|Math 1000 -Fall 2013
Math for the Liberal Arts
Professor: Ms. Cynthia Schultz
Office hours (E304)
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. - noon
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m - 10:50 a.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
Text Options: Purchase a printed copy of Thinking Mathematically by Blitzer or use the e-book through myMathLab
MTH 0907 (or equivalent intermediate algebra course) AND MTH 0908 (or
equivalent geometry course), both with a "C" or better; or appropriate
score on the placement exam; or appropriate ACT score.
Description: Intended as a survey course for those students interested in developing
an appreciation of the role of mathematics and mathematical methods in
contemporary thought. Emphasizes the understanding and application of
mathematics. The course includes the study of set theory, probability,
statistics, and other selected topics such as consumer math, scientific
notation, problem solving, and geometry. This course does not serve as
the prerequisite for any other mathematics course.
Other materials need: Scientific Calculator (Graphing calculators, cell phones, etc. will NOT be allowed during exams.)
MyMathLab: You must purchase a MyMathLab (coursecompass) assess code for this class.
Grading: 90 - 100% A; 80 - 89% B; 70 - 79% C; 60 - 69% D; 0 - 59% F
Assessments: In class exams (75%); MyMathLab HW (10%); Sustainability Assignments (10%); Participation (5%)
Expected Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course,
the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of
problem solving and critical thinking
- Demonstrate knowledge of set
- Demonstrate knowledge of
consumer math and financial managmenent
- Demonstrate knowledge of
counting methods and probability theory
- Demonstrate knowledge of
Course Schedule: For the most recently updated schedule, visit your section schedule.
MyMathLab online homework: You will be assigned graded homework assignments through MyMathlab.
(coursecompass) These assignments are required and are part of your
grade. Online assignments may be completed 1 week past the deadline
for a 50% reduction of the questions completed after the deadline.
These dates are specified in coursecompass.
Sustainability assignments: Periodically you will be assigned sustainability assignments. They assignments will be available through course compass. These assignments may be submitted up the one week late with a 50% percent penalty. The due dates will be specified in coursecompass.
You are expected to take each exam at the scheduled times. However, if
you have an unavoidable absence you may request to take the test at an
alternative time provided you contact your professor before the exam begins
and explain your absence. I will decide if and when you take your
makeup exam, which is generally no later than 2 business days. If you
request a makeup via email or voice mail, it is your responsibility to
check your messages for my response. If you do not receive a response
from me within a reasonable amount of time, you MUST follow up with
another attempt to contact me. Failure to follow the policy will result
in denial of your request.
Exceptions to the above policy will only be given for
situations including, but not limited to, jury duty, military orders,
serious medical problems (yourself or immediate family member) or a
death of an immediate family member. You MUST be able to provide
documentation. (Acceptable documentation include such things as an
accident report, doctor's note or hospital discharge papers.) Immediate
family member is defined to be a spouse, partner, parent, grandparent,
child, grandchild, sibling, or your spouse's/partner's immediate family
member. These requests will be considered on a individual basis.
Repeated requests for makeup exams WILL REQUIRE that you provide documentation.
Requests to take exams early are generally approved.
for any reason, you do not take an exam, your final exam score will
replace one missed exam score. Any other missed exam will earn a score
Lowest exam score: If you take all exams, your lowest exam score will be replaced with your final exam score (assuming the final is higher).
Extra credit: Extra
credit problems are available in the homework section of MyMathLab.
The maximum score possible is 20 points. Extra credit will be added to
your score at the end of the semester.
Five percent of your grade is participation. This will be assessed
through participation worksheets and random attendance checks. It is
your responsibility to sign the attendance sheet each class day.
Attendance is also taken for the purpose of financial aid, state
auditing, and athletic progress reports. If you miss class, it is your
responsibility to check the schedule and work on the practice problems
for the section covered that day. If you have questions regarding the
missed material, you may make an appointment with me to ask specific
questions regarding the material.
score of zero will be given on any assignment where cheating occurs.
Cheating includes, but is not limited to copying answers off other
students’ tests, submitting another person’s work as your own, and
having crib sheets during a test. Repeated acts of cheating may result
in your withdrawal from the course.
Please be courteous of others' rights in the classroom. Do not disrupt
their right to learn by inappropriate talking (talking during lecture
or while others are asking or answering questions), whispering, or other
immature acts. Please turn cell phones to silent. If you need your
cell phone for emergency purposes (EMT, firefighters, sick family
member, etc.) this is certainly allowed. Each student is also held to
"Student Code of Conduct" as specified in the student handbook.
Violation of this student code may result in a reduction in your grade and/or withdrawal from the course.
Withdrawal from this course is not automatic. You will need to
initiate a withdrawal from this course by completing the form in the
Records Office or through webadvisor.
IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic
dishonesty or at the professor’s discretion. If you do not initiate a
withdrawal, you may receive a letter grade for this course.Students
should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for
insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that
students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before
withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course
of action for that particular student. Please see your course schedule
for the last day to withdraw.
Every effort will be made to announce class cancellations in a timely
manner. Unexpected cancellations will be posted on the IVCC website. (http://www.ivcc.edu/cancellations/
)You may wish to consider checking this webpage each morning before
traveling to the college. In the event that class is cancelled on an
exam day, the exam will be moved to the next class day. You may also
sign up to receive text messages or emails when the college is closed
for weather or emergencies (https://www.ivcc.edu/forms/IVCCAlerts.aspx)
Inclement weather: In
the event of bad weather, please listen to your local radio station for
school closings. If school has not been cancelled, use your own
judgment as to the feasibility of traveling to school.
If you do not understand how I graded your work or you disagree with
the number of points earned, you have the right and responsibility to
initiate contact with me about the matter within 4 class days of the
material being returned to you. These matters will be discussed in my
office by appointment.
You are to keep all graded materials for this course until after you
receive your final grade. If there is a clerical error, and you do not
receive the grade you earned, these materials will be needed to resolve
this issue. In the absence of these materials, the professor's record
will be assumed to be correct.
Special Needs Educational Support Services: If you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may
be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time,
texts on disc, notetaking services, etc... If you are interested in
learning if you can receive these academic support services, please
contact either Tina Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 224-0284) or Judy
Mika (224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204.
This course syllabus is subject to change to meet the needs of the professor and/or students.