Course

Math Analysis for Business

Course Details

Course Number
1203
Section Number
1203
Semester
Fall 2015
Location
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
Bolin 213
Days & Times

MWF 12:00 - 12:50

Professor
Dr. Joel Schmitter (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Finite Mathematics
Barnett Ziegler Byleen 13th ed
ISBN:

Course Objectives

Review of algebra, linear and quadratic equations, graphs, progressions and mathematics of finance, and matrix operations.

Course Expectations

There will be 4 exams worth 100 points each, 10 quizzes or homework assignments worth a total of 100 points,  and a comprehensive final exam worth 150 points. Your 2 lowest quiz scores will not count toward your grade. Missed quizzes cannot be made up.

                                                 Earned % of Total Points            Course Grade

                                                                  90 - 100                                  A

                                                                  80 - 89                                     B

                                                                  70 - 79                                     C

                                                                  60 - 69                                     D

                                                                  Below 60                                F

Grading Standards

There will be 4 exams worth 100 points each, 10 quizzes or homework assignments worth a total of 100 points,  and a comprehensive final exam worth 150 points. Your 2 lowest quiz scores will not count toward your grade. Missed quizzes cannot be made up.

                                                 Earned % of Total Points            Course Grade

                                                                  90 - 100                                  A

                                                                  80 - 89                                     B

                                                                  70 - 79                                     C

                                                                  60 - 69                                     D

                                                                  Below 60                                F

Final Exam

12/09/2015 3:30 - 5:30

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

If you absolutely must miss an exam, you need to notify me before the exam is given.  Make-up exams are generally not allowed, so a missed exam will result in a grade of “0”.  Per the instructor’s discretion, a make-up exam  may be considered only in exceptional situations.  Make-up quizzes will not be given. 

             

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

You are expected to attend class, to arrive on time, and to remain in class until dismissed.  Obviously, the only way to accomplish the work required is to be present, both physically and mentally, at every class meeting.  Students may be dropped by the instructor for excessive absences (more than four) unless there are extenuating circumstances which are promptly communicated.  Please refer to the university’s official class attendance policy before deciding to discontinue attending class.

Other Policies

 

                                                          MATH ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS                             

                                                                     Math 1203                                                         

Instructor: Joel Schmitter

Office : Bolin 118P

Phone : 397-4262

Office Hours :    M                          9:00 - 10:00 

                           MTWRF              10:00 - 11:00  

                           TR                         2:00 - 3:00

                           MW                       3:00 - 4:00

                           or by appointment

 

                          Monday 3:00 - 4:00 will be in the math help session Bolin 101

 

Prerequisite:      Math 1003 (Intermediate Algebra) with a grade of  “C” or better, or satisfactory score on placement exam.

Textbook:           Finite Mathematics (12th  edition) by Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen. A hard copy of the textbook is recommended.

Calculator:         A graphing calculator is required for this course. 

Objective:           This course is designed to offer a review of algebra and teach linear and quadratic equations, graphs, the mathematics of finance and matrix solutions to systems of equations.

 

Homework:    Homework assignments will be given daily.  It is your responsibility to attempt all assigned problems and to come to class prepared to discuss the material.  Also, daily homework quizzes may be instituted at the discretion of the instructor.

 

Attendance:   You are expected to attend class, to arrive on time, and to remain in class until dismissed.  Obviously, the only way to accomplish the work required is to be present, both physically and mentally, at every class meeting.  Students may be dropped by the instructor for excessive absences (more than four) unless there are extenuating circumstances which are promptly communicated.  Please refer to the university’s official class attendance policy before deciding to discontinue attending class.

 

Additional Assistance:   Please contact your instructor for extra help during this course.   Math help sessions are offered by the math department in room Bolin 101 every afternoon:  Mon – Thurs  2:00 – 5:00 and Friday 1:00 – 3:00. 

 

It is your responsibility to seek help when you are having difficulties with the material

–by asking pertinent questions during class and by taking advantage of posted office hours. 

The formation of study groups can be very helpful and is encouraged. 

Mathematics is not a spectator sport.  You can watch me do problem after problem during class,

but the only way that you will master the material is by working through problems yourself.

 

Grading:  There will be 4 exams worth 100 points each, 10 quizzes or homework assignments worth a total of 100 points,  and a comprehensive final exam worth 150 points. Your 2 lowest quiz scores will not count toward your grade. Missed quizzes cannot be made up.

                                                 Earned % of Total Points            Course Grade

                                                                  90 - 100                                  A

                                                                  80 - 89                                     B

                                                                  70 - 79                                     C

                                                                  60 - 69                                     D

                                                                  Below 60                                F

Make-up Policy:                If you absolutely must miss an exam, you need to notify me before the exam is given.  Make-up exams are generally not allowed, so a missed exam will result in a grade of “0”.  Per the instructor’s discretion, a make-up exam  may be considered only in exceptional situations.  Make-up quizzes will not be given. 

              

Final ExamThe final exam is scheduled on Wednesday , Dec. 9, 2015,  at  3:30pm – 5:30pm.

 

Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies

 concerning  academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.

              

***CELL PHONES AND PAGERS MUST BE TURNED OFF AND PUT AWAY DURING CLASS***

ABSOLUTELY NO “TEXTING” DURING CLASS!

 

 

 

Tentative outline

Week of      sec. covered                  

Aug   24    1.1 – 1.2

          31    2.1 – 2.2

Sept     7    2.3 

          14  Review, Exam 1  

          21     2.4 – 2.5

          28     2.6

Oct      5    3.1 3.2

          12   Review, Exam 2    

          19   3.2 – 3.4 

          26   4.1 – 4.2

Nov     2 Review, Exam 3   

            9    4.2 – 4.3

          16     5.1 – 5.2   

          23   Exam 4     

          30     Review for Final

Dec    10    Final Exam   Thursday    10:30 - 12:30

 

 

 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.