Math 17, Section Z1: Applications of Finite MathSummer 2013 Syllabus and Course Information
MWF from 9:00am to 11:30am, Hills Agricultural Science 228
Brandon TriesOffice: Lord House, 16 Colchester Ave, Room 101-102 (in the basement)Email: Brandon.Tries@uvm.eduOffice Hours: MWF 12:00pm – 1:00pmIf you can’t make it to regular office hours, contact me and we can meet at a different time.
No required text!Optional Textbook: Excursions in Modern Mathematics by Peter Tannenbaum, Any EditionA scientific calculator
Although I won’t be taking attendance on a regular basis, we will be covering totallynew material in each class meeting, so it is in your best interest to miss as few as possible. Latework will not be accepted, but the two lowest homework grades will be dropped. If you can’t makeit to a test, let me know well before so that we can schedule a makeup. Finally, to avoid distractingyour fellow students, please arrive on time for class, and if you aren’t paying attention,
why are youeven here
? Put away your cell phones and laptops during class!
Coursework and Grading:Homework:
Homework worksheets will be handed out in class after the lecture for eachchapter is completed. You should have enough time to complete these in class, but if youneed more time you may hand in worksheets during office hours after class or on thefollowing class period.
There will be two midterm exams and a final exam on the last day of class.
40% Homework* 20% Exam1 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4)20% Exam 2 (Chapters 10, 13, 14, 15) 20% Final Exam (Chapters 5, 6, 7, ?)*Again, your two lowest quiz score will be dropped.Although there is no participation grade, good attendance, participation, and attitude maygive your final grade a small boost in marginal circumstances.
Grading Scale90 – 100 A80 – 89 B70 – 79 C60 – 69 D0 – 59 F