Business Math, Fall 2014 1319 BUS 110-OLA (Full Online) 5 credits September 22 – December 9 Instructor Bonnie Blair (Bonnie) Office: Adjunct Faculty Center Telephone number: 253-460-2399 E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: By Appointment Schedule 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 interest. Prerequisites: Math 085 with a C or higher Instructional 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 & Supplemental Materials Textbook: PRACTICAL BUSINESS MATH W/CONNECT PLUS ACCESS CARD by 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 requirements, http://www.tacomacc.edu/areasofstudy/learningoptions/elearning/onlineclasses/gettingstar 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. Business Math 110 Online Fall 2014 Syllabus 1319 Homework / Assignments 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/Tests 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. 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: https://connect.mheducation.com/class/b-blair-business-math-110---fall-2014--fullonline 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 https://connect.mheducation.com/class/b-blair-business-math-110---fall-2014--fullonline and click “Register Now.” Support & Tips: If you have any issues while registering or using Connect, please contact McGraw-Hill’s CARE team through http://www.mhhe.com/support. 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. Instructor 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 include: 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. 2 Business Math 110 Online Fall 2014 Syllabus 1319 Evaluation Criteria Final Grades will be based on the following Final Exam Tests and Quizzes Homework & Assignments 30% 40% 30% All assignments are due according to the dates on the calendar and Connect. . Any Late Homework will receive a 20% grade reduction. Grading 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 possible. Grade A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D E Academic Dishonesty Percent 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: www.tacomacc.edu/catalog/12-13catalog/academic-dishonesty.htm 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. 3 Business Math 110 Online Fall 2014 Syllabus 1319 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 http://www.tacomacc.edu/resourcesandservices/accessservices/ Classroom Concerns/Disputes 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. Caveats The syllabus and schedule are subject to change. It is your responsibility to check Canvas for announcements. College Wide Learning Outcomes 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 Outcomes 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, LWC) Demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate, problem solve, make and communicate effective decisions about business or logistic situations. (COM, CRT, RES, LWC) 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, CRT, IIT) Consistently apply, role model, and communicate high standards of ethical judgment and behavior in the conduct of personal and business affairs. (COM, CRT, RES, LWC) 4 Business Math 110 Online Fall 2014 Syllabus 1319 Course Learning Objectives Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Calendar 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. (CRT,IIT, RES) 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. (COM, CRT, IIT) 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.. (CRT, IIT) 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. (CRT,IIT,RES) 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 5 Business 110 Full Online Fall 2014 Calendar of Assignments (Subject To Change) 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 Week One September 22 Homework 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 and 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. Business 110 Full Online Fall 2014 Calendar of Assignments (Subject To Change) Week Week Three October 6 Chapter 4 Homework 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 Problems: 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. 2 Business 110 Full Online Fall 2014 Calendar of Assignments (Subject To Change) Week Weeks Six and Seven October 27 Chapter 9 Homework 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. 3 Business 110 Full Online Fall 2014 Calendar of Assignments (Subject To Change) Week Homework Due Date Weeks Ten and Read Chapter 15 Eleven November 17 Connect Assignment #15 Mortgage Problem, found in Canvas, submit via Canvas Chapters 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 Submit) Tuesday, December 2 11:59 p.m. Connect Quiz Chapters 15 and 17 FINAL Final Exam (Connect) Comprehensive Timed Problems on Test similar to those on Connect Assignments Study for Final 4 Available Friday, December 5 through Tuesday, December 9 Must be completed by Tuesday, December 9 at 11:59 p.m.