Mathematics
J. Palm
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 
8:009:15 

Math 247 HY01 ST207 


8:309:15 Office hours 
8:309:15 Office hours 
8:309:15 Office hours 

9:3010:45

Math 13001 ST 208

Math 13002 ST 213

Math 13001 ST 208

Math 13002 ST 213 
11:0012:15

Math 14301 ST 213

Office hours

Math 14301 ST 213

Office hours

12:1512:45

Office hours

Office hours

Office hours

Office hours

1:001:50 
Math 10701 ST 208 
Math 10701 ST 208 
Math 10701 ST 208

Math 10701 ST 208 
2:002:50 
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:
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
Office: ST  118 Phone: 5453360 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 decisionmaking, 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; chisquare tests; linear regressions and correlation; and oneway analysis of variance.
TWO SEPARATE GRADES WILL BE ISSUED.
Materials Required:
Textbook, looseleaf 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.
MakeUp Policy:
To reduce the number of makeup 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 makeup 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 ownwith 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: OneSample Tests
Chapter 10: TwoSample Tests and OneWay ANOVA
Chapter 11: ChiSquare 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)
is known and when is unknown.
Independence 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 oddnumbered 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 9Classes Begin 
10

11 
12 
13

16 ML King Birthday Campus Closed 
17 Reflective Paper 
18

19

20 Quiz ch 12 
23

24 Quiz ch 3 
25

26

27 Project ch 3 
30 
31 Test ch 13 
February 1

2 
3

6 
7 Quiz ch 4 
8

9 Project ch 4 
10 Quiz ch 5

13

14 Test ch 45 
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 (Midterm)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 68 
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 910 
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
Office: ST  118 Phone: 6185453360 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, looseleaf paper, pencils, highlighter
Suggested: Graphing calculator (TI83), 3ring 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 50minute 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.
MakeUp Policy:
To reduce the number of makeup 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 makeup 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 ownwith 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)
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 oddnumbered 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 9Classes Begin 
10

11 Reflective Paper Due 
12 
13

16 ML King Birthday Campus Closed 
17

18

19

20 Hm 2.12.3 
23Quiz 2.12.3 
24

25

26

27 Hm 3.13.3 
30 Quiz 3.13.3/Rev 
31 
February 1 Test ch 23 
2 
3

6 
7

8 Quiz 4.14.2 
9 
10 Hm 4.14.2 
13

14

15 Quiz 4.34.4 
16

17 Hm 4.34.4 
20 President's Day Campus Closed 
21 Workshop Day No Classes 
22Test ch 4 
23

24

27

28

29 Quiz 5.15.2 
March 1

2 (Midterm)Hm 5.15.2 
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 6.16.2 
29

30 Hm 6.16.2 
April 2 
3 
4 Hm 6.36.4 Quiz 6.36.4 
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 7.17.4 
19

20 Hm 7.17.4 
23

24

25 
26

27 Hm 7.57.6

30 Quiz 7.57.6 
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
Office: ST  118 Phone: 6185453360 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 reallife 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, looseleaf 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 50minute 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.
MakeUp Policy:
To reduce the number of makeup 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 makeup 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 ownwith 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)
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 oddnumbered 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 9Classes Begin 
10

11 
12 
13

16 ML King Birthday Campus Closed 
17

18 Reflective Paper Hm ch 1 
19

20

23Quiz 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 (Midterm) 
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

26Quiz 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 9Classes 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 (Midterm) 
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 
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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
"I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."  Robert Frost
Office: ST  118 Phone: 6185453360 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 reallife 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, looseleaf 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 ownwith 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)
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 oddnumbered 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, 84.
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 9Classes 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 
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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 
22Homework ch 4 
23 Quiz ch 4 
24 Discussion Week 7 
27

28

29 
March 1 Test ch 3 & 4 
2 (Midterm)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 
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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 
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11

12

13 Discussion Wk 13 
16 
17

18 Homework ch 7 
19 Quiz ch 7 
20 Discussion Wk 14 
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25 
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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
Office: ST  118 Phone: 5453360 EXT 3360 or 8006420859 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, looseleaf 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 ownwith 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.
MakeUp Policy:
To reduce the number of makeup 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 makeup 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)
Student Support Services:
Student Success Center 5453155
Campus Library 5453130
Counseling Center 5453060
Important Dates:
Last day to drop a class and receive full refund
Last day to drop a class and receive onehalf 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 oddnumbered 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 9Classes Begin 
10

11 Pretest Due 
12 Reflective Paper Due 
13

16 ML King Birthday Campus Closed 
17 Hm 6.16.3 
18 Quiz 6.16.3 Hm 6.46.5 
19 Quiz 6.46.5 
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23

24 Test ch 6 
25

26

27

30 Hm 7.17.4 
31 Quiz 7.17.4 
February 1 Hm 7.57.8 
2 Quiz 7.57.8 
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6 
7 Test ch 7 
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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 
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24

27

28 Hm 9.19.3 
29 Quiz 9.19.3 
March 1 Discovery Paper Due 
2 (Midterm) 
5 Spring Break 
6 Spring Break 
7 Spring Break 
8 Spring Break 
9 Spring Break 
12 Hm 9.49.5 
13 Quiz 9.49.5 
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15 Test ch 9 
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21

22 Comprehensive Review #130 
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26Hm 10.110.4 
27 Quiz 10.110.4 
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29 Comprehensive Review #3160 
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April 2 
3 Hm 10.510.7 
4 Quiz 10.510.7 
5 Workshop Day No Classes 
6 Good Friday No Classes 
9 
10 Test ch 10 
11

12 Comprehensive Review #6180 
13

16 Hm 11.111.2 
17 Quiz 11.111.2

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19 Comprehensive Review #8194 
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23 Hm 11.311.5 
24 Quiz 11.311.5 
25 Hm 12.112.3 
26 Quiz 12.112.3 
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30 Comprehensive Review #95125 
May 1 Test ch 1112 
2 Review 
3 Review 
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7 Semester Exams 
8 Semester Exams 
9 Semester Exams 
10 Semester Exams 
11 Graduation 