Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: DMTH-0132- Section: 01
Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
|Description||Intended for Non STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors. Topics include introductory treatments of sets and logic, financial mathematics, probability and statistics with appropriate applications. Number sense, proportional reasoning, estimation, technology, and communication should be embedded throughout the course. Additional topics may be covered.|
|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 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|
|Support of DMTH 0132 Topics|
|All assignments are posted in MyLabsPlus and must be done on a computer.|
|Final Exam Date||December 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 12, 2018 - 10:00 AM|
DMTH 0132 is based on Pass (Satisfactory) or Fail (Unsatisfactory)
DMTH 0132 In-class exercises will be graded on the scale of Pass (70-100) or Fail (Below 70)
Your DMTH 0132 final grade will consist of:
-Attendance (see attendance policy)
-Scheduled graded in-class exercises
Grades will only be discussed in person.
Communication will be via email or voicemail and should include your name, specific math course, and short clear questions.
Attendance is required.
4 ABSENCES may result in course failure.
Three of the following incidents will be equal to one absence:
* Arriving to class late
* Leaving class early
* Sleeping in class
* Refusing to participate in group work
* Being on your cell phone
|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 Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|