Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: MATH-1332- Section: 72
Quantitative Reasoning
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Instructor Information
Instructor Paul Hay
Phone(409) 984-6549
Location:Student Center - Room: 418
Hours:Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays 11 am - 2 pm, or by appointment.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
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.
Learning Outcomes 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.
Core Objectives * 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
Textbooks 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.

*The cost of your text and course materials is included in your fees and tuition as part of the First-Day Access program, unless you choose to opt out. An electronic version of the text is included with the stand-alone access code for the MyLabMath site, so you don't need to purchase a physical copy of the book.

Lecture Topics
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 MyLabMath. Login instructions are included on Blackboard, so you need to log in and get started as soon as possible. All homework assignments should be completed by the end of the semester, and the homework average will count as 20 % of your final grade.

Unit Exams:
There will be a total of 3 unit exams, occurring at regular intervals throughout the semester. 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.

Final Exam:
There will be a comprehensive final exam on the last day of the semester. It will cover material from the entire course and will count as 15 % of your final grade. I will replace the lowest of your 3 unit exams with the score from your final exam, if this helps to improve your final score. This will also serve as an alternative to a "make-up" exam for anyone who missed an exam for any reason.

There will be a series of brief quizzes 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. The quizzes will only be available during the weeks preceding their respective exams, and must be completed before the time that the exam becomes available. Your quiz score average can count as 20 %
Major Assignments

Final Exam Date August 11, 2021 - 12:0 AM   Through  August 11, 2021 - 11:0 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Unit 1 Exam 15%
Unit 2 Exam 15%
Unit 3 Exam 15%
Final Exam 15%
Homework Average 20%
Quiz Average 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy As an online course, attendance and participation will be the responsibility of the student. Feel free to work at a pace that matches your comfort, but please be careful not to fall behind. Time is limited during the summer semester, so putting things off till later will be a losing strategy.
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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal ( When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.