Completion of College Algebra 2, or 1 ½ to 2 years of high school algebra, or equivalent preparation
This course develops skills in linear mathematics and probability. Topics include matrices, inverses, input-output analysis, linear programming, sets, counting, probability, the mathematics of finance, and statistics. Applications will be developed in business, economics, and the sciences.
Mathematics Course Outcomes: The outcomes of the College of Professional Studies’ mathematics courses are consistent with frameworks presented with other mathematics reform initiatives and are intended to affect all aspects of introductory college mathematics. The standards, as established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and AMATYC, fall into following categories: mathematics as problem solving, mathematics as communications, mathematics as reasoning, mathematical connections, algebra, functions, and mathematical procedures. Course Methodology
Each week, you will be expected to:
1. Review the week's learning objectives.
2. Complete all assigned readings.
3. Complete all lecture materials for the week.
4. Participate in the Discussion Board. (Not applicable)
5. Complete and submit all assignments and tests by the due dates.
Methodology: Classes will incorporate lectures and problem solving that reinforce the topics presented. It is expected that students will be thoroughly prepared for class and participate in all class discussions. Homework will include problems from the textbook.
Participation/Discussion Board(Not applicable)
Communication/Submission of Work
In the Assignments folder, click on the View/Complete Assignment link to view each assignment. All assignments and tests will be submitted in class.
Grading/Evaluation: Grading will be based on the following: Tests( TWO in number): 70% Final Exam 30% Course Outline: (Subject To Change)
Section references are to the textbook for this course. Homework assignments will be de will be announced in class and most will be taken from the odd numbered problems at the end of each section. These problems are worked out in the Student Solutions Manual that accompanies the text. * Section 2.1 Solving Systems of Linear Equations, I * Section 2.2 Solving Systems of Linear Equations, II * Section 2.3 Arithmetic Operations on Matrices * Section 2.4 The Inverse of a Matrix * Section 3.1 A Linear Programming Problem * Section 3.2 Linear Programming I * Section 3.3 Linear Programming II * Section 5.2 A Fundamental Principle of Counting * Section 5.3 Venn Diagrams and Counting * Section 5.4 The Multiplication Principle * Section 5.5 Permutations and Combinations * Section 5.6 Further Counting Problems * Section 6.1 Introduction to Probability * Section 6.2 Experiments, Outcomes and Events * Section 6.3 Assignment of Probabilities * Section 6.4 Calculating Probabilities of Events * Section 6.5 Conditional Probability and Independence * Section 6.6 Tree Diagrams * Section (Chapter 7) – Statistics – See Blackboard notes.
Section (Chapter 10) - Interest, Annuities, Amortization – See Handout
Class Schedule / Topical Outline Week | Dates | Topic | Assignments | 1 | 1/7 – 1/13 | Solving Systems of Equations | Sections 2.1, and 2.2 | 2 | 1/14 – 1/20 | Matrix Algebra | Sections 2.3 and 2.4 | 3 | 1/21 – 1/27 | Linear Programming | Sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 | 4 | 1/28 – 2/3 | Test I (2.1 thru 3.3) | | 5 | 2/4 – 2/10 | Counting | Sections 5.2 thru 5.6 | 6 | 2/11 – 2/17 | Probability | Sections 6.1 thru 6.6 | 7 | 2/18 – 2/24 | Probability | Sections 6.1 thru 6.6 | 8 | 2/25 – 3/3 | Test II (5.2 thru 6.6) | | 9 | March 4 – March 10 | Probability and Statistics | Chapter 7 | 10 | 3/11 – 3/17 | More Statistics | NOTES on Blackboard | 11 |