Math Analysis for Business

Course Details

Course Number: 1203  Section Number: 102

Fall 2014

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 312

Days & Times:

TR 12:30 - 1:50



Course Attachments

Policies and Syllaubs  1203 Policies & Schedule Fall 2014-Belcher-20140820-123146.doc

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Mrs. Sandra Belcher   
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Course Objectives

Review of algebra, linear and quadratic equations, graphs, progressions and mathematics of finance, and matrix operations. 


Course Expectations

Homework:   All homework will be done through the online program MyMathLabHomework assignments will be given daily.  It is your responsibility to attempt all assigned problems and to come to class prepared to discuss the material.  Also, daily homework quizzes may be instituted at the discretion of the instructor.

 

MyMathLab (MML)This program is installed on the computers in Bolin 103 and109, and in the 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. Online homework problems may be printed, and the answers entered at a later time. Homework problems are also available from the book but these will not be graded.  The assigned problems represent a minimum number of problems to be worked.  You are strongly encouraged to work additional problems.

 

Grading:   There will be three unit tests, a final exam, and a homework grade which will be generated from the MML assignments as well as any in-class quizzes.  The final course grade will be determined by the earned percentage of total possible points.

                                                                Earned % of Total Points   Course Grade

                                                                      90 - 100                                     A

                                                                      80 - 89                                       B

                                                                      70 - 79                                       C

                                                                      60 - 69                                       D

                                                                      Below 60                                   F

 


Grading Standards

Grading:   There will be three unit tests, a final exam, and a homework grade which will be generated from the MML assignments as well as any in-class quizzes.  The final course grade will be determined by the earned percentage of total possible points.

                                                                Earned % of Total Points   Course Grade

                                                                      90 - 100                                     A

                                                                      80 - 89                                       B

                                                                      70 - 79                                       C

                                                                      60 - 69                                       D

                                                                      Below 60                                   F


Final Exam12/11/2014  10:30 - 12:30

Submission Format Policy

Homework:   All homework will be done through the online program MyMathLabHomework assignments will be given daily.  It is your responsibility to attempt all assigned problems and to come to class prepared to discuss the material.  Also, daily homework quizzes may be instituted at the discretion of the instructor.

 

MyMathLab (MML)This program is installed on the computers in Bolin 103 and109, and in the 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. Online homework problems may be printed, and the answers entered at a later time. Homework problems are also available from the book but these will not be graded.  The assigned problems represent a minimum number of problems to be worked.  You are strongly encouraged to work additional problems.

 

Make-up Policy:   If you absolutely must miss an exam, you need to notify me before the exam is given.  Make-up exams are generally not allowed, so a missed exam will result in a grade of “0”.  Per the instructor’s discretion, a make-up exam  may be considered only in exceptional situations.  Make-up quizzes will not be given. 

               

Final ExamThe final exam will be on Thursday,December 11 10:30 - 1:50.



Note: 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

Make-up Policy:   If you absolutely must miss an exam, you need to notify me before the exam is given.  Make-up exams are generally not allowed, so a missed exam will result in a grade of “0”.  Per the instructor’s discretion, a make-up exam  may be considered only in exceptional situations.  Make-up quizzes will not be given. 


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.

Student Honor Creed

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

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

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

Attendance:   You are expected to attend class, to arrive on time, and to remain in class until dismissed.  Obviously, the only way to accomplish the work required is to be present, both physically and mentally, at every class meeting.  Students may be dropped by the instructor for excessive absences (more than four) unless there are extenuating circumstances which are promptly communicated.  Please refer to the university’s official class attendance policy before deciding to discontinue attending class.


Other Policies

Homework:   All homework will be done through the online program MyMathLabHomework assignments will be given daily.  It is your responsibility to attempt all assigned problems and to come to class prepared to discuss the material.  Also, daily homework quizzes may be instituted at the discretion of the instructor.

 

MyMathLab (MML)This program is installed on the computers in Bolin 103 and109, and in the 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. Online homework problems may be printed, and the answers entered at a later time. Homework problems are also available from the book but these will not be graded.  The assigned problems represent a minimum number of problems to be worked.  You are strongly encouraged to work additional problems.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.