Math 1160

Summer II 2018

MTuThF 10:00 - 11:40

2271 Rood Hall

Mobius Strip

Instructor:

Jay Treiman, (269) 387-4571, jay.treiman at wmich.edu

      http://homepages.wmich.edu/~treiman , http://jaytreiman.com/WMU

 

Office:

5525 Everett Tower, M 10:00-10:50, TuThF 12:00-12:50 and by appointment

 

Textbook:

Finite Mathematics and Its Applications by Goldstein, et. al.

 

General:

The prerequisite for this class is Math 1100 at WMU. Inadequate algebra skills will make it very difficult to pass this class.

You are responsible for all material in the text and all material presented in class. This includes any material not in the text and all material in the text that was not presented in class.

It is expected that you will spend at least 2 to 3 hours outside class for every hour in class. Even though roll will not be taken, you are expected to attend all classes.

A list of expectations may be available.

You are expected to follow all university policies.

The last day to withdraw is July 23, 2018. A tentative schedule may be available.

 

Electronic Devices:

All cell phones, wireless devices, mp3/mp4 type media players, and similar devices are to be turned off and put away while you are in the classroom. Use of one of these devices during a quiz/exam will be considered cheating.

 

Calculator policy:

A TI-84 graphing calculator is highly recommended. We will use many features of these calculators. The TI-Nspire does almost everything that the TI-84 does, however, its use will not be supported by the instructor in this class

 

Homework:

The written homework to be handed in is in the content section of e-learning. Due dates are in the schedule.

 

On-Line Homework:

There will be on-line homework. The assignments are in MyMathLab with due dates. A link to access MyMathLab is at the top of the course e-learning page.

 

Quizzes:

There will be a quiz every Friday except during exam weeks. They will cover all of the material through the Tuesday before the quiz. No early or make up quizzes will be given.

 

In Class Work:

There may be assignments given to be worked in class. These may take from 10 to 50 minutes and will be graded. Some of these can be done in groups. The scores will be added to the quiz scores.

 

Maple assignments:

There will be assignments using Maple, a computer algebra system. These assignemnts will be in drop boxes on WMU's e-learning system. All assignments must be turned in through e-learning. More details will be available later.

 

Exam:

One exam plus a final exam will be given given. The tenative date for the exam is July 20, 2018.

 

Final Exam:

The final exam will be given on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 10:00 - 11:40 A.M. in the usual class room. It will be comprehensive.

 

Grading policy:

A grading scale will be announced shortly.

To pass this class with a "C" you must demonstrate that you can do all the required material.

The distribution of grades is as follows. The final exam is worth 40%, the exam is worth 30%, and the total from the quizzes, on-line homework, written homework, and in class work is worth 30%. The on-line homework will not count for more than 5% of your grade.

 

Jay Treiman: jay.treiman at wmich.edu