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Introductory College Mathematics
|Covers various topics of mathematics that are
both conceptual and practical.
Course is designed to enable a student to appreciate mathematics and its
application to numerous disciplines and professions.
|Prerequisites||MATH 1050 or equivalent competence.|
|• Students will be able to solve linear
inequalities to find optimal mixtures
of resources under several constraints using the principles of linear
• Students will be able to calculate simple and compound interest and to
compare finance charges for various types of loans
• Students will be able to prepare an amortization table for financing a car
• Students will be able to find the future value of annuities
• Students will be able to model population growth and decay
• Students will be able to gather and organize the data to create various
graphs using electronic spreadsheet software
• Students will be able to identify biased and unbiased samples
• Students will be able to compute the three simple averages mean, median,
• Students will be able to compute the standard deviation and use it to
define confidence intervals
• Students will be able to compute probability of events in simple
• Students will be able to compute expected values for the probability
• Students will be able to use modular arithmetic in simple cryptography
|This course has General Education Coding for
MTH (Mathematics) and
CRI (Critical Thinking).
This course has
General Education Coding for MTH (Mathematics). It must
• Student learns to explore, conjecture and reason
This course has General Education Coding for
CRI (Critical Thinking).
• Student learns a systematic approach to thinking
|Grading||The UNDERGRADUATE catalog provides these
guidelines and grading options:
• A, A- superior work in the opinion of the instructor
• B+, B, B- good work in the opinion of the instructor
• C+, C, C- satisfactory work in the opinion of the instructor
• D+, D passing, but less than satisfactory work in the opinion of the instructor
• I incomplete work in the opinion of the instructor
• ZF An incomplete which was not completed within one year of the end of the course
• F unsatisfactory work in the opinion of the instructor; no credit is granted
• W withdrawn from the course
• IP course in progress
• NR not reported for the course
• Z a temporary designation given by the registrar indicating that the final grade has not
been submitted by the instructor. When the final grade is filed in the Office of the
Registrar, that grade will replace the Z.
|Activities||*Textbook and calculator required
*Attendance is important. Please let me know if you need to miss a class. You
will be required to make up all material missed.
*Questions are encouraged. The sooner material is understood the sooner you
can move forward in the class material.
*Study groups are important . Each member benefits from explaining and
listening to explanations of problems.
|University policies are provided in the current
course catalog and course
schedules. They are also available on the university website. This class is
governed by the university’s published policies. The following policies are of
Drops and Withdrawals
Student Assignments Retained
Contact Hours for this Course
|• This syllabus may be revised at the discretion
of the instructor without the
prior notification or consent of the student.
|This schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the students|