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Introduction to Finite Mathematics, Fall 2011 MTH 107 Section 03 Class Meets: Mon, Wed, and Fri 2:00 – 2:50PM Wales Hall, room 226 Instructor: Sodan Hem Office: Lippitt, Room 101H Office Hours: Mon 1:00 – 2:00PM Email: [email protected] Text: Mathematics: A Practical Odyssey, University of Rhode Island, Johnson/Mowry Chapters 1 - 4 The webpage for the department of Mathematics can be accessed at www.math.uri.edu; the site has helpful information pertaining to the course. Calculator: A calculator is required for this course. A graphing calculator such as a TI-83 is recommended, but not necessary. Course Objectives: The goal of the course is to understand the concepts and processes of logic, sets, the theory of probability, and statistics. Grading: Your grade will be determined out of a possible 600 points distributed as follows: Homework 100 points Quiz 100 points Two Regular Exams 200 points (100 points for each exam) One Final Exam 200 points (Comprehensive) Total: 600 points Each homework set generally consists of five problems for each chapter. The first 10 minutes of Monday class is reserved for quiz (the exception will be announced in class). The two (2) lowest scores of your quizzes will be dropped. Expectations: We expect you will give this course 4-5 hours a week of your undivided attention, in addition to class time. This course also has some mathematical facts that you will have to learn. Be prepared to memorize some formulas and theorems as you learn about their meaning and uses. If you are having trouble, please don't hesitate to come and see me right away.Makeup Exams: Makeup exams will only be given to students with an acceptable excuse. The only acceptable excuses are family emergency, school sponsored event, job interviews, or sickness. All absences require documentation, for example, if the reason is sickness, an appropriate letter from your doctor may be submitted. You must let me know before the exam that you will not be able to take it. Makeup exams will be given at a time that is convenient for both you and me. All other absences will be given a zero for that exam. No exceptions! Accommodations: Any student with a documented disability is welcome to contact me early in the semester to work out reasonable accommodations to support your success in this course. Students should first contact Disability Services for Students, Office of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 874-2098. Attendance: You are expected to come to every class. If you should miss class for any reason, catch up with the material as soon as possible, and make sure you learn about any announcements made in class, e.g. changes in exam dates, extra bonus problems, help sessions, and etc. When you come to class, please be respectful of your student colleagues The Academic Enhancement Center The work in this course can be difficult. You can seek help at the Academic Enhancement Center (AEC) in Roosevelt Hall. AEC tutors can answer questions, clarify concepts, check your understanding, and help you to study. For a complete schedule go to www.uri.edu/aec, call (401) 874-2367 or stop by the fourth floor in Roosevelt


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