10:00 - 10:50 MWF
Prerequisite: Math 1003, Math THEA score of 270, Math Accuplacer score of 90 or satisfactory score on placement exam.
A survey of the use of mathematics in the modern world. Topics include: theory of elections and apportionment, graphs and networks, growth and symmetry, or statistics.
Calculators: Any hand-held silent calculator except for cell phone.
Attendance: Class attendance is important for successful completion of the course. Students are expected to arrive on time and remain in class until dismissed. Students may be dropped for excessive absences (more than 5) unless there are extenuating circumstances.
Exams & Final Exam: If you must miss an exam, please notify your instructor as soon as possible and arrange to take the test in advance. Make-up tests will be given prior to the return of that test to any Contemporary class if possible; otherwise, a grade of “0” will be recorded. The final exam can be used to replace the lowest test grade.
Grading: Your grade will be based on online homework and exams. These items will be weighted as follows:
Online Homework (MyMathLab) 20%
Unit 1 Exam (chapters 1-4) 20%
Unit 2 Exam (chapters 5-8) 20%
Unit 3 Exam (chapters 13-16) 20%
Final Exam (Comprehensive) 20%
Grades will be computed on the usual basis, 90% and above for an A, 80% for a B, etc.
Online Homework: ***MyMathLab is a required portion of this course.***
This program is installed on the computers in the Bolin 103, Bolin 109, Clark Student Center, Library, Dillard, and Bea Wood computer labs. You may also choose to use your personal computer; however, you will need to download necessary plug-ins. An online homework assignment has been created for each textbook chapter covered in class. Online homework problems may be printed, and the answers entered at a later time. Your lowest two homework scores will be dropped and the remaining scores will be averaged to determine your homework grade for the course. The assigned problems represent a minimum number of problems to be worked. Additional problems are available from the book but these will not be graded. You are strongly encouraged to work additional problems. Any changes to the assignment schedule will be announced in class and will be recorded on the MML website.