay that contains a substantial amount of material taken from an essay submitted in another course.

 

 

Attendance:

 

Attendance is expected and is beneficial for successful completion of this course. Students are expected to attend ALL scheduled class periods. If more than two weeks of classes are missed without a valid excuse, a student may be withdrawn from the class with an F. Students will not be allowed to make up homework, quizzes, or tests. For emergency situations, approval MAY be given for a missed class. Arrive on time and sign the attendance sheet for each class to receive full credit for course work that day. If you plan to withdraw from the course, it is your responsibility to make these arrangements!

 

If you miss less than 2 classes prior to midterm, you may retake a test if all homework is complete at 85% accuracy. If you miss less than 2 classes from midterm to April 26, you may retake another test if all homework is complete at 85% accuracy.

 

Tardiness:

 

It is disrespectful to others to interrupt a scheduled class. Arriving late for class will affect your grade. Homework may not be accepted, and extra time will not be given to complete quizzes or tests.

 

Make-Up Policy:

 

To reduce the number of make-up homework, quizzes, and tests, each student's grade will reflect the lowest quiz score and lowest homework score dropped.

 

As stated earlier, for emergency situations, approval MAY be given for a missed class. At the discretion of the instructor, if the opportunity for a make-up quiz or test is given, this quiz or test will be more difficult than the scheduled quiz or test. If possible, students must meet with the instructor before missing a class to discuss the extreme circumstance. If this is not possible, students must meet with the instructor prior to the next class meeting.

 

                     

Security:

                     

                      Observe the campus maps in each room to locate fire exits, first aid kits, and evacuation meeting areas. Also discuss in each class the appropriate steps to follow in emergency situations. From any campus phone, dial 9 then 911. To reach security on campus, from any campus phone, dial 3199.

Chapters to Be Covered:

                      Chapter 6:   Factoring Polynomials

                      Chapter 7:   Rational Expressions

                      Chapter 8:   Basic Functions

                      Chapter 9:   Inequalities and Problem Solving

                      Chapter 10: Radicals, Radical Functions, and Rational Exponents

                      Chapter 11: Quadratic Equations and Functions

                      Chapter 12: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

 

Math 107 Elementary Algebra Outcomes:

After successful completion of Math 107 a student should be able to perform the following at a 70% success rate. (C or better)

 

  1. Simplify rational expressions.
  2. Know the properties of rational numbers and be able to perform the basic operations with rational numbers including exponents.
  3. Simplify complex numbers.
  4. Know the properties of complex numbers and be able to perform the basic operations with complex numbers.
  5. Solve rational equations.
  6. Solve application problems involving motion, work, proportions, and similar triangles.
  7. Solve problems involving direct variation, inverse variation, combined variation, and joint variation.
  8. Know the properties of functions and evaluation functions.
  9. Analyze the graphs of functions and use the vertical and horizontal line tests. Find the domain and range of a function and display in interval notation.
  10. Solve linear inequalities and problems involving revenue, cost, and profit.
  11. Find the intersection and union of sets and solve compound inequalities using "and" and "or".
  12. Solve absolute value equations and inequalities. Solve application problems using absolute value.
  13. Graph a linear inequality in two variables.
  14. Graph a system of linear inequalities.
  15. Solve a linear programming problem.
  16. Simplify radical expressions.
  17. Know the properties of radicals and be able to perform the basic operations with radicals.
  18. Convert radical notation to exponential notation and simplify.
  19. Rationalize denominators with one term, two terms, and complex numbers.
  20. Solve radical equations that have one radical. Solve radical equations that have two radicals.
  21. Solve quadratic equations using the square root property including completing the square.
  22. Find the distance between two points and the midpoint of a segment.
  23. Solve quadratic equations using the quadratic formula.
  24. Write quadratic equations given the solutions.
  25. Solve application problems using quadratic equations.
  26. Recognize, manipulate, and graph parabolas.
  27. Solve equations in quadratic form.
  28. Solve polynomial inequalities, rational inequalities, and applications using these.
  29. Evaluate and graph exponential functions and use compound interest formulas.
  30. Evaluate and graph logarithmic functions. Use common and natural logarithms.
  31. For logarithms, use the product rule, quotient rule, power rule, expand, contract, and change the base.

Student Support Services:

 

                      Student Success Center                                             545-3155

                      Campus Library                                                                   545-3130

                      Counseling Center                                   545-3060

 

 

Important Dates:

                                                                  Last day to drop a class and receive full refund

                                                                  Last day to drop a class and receive one-half refund

                                                                  Last day to withdraw with a W

 

NOTE: Following midterm, please know that it is your responsibility to withdraw from this class if you desire a W on your transcript. Failure to withdraw and not attending will result in an F for you transcript grade. Do not assume that I will withdraw you with a W for not attending.

 

 

 

Helpful Web Sites:

                      Coolmath.com     (www.coolmath.com/lessons/index.html)

                      Purplemath.com (http://www.purplemath.com/modules/index.htm)

                      Expage.com     (http://expage.com/teachermathpage)

                    Amby.com         (http://amby.com/educate/math/)

                      Sosmath.com         (http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/algebra.html)

                      Geocities.com (http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Launchpad/2426/index1.html)

 

 

 

A note of encouragement:

I look forward to working with you during this course. As with any math course, a dedication is needed toward both the completion of assignments and preparation for quizzes and exams. All odd-numbered problems have the answers in the back of the textbook. This is designed to give you a guide to understanding the concepts presented in each section. We will work several examples together during class; in addition, the text provides sample problems for you to study.

                     

You need to know that this course will not be easy. If you have difficulty understanding a concept, please do not hesitate to ask questions during class; your questions will help the other students! You may also stop by my office, and I will be happy to answer your questions. There are videos and websites to assist your learning. Be sure to take advantage of the CEC lab where math tutoring is available. Please make an appointment in advance.

 

It is my goal that you will have a good experience with mathematics and leave this class with the confidence to pursue future mathematics courses. We are a team working together to bring you success.

 

 

                     

"There are no shortcuts!" - Rafe Esquith

 

 

"The game's on the schedule, we have to play it, we might as well win it." - Bill Russell          

 

Math 107 Calendar of Due Dates

Math 107                                     Tentative Spring 2012 Schedule                                   Instructor: J. Palm

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

January 9

Classes Begin

10

 

11

Pretest Due

12

Reflective Paper Due

13

 

16

ML King Birthday

Campus Closed

17

Hm 6.1-6.3

18

Quiz 6.1-6.3

Hm 6.4-6.5

19

Quiz 6.4-6.5

20

 

23

 

24

Test ch 6

25

 

26

 

27

 

30

Hm 7.1-7.4

31

Quiz 7.1-7.4

February 1

Hm 7.5-7.8

2

Quiz 7.5-7.8

3

 

6

7

Test ch 7

8

 

9

10

 

13

Hm ch 8

14

Quiz ch 8

15

 

16

Test ch 8

17

 

20

President's Day

Campus Closed

21

Workshop Day

No Classes

22

 

23

 

24

 

27

 

28

Hm 9.1-9.3

29

Quiz 9.1-9.3

March 1

Discovery Paper Due

2

(Mid-term)

5

Spring Break

6

Spring Break

7

Spring Break

8

Spring Break

9

Spring Break

12

Hm 9.4-9.5

13

Quiz 9.4-9.5

14

15

Test ch 9

16

 

19

 

20

21

 

22

Comprehensive Review #1-30

23

 

26

Hm 10.1-10.4

27

Quiz 10.1-10.4

28

 

29

Comprehensive Review #31-60

30

 

April 2

3

Hm 10.5-10.7

4

Quiz 10.5-10.7

5

Workshop Day

No Classes

6

Good Friday

No Classes

9

10

Test ch 10

11

 

12

Comprehensive Review #61-80

13

 

16

Hm 11.1-11.2

17

Quiz 11.1-11.2

 

18

 

19

Comprehensive Review #81-94

20

 

23

Hm 11.3-11.5

24

Quiz 11.3-11.5

25

Hm 12.1-12.3

26

Quiz 12.1-12.3

27

 

30

Comprehensive Review #95-125

May 1

Test ch 11-12

2

Review

3

Review

4

 

 

7

Semester Exams

8

Semester Exams

9

Semester Exams

10

Semester Exams

11

Graduation