Business 110 Full Online Fall 2014 Calendar of Assignments

Business Math, Fall 2014
1319 BUS 110-OLA (Full Online)
5 credits
September 22 – December 9
Bonnie Blair (Bonnie)
Office: Adjunct Faculty Center
Telephone number: 253-460-2399
E-mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: By Appointment
Fully Online Course
Catalog Description
A review of basic math and its application to business problems. Topics include bank
reconciliation, discounts, taxes, installment buying, payroll, insurance, depreciation, and
Prerequisites: Math 085 with a C or higher
Methods Used
The class will be administered in an on-line format through Canvas. As such, you will be
required to use a greater amount of self-discipline and independent effort than you might
otherwise use in a normal face-to-face format. Assignments will be from the textbook,
worksheets and Connect, an on-line tool. Students must purchase a Connect code in order to
fulfill the requirements of the course. It is important that you spend the required amount of
time to read each assigned chapter and complete problems to understand the math concepts
being introduced.
Textbooks &
Jeffrey Slater, 11th Full Edition. (Note : You can buy a used book without the code and
purchase the code online at the publisher’s website – credit/debit card required.
 Other Supplies: Notebook paper, pencils, erasers, and calculator.
 Computer: Student-owned computers must have access to the internet (see computer
ted/ Alternatively, students may use college computers in any of the TCC Computer Labs.
If you have a problem with your home computer or internet connection, it is your
responsibility to find another computer in order to complete your work.
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Homework /
The class will consist of reading chapters, working through all examples in the chapter,
completing assigned homework and reviewing PowerPoint presentations and Tegrity
recordings. Graded work, not on Connect, will be graded within one week of submission.
Quizzes and Tests will be assigned and completed on Connect and will be timed. Calculators
are allowed.
Final Exam
The Final Exam is administered through Connect.
McGraw-Hill’s Connect is a web-based assignment and assessment solution required for this
course. Connect is designed to assist you with your coursework based on your needs.
Access: Connect access codes are packaged with a new textbook in the bookstore, at no
additional cost. Connect can also be purchased online at our section’s Connect web address:
If you purchase Connect online, you will have the option of purchasing Connect or
ConnectPlus, which includes an interactive eBook to supplement the required textbook for this
course. NOTE: You can register in Connect and have access without a code for a limited time
period (typically three weeks).
Registration: To register in Connect, please visit and click “Register Now.”
Support & Tips: If you have any issues while registering or using Connect, please contact
McGraw-Hill’s CARE team through To avoid problems
related to unexpected technical issues, you are advised not to wait until the last moment to
complete assignments. Please review your “Student Quick Tips” for further support.
As the instructor, I will work to create an atmosphere that will encourage and support your
mastery of business math concepts. As such, objectives for which I will strive to meet
Provide a schedule of activities that is clear and communicate changes by email.
Grade assignments, quizzes, etc. within one week of the due date.
Answer email within 24 hours during the week. E-mails sent on Friday after 3 pm and on
weekends will receive a response no later than Monday.
Provide feedback that is thorough and meaningful.
Be available for students
Equip students with general skills applicable to multiple career paths.
Administer fair and equitable policies and procedures to all students.
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Evaluation Criteria
Final Grades will be based on the following
Final Exam
Tests and Quizzes
Homework & Assignments
All assignments are due according to the dates on the calendar and Connect. . Any Late
Homework will receive a 20% grade reduction.
Grades will be posted to Canvas as soon as assignments are graded. Remember, Canvas only
shows the grade for work submitted. If you have missing assignments, your grade does not
reflect that fact. Canvas grades may be subject to change due to input errors. If you need
assistance accessing your Canvas account, please notify the eLearning department. If you
think there has been an error in recording your grade, contact your instructor as soon as
Academic Dishonesty
93 to 100%
90 to 92%
87 to 89%
83 to 86%
80 to 82%
77 to 79%
73 to 76%
70 to 72%
67 to 69%
63 to 66%
Below 63%
“As stated in the TCC catalog, ‘Students are expected to be honest and forthright in their
academic endeavors. Cheating, plagiarism, fabrication or other forms of academic dishonesty
corrupt the learning process and threaten the educational environment for all students.’ The
complete Administrative Process for Academic Dishonesty is available on the TCC website at:
In this course, sanctions for academic dishonesty will be as follows:
During an test, exam or quiz, if you are found to have received or given
unsanctioned help or if you have used unsanctioned outside materials, you will be
dismissed from the class and receive a failing grade for the course. If you submit
an assignment that is the work of someone else, you will be dismissed from class
and receive a failing grade for the course. If you allow someone to use your work
to be represented as his/her own original work, then you will be dismissed from
class and receive a failing grade in the course.
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Access Services
Serving Persons
with Special Needs
Access Services assures that students with disabilities have equal access to programs
and activities offered at the college. Access Services’ staff is charged with
coordinating services and fostering student independence. TCC is committed to
making sure all students with disabilities receive appropriate accommodations. To
receive academic accommodations, students must provide official documentation to
the disability specialist. To learn about options and opportunities, visit ACCESS
SERVICES, located in the Assessment Center in Building 7, or call 253 460-3995 to
make an appointment, or visit
If you have questions or concerns about this class or me, please do not hesitate to
come to talk with me about your concerns. If we are unable to resolve your concerns,
you may talk next with the center director, Janine Mott. Janine can assist with
information about additional steps, if needed.
The syllabus and schedule are subject to change. It is your responsibility to check
Canvas for announcements.
College Wide
Tacoma Community College has identified six college-wide student learning
outcomes that form the foundation of our educational emphasis: 1) communication
(COM), 2) critical thinking & problem-solving (CRT), 3) responsibility & ethics
(RES), 4) information & information technology (IIT), 5) living & working
cooperatively (LWC), and 6) core of knowledge (COK).
Program Learning
Upon successful completion of the Associates in Applied Sciences degree in Business,
students will:
Be able to identify, select, communicate, and implement sound and appropriate
business management or logistic concepts, strategies, and best practices in the
pursuit of effective and efficient business operations. (COM, CRT, RES, IIT,
Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate, problem solve, make and
communicate effective decisions about business or logistic situations. (COM,
Display effective interpersonal communication, leadership, motivation, and team
dynamics skills in their interactions with others. (COM, CRT, RES, LWC)
Communicate effectively about business management or logistic issues, including
the demonstration of competence with a wide variety of electronic tools to
research, analyze, manage, and present information orally and in writing. (COM,
Consistently apply, role model, and communicate high standards of ethical
judgment and behavior in the conduct of personal and business affairs. (COM,
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Course Learning
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Solve business-related word problems using any of the following: whole numbers,
decimals, fractions, mixed numbers, and percentages. (COM,CRT,RES)
Round whole numbers, decimals, and percentages to a stated place value. (CRT,IIT)
Convert between whole numbers, decimals, fractions, mixed numbers, and percentages.
Convert between American and any foreign currency given a conversion rate. (CRT,IIT)
Use algebra to solve business-related word problems. (COM,CRT,IIT,RES)
Define and state the purpose of signature cards, checks, deposit slips, check stubs, check
registers, and endorsements. (COM,CRT,IIT,RES)
Complete bank documents including a check register, deposit slip and bank
reconciliation. (CRT,IIT,RES)
Solve for the unknown in the percentage formula. (CRT,IIT)
Calculate percentage increase or decrease. (CRT,IIT)
Define, compare, and contrast weekly, biweekly, semimonthly and monthly pay periods.
Calculate gross pay with overtime for the following types of pay: salary, hourly, straight
piece, differential pay, straight commission with draw, and salary plus commission..
Calculate Federal Income Tax (FIT), Social Security and Medicare (FICA), and state
and federal unemployment taxes (SUTA) and (FUTA). (CRT, IIT)
Calculate simple interest and maturity value. (CRT, IIT)
Solve for the unknown in the simple interest formula. (CRT,IIT)
Calculate partial note payments before due date using the US Rule. (CRT, IIT)
Calculate the amount financed, finance charge, and deferred payment for any
installment loan. (CRT,IIT,RES)
Calculate the rebate and payoff for Rule of 78. (CRT,IIT,RES)
Calculate the Average Daily Balance and finance charge on credit cards. (CRT,IIT,RES)
Calculate the monthly mortgage payment and prepare an amortization schedule.
Calculate the total cost of interest over the life of a mortgage. (CRT, IIT)
Calculate depreciation using the following methods: straight-line, units-of-production,
and declining balance. (CRT,IIT)
See Separate Calendar
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Fall 2014 Calendar of Assignments
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Read: Read Chapters as assigned and work through all examples. As you read chapters in your text always take the
Practice Quizzes throughout the chapter and the Summary Practice Quiz at the end of the chapter. There is a
Chapter Organizer at the end of each chapter which does a fantastic job of summarizing the chapter. This is a great
study tool.
Connect Assignments: McGraw-Hill’s Connect is a web-based assignment and assessment solution required for
this course. Connect Assignments (CA) will be assigned for each chapter. Due Dates will be shown on Connect
when the assignment is posted. Assignments not started before the due date will no longer be available. You can
check your answers on the assignments before you submit, so you should receive 100% on all your assignments.
End of Chapter/Appendix Problems: These problems will be found at the end of each chapter or from
Appendix A in the Text – “Additional Homework by Learning Unit.” Check figures for the odd-numbered
problems can be found in Appendix C at the end of the text. This written homework must be submitted
electronically through Canvas. Either scan it and save it as a .pdf or .jpeg, take a picture of it with your phone, or do
the work in Word or Excel and then submit it through the appropriate drop box.
Practice Problems: Remember – The best way to learn math is to practice – So do extra problems if you are
having difficulty in any areas. Most of the Practice Problems assigned come from Appendix A in the Text –
“Additional Homework by Learning Unit.” These problems are not submitted.
Connect Quizzes: Connect Quizzes will be assigned through Connect and will be timed.
Tests: Unit Tests and the Final Exam will be administered through Connect and will be timed.
Week One
September 22
Read Chapters 1 & 2
Due Date
Connect Assignment-Chapters 1 and 2
Chapters 1 & 2 End of Chapter/Appendix Problems/Appendix A
Problems: * (Appendix A-Pages A-A9):
Sunday, September 28
11:59 p.m.
Learning Unit 1-1: #4, #5, Learning Unit 1-2: #9,
#10, Learning Unit 1-3: #1C, #3C, #6, #9, #13
Learning Unit 2-2: #7, #8, Learning Unit 2-3: #5, #7
(Remember Practice Problems are not submitted.)
Tuesday, September 30
11:59 p.m.
Connect Quiz: Chapters 1 and 2
Week Two
September 29
Chapter 3
Test I
Read Chapter 3
Connect Assignment-Chapter 3
Foreign Exchange Exercise (Canvas)
(Submit through Canvas)
Sunday, October 5
11:59 p.m.
End of Chapter/Appendix Problems/Appendix A
Problems: * (Appendix A-Pages A11 to A15)
Learning Unit 3-1: 5f, 5g, 5h, 6b, 6c, 7
Learning Unit 3-2: 3a, 3d, 4b, 4d, 5a, 5b,5g, 5h, 6-11
*Remember Practice Problems are not submitted
Test I, Chapters 1-3 (Connect)
Tuesday, October 7
11:59 p.m.
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Week Three
October 6
Chapter 4
Read Chapter 4
Due Date
Connect Assignment #4
End of Chapter/Appendix Problems:
Word Problems 4-8 and 4-10 (Pages 108-109)
(Submit through Canvas)
Sunday, October 12
11:59 p.m.
Practice Problems (Appendix A-Pages A-16 to A-18):
Learning Unit 4-2: Problems 1-7
Week Four
October 13
Read Chapter 5
Chapter 5
End of Chapter/Appendix A Problems:
Connect Assignment #5A
Learning Unit 5-1: Problems 1 a-d and 2 a-p found
on Page A-18 of Appendix A in the back of your text.
Please show all steps.
Sunday, October 19
11:59 p.m.
Connect Assignment #5B
End of Chapter/Appendix Problems/Appendix A
Learning Unit 5-2: Word Problems 2, 3, 5, 7 and 8
found on Pages A-19 to A-20 of Appendix A in the
back of your text. Please show all steps.
Tuesday, October 21
Connect Quiz Chapter 5
Week Five
October 20
11:59 p.m.
Read Chapter 6
Connect Assignment #6
Chapter 6
Test IIChapters 4-6
End of Chapter/Appendix Problems:
Word Problems: 6-77, 6-78, 6-80, 6-84, and 6-85,
found at the end of the chapter on pages 168 to 169.
Please show all steps.
Sunday, October 26
11:59 p.m.
Connect Quiz Chapter 6
Tuesday, October 28
Test II- Chapters 4-6 (Connect)
11:59 p.m.
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Six and Seven
October 27
Chapter 9
Due Date
Read Chapter 9
Sunday, November 9
11:59 p.m.
Connect Assignment #9
End of Chapter Problems/Appendix A Problems:
Learning Unit 9-2, pages A-38 to A-39:
Word Problems 9-10 and 9-11
Tuesday, November 11
11:59 p.m.
Connect Quiz Chapter 9
Week Eight
November 10
Read Chapter 10
Connect Assignment #10
Chapter 10
Connect Assignment #10A
End of Chapter Problems/Appendix A Problems:
Learning Unit 10-1, pages A-39 to A-40:
Word Problems 5, 8, 9 & 10
Learning Unit 10-2, pages A-41 to A-42 :
Word Problems 5, 6 & 11
Learning Unit 10-3, page A-43:
Word Problem 3
Tuesday, November 18
11:59 p.m.
Connect Quiz Chapter 10
Week Nine
November 17
Chapter 14
Read Chapter 14
Connect Assignment #14
Practice Problems (Do not Submit):
Learning Unit 14-1, pages A-54 to A-55:
Drill Problems: 1-4 a and b
Learning Unit 14-2, pagesA-55 to A-56:
Drill Problems: 1-4 a and b
Word Problem: 6 a-d
Test IIIChapters 9, 10
and 14
Sunday, November 16
11:59 p.m.
Sunday November 23
11:59 p.m.
Test III – Chapters 9, 10 and 14
Tuesday, November 25
11:59 p.m.
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Due Date
Weeks Ten and Read Chapter 15
November 17 Connect Assignment #15
Mortgage Problem, found in Canvas, submit via Canvas
15 and 17
Sunday November 30
11:59 p.m.
Read Chapter 17
Connect Assignment #17
Practice Problems 17-15 to 17-18, page 435. (Do not
Tuesday, December 2
11:59 p.m.
Connect Quiz Chapters 15 and 17
Final Exam (Connect)
Problems on Test similar to those on Connect
Study for Final
Available Friday, December 5
through Tuesday, December 9
Must be completed by
Tuesday, December 9 at
11:59 p.m.
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