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Busn 135 Syllabus Business Math using Excel (Syllabus subject to change

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To Get Started In This Class, Busn 135: ....................................................................................................................... 2 Computer Skill Requirements For This Class:.............................................................................................................. 2 Computer Hardware & Software Requirements: ....................................................................................................... 2 Items To Buy For The Class: ......................................................................................................................................... 2 Unusual Aspects of this class: ...................................................................................................................................... 2 Structure of class:......................................................................................................................................................... 3 Class web sites: ............................................................................................................................................................ 4 Discussion Forum In The Lessons Area Of The Angel Web Site .................................................................................. 4 Do Not E-mailing Instructor: ........................................................................................................................................ 4 Student Outcomes: ...................................................................................................................................................... 5 Grading: ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6 Quizzes: ........................................................................................................................................................................ 6 Tests: ............................................................................................................................................................................ 7 The Policy For Cheating Is As Follows: ........................................................................................................................ 7 Homework is NOT handed in to teacher ..................................................................................................................... 8 Schedule: ...................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Instructor Contact: .....................................................................................................................................................11 Access Services ...........................................................................................................................................................11 Tutoring Center ..........................................................................................................................................................11 Last Day of Class: ........................................................................................................................................................12 Incomplete Policy .......................................................................................................................................................12 Preferred Internet Browser .......................................................................................................................................12 Important dates: ........................................................................................................................................................13

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Because Excel is the calculator used in the working world. or you can drop the class.To Get Started In This Class.edu/mgirvin 2. you MUST have daily access to a reliable computer with the hardware and software requirements. you will watch online videos as part of your homework. schedule. 4) Must have access to the web site YouTube because all lecture content are in the form of videos that stream through YouTube 5) If you do not have daily access to a computer with the above requirements. Stanley A. Each day in this class. In addition. Miller. this class teaches how to do math with Excel. 2. 6) Not having access to a computer is not an excuse to miss work. This is true whether you are taking the class online or in the classroom. 2. you can use Highline’s computer labs in buildings 29 or 30. Busn 135: 1. Must have daily access to a computer with: 1) Excel 2007 or 2010 or 2013 for a PC computer.asp Computer Skill Requirements For This Class: 1. Log in to Angel: http://angel. 4. ISBN-13: 978-013-510978-6 or ISBN-10: 0-13-510978-7 Unusual Aspects of this class: 1. Type quickly and know where most of the keys are on the keyboard are located Save files and then retrieve those files Manage multiple files Browse the internet easily Navigate the Angel web site quickly Download files Upload files Install software if necessary If you need to improve your computer skills before taking this class. Read syllabus. but also in Excel.highline.Busn 135 Syllabus . Items To Buy For The Class: 1) USB Jump Drive 2) Business Mathematics (12th Edition) by Gary Clendenen.highline. No Mac computers in this class. Each day you will be doing math both on paper.edu/default. Salzman and Charles D. 5. you can take the class BTECH 100 or BTECH 101 Computer Hardware & Software Requirements: 1. Page 2 of 13 -. watch the three introductory videos at this site: Link for Busn 135: http://people. 7. quizzes or tests. 2) Internet and computer access that allows you to watch videos 3) In this online class. 3. 8. 6. you must have plans for a backup computer in case your main computer goes down.

Video projects and homework are done for practice so that you can do well on quizzes and done for practice so that you can do well on tests. When At Home: Do homework problems as listed in Schedule. new Excel workbook file. quizzes and tests. Excel Projects as seen in Videos. In this class we use videos instead of reading a textbook to learn the topics.video shows how last few sheets in each Excel workbook . or at Discussion Board. The links to the The links to the videos and the Excel and PDF files videos and the Excel and PDF files to download are listed at our class web site: to download are listed at our class web site: people. Do homework problems as listed in Schedule. Video projects and homework are homework. If you do not study and learn how things work in this class. you create a you do Homework. you must watch the videos and complete projects as seen in the videos. and complete your homework in that file. Come to Class Online First Day: Study Syllabus and Watch Introductory Video. Visit Busn Math Tutor (see details in schedule at end of Visit Busn Math Tutor (see details in schedule at syllabus) end of syllabus) Points toward Grade come from quizzes and tests. save it.highline. Follow daily schedule for videos and homework as listed later in this syllabus. See sections later in syllabus quizzes and tests about homework.edu/mgirvin in the in-class class. When you do Homework. not not homework. There are solutions to homework problems that There are solutions to homework problems that Michael Girvn has prepared and they are on the last Michael Girvn has prepared and they are on the few sheets in each Excel workbook . shows how to find these. Even though you are people. Follow Math Excel Lesson In Class.Structure of class: In Class First Day: Study Syllabus and Watch Introductory Video. These two items layout how things work in this class. quizzes and tests Page 3 of 13 -. and complete your homework in that file. Watch Videos Listed in Schedule and practice the Math At Home: Watch Videos Listed in Schedule and practice the Math Excel Projects as seen in Videos. it is not possible to pass this class. it is not possible to pass this class.edu/mgirvin. In a few of the chapters you will have to read the textbook and those special sections are listed in the homework schedule (later in this syllabus).Busn 135 Syllabus .video to find these. save it. you create a new Excel workbook file. ask questions Post all correspondences not related to tests and quizzes (penalties for posting questions about tests live in class. If you do not study and learn how things work in this class.highline. See sections later in syllabus about homework. and quizzes listed in the test and quiz sections of this syllabus) to Discussion Board in Angel. These two items layout how things work in this class. Points toward Grade come from quizzes and tests.

You must check for new Announcements and Forum posts every day.highline web site to download files and watch videos: http://people. All e-mails with questions about tests/quizzes or personal matters must: 1) Include a subject line that includes the text “Busn 135” 2) Must be spell and grammar checked 3) Must be signed with the students name Page 4 of 13 -.highline.edu Announcements & Discussion Forum In The Lessons Area Of The Angel Web Site All communications about Busn 135 are done with Announcements or are done in the Discussion Forum. Do Not E-mailing Instructor: You cannot e-mail the instructor except when you have a personal matter to discuss or you have a question about a quiz or test.highline. The Discussion Forum is located in the Lessons area of Angel.htm 2. All other communications about Busn 135 are done in the Discussion Forum in the Lessons area of Angel.edu/mgirvin/AllClasses/135_2011/135/Busn135. It is best to use the people. Angel Quizzes and uploading Excel Tests. All posts in the Forum must be spell and grammar checked. except for personal issues and questions about quizzes or tests (personal issues and questions about quizzes or tests are done by email). use the Angel site http://angel. Students communicate with the instructor through the Forum.Busn 135 Syllabus .Class web sites: 1. The instructor will communicate to the students through Announcements and the Forum. For Discussion Forum.

we will learn: Math operations: add. we will learn: Solving Rate. Present Value. and Charts In relation to Excel. divide. we need to be fluent with math. subtract. Compound Interest. we will learn: Basic Math & Word Problems Fractions Percents Banking Payroll Buying and Selling Simple Interest Compound Interest Annuities Page 5 of 13 -. and Decrease problems Banking Math Payroll Math Invoice.Student Outcomes: Purpose of Course: Because the business world uses numbers and makes calculations with numbers. we need to be fluent with the computer program Excel. Fractions. Gain fluency with math and Excel spreadsheets to solve business related problems. Increase. Student Outcomes: In relation to math. we will learn: Math operation symbols Order of operations Formulas and functions Efficient spreadsheet construction theory Cell references Assumption Tables Formatting Building Templates to solve common business problems In relation to Business Topics. Medain. exponents Order of operations Decimals. Because the business world uses the computer program Excel (spreadsheets) to make calculations and analyze data. Future Value.Busn 135 Syllabus . Trade Discounts and Cash Discounts Markup On Sell Price and Markup on Cost Finance: Simple Interest. multiple. Annuities Basics Statistics such as Frequency Distributions. Mean. Rate of Change. Mode. Percents Solving for unknowns Application of math principals to solve business related problems (Word / Applications Problems) Articulating calculation results effectively In relation to math concepts.

6 438 73.7 89.00% 3.3 420 70.6 88.5 432 72. 12) See section titled “The Policy For Cheating Is As Follows” for more about quizzes.00% 1.1 93.00% 2.00% 1.00% 0.00% 1.8 90.00% 3.00% 4 462 77.00% 3.3 85.00% 2. Quizzes will cover Business Math and Excel topics. Page 6 of 13 -.1 408 68. Dec 11. 9) All quizzes must be completed before the final tests date-time: Wed.00% 3.1 83.00% 2 92.8 390 65.7 444 74.00% 0 78.00% 1.5 87.00% 2. 11) You cannot talk with others about quizzes or have others help you with quizzes or help other students with quizzes.00% 2.Busn 135 Syllabus .00% 2.00% 3.2 94.7 384 64.00% 0.00% 3.00% 1.00% 1.4 86. You have 1 hour to complete quiz.2 414 69.00% 0. Quizzes are timed.00% 2. the quiz will cover everything in the class up to chapter 3. as well as Excel knowledge will be accessed with quizzes. 10) There is no backtracking in the quiz (once you move forward in the quiz.9 91.00% 1.00% 2. which means if you are taking a quiz after studying chapter 3.5 372 62.9 81.8 80.00% 3.2 84.00% 3.3 Quizzes: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) Quizzes will be at Angel They will be multiple choice and True False questions There will be about 10 questions on each quiz All quizzes are cumulative.9 396 66.00% 1.4 426 71.00% 1.4 366 61.8 450 75. you cannot go back and change answers). 2013 BEFORE noon.Grading: Item Quiz Tests Total Points 570 564 558 552 546 540 534 528 522 516 510 504 498 492 486 480 474 468 # of Item Points Each Total 9 30 270 3 110 330 600 % Grade Decimal Grade Points % Grade Decimal Grade 95.00% 3 402 67.00% 3.00% 2.00% 1 82.9 456 76. Quizzes can be taken any time during the quarter.7 79.00% 2.6 378 63. The Student Outcomes for math skills and concepts.

Allowing (intended or not intended) someone else to copy your work or digital item.html. you will earn no points. The Student Outcomes for math skills and concepts. Having someone take or help you with a Test is cheating. Cheating will result in the student receiving a failing grade for the assignment. 8. Discussing quizzes and tests on Angel or by e-mail or in any other way is cheating (EXCEPT TO E-MAIL THE INSTRUCTOR). Page 7 of 13 -. During a test or quiz. 6. All Excel Efficiency concepts and skills will be taught in class. if you calculate your answer on a hand-held calculator and type it into Excel. Dec 11. 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) All tests must be completed before the final tests date-time: Wed.highline. the instructor has the obligation to report incidents of cheating 5. if you use =A1+A2+A3+A4 instead of =SUM(A1:A4) as a formula to add the values in the range A1:A4. 13) See section titled “The Policy For Cheating Is As Follows” for more about tests. you will earn no points (Why =SUM(A1:A4) is better than =A1+A2+A3+A4 is part of what you learn in the class). All Excel Efficiency concepts and skills will be demonstrated in class demonstrations and or in the videos. do your own work. 9.Tests: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) Look in schedule for test dates. Not having a reliable computer is not an excuse for handing in late tests (see Hardware & Software requirements for this class above). The Policy For Cheating Is As Follows: 1. as well as Excel knowledge will be accessed with tests. is considered cheating and will result in a failing grade for the assignment. 2013 BEFORE noon. 4. You can make up a test date only if you have a documentable emergency. You will open the Excel file and complete the test in Excel. If you turn in a test late without a documentable emergency a penalty of 25% of your score will be added to your score. In accordance with the student’s rights and responsibility code WAC 1321-120 http://www. do not look at other’s work. 7. Copying another person’s digital item or work is cheating. Another example. You will be graded on whether you got the correct answer and whether you used efficient Excel methods. You will have to download the file and save it.edu/stuserv/vpstudents/waccontents. Having someone take or help you with a Quiz is cheating.Busn 135 Syllabus . For example. This means that you must safeguard your work and computer so that others do not have access to your work or files or computer. 2. 3. and do not talk with others (to do so is cheating). The tests will be in Excel. 12) You cannot talk with others about tests or have others help you with tests or help other students with tests. You will receive an e-mail with an attached Excel workbook file. Turning in an item you did not create is cheating. The upload link for the test is in the Lessons area of Angel. Examples of documentable emergencies are notes from doctor for hospital visit or a copy of death certificates for a relative.

7. 26. 3.3 2. 12 11. 17. 15.5. 28 5.4 Read section 6. 25 8. 29. 17. 36 9.29. 6 Page 8 of 13 -.19 1. 17. 11.47 2. 9.28. You can then read the textbook problems and complete the homework problems in your Excel workbook. 19. 25 3.11. 4. 11.3 6.2 3. 4. 2. 6. 16. 15. The suggested homework problems to do from our textbook are:  Section Numbers 1. you can do the odd problems because there are check figures in the back of the book. 34. 8.Busn 135 Syllabus .32 1. 23. 31 3.23.5 3. 52.71 1. 10.25.31. Homework is not handed into the teacher. 12. 25. 3.Homework is NOT handed in to teacher      Homework is for you to do for practice for the tests and quizzes.1 3. 10.7.25 2.4 13. 22.2 3.1 2. 4. 9.1 6. 5. 19. 31 3. 11.31.2 1. open up a new Excel Workbook and save it with the chapter and section name.5 27. 41. 40.30. 6.1 3. 8. 7. 7. 12.30 2. 7. 29 8. 13. 42. 33. 8. 18. 4.33 2.15.3 3. 5. 6. 11. 54 7. 5.3 3. 5. 35 9. 23. 10. 5.40 2. 21.2 Read section 6. 4.4 10. 5. 6. 6. 35.1 13.9. 12. 22.2 3. 4. 23.25. 35. 5.2 6.3 11. This workbook can be downloaded from our web site.11. 10 11. 11.3 Read section 6. 20. 10.1 5.23.2 Read Textbook pages 193-195 5. 11. 18 7.2 18.1 3.3 27-66 1. 12. 16. 4. 4. 9. 39.3 3. 24. 5.37 3.17.2 3. 16. 23 9. 25.2 3. When you do homework. 37. For each section.37. 8. 4.5. 12. 12. 12 7. 20 10.23.31. For your Convenience. 38. 6. 53. 9.4 7. Michael Girvin has done a few of the homework problems in Excel so that you can see how they are done. 14. 9.3 Read Textbook pages 199-202 6. 24 10. 11. 18. 11.4 7. 5. 13.1 6. 6. These homework solutions are in the sheet tabs at the very end of each chapter’s workbook. 39 3. 10.1 Read section 6. 10. 15.4 19. 51.1 37.1 Read Textbook pages 182-188 5.31.9. 5.2 3. 9. 10. 29. 10 10.5 5. 17. 9. 3.

Oct 15. Oct 8. 16 Video 17 & 18 Video 19 & 19. 2013 Mon. 2013 Fri.Schedule: Wee k Topic Date Mon. 26. 23 Video 25. 2013 To Excel Thu. Oct 28. Oct 9. Oct 7. 2013 Word Wed. Sep 23. 2013 Basic Math & Tue. 2013 Tue. 2013 Fractions Wed.Busn 135 Syllabus Week 6 . Sep 25.all sections Excel Math Test 1 e-mailed out Excel Math Test 1 uploaded to Angel in Lessons area before noon. Oct 17.Intro To Excel Angel Quiz 1 Quiz & Test Dates Week 2 Week 1 Chapter 1 . 2013 Fri. Oct 29. Oct 11. 2013 Thu.5 Video 20 & 21 Video 22. Sep 24. 2013 Tue. Oct 1. Oct 21. Sep 27.all sections Chapter in Textbook None in textbook. Oct 14. 2013 Problems Thu.5 Video 30 Video 27. 26. Sep 26.14 Video 15.all sections Angel Quiz 2 Week 5 Week 4 Week 3 Excel Math Test 2 Excel Math Test 2 uploaded to Angel in Lessons area before noon. Oct 31. 2013 Videos to watch Introduction Video Video 1 & 2 Video 3 -5 Video 6 . 2013 Fri. 2013 Fri. Nov 1. 2013 Mon. Oct 24. Chapter 5 . 2013 Percents Thu. 2013 Tue. 2013 Thu. Oct 2.all sections Angel Quiz 3 Page 9 of 13 -. 2013 Banking Wed. Oct 10. 2013 Mon. Oct 30.9 Video 10 Video 11 Video 12 . Oct 23. Oct 3. Sep 30. 2013 Tue. Chapter 2 . 2013 Introduction Wed. Oct 22. Oct 25. 2013 Fri. 2013 Percents Wed. Video 36 (1st 3 examples) Video 28 & 29 Video 31 Video 32 &33 Video 34 & 35 Video 36 (Last example) Video 37 Video 38 Video 39 Video 40 Video 41 Chapter 3 . 2013 Continue Wed. problems in Excel Workbook for Chapter 00 . Oct 16. 2013 Thu. 2013 Tue. 2013 Holiday Mon. Oct 4. 2013 Mon.

Videos 77 9.Scetions 9. Nov 20.1 and Angel Quiz 6 8. Nov 8. Nov 25. Dec 10. 2013 Tue.1 & 11. 2013 Fri. 2013 Thu.Busn 135 Syllabus Week 12 Date Mon.all sections Video 83 and Video 84 Ch 11 . 2013 Simple Wed. 2013 BEFORE noon is the deadline for all work (quizzes and tests). Nov 22. Dec 4.3 Only Videos 78 Videos 79 Video 80 Do Not Need To Read Video 81 Textbook Video 82 Chapter 10 . 2013 Buying Wed. Nov 7.Wee k Topic Page 10 of 13 -. 2013 Interest & Wed.1. 2013 Tue. This is in accordance with our syllabus and the Announcements Wed. Week 10 Angel Quiz 7 Week 11 Angel Quiz 8 Comprehensive Angel Quiz 9 Excel Math Test 3 e-mailed out before noon.all sections Angel Quiz 5 Chapter 8 . Nov 15. 9. 2013 Compound Tue. Dec 11.all sections Angel Quiz 4 Week 9 Videos 47-53. 2013 Fri. Nov 27. 2013 Payroll Wed. Excel Math Test 3 must be uploaded to Angel before noon. Nov 5. . Nov 19. 2013 Fri. Dec 3. 2013 Tue. Nov 21. 2013 Thu. Nov 26.70 Video 71 Week 8 Chapter 7 . 2013 Interest Holiday Holiday Mon. 2013 Mon. All quizzes due before noon. 2013 Thu. 2013 Mon. 2013 Finals Week Videos to watch Videos 43-44 Videos 45-46 Video 54 Video 55-56 Chapter in Textbook Quiz & Test Dates Week 7 Chapter 6 . 2013 Annuities Thu. No work can be handed in past this date-time.Sections 11. Nov 6. Dec 5.2.Sections 8. Nov 4. 2013 Fri. 2013 Selling Wed. 2013 Holiday Tue. 2013 Tue. Videos 57-60 Video 61-62 Videos 63-64 Videos 65-66 Videos 67-68 Video 69 .2 Only Videos 72-75 Videos 76 Chapter 9 . Nov 13. Nov 12. Dec 9. Nov 18. 2013 Mon. 2013 made through Angel. Dec 6. Dec 2.2 Wednesday. Dec 11. Nov 14.

12:30–2:20p Final: Fri. 12:30–2:20p Access Services Highline Community College offers support services for students with disabilities to ensure access to programs and facilities. please contact us at 206-878-3710 x 3857 or access@highline. 2013 BEFORE noon Final: Tue.Instructor Contact: Fall 2013 Michael Girvin mgirvin@highline.highline. Building 26. Room 319 * (206) 878-3710 * Extension 3444 Page 11 of 13 -.Busn 135 Syllabus . Access Services is located in Building 99 Rooms 150-185 Tutoring Center Contact Tutoring Center for days and hours: Tutoring Center.edu or https://people. Dec 11. and or Final: Wed. Dec 13. If you have questions or comments about Access Services. 2013.highline. Dec 10. 2094 Busn 135 2128 Busn 214 2130 Busn 216 Office Hours Office Hours Days Online TTh MW TTh MW Time Online 12:10-2:20 pm 12:10-2:20 pm 2:20 PM-3:00 PM 11:30 AM-12:10 PM Location Online 29-308 29-308 29-308 29-308 Last Day to Hand in Work. 2013.edu http://angel.edu.edu/mgirvin/ Class Schedule Item Course No.

If you want to e-mail me you must use: mgirvin@highline. In addition.0 grade or higher before the end of the ninth week.Busn 135 Syllabus . when you are taking quizzes use Internet Explorer (Microsoft’s Browser).edu/mgirvin/. all the videos are always at YouTube!! This is a great resource for you in the future for other classes or in your job! Incomplete Policy 1. On Wed.highline. Preferred Internet Browser Although Google Chrome Browser works great for watching videos. Examples of documentable emergencies are notes from doctor for hospital visit or a copy of death certificates for a relative. The class is officially over on Wed. 2013 BEFORE noon. In accordance with Highline policy. And. the entire class will go OFF-LINE and scores will be downloaded so that I can prepare grades. 3. Dec 11. 4. 2013 at noon.edu. you must use this site: http://people. The student must notify the instructor BEFORE the last day of the class in order to qualify for an incomplete. Dec 11. Dec 11. 2. OFF-LINE means that the class will no longer appear when you log-in to Angel. If an incomplete is granted. most importantly. 2013 at noon. In accordance with our syllabus and policy as set forth by Highline Community College Finals schedule. Page 12 of 13 -. Incompletes are considered only if 80% of the class work is done with a 2. a contract between the student and teacher will be created and the terms of the contact must be completed within four weeks of the last day of class. nothing can be handed in after the class is over. Incomplete Contacts are grated in the cases of documented emergencies.Last Day of Class: Everything in the class (quizzes and tests) must be turned in before Wed. if you want to access any of the videos and files that go along with the videos.

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