Course Syllabus - Bakersfield College

Course Syllabus
BSAD B51 Business Mathematics
Fall Semester 2015
CRN: 71164 meets MW 9:35 – 11:00 a.m.
Office: Business B-1
Phone (661) 395-4363
9 – 9:30 a.m.
11 – 12:30 p.m.
Michael Ivey, Professor
Bakersfield College
1801 Panorama Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93305
e-mail: [email protected]
Office Hours
9 – 9:30 a.m.
11 – 12:30 p.m.
5:30 – 6 p.m.
Other times by appointment
5:30 – 6 p.m.
Course Description: This course emphasizes basic arithmetic skills reviewed and applied to the
solution of business problems. Emphasizes bank records, invoices, cash and trade discounts, markup
and markdown, inventory valuation, payroll, simple and compound interest, promissory notes,
installment buying, stocks and bonds, amortization, real estate loans, property tax, personal income
tax, depreciation, and insurance.
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Solve trade discount problems using net cost equivalent factors and interpret cash discount
terms of various types.
2. Create payroll records involving incentive piecework schedules and FICA, SDI and withholding
3. Solve for unknown cost, markup, or sales price from partial data, convert markup on sales to
markup on cost and distinguish between the two.
4. Illustrate an inventory valuation using LIFO, FIFO, average and specific identification methods.
5. Solve interest problems for unknown principal, rate, or time factors.
6. Determine the proceeds of a three-party note when a simple interest note is discounted to a
7. Use correctly the procedure for determining the present value of an annuity. Determine the
appropriate payments into a sinking fund to retire debt.
8. Analyze annual interest (annual percentage rate) for an installment loan in accordance with
federal Truth-in-Lending Act. Determine a partial loan payoff amount using the Rule of '78.
Amortize a long-term loan by periodic payments.
9. Construct and manipulate cost, salvage value and useful life of a plant asset to determine
depreciation by straight line, declining balance, units of production, and accelerated cost
recovery methods.
Required Text and Materials:
Practical Business Math Procedures 11th Edition, Jeffrey Slater; Copyright 2014. ISBN-13
9780077701505 McGraw Hill.
A simple calculator (one that adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides)
Chapter Quizzes (4 @ 100)
Homework (5 pts per chapter)
Final Examination
Total Points Available
Points Available
Percentage Scale
A = 100 – 90%
B = 89 – 80%
C = 79 – 70%
D = 69 – 60%
F = below 60%
Points Scale
524 – 585
465 – 523
407 – 464
348 – 406
0 – 347
There is a direct correlation between attendance and your grade. The fewer days missed, the higher
your grade. In the above grading scale, attendance is not considered as part of your grade, but you
will miss instructor and class discussions that may help you understand material that is important.
Please try to attend regularly and on time, if you know you will be absent, please let the instructor
know immediately. Any work missed is your responsibility to make up and the instructor will not
remind you of missed work. Late assignments will be accepted but there will be a 10% penalty for
each week the assignment is late. After 2 weeks, the assignment will no longer be accepted.
BC Attendance Policy: Students who have been absent from a class should notify the instructor of
the reason for the absence. Absence in no way relieve students of responsibility for work missed.
Excessive absences may result in the student being dropped from the course. Instructors may drop a
student from a course when absences number the equivalent of two weeks of class recorded from
the first day of instruction. If particular circumstances warrant and can be justified academically,
faculty members may drop students after less than two weeks of absences. Faculty members may
give consideration to excusing students from classes to participate in scheduled college activities
(athletics, music, field trips, etc.). The student must make arrangements in advance to make up the
work to be missed.
Class Rules:
1. Attend class promptly as required by your schedule.
2. Be prepared before you come to class, including having assignments read and homework
3. Take notes in class to help remind you of topics discussed when reviewing chapter tests.
4. The student is on his or her honor. This means cheating is unacceptable and will not be
tolerated. Anyone found cheating in this course will be referred to the Dean of Students.
5. It is your responsibility to drop the course if you stop attending – not the instructor’s.
6. If you feel you are not getting what you expect or deserve from the instructor, talk to him. It
will not affect your grade!
****Students with disabilities who believe they may need accommodations in this class are
encouraged to contact Disabled Student Programs & Services located at Student Services Building,
1st Floor, Counseling Center (661-395-4334), as soon as possible to better ensure such
accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
Schedule (Tentative)
Week Number
Class Discussions
Chapter 2: Fractions
Chapter 3: Decimals
Chapter 4: Banking
Test on Chapters 2 - 4
Chapter 5: Using Equations to Solve Business
September 6:
Last day to drop
semester length
classes without
receiving W grades
Chapter 6: Percent and their Applications in
Chapter 7: Trade and Cash Discounts
Chapter 8: Markup and Markdown
Test on Chapters 5 – 8
Chapter 9: Payroll
Test on Chapter 9
Chapter 10: Simple Interest
Chapter 11: Promissory Notes
Chapter 12: Compound Interest and Present
Chapter 13: Annuities
October 30:
Last day to withdraw
from semester length
classes and receive W
Chapter 14: Installment Buying
Test on Chapters 10 -- 14
Chapter 17: Depreciation
Chapter 18: Inventory
Chapter 19: Taxes
Chapter 20: Insurance
Final Exam on Chapters 17 – 20
Monday, December 7, 2015 from 10 – 11:50
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