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. 910; Tues. 1112, Thur. 1112 & 34.
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
Required Materials:
Text: A
Survey of Mathematics with Applications by Angel, Abbott, and Runde, 7^{th}
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 midsemester 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 makeup
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 makeup 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 14 –
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