# MATHEMATICS

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: mjackson@dcccd.edu

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.