Contemporary Mathematics

Course Details

Course Number: 1053  Section Number: 301

Summer I 2011

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 213

Days & Times:

MTWR 10:10-12:10 except 1st week TWRF 10:10-12:10



Course Attachments

Textbooks

Excursions in Modern Mathematics
Peter Tannenbaum 7th edition
  ISBN: 978 0321 568038

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Joel Schmitter   
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Course Objectives

The course is a survey of the use of mathematics in the modern world. Topics include: the theory of elections and apportionment, graphs and networks, and probability and statistics.


Course Expectations

There will be 3 multiple choice exams worth 100 points each, these will be worth a total of 84% of your final grade . There will be 12 multiple choice homework sets that will be worth 16% of your final grade. The two lowest homework scores will be dropped. No late homework will be accepted..


Grading Standards

% of total points      Grade

                 90 - 100              A

                 80 - 89                B

                 70 - 79                C

                 60 - 69                D

                   0 - 59                F

        


Final Exam6/30/2011  10:10

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

The two lowest homework scores will be dropped. No late homework will be accepted.. If you miss an exam you must arrange to makeup the exam before the next class period. Only one exam can be made up.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

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As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

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Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

A student with more than 4 absences may be dropped from the course.

 

 


Other Policies

                                                         MATH 1053

                                             CONTEMPORARY MATH

Instructor: Joel Schmitter

Office : Bolin 118 P

Phone : 397-4262

Office Hours :    MTWRF          7:40 - 8:00  and  1:30 - 3:10

                   or by appointment

 

Prerequisites: Math 1003 or a satisfactory score on the placement exam.

 

Grading:  There will be 3 multiple choice exams worth 100 points each, these will be worth a total of 84% of your final grade . There will be 12 multiple choice homework sets that will be worth 16% of your final grade. The two lowest homework scores will be dropped. No late homework will be accepted.. If you miss an exam you must arrange to makeup the exam before the next class period. Only one exam can be made up.

 

             % of total points      Grade

                 90 - 100              A

                 80 - 89                B

                 70 - 79                C

                 60 - 69                D

                   0 - 59                F

        

Attendance: A student with more than 4 absences may be dropped from the course.

 

  Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.

 

 

Course Outline:   The following is a tentative outline of the material to

be covered in this course, and the pace at which it should be covered.  Due to the fast pace of the summer session, it is recommended that each student read the sections listed for each day prior to coming to class.

 

                                                 1 Tue              5/30     1.1 - 1.5

                                                 2 Wed                        6/1       1.6, 2.1 - 2.4

                                                                                     3 Thur             6/2       2.5, 3.1 - 3.4,                  Homework Chap  1 due

                                                                                     4 Fri                6/3       3.5 - 3.7, 4.1 - 4.2           Homework Chap  2 due

 

                                                                                     5 Mon             6/6       4.3 - 4.8                          Homework Chap  3 due

                                                                                     6 Tue              6/7       4.8, Review                    Homework Chap  4 due

                                                                                                                         7 Wed            6/8       Test 1   Chapters 1 - 4,   Start Chapter 5           

                                                 8 Thur            6/9        5.1 - 5.5

 

                                                 9 Mon             6/13     5.6 - 5.7, 6.1 - 6.3

                                                                                    10 Tue             6/14     6.4 - 6.8                          Homework Chap  5 due

                                                                                    11 Wed            6/15    7.1 - 7.5                          Homework Chap  6 due

                                                                        12 Thur            6/16     8.1 - 8.7                          Homework Chap  7 due

 

                                                                                    13 Mon            6/20     8.7, Review                    Homework Chap  8 due

                                                            14 Tue             6/21     Test 2  Chapters 5 - 8,  Start Chapter 13

                                                                        15 Wed           6/22     13.1 - 13.5      

                                                                                    16 Thur            6/23     14.1 - 14.4                      Homework Chap 13 due

 

                                                                                    17 Mon            6/27     15.1 - 15.7                      Homework Chap 14 due

                                                                                    18 Tue             6/28     16.1 - 16.7                      Homework Chap 15 due

                                                                                    19 Wed           6/29     16.7, Review                  Homework Chap 16 due

                                                                                                20 Thur            6/30     Test 3  Chapters 13 - 16       


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