KASKASKIA COLLEGEMATH 130 INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
INSTRUCTOR: ERIC HOFELICH
Office Hours: TBA
OFFICE LOCATION: ST. 116
OFFICE PHONE: 545-3359
PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS: High school geometry or equivalent, MATH 107 Intermediate Algebra or testing criteria. (ACT Math score of 23 or KC Asset Exam Score of 41-55 on Int. Alg. Test.)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A selection of mathematical principles to better understand issues in a contemporary society. The focus is on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems rather than routine skills and appreciation. Topics include mathematical modeling, probability and statistics, graph theory, and linear programming.
TEXTBOOK: For All Practical Purposes, by Comap (6th edition, 2003)
EVALUATION: Five 50-minute exams will be given during the semester. 100 pts. Each.
Test 1 Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 Euler and Hamiltonian Circuits
Test 2 Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 Planning and Scheduling
Test 3 Chapter5 and Chapter 6 Gathering and Describing Data
Test 4 Chapter 7 Analyzing Data
Test 5 Chapter 9 Error Detecting Codes
Homework and announced/unannounced quizzes 100 pts.
The lowest exam score may be dropped
Thus, TOTAL POINTS FOR THE CLASS would be 500 pts.
Grades will be assigned as follows:
450 500 A, 400 449 B, 350 399 C, 300 349 D, below 300 F
CHEATING POLICY: If caught cheating in any way, the student will receive an F for the final grade.
ATTENDANCE POLICY: To be successful in a math course, attendance would be very important, almost critical. If more than two weeks of classes are missed without a valid excuse ( death in family, hospitalization, nuclear blast, etc.) I reserve the right to withdraw you from class with an F. If you know in advance that you cannot attend class on a certain day, you may possibly get my prior approval. There are no make-up exams or quizzes. If you come to class late, you will not receive extra time for exams or quizzes. You must take the Final Exam (test 5) to have your lowest test score dropped.
Math 130 Contemporary Mathematics Outcomes
After successful completion of Math 130 a student should be able to perform the following at a 70% success rate. (C or better)