M W F 11:00 - 11:50
A survey of the use of mathematics in the modern world. Topics include: theory of elections, apportionment, and fair division; use of graphs to solve the postman problem, the traveling salesman problem, minimum cost networks problems, and scheduling problems; and introduction to statistics
Prerequisites : MATH 1003, math THEA score of 270, math Accuplacer score of 90, or satisfactory score on placement exam
Each student will need to have a calculator available for some of the material of the course. A four-function calculator with a square root (/) key will suffice.
Each student must purchase an access key to MyLab/Mastering, a course presentation system provided by Pearson Publishing Company. The key may be purchased through the campus bookstore, or directly at pearsonmylabandmastering.com. The homework assignments will be done online, although quizzes and unit tests will be done in class.
The access key provides access to an electronic version of the text. Students may wish to purchase a hard copy too.
To enroll in the on-line course use the course code tucker94389 and the zip code 76308
The course is broken up into three units, each consisting of four chapters from the text. They are:
Unit 1 Social Choice Chapters 1 through 4
Unit 2 Management Science Chapters 5 through 8
Unit 3 Statistics Chapters 13 through 16
Graded work in each unit consists of a homework set and a quiz for each chapter of the unit, followed by a unit test over the entire unit (all four chapters). Homework assignments should be completed before taking the chapter quiz. However, students may redo homework problems after taking quizzes or tests to improve homework grades. All homework assignments must be completed no later than the day of the final exam.
Each unit will be weighted equally in the final grade
There are three graded components to the course:
Unit tests 75%
All chapter homework assignments will be used to determine the homework score, but only the highest three quizzes out of the four in each unit will be used to determine the over-all quiz score.
The following grade scale will be used to determine the final grade for the course
90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 59% F
All hoework is done on MyLab/Mastering on the web.
Quizzes will be answered on the paper provided by the instructor.
Unit tests will be multiple choice and each student must provide a long Scantron form for each test, and use a pencil to fill out the form. Any changes must be made by erasing the incorrect answer neatly and completely.
Students should finish each homework assignment by the homework due date listed on the syllabus given below.
2012-2014 Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog (page 71)
Class Attendance. "Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes in which they are enrolled... A student with excessive absences may be dropped from the course by the instructor." (Read the intervening part in the MSU Undergraduate Catalog, Volume LXXIX, Number 1, 2012-2014).
Note: If a justifiable or authorized absence should occur, it is the responsibility of the student to make up all work missed. If a student misses a scheduled exam, he/she must be prepared to take the test immediately upon returning to class, or else no makeup will be given and the grade on the exam will be a zero. If a student knows in advance that he/she will miss an exam, every effort should be made to notify the instructor of this situation prior to the exam. An "absence" is defined as not being physically present in the classroom for the entire period. A student who comes in late or leaves early may be counted absent for the class period.
"EXCESSIVE ABSENCES" will be defined as FOUR (4) OR MORE UNJUSTIFIABLE ABSENCES.
Electronic Communication During Class: Students may not use cell phones, computers, ipads, tablets or other electronic devices to communicate with other individuals inside or outside of the classroom.
Any student found using any device other than a calculator during a test will be considered to be cheating, and will be subject to receiving a zero on the assignment. Cell phones are not acceptable for calculators on exams.
Students may use cell phones or cameras to copy material on the board, but electronic communication during class is not permitted.
Students may use personal computers to take notes during class, but again, communication with other people, surfing the web, playing games, or working on assignments for other classes is not permitted during this class. At the teacher's sole discretion, a device capable of electronic communication may be confiscated for the remainder of the class period.
Entering the class late or leaving the class early is a disturbance to the other students and to the teacher. Each student is expected to treat the other students and the teacher with respect. Any student who is being disruptive to the class may be asked to leave the classroom and will be counted absent for that day.