College Algebra for Business
MWF 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM,
| Office: Ovalwood 367
||MF 12:30 - 1:30 PM
W 2:45 - 3:45 PM
or by appointment
Textbook: Introductory Mathematical Analysis for Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences (13th Edition), by Haeussler, Paul and Wood, Pearson, ISBN 1256660795.
Course: Math 1130 is a pre-calculus
course with a finance section slated toward a business program. Topics
include equations, inequalities, polynomial functions, matrix algebra,
systems of linear and nonlinear equations, exponential and logarithmic
functions, and applications to business. We will cover Sections 0.7,
0.8, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1-2.5, 3.1-3.4, 3.6, 4.1-4.4, 5.1-5.5, 6.1-6.4 and
6.6. You are expected to attend the lectures, and read the appropriate
sections of the text, each week.
Homework Assignments: Homework consists of online
homework (graded) and additional offline assignments from the course
textbook. There will be online homework assignments on My Math Lab
(MML). At the end of the semester your lowest MML score will be
dropped. In addition, homework problems from the textbook will be
assigned at the end of each lecture. It is strongly recommended that
you do your homework regularly - otherwise you will be at a serious
disadvantage in quizzes and exams. You are encouraged to ask any
questions about homework problems during my office hours.
The Math Lab: I strongly encourage you to take advantage of the
Math Lab in the Conard Learning Center.
Quizzes: A short quiz will be given
the beginning of some of the lectures (quizzes will generally consist
of two problems and be ten minutes in length). There will be eight
total. Their tentative dates are 9/05, 9/12, 9/26, 10/03, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, and 11/07.
quiz will consist of problems selected from the most recent
homework assignments. At the end of the semester your lowest quiz score
will be dropped.
There will be three
midterm exams. Their tentative dates are Wednesday September 19th, Wednesday October 17th, and
Wednesday November 14th. Each midterm exam will take the place of one
lecture. Absence from an exam (midterm or final) will be excused
if you can
provide verifiable and convincing evidence that you have a significant
illness or serious family crisis that will prevent you from attending.
In such a case, you are expected to make arrangements promptly with me
to make up the exam.
Final Exam: The final exam will be comprehensive, and will
take place from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM on Thursday, December 6th.
Grading Policy: Your grade will be based on
| Final exam
The expected grading scale is
Calculators: A graphing calculator
is a required component of this course. The Texas
Instruments TI-83 is suggested. Calculators with computer algebra
capabilities, such as the TI-89 or the TI-92 are not permitted in
quizzes, in the midterms or in the
final exam. Laptops and PDAs are also not allowed.
GEC statement: This
Mathematics course can be used, depending on your degree program, to
the Quantitative and Logical Skills category of the General Education
Requirement (GEC). The goals and learning objectives for this category
To study the conceptual
foundations of pre-calculus mathematics and to develop the computational
and problem solving skills needed for that purpose.
Understanding the basic properties of elementary functions:
polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic; modeling real-life situations in terms of these
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student who needs an accommodation based on the impact of a disability
should contact Michelle McLane at the Office for Disability Services,
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