MATH 1324 ONLINE COURSE SYLLABUS Mathematics for Business & Social Sciences I (Finite Mathematics)
Summer 2014 Sec 26401, 96400, 26402, 96403 (July 9-August 7) Instructor: Mary Jackson
Virtual Office Hour by appointment only Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
TEXTBOOK: Finite Mathematics with Applications, Custom Edition for Brookhaven College Lial, Hungerford and Holcomb ISBN: 0558689892 SOFTWARE: MyMathLab, CourseCompass Interactive math software is required for participation in this course. All homework, tests, and comprehensive final exam will be given within MyMathLab. http://www.coursecompass.com. You may purchase MyMathLab access code with the e-book online. YOU MUST USE THE SAME NAME TO REGISTER FOR MyMathLab AS YOU HAVE USED TO REGISTER FOR THE COURSE. The course ID is jackson90022 *NOTE: Purchase of a MyMathLab access code is required! It is not optional. You may obtain a temporary code, good for 14 days. You must purchase a permanent code before your 14 days run out. CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and an appropriate assessment test score or Developmental Mathematics 0099, Developmental Mathematics 0093 or Developmental Mathematics 0310. This course includes topics from college algebra (linear equations, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, inequalities), mathematics of finance (simple and compound interest, annuities), linear programming, matrices, systems of linear equations, applications to management, economics, and business. (3 LEC) This course is the prerequisite for MATH 1425. COURSE OBJECTIVES (Student Learning Outcomes):
1. Solve and graph linear equations and inequalities and write the equation of a line when given information about its graph. (EEO #2,5)
2. Determine if a relation is a function, use functional notation and find the domain and range of a function. (EEO #2,5)
3. Solve systems of linear equations by elimination, substitution and the Gauss- Jordan method. (EEO #2, 4, 5)
4. Perform matrix arithmetic and find the inverse of a matrix. (EEO #2,4) 5. Solve and graph systems of inequalities and use graphical methods to find the
optimum values of a linear function subject to certain constraints. (EEO #2, 4, 5) 6. Solve and graph quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. (EEO #2, 4, 5) 7. Apply the above objectives to business and economics situations which include
supply and demand, cost, revenue, profit, market equilibrium, break-even analysis, exponential growth and decay, and simple and compound interest and annuities. (CCIC #5, EEO #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7))
CHAPTERS/UNITS COVERED: Section 1.6 First degree Equations Section 1.7 Quadratic Equations Section 2.1 Graphs Section 2.2 Equations of Lines Section 2.4 Linear Inequalities
Section 7.1 Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables Section 7.2 Linear Programming: The Graphical Method Section 7.3 Applications of Linear Programming Chapter 3 Functions & Graphs Appendix C More on Functions & Their Graphs Chapter 4 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Chapter 5 Mathematics of Finance (including Case 5 – Continuous Compounding) Chapter 6 Systems of Linear equations & Matrices MATH 1324 is a Tier I course in the Quantitative Reasoning learning category. Knowledge and skills that are important to your success in other college courses will be introduced and reinforced in Tier I. The Quantitative Reasoning category promotes the application of mathematics to increase your ability to solve “real- world” problems. When you are quantitatively literate, you can use logic and critical thinking in new way. www.dcccd.edu/core
MATH 1324 will include the following Core Curriculum Intellectual Competencies: #5. CRITICAL THINKING – think and analyze at a critical level (CCIC #5) MATH 1324 will include the following Core Area Exemplary Educational Objectives: #1. To apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, higher-order thinking, and statistical methods to modeling and solving real-world situations. (EEO #1) #2. To represent and evaluate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. (EE0 #2) #3. To expand mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to develop convincing mathematical arguments. (EE0 #3) #4. To use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking and understanding and to solve mathematical problems and judge the reasonableness of the results. (EE0 #4) #5. To interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables and schematics, and draw inferences from them. (EE0 #5) #6. To recognize the limitations of mathematical and statistical models. (EE0 #6) #7. To develop the view that mathematics is an evolving discipline, interrelated with human culture, and understanding its connections to other disciplines. (EE0 #7)
COURSE MATERIALS In this course, we will use a software program called MyMathLab that will be assessed via the Internet. You will use this program to complete all required homework, take tests and the final exam. MyMathLab is an interactive website where you can:
Self-test to improve your math skills. Study more efficiently. Get help when you need it. Includes multimedia learning aids like videos and animations. Talk to a live tutor via a toll free number.
HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR MY MATH LAB:
Personal Computer 233 MHz Pentium® Processor (or compatible) Operating System: Windows 98, ME, XP, 2000, NT 4.0 Web Browser: Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6 or NetscapeTM Navigator 5.75 or higher. Please
note AOL Users cannot access MyMathLab using the America Online® browser. However, you can log in to AOL® and then open a supported browser (for example, Internet Explorer) to access MyMathLab.
Internet Connection: Cable/DSL, T1, or higher other high-speed (for multimedia content); 56K modem (minimum) for tutorials, homework, and testing.
Memory: 64 MB RAM Monitor resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher Plug-ins: You need plug-ins and players, such as Adobe® Acrobat® Reader and RealPlayer®, to
use the multimedia content inside your course.
If you experience technical problems while using MyMathLab, you may contact Technical Support at (800) 677-6337, Monday – Friday 6am – 7pm CST and Sunday 3pm – 10pm. Other materials you will need for the course: You will be allowed to use a calculator on all homework assignments and the Final Exam. You may use any calculator (TI 84+ is recommended) with the exception of the TI-NSpire, TI-89 or TI-92. The software used for the course has a built in calculator, expression editor and grapher, however, you will want your own calculator when taking exams, and so it’s best to practice on the calculator you will use for the test.
COURSE PROCEDURES AND POLICIES: CONTACTING YOUR INSTRUCTOR Please make sure that you have updated your email address in eConnect and MyMathLab. I will periodically send out group emails to the class and will use one of these systems. Your main communication with your instructor will be via email. To ensure that you receive a prompt response, when emailing your instructor, please be sure to include your name somewhere in the body of the email, and write the course for which you are enrolled (MATH1324) and the section number(26401, 96400, 26402, or 96403) in the subject line of all email correspondences. I should respond to your email within 24 hours Monday through Thursday. Emails sent on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday will be answered by Monday of the following week at the latest. If you would like to set up a virtual office hour for when we both agree to be online through email, just send me an email at email@example.com . I don’t usually check emails after about 8pm. Weekends I will check emails about once a day.
ATTENDANCE/PARTICIPATION Attendance is an important part of your success. Although you will not receive a formal grade for attendance it will be very difficult to complete the course successfully without viewing the section videos. Viewing these videos is the equivalent to going to class. You should not try to complete the homework without viewing the videos first. You are expected to watch all section video presentations under the course menu on the left button “Multimedia Library” in the MyMathLab classroom. This takes the place of going to class in a traditional course. The videos contain instruction on each objective that is to be covered in the course. If you don’t watch the videos it is equivalent to not coming to class. Students are expected to participate in class regularly and to consult the instructor when participation/attendance is not possible for any extended period of time. If you are unable to complete this course, you must withdraw from it by July 31, 2014. Withdrawing from a course is a formal procedure, which YOU must initiate. I cannot do it for you. If you are enrolled in a Dallas Colleges Online section (96400 or 96403), you must go to the Dallas Colleges Online main web page to initiate this procedure. If you click on the pull down menu, you should see an option that says “drop a course.” If you are enrolled in a Brookhaven College section (26401 or 26402), you must go to the Registrar’s office at Brookhaven College to initiate this process. If you stop participating and do not withdraw, you will receive a performance grade, usually an “F”. It is DCCCD policy that before any student can enroll for a DMAT or Math class, they must have successfully completed the prerequisite course, or else receive an appropriate score on the TSI Assessment Test. Students who assess into any Developmental Math class MUST complete the remainder of the DMAT sequence with at least a grade of “C” in order to enroll into college-level Math courses. Effective for Fall Semester 2005, the Dallas County community Colleges will charge additional tuition to students registering the third or subsequent time for a course. All third and subsequent attempts of the majority of credit and Continuing Education/Workforce Training courses will result in additional tuition to be charged. Developmental Studies and some other courses will not be charged a higher tuition rate. Third attempts include courses taken at any of the Dallas County Community Colleges since the Fall 2002 Semester. ****IMPORTANT NOTE**** “If you are receiving Financial Aid grants or loans and are enrolled in a Distance Learning class, you must show participation in this class prior to the certification date (July 12, 2014) by officially registering at the Course Compass website (www.coursecompass.com). Students who are receiving any form of financial aid should check with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing from classes. Withdrawals may affect your eligibility to receive further aid and could cause you to be in a position of repayment for the current semester. Students who fail to attend or participate after the drop date are also subject to this policy.
ANNOUNCEMENTS Announcements will be posted regularly by the instructor. All students are responsible for checking announcements that will be posted on the Announcements page in the MyMathLab classroom. These announcements may contain review material, reminders, updates, and other important information that you will find necessary and useful for the course. GOING TO CLASS: VIEWING LESSONS AND COMPLETING ASSIGNMENTS The class will work in the following way. 1. GO TO CLASS. Under the Course Menu, you will find a button entitled,
“Multimedia Library.” You will find the lesson videos, the multimedia textbook, the animation, and the power point. Note: Appendix C was added to enhance Chapter 3. There are no videos, etc. for App C. STEP 1: Read the appropriate section multimedia textbook. The multimedia textbook will have several icons available to you. There is a “Solution Video Clip” icon, a “You Try It”, and an “Animation” icon. The “Solution Video Clip” icon will explain the solution of the problem to you, the “You Try It” icon will allow you to work corresponding problems as you move along, and the “Animation” icon will present that portion of the lesson in animated form. Use the “You Try It” and “Animation” icons regularly. They will help you to get a good understanding of the material before you attempt the homework. STEP 2: You MUST watch the section video lecture for that section. STEP 3: Do the assigned homework under the button “Homework”. I highly recommend that you achieve a score of 70% or better on each homework assignment before you move on to the next assignment. Achieving this score will ensure that you have mastered enough of the material to understand and do well on the next section. All work is sequential. You must attempt the preceding assignment before you can move on to the next (this includes Review Quizzes and Tests). The homework will remain open until Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 11:59pm and you can improve your grade on it, even after the deadline for that particular section.