Mathematics 118  General Education Mathematics
Fall 2008 Syllabus

Course Title
Credit Hours
Prerequisites


General Education Mathematics
4
Placement test, or Grade of C or better in Mathematics 99, or consent
of department chair.

Section
Classes


118 E (section number: 70637)
Monday, Wednesday, 2:00 PM  3:45 PM in Room 3842

Instructor


Marta Hidegkuti
email: mhidegkuti@ccc.edu Office: Room 3812
Office Hours: (walkin)

Monday, Wednesday 12:30 PM  1:30 PM
Monday 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Advisement Hours: (available
by appointment)

Wednesday 4:00 PM 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Friday 10:30 AM 12:30 PM


Web Site


http://faculty.ccc.edu/mhidegkuti/Math118/Math118.html

Textbook


Topics in Contemporary Mathematics; 9^{th}
edition; by Ignacio Bello, Jack R. Britton, and Anton Kaul; Houghton Mifflin
Company; 2008.
ISBN13: 9780618953004
ISBN10: 0618953000
The textbook is bundled with Eduspace. The use of this software is optional.

Calculator


The use of a scientific calculator is strongly
recommended. Students are expected to bring the calculator to class. The
optimal calculator is TI30X II S.
The price of this model is between $15 and $20. Do NOT purchase a
different calculator if it is significantly more expensive. It is not true
that more expensive calculators are easier to use. During quizzes and
exams, students are not allowed to use a graphing calculator. Students are
not allowed to use a cell phone as a calculator any time during class.

Tutoring


The Tutoring Center is
located in room L129. Students have
already paid for this service as part of tuition fees. Please note: in order
to receive tutoring, students need to sign up in advance.
The Student Success and Leadership Institute (SSLI) is
located in room 1435. SSLI offers free services to students, including
tutoring, orientation, help with email account or registration.

Important Dates


First class: Monday, August 25
Holiday, no class: Monday, September 1
Exam 1: Wednesday, September 17
Exam 2 (same as Midterm Exam): Wednesday, October 15
Exam 3: Wednesday, November 12
Last day to withdraw from classes: Monday, November 17
Exam 4 (same as Final Exam): Wednesday, December 10
End of Semester: Saturday, December 13

Attendance Policy


Attendance is an essential part of the course. Regular
attendance is expected of all students in the course. Students are expected
to be on time and to attend the entire session. Please make every effort to
arrive to class on time. If you arrive after attendance has been taken, check
at the end of class that your attendance record has been corrected. If you
are absent, you are responsible for all work and assignments covered in
lecture that day.

Administrative Withdrawal


If a student misses two of the first three classes, he or
she will be dropped.
Students
will be administratively withdrawn at midterm (October 15) if at least two of
the following apply:
1. Less than 70% of assignments up to the
midterm have been completed.
2. Less than 70% of quizzes and tests up to
the midterm have been attempted.
3. Less than 50% of class sessions up to the
midterm have been attended.

Student Initiated Withdrawal


Not attending classes does not constitute withdrawal
from the course. After the midterm date, instructors can no longer drop
students from the course based on attendance. If students stop attending
classes after the midterm, the instructor can only assign a grade of
F. If you no longer attend
classes, it is essential that you stop by at the registrars office and
officially withdraw from the course to protect your average. The
last day for student initiated withdrawal is Monday, November 17, 2008.
Before withdrawing from the course, students are encouraged to consult the
instructor.

Grading
Policy

Grading Scale
Grading of all assignments, quizzes, and exams
will be based on the following scale.




90100
8089
7079
6069
059

A
B
C
D
E



Midterm Grade



If the Midterm Exam (same as Exam 2) is below
70%, a D or F will be given as midterm grade. In
other words, students must earn a passing grade on the exam to receive a
passing grade for the course. If the midterm exam is at least 70%, the
midterm grade will be the weighted average of the grades shown below with
their weights.
Exam 1 25%
Exam 2 ( same as Midterm Exam) 35%
Quizzes 30%
Homework 10%
Extra Credit Assignments 5%
Before determining the
grade given for quizzes, the lowest quiz score will be dropped.


Final Grade



If the Final Exam (same as Exam 4) is below 70%,
a D or F will be given as final grade. In
other words, students must earn a passing grade on the exam to receive a
passing grade for the course. If the final exam is at least 70%, the
midterm grade will be the weighted average of the grades shown below with
their weights.
Exam 1 15%
Exam 2 (same as Midterm Exam) 15%
Exam 3 15%
Exam 4 (same as Final Exam) 20%
Quizzes 20%
Homework 10%
Essay 5%
Extra Credit Assignments 5%
Before determining the
average for quizzes, the two lowest quiz scores will be dropped.


Makeup Policy



Without
exception, there will be no making up quizzes. If a student missed a quiz, a score of zero will
be assigned. Exams can be made up
only if it was missed due to a case of a documented emergency. If possible, students should notify the
instructor in advance. All makeup
will take place on Saturday, November 22, 10 AM  2PM.


Homework



Homework
is an essential part of the learning process; do not expect to do well in
this course without keeping up with the homework.
Homework is expected to be turned in at the beginning of class, stapled,
written neatly and legibly, on graph paper. Please do not ask the
instructor for a stapler. To earn full credit, always show all work. A
solution turned in without work shown will receive a maximum of 20% credit.
Since the instructor is going to be grading more than one hundred papers a
week, write as legibly as possible and circle your final answers. Homework
assignments will consist of problem sets. If the assignment to be turned in
consists of more than one problem set, they should be stapled separately.
Within a problem set please present the problems in the order they were
assigned. After homework assignments have been graded and returned to
students, they may resubmit them with corrections, for full credit.


Late Homework



Homework assignments
turned in late will receive up to 50% credit. If an assignment is more than
one week late, no credit will be given.


Academic Integrity



Any incident of
academic dishonesty may result in actions from assigning a grade of F given
for the entire course to expulsion from the college. For further
information, please refer to the Student Policy Manual.


Course
Information
Catalogue
Description: This course is designed
to fulfill general education requirements. It is not designed as a
prerequisite for any other college mathematics course. This course focuses
on mathematical reasoning and the solving of reallife problems. Three
topics are to be studied in depth from among the following list: counting
techniques and probability, game theory, geometry, graph theory, linear
programming, logic/set theory, mathematics of finance, and statistics. Mathematical
modeling must be integrated in any combination of topics selected.
Technology and writing assignments will be used throughout the course as
appropriate. Applications involving problemsolving skills are emphasized
throughout the course.
Truman College General Education Goal(s): Upon successful
completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to think
critically, abstractly, and logically.


General Information
At all times, please treat the instructor, other
students, and their opinions with respect.
Before arriving to class, please turn off all cell phones, pagers, and
other loud devices. Please make every effort to arrive on time for class.
Please refrain from talking while the instructor is lecturing. If you need
an extensive review (for example, due to absence) of material presented in
class, please see the instructor during office hours. Valuable class time
can not be spent on assisting one or a few students to the detriment of the
entire class. Office hours are designated to address these problems.
Arrive to office hours prepared. If you have missed a class, be sure to
obtain and read all classrelated material (handouts, text book section,
and class notes). Have a list of specific questions.
Please retain all classrelated material until you receive your final grade
for the course.
At all times, email is the fastest and most efficient method to contact the
instructor. If you wish to contact the instructor about grades or
attendance or other administrative issues please use email. When
emailing, please use your CCC student account.


