MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

MATHEMATICS 108 Topics in Mathematics

COURSE SYLLABUS Spring 2007 Section 063412

 

Instructor: Daniel Rose LA 174, extension 3893 email: rosed@mccc.edu

 

Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 9-10; Tues. 11-12, Thur. 11-12 & 3-4. Also by appointment.
Feel free to stop by during my office hours if you have any questions about any part of the
course. You may also get help in the Learning Center, LB224, 2nd floor WWC Library.

 

Required Materials:

Text: A Survey of Mathematics with Applications by Angel, Abbott, and Runde, 7th Edition, Pearson/Addison Wesley Publishers

 

Calculator: A scientific or graphing calculator is required. Permissible calculators include:

TI 30x, IIs, TI 34II Explorer Plus, TI 83 family, TI 84 family.

 

Attendance:

Attendance is expected in every class. Students are responsible for all of the material covered. Refer to the college catalog on class attendance - a grade of WI can be given if a student misses
5 classes by the deadline for mid-semester progress grades.

 

Classroom Environment/Cell Phones (Taken from page 34 of the Student Handbook)

Everyone at Mercer is to respect the rights of students to learn. You may be asked to leave any class session if you disrupt the learning environment. Please note that disruptive behavior, ranging from engaging in side conversations, receiving cell phone calls or audible beeper messages that disturb others will not be condoned. Cell phones and audible pagers are to be turned off in all academic learning environments unless previously approved by the instructor or responsible administrator. The college strives to create an environment that fosters a sense of community, pride and respect; we are all here to work cooperatively and to learn together. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding this.

 

Homeworks/Quizzes/ MINITAB Project:

There will be homework assignments assigned in each class, as well as occasional quizzes and a group project (using MINITAB, a statistical software package). All of these will contribute to your grade and will be announced ahead of time. Neither make-up quizzes nor projects are given. Late projects and missed quizzes get a score of 0. Your lowest quiz score can be dropped.

 

Tests:

There will be four tests, each given in class on the days indicated below. No books, notes, formulas, or calculator programs may be used with the tests. Cheating will result in a 0 for the
test and/or an F in the course. Each test can be taken only once there are no make-up tests. Missed tests get a score of 0.

 

The test coverage and deadlines are as follows:

 

Test #1 - Chapter 12.1 12.5: In class, 2/6

Test #2 Chapter 12.6 12.9: In class, 2/27

Test #3 Chapter 13.1 13.7: In class, 4/3

Test #4 Chapter 11.1 11.5, 5.7, 5.8: In class, 5/3

 

Tentative Course Schedule:

 

I will begin each class by answering questions you have. Any changes to this schedule will be announced in class.

 

Date

Sections covered

 

 

1/16 T

Introduction, 12.1

1/18 R

12.2

1/23 T

12.3

1/25 R

12.4

1/30 T

12.5

2/1 R

Review

2/6 T

TEST #1

2/8 R

12.6

2/13 T

12.7

2/15 R

12.8

2/19 T

12.9

2/22 R

Review

2/27 T

TEST #2

3/1 R

13.1, 13.2

3/6 T

13.3

3/8 R

13.4

3/13 T

Spring Recess No Class

3/15 R

Spring Recess No Class

3/20 T

13.5, 13.6

3/22 R

13.6, MINITAB Overview & Project Distribution

3/27 T

13.7

3/29 R

Review

4/3 T

TEST #3

4/5 R

11.1, MINITAB Due

4/10 T

11.2

4/12 R

11.3

4/17 T

11.4

4/19 R

11.5

4/24 T

5.7

4/26 R

5.8

5/1 T

Review

5/3 R

TEST #4

 

 

Quizzes 10%

MINITAB Project 10%

Tests 1-4 80% (20% for each test)

Grade Scale:

90%-100% = A range, 80% - 89.5% = B range,
70% -79.5% = C range, 60%-69.5% = D, 59.5% or less = F