Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1332- Section: 73E
Contemporary Mathematics I (Math for Liberal Arts Majors I)
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|Description||Topics may include introductory treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics. Appropriate applications are included.|
|Prerequisites||Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in DMTH 0132; or SAT math score of 500 or higher, or ACT math score of 19 or higher, or TSI math score of 350 or higher, or any other applicable exemption that qualifies the student for the class.|
Upon completion of the course, students will:
1. Use and present quantitative information in connection with an argument or problem solution
and explicate it in an effective format.
2. Construct and present a detailed problem statement with evidence of relevant contextual factors
and possible approaches for solving the problem, then implement a solution and review the
3. Develop a logical, consistent plan to solve a problem, recognize consequences of the solution,
and articulate a reason for choosing solution method.
4. Apply the strategies for problem solving method to problems using both inductive and deductive
5. Develop procedures for using sets and visualizing relations among sets with Venn diagrams, and
apply them to solve problems that are modeled with sets.
6. Develop logical arguments and determine validity of arguments using truth tables or Euler
7. Identify patterns in numbers and prove or disprove the patterns.
8. Find unique prime factorizations of composite numbers.
9. Describe the fundamental counting principle to solve counting problems.
10. Solve counting problems involving permutations, combinations, or Pascal?s triangle.
11. Find probabilities with theoretical, empirical probability formulas.
12. Find probabilities with addition rules.
13. Apply the conditional probability formula and determine whether the two events are
14. Determine the annual percentage rate for different types of loans.
15. Compute monthly mortgage payments of fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages.
16. Determine returns on stock investments.
* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* 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.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.
MATHEMATICAL IDEAS, 13th edition, Miller, Hereen, and Hornsby, Addison Wesley, 2016.
*An electronic version of the text is included with the stand-alone access code for the MyLabsPlus site, so you don't need to purchase a physical copy of the book if you don't want to.
Unit 1: Reasoning and Logical Arguments
1.1 Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
1.2 Number Patterns
3.1 Logic Statements
3.2 Conjunctions and Disjunctions
3.3 Conditional Statements
3.4 Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive
3.5 Euler Diagrams
3.6 Truth Tables
Unit 2: Set Theory and Counting Methods
2.2 Subsets and Venn Diagrams
2.3 Set Operations
2.4 Cardinal Numbers
10.1 Counting by Listing
10.2 Fundamental Counting Principle
10.3 Permutations and Combinations
10.4 More Counting Problems
Unit 3: Probability and Financial Math
11.2 Events Involving "Not" and "Or"
11.3 Conditional Probability
11.5 Expected Value
13.2 Credit and Loans
|Final Exam Date||December 3, 2020 - 12:00 PM Through December 10, 2020 - 12:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Unit 1 Exam 15%
Unit 2 Exam 15%
Unit 3 Exam 15%
Final Exam 15%
Homework Average 20%
Quiz Average 20%
All relevant information about this course will be communicated to you using your LSCPA email and via Blackboard. You should check your email daily, and regularly log in to Blackboard to check for any announcements you may have missed. Please refer to Blackboard (or the syllabus) before emailing me with any non-math related questions, as most of the answers to such queries are usually located therein.
All homework will be done online using MyLabsPlus. Free temporary access is available for a brief period, but you will need to purchase an access code eventually. You may log in at www.lamarpa.mylabsplus.com using your LSCPA user name. The password is your birthday. Example: If your birthday is June 2, 1985, then your password is Jun021985 (there are no spaces, but it is case-sensitive). You need to log in and get started as soon as possible. Homework assignments for each unit of material will be due the week of their respective unit exams. Your homework average will count as 20% of your final grade.
There will be a total of 3 unit exams, occurring at regular intervals throughout the semester. Exams will be administered on MyLabsPlus. The dates for the exams are given on the course schedule located on Blackboard. There will be no extensions or make-up exams, for any reason whatsoever. If you are unable to take an exam on the date shown on the schedule, you must let me know beforehand so that we can make other arrangements. Each exam grade will count as 15% of your final grade.
There will be a comprehensive final exam at the end of the semester. It will cover material from the entire course and will count as 15% of your final grade.
There will be weekly quizzes available on MyLabsPlus to accompany each unit of material. The purpose of these quizzes is to encourage you to stay on pace and to help you focus for the exams. Each quiz will be due by the end of the day on Sundays, and we will go over the solutions each Monday during our weekly Teams meetings. Your quiz score average will count as 20% of your final grade.
|Attendance Policy||Since this is an online course and we will not be meeting in person, the rate and pace of attendance is left somewhat up to the student. It is the sole responsibility of the student to make sure that they are current and up to date in the material and to participate in all posted assignments and activities, and they are expected to do so out of their own desire to learn and succeed. The student's online participation will be observed to an extent, and for any borderline cases of assigning final grades, this record will be taken into consideration.|
|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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|Other||The syllabus may be changed at any time as the semester progresses, but I will update you about any such changes if and when they occur.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|