Math 120

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Cuyamaca College, Fall 2014
Mathematics for General Education
Math 120, Section 1452
Instructor: Shannon Condon
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Immediately after class or by appointment
Class Meeting Time and Place: MW 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM in H-133
Commencing Monday, August 18th and concluding with a final exam on Wednesday, December
th
10 at 5:00 PM.
Required Textbook: Angel, Abbott, and Runde. Pearson Custom Mathematics. Copyright 2014.
Available in the bookstore.
Required Calculator: A scientific calculator each class meeting. If you plan on taking Math 160 Statistics, then a TI-83 or 84 is recommended.
Prerequisite: “C” or better in Math 103, Math 110, or equivalent.
Catalog Description: This course covers topics from logic, set theory, probability, statistics, and
computer math. It is designed to give students a very brief introduction to the structure of
mathematical theories, the history of mathematics, and applications of mathematics to the real world.
This is a general education course designed for students who do not intend to prepare for a career in
science or business.
Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completing the course students will be able to:
1. Utilize the concept of logic (inductive vs. deductive reasoning) and various problem-solving
strategies to analyze problems and to formulate and carry out appropriate solution strategies.
2. Perform arithmetic operations in other bases.
3. Apply consumer mathematical concepts such as simple and compound interest, installment
buying, and mortgages to solve application problems.
4. Compare the development of mathematical concepts throughout history, including
contributions made by specifics individuals and cultures.
5. Solve problems from the following areas:
a. Geometry such as planar geometry, Euclidean/Non-Euclidean, or topology.
b. Set Theory concepts such as: set operations (union, intersection, and/or Cartesian
product), Venn diagrams (interpretation and/or creation), equality of sets (using Venn
Diagrams and/ or De Morgan’s), infinite sets (natural numbers, even/odd numbers).
c. Number Theory concepts such as: integers and their properties (operation of integers),
prime and composites (prime factorization, LCM, GCD), rational and irrationals (applying
the operations).
d. Sequence concepts such as: arithmetic (finding the nth term, finding the sum of the n
terms), geometric (finding the nth term, finding the sum of the n terms) and Fibonacci
(Golden ratio, Fibonacci in nature).
6. Use the concept of probability to solve problems involving odds and expected value.
7. Apply mathematical concepts to solve real world problems from disciplines such as the
sciences, economics, automotive, computer science, or sports and recreation.
Attendance: Regular class attendance is required.
* You can be dropped from the class for having more than 4 absences. Please discuss any
anticipated absences with me as soon as possible.
* Late arrival and early departure from class may be counted as an absence.
* In the event of an absence, you are responsible to learn of any class announcements and all of
the material covered.
* The last day to drop this class with a “W” recorded is November 7th. It is YOUR responsibility
to drop the class by this date if you choose to do so. After this date, anyone still enrolled in the class will
receive a passing or failing grade at the end of the semester.
Homework: Homework is due on the day of the corresponding unit quiz or exam. Homework should be
neat and organized with the following:
1. Name is to be written on the right hand corner of each page, stapled in order
2. Problems should be arranged vertically down, no columns
3. All work is to be written in pencil, with all necessary steps and in numerical order.
**Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in loss of points for that assignment.
Homework Exercises
EOO means every other odd. For example, for 2.3 do 1, 5, 9, 13, . . . , 81.
Homework exercises are subject to change.
1.1: 1-49 ODD
1.2: 1-55 ODD
1.3: 1-61 ODD
Rev. 1: 1-53 ODD
2.1: 1-93 EOO
2.2: 1-59 ODD
2.3: 1-113 EOO
2.4: 1-77 ODD
2.5: 1-13 ODD
3.1: 1-83 ODD
3.2: 1-61 ODD
3.3:
3.4:
4.1:
4.2:
4.3:
4.4:
5.1:
5.7:
5.8:
6.1:
6.2:
1-73 ODD
1-73 ODD
1-77 ODD
1-49 ODD
1-61 ODD
1-65 ODD
1-73 ODD
1-83 ODD
1-31 ODD
1-99 ODD
1-75 ODD
6.3:
6.4:
8.1:
8.2:
8.3:
8.4:
8.5:
9.1:
9.2:
9.3:
9.4:
1-53 ODD
1-55 ODD
1-67 ODD
1-53 ODD
1-41 ODD
1-35 ODD
1-23 ODD
1-29 ODD
1-75 ODD
1-57 ODD
1-53 ODD
Methods of Evaluation/Grading Policy: A student's grade will be based on multiple measures of
student’s performance, including: Homework Exercises, Learning Team Assignments, 8 quizzes, 4
exams, and a comprehensive final exam.
The following is an approximation of the grade breakdown with the exception that you must receive
higher than 59.9% on the final to receive a grade of a C or higher in the course:
20% - Comprehensive Final Exam
40% - 4 in class exams (10% each)
10% - Learning Team Assignments
20% - Homework
10% - Quizzes
*** To support your efforts to succeed in this class, it is highly recommended that you utilize the free
math tutoring services available in the STEM Center or the Tutoring Center.
Make-ups: Make-up exams or quizzes will be allowed in the case of an unexpected, documented
emergency only. The student is responsible for providing documentation and scheduling the date for a
make-up in a timely manner. If you know that you will have a conflict beforehand, notify me
immediately to see if we may be able to work something out in advance of your conflict. There should
be no non-emergency make-ups since all dates are communicated well in advance.
Additional Assistance: To support your efforts to succeed in this class, it is highly recommended that
you utilize the free math tutoring services available in the STEM Center or the Tutoring Center. If you
are in need of additional help to achieve the learning outcomes for this class, you are encouraged to
enroll in Math 198, Supervised Tutoring. The H-building STEM center tutor station will provide students
with an add code to enroll in this free non-credit class. There students have access to instructors, tutors,
and other resources including instructional videos, calculators, and solution manuals.
DSPS Accommodations: Academic accommodations are available for students with disabilities. If you
suspect that you have a learning disability, or require services for any other type of disability, please
contact Disabled Student Programs and Services.
Cheating: While I encourage students to work together on their homework and to study for exams, I do
NOT tolerate cheating and will report any one that is caught cheating in my class. The penalty for
cheating can range anywhere from a zero on the assignment or test to being removed from class or the
college. There is no shame in failing a class, only in failing to try. Things that I consider cheating are
using books or notes on a test, claiming someone else’s work as your own, subscribing to homework
cheating websites, hacking computers, stealing exams, etc. If you are in doubt whether the activity is
cheating or not, you should ask me.
Classroom Behavior: I expect every person in my class to respect ever other person in my class. I do
not tolerate noise-makers (i.e. cells phones, pagers, playing video games in class, music playing devices,
etc.). All students in this class must adhere to the policies outlined in the Cuyamaca College catalog.
Math 120, Fall 2014, Class Schedule
Subject to Change Due to Unforeseen Circumstances
Guideline to follow so that you can stay on-track.
This is a 3-unit course. Therefore, you should plan on studying and working on
assignments at least 6 hours per week outside the classroom.
Week of
Mon
Tues
8/18
Critical Thinking
1.1-1.2
Critical Thinking
1.3
8/25
Critical Thinking
Review
QUIZ on Unit 1
Sets 2.1
9/1
Holiday
Sets
2.2-2.3
9/8
QUIZ on Unit 2
Sets 2.4
Sets 2.5 and
Practice Exam
9/15
EXAM 1
Logic
3.1-3.2
9/22
Logic
3.3-3.4
QUIZ on Unit 3
Systems of Num.
4.1
9/29
Systems of Num.
4.2-4.3
QUIZ on Unit 4
Systems of Num.
4.4
10/6
Review on Unit 4
& Practice Exam
EXAM 2
10/13
Number Theory
5.1 & 5.7
Number Theory
5.8 & Review
10/20
QUIZ on Unit 5
Geometry 6.1
Geometry
6.2-6.3
10/27
QUIZ on Unit 6
Geometry 6.4
Review of Unit 6 &
Practice Exam
11/3
EXAM 3
Consumer Math
8.1-8.2
11/10
Consumer Math
8.3-8.4
11/17
QUIZ on Unit 8
Probability 9.1
Probability
9.2 and 9.3
11/24
QUIZ on Unit 9
Probability 9.4
Review of Unit 9 &
Practice Exam
12/1
EXAM 4
Review for
Final Exam
12/8
No Class
FINAL EXAM
Holiday
Wed
Thurs
Fri
Holiday
Holiday
Consumer Math
8.5 & Review
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