Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1332- Section: 01
Contemporary Mathematics I (Math for Liberal Arts Majors I)
|Description||Topics may include introductory treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics. Appropriate applications are included.|
|Prerequisites||MATH 0332 or TSI math score of 350 or higher.|
Upon successful completion of this course students will:
1. Apply the language of notation and sets. (PSLO 1,3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework as well as pretest and post-test. (PSLO 1,3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework as well as the pretest and post-test.
2. Determine the validity of an argument or statement and provide mathematical evidence. (PSLO 1,2, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework as well as the pretest and post-test.
3. Solve problems in mathematics of finance. (PSLO 1,3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework as well as the pretest and post-test.
4. Demonstrate fundamental probability/counting techniques and apply those techniques to solve problems. (PSLO 1,3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework as well as the pretest and post-test
5. Interpret and analyze various representations of data. (PSLO 1,3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework as well as the pretest and post-test.
6. Demonstrate the ability to choose and analyze mathematical models to solve problems from real-world settings, including, but not limited to, personal finance, health literacy, and civic engagement. (PSLO 1,2,3, ALPHA) Measured by embedded questions in tests, quizzes, or homework as well as the pretest and post-test.
PSLO ALPHA: Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
PSLO 2: Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
PSLO 3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
|Textbooks||Using & Understanding Mathematics, Bennett & Briggs, 7th edition, Pearson Education, 2019. Package includes book and access code ISBN: 9780135329139: The Stand Alone Access Code is: ISBN 9780558926809|
1. Thinking Critically
2. Approaches to Problem Solving
3. Numbers in the Real World
4. Managing Money
5. Statistical Reasoning
All assignments are posted in MyLabsPlus and must be done on a computer.
The following are approximate test dates:
September 24, 2018: Test 1
October 22, 2018: Test 2
November 19, 2018 Test 3
|Final Exam Date||December 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 12, 2018 - 10:30 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Tests: 60% Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15%
All homework will be done on computers using MyLabsPlus using the following website www.lamarpa.mylabsplus.com Your Lamarpa username is your username, your birthday is the password. Example: June 5, 2001 would be Jun052001. There are no spaces in you password. You may have free access until September 5, 2018.
|Instructor Policies||Students will be required to use a scientific calculator of their choice-this will not include a cell phone.|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A student’s lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam. The final exam is required.|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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September 3, 2018 Labor Day, no classes
October 1, 2018 Last day to drop or withdraw without penalty
November 21, 2018 Last day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty
November 22-21, 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday, no classes
December 5, 2018 Last Class Day
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|