# MATH 130 MATH IN ACTION Syllabus Summer 2015 Instructor

```MATH 130 MATH IN ACTION
Syllabus Summer 2015
Instructor: Junyi Dong
email: jdong9@binghamton.edu
office: Whitney Hall 308
office hours: TWR 1-3 pm; or by appointment
class time &amp; location: MTWRF 9:50-11:50, SL 206
class website: http://jdong.weebly.com/
Text: MATH 130, F. Guzman, L.C. Kappe, Binghamton University
Course Description: The goal of this course is to provide students with an experience in
quantitative reasoning and data analysis through mathematical modeling of some real life problems including a hands-on approach. Further emphasis will be on illustrating the importance,
relevance, and currency of mathematics in the modern world. The topics covered include: voting
methods, weighted voting systems, apportionment, fair division, counting problems, probability,
measuring populations, statistics, normal distributions, statistical inference.
Homework: 20%
Test 1: 10%
Test 2: 20%
Test 3: 20%
Final Exam (Cumulative): 30%
93% will be an A, 90% will be an A−, 87% a B +, 83% a B, 80% a B − and 60% or above is a pass.
More about exams: No books, notes, calculator or cell phones are allowed during exams.
Make-Up Policy
1. There will be no late homework accepted for any reason whatsoever.
2. If you miss an exam due to exceptional circumstances you should contact me as soon as
possible, no later than 24 hours after the test is given.
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3. To be eligible for a makeup test you must provide an original document which excuses
your absence such as a doctor’s note or a police ticket. I will take the document from you.
The document should be issued to you on the test’s day. For example, if you missed a test
on Friday, you should provide me a doctor’s note from Friday.
Course Schedule
Date
May 26
May 27
May 28
May 29
June 1
June 2
June 3
June 4
June 5
June 8
June 9
June 10
Topics
1.1; 1.2
1.2
1.2
Test 1
1.3
1.3;1.4;1.5
2.1;2.2;2.3
2.3;2.4
2.4
TBA
Test 2
3.1
Remark
HW1 Due
HW 2 Due
Date
June 11
June 12
June 15
June 16
June 17
June 18
June 19
June 22
June 23
June 24
June 25
June 26
Topics
3.1
3.2
3.2
TBA
Test 3
4.1
4.1
4.2
4.2
4.3;4.4
TBA
Final
Remark
HW 3 Due
HW 4 Due
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