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# Math109.Summer

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Course syllabus for MAT 109
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Summer Term 2010
Name of Instructor:
Steven Diaz
Phone:
305-628-6643 (office); 786-546-2415 (Cell)
CafeRico
IM:
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8 - 9 AM & T-Th 1:30
–
3 PM
Course Description
:
This course emphasizes elements of Liberal Arts mathematics and Finite Mathematics. Itfocuses on problem solving in such areas as algebra, geometry, probability, statistics and logic.Students will be exposed also to some general ideas about the application of above concepts toreal situations. Case studies and word problems will be a very important component of thiscourse.
Pre-requisite
: MAT 100A or SAT quantitative score of 500 or placement test score of 83..
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Being able to recognize algebraic expressions and operate with them. Apply algebraicmanipulations to solve geometric problems involving areas, surfaces, volumes andconversion units.2. Being able to recognize concepts from probability and counting techniques, and solverelated problems.3. Being able to apply concepts from descriptive statistics.4. Being able to operate with problems from logic.5. Being able to apply concepts from mathematics to solve applied problems in areas ofbusiness, sociology, science and technology.
Course Competencies:
At the completion of this course the student will be able to
1. Working with variables. Algebraic expressions and formulas. Linear and quadraticequations.2. Understanding functions: Linear and quadratic functions. Graphing and obtaining theequation of linear and quadratic functions. Applications of linear and quadratic functions.3. What is measurement, and why we need it? Qualitative versus quantitative description.4. Scientific notation, prefixes, and scales. Units of measurement. Metric and Englishsystems.5. Angles and different classes of angles. Measuring angles.6. Trigonometric ratios, similar, and congruent triangles. Pythagorean Theorem.
Course # Course Name Credit Class Schedule
MAT 109
Mathematics for theLiberal Arts3 Credits
T-Th 9 am to 1 PM
CLab AAEC

7. Polygons and space bodies. Perimeter, circumference, and areas. Volume and surfaceareas.8. Understand the concept of probability and its connection with proper fractions.Properties of probability. Sample space. Finding probabilities for excluding, independentand conditional events.9. Fundamental counting principles and basic ideas about combinatory. Permutations withand without repetition. Combinations with and without repetition. Odds.10. Elements of data gathering and sampling. Organizing data: Frequency plots, histograms,pie charts, scattered plots, and spreadsheets.11. Central tendencies: Mean, Median, Mode. Variations: Coefficient of variation, andsquare standard deviation. Linking statistics with probability. Normal distribution and itsproperties.12. What is Logic and why we need it? Simple and compound statements. Connectives andNegations.13. Elements of sets.
Venn’s diagrams. Basic logical operations and tables of truth.
14.
Equivalent statements, variations of conditional statements, and De Morgan’s Laws and
Euler Diagrams.
Learning Outcomes and Competencies evaluated in each test
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 C9 C10 C11 C12 C13 C14 Test1 LO1 LO1 Test2 LO1 LO1 LO1 LO1 LO1 Test3 LO2 LO2 Test4 LO3 LO3 Test5 LO4 LO4 LO4
Course Text & Materials
:

Competency in College Mathematics, 5
th
Edition,
Gill and Blitzer Publishing

Company,Inc. Clearwater, FL: ISBN 0-943202-39-6
Student-Centered Learning Environment
Students must take the initiative and responsibility to use all the available resources to activelylearn the course content. Instructional time will be spent less on listening class lectures andmore on
learning by doing and reflecting
.Taking into consideration

our diverse population of students and to ensure they are involved asmuch as possible in the learning process, this course will be based on a blended learningapproach. In a blended course, students complete 50% of the learning activities online (i.e.Blackboard), and the other learning activities (50%) takes place in the face-to-face classroom.Here is what students should expect in this course:

Face-to-Face Meetings
: Class will meet
2 times a week
in the classroom, wherestudents ask questions to clarify what they did not understand from the course readingsand e-Lectures. Students will also demonstrate and discuss how to work problems fromthe course textbook that will count toward their participation grade. Finally, students takethe scheduled tests during the class meetings.

Online Learning Resources
: Supplementary resources such as videos, animations,Power Point presentations, handouts, and math links will be available in Blackboard(Bb).

Available Assistance
: Students have many alternatives to seek assistance to succeedin this course: (a) Visit the math center to get individual assistance from the instructor(see office hours info); (b) Visit the math center during business hours to sign up for atutoring session; (c) Ask questions using the Question thread in the discussion board of

Blackboard (questions will be answered within 24 hours); and (d) Class discussions area great opportunity to learn collaboratively the course content.

Reflection Journals
: Students will post a reflection in the Bb discussion board on whatthey have learned in the course. These reflections are based on
instructor’s
guidedquestions.

Bb Quizzes
: Students will watch e-lectures in Bb and take an online quiz based on thecontent.
A= 100
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95 % B
+
= 89
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87 % C
+
= 79
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77 % D
+
= 69
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65 %A
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= 94
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90 % B = 86
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83 % C = 76
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73 % D = 64
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60 %B
-
= 82
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80 % C
-
= 72
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70 % F = less than 60 %