Topics in Contemporary Mathematics ( MATH 110 A)

Fall 2013


Instructor:   Dr. Seongchun (Michelle) Kwon
e-mail:   kwonseon at hotmail dot com
Office:   Nursing and Health Sciences 133, Miller Science Hall 103 C( only for the first week )
Office hours:   2:00 - 3:00 PM on MW and 1:30 3:00 PM on TTR or by appointment
Class hours:   10:00 AM-10:50 AM on MWF at Nursing and Health Sciences 168



Text:    Topics in Contemporary Mathematics, by Bello, Kaul, and Britton

Materials covered:    Selected topics from consumer mathematics, set theory, counting methods, probability, statistics, systems of linear equations, graphs and solutions of linear and quadratic equations using graphical methods. Modeling and problem solving techniques will be illustrated to give students an understanding of the nature and applications of mathematics.



Final Exam:   10:15-12:15 p.m   Wednesday December 11



  • Syllabus;     Tentative Schedule

  • Lecture Notes and Resources

  • WebAssign;   Student Quick Start Guide ;   Student Support if you have any technical problem.

  • SMARTthinking : On-Line Tutoring login site. Login and Password are the same as your Union e-mail account. Tutors are available 24/7 otherwise announced.

  • You need free softwares Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash Player to read pdf files, watch videoclips and do your HW.
    Download:   Adobe Reader ;   Adobe Flash Player ;



     

                                          Progress, Problems and Solutions

    Date Progress Problems,Solutions
    Aug 28(W) Introduction Introduction ;
    Aug 30(F) 2.1.Sets: A Problem Solving Tool
    Sep 2(M) 2.1.Sets: A Problem Solving Tool
    Sep 4(W) 2.1.Sets: A Problem Solving Tool, 2.2. Set Operations
    Sep 6(F) Handed out WebAssign access code and took open resource quiz Open Resource Quiz
    Sep 9(M) 2.2. Set Operations, 2.3. Venn Diagrams
    Sep 11(W) 2.3. Venn Diagrams, 2.4. The Number of Elements in a Set: A Problem Solving Tool
    Sep 13(F) 2.4. The Number of Elements in a Set: A Problem Solving Tool
    Sep 16(M) Quiz Quiz
    Sep 18(W) 10.1. The Sequential Counting Principle (SCP): A Problem-Solving Tool
    Sep 20(F) Problem Solving (10. 1. WebAssign) with students' presentation
    10.2. Permutation
    Sep 23 (M) 10.2. Permutation Open Resource Quiz
    Sep 25 (W) 10.3. Combination
    Sep 27 (F) 10.3. Combination, 11.1. Sample Spaces and Probability
    Sep 30 (M) 11.1. Sample Spaces and Probability and Open Resource Quiz Open Resource Quiz
    Oct 2(W) 11.2. Counting Techniques and Probability
    Oct 4 (F) 11.3. Computation of Probabilities, Problem Solving( students presentation )
    Oct 7 (M) Review for the exam
    Oct 9 (W) Exam 1( Chapter 2, Chapter 10, 11.1 and 11.2 ) Exam 1 ( Crystal's Solution , Kassandra's Solution )
    Oct 11(F) Exam was given back.
    Oct 14(M) 12.1. Sampling, Frequency Distributions, and Graphs Mini-Make-Up Exam
    Oct 16(W) 12.2. Measures of Central Tendency: The Mean, Median, and Mode
    Oct 21(M) 12.2. Measures of Central Tendency: The Mean, Median, and Mode
    Please print out p17-26 in the powerpoint. I added those recently.
    Open Resource Quiz
    Oct 23(W) 12.2. Measures of Central Tendency: The Mean, Median, and Mode Closed book Quiz(12.1 and 12.2)
    Oct 25 (F) 12.3. Measures of Dispersion: The Range and Standard Deviation
    Oct 28 (M) 12.4. The Normal Distribution: normal curve, 68-95 rule and interpretation
    Oct 30 (W) 12.4. The Normal Distribution: z-score
    Nov 1(F) WebAssign HW 12.4.: 68-95 rule related problems
    Nov 4(M) WebAssign HW 12.4.: z-score
    Nov 6(W) 12.5. Statistical Graphs: A Problem Solving Tool
    Nov 8(F) 12.6. Making Predictions: Linear Regression
    Nov 11(M) 12.6. Making Predictions: Linear Regression and Review for the Exam
    Nov 13(W) Exam 2( Chapter 12) Exam 2 ( Kassandra's Solution )
    Nov 15(F) 13.1. Interest, Taxes, and Discounts
    Nov 18(M) WebAssign HW: 13.1. Interest, Taxes, and Discounts
    Nov 20(W) WebAssign HW: 13.1. Interest, Taxes, and Discounts
    Nov 22(F) Open Resource Quiz Open Resource Quiz
    Nov 25(M) 13.2. Credit Cards and Consumer Credit
    Nov 27(W) Thanks Giving Break
    Nov 29(F) Thanks Giving Break
    Dec 2(M) 13.4. Buying a House
    Dec 4(W) 13.4. Buying a House
    Dec 6(F) Self-Review for the Final Exam
    Review all mid-term exam problems up to Chapter 12 and review the WebAssign review problems for Chapter 13( 10 extra points ).
    Dec 11(W) Final Exam (Comprehensive Exam): 10:15-12:15 p.m