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Math 115a - Business Mathematics I
Business Mathematics I Documents
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MATH 115A BUSINESS MATHEMATICS SPRING 2009 SECTIONS 16 and 19 Instructor Steve Foster Phone 626 8176 my office 621 6892 messages Office MTL 121E Building 89 Email sgfoster math arizona edu Class Meetings Section 16 MWF 2 00 2 50 pm in ILC 133 Section 19 MWF 3 00 3 50 pm in ILC 133 Office Hours 12 00 1 00 pm on Mondays 11 00 12 00 pm on Tuesdays 1 00 2 00 pm on Thursdays and by appointment Prerequisites Successful completion of Introduction to Computing MIS 111 and Business Problem Solving and Analysis BAD 112L and either successful completion of College Algebra with Data Analysis Math 109 College Algebra Math 110 or College Algebra Accelerated Math 112 or an acceptable score on the Mathematics Readiness Test Text Mathematics for Business Decisions Part 1a Release 1 53a 2007 Thompson Lamoureux and Slaten Mathematical Association of America The material consists of a set of PowerPoint Excel and Word files along with many links to streaming video and internet sites To obtain the e text go to the D2L site for your section of the course and click on MBD Part 1a in the blue navigation bar Then follow the on screen directions for downloading and unzipping the files Course Materials Needed i Textbook ii Math 115a Files iii A USB mass storage device or blank CD R s or CD RW s as needed for reports and homework iv Scientific or graphing calculator Calculators that perform symbolic manipulations such as the TI 89 or TI 92 are not permitted Email Students are required to have a university email account and this address will be used for email correspondence Do not email files to me Emailed assignments will not be graded nor reviewed Class Attendance Attendance is mandatory Students are responsible for all information provided in class in the course files and on the course web page Class roll will be taken and any student who misses the first day or more than three days may be administratively dropped from the course Any student who is excused from class for attendance at an officially authorized event must provide a written excuse signed by the Dean of Students no later than one week after the absence Exams There will be two in class exams throughout the semester The dates will be announced in class and posted on the class webpage There will also be an online computer quiz given around the 2nd week of April This quiz is worth a maximum of 50 points The final examination is scheduled for Wednesday May 13th from 5 00 7 00 pm Unless there are emergency circumstances with appropriate documentation a missed inclass examination will result in a score of zero The final exam is a common as well as a comprehensive exam The location of the exam will be given later in the semester Barring any extreme circumstances the final exam must be taken at the scheduled day and time Each in class examination will be worth 100 points and the final examination will be worth 200 points Individual Homework In class assignments Quizzes You will be given individual assignments quizzes or class work Late homework assignments will be accepted for a reduced score up to no credit There are no make up quizzes or make up in class assignments To provide for legitimate absences at least 2 scores will be dropped For individual homework all problems may not be individually graded Discussion of individual homework problems working together is encouraged but each student is expected to write up his her own solutions A maximum of 100 points will be possible for this component of the course Team Homework Team homework assignments will be collected on the dates announced in class and select problems will be graded These assignments need to be done with the use of Word and Excel be professional documents use equation editor in Excel for use of correct math notation etc I will not accept any team homework that is not computer generated A hard copy of these problems will be due on the designated dates by the end of class Late homework will be accepted and could receive up to no credit Your papers must be stapled or the assignment will be considered late You must include the cover page Team Projects Teams consisting of four or five students each will be formed to work two team projects Team members may be assigned new groups after project 1 based on each person s performance on the first project and exam Every team will give a preliminary oral report a final oral report and a final written report on each project The written report must be submitted in class as a hard copy and as an electronic copy on Turnitin com If Turnitin com reports a low percentage of originality your report will be investigated for plagiarism If a team fails to submit their report to Turnitin com by the due date the team grade on the written report with drop by 15 points out of the 45 points possible automatically and will result in a 0 if it is not submitted at a later date determined by the instructor Each team member is expected to contribute equally to all homework and project assignments Each team member s name must be typed on the assignment with his her own signature written next to the typed name If a student s name is not signed and typed on the assignment when the assignment is turned in at the beginning of class that student will not receive credit for the assignment There will be no exceptions If you may miss class the day the homework is due please arrange to sign the cover sheet ahead of time Your signature verifies that you contributed to the work done on this assignment and are responsible for the contents Students who do not help with the homework should not sign it After completion of the final oral reports an individual project quiz will be given Each project will be worth 150 points 15 points for the preliminary report 50 points for the final oral report 40 points for the final written report and 45 points for the project quiz Any student who fails to cooperate with his or her team will work the project individually for a maximum of 80 of the possible points The oral reports must be supported with PowerPoint presentations Each team member must actively participate and each team member is expected to dress and act professionally Final oral reports will be evaluated on the organization and style of the presentation the correctness and completeness of the contents the ability of all team members to answer questions and explain what the team has done and the extent to which the team explores the project beyond the level of the Class Project The


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