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COLLEGE MATHEMATICS
Calculator: A scientific calculator is required. The use of cell phones as a calculator is NOT permitted!
Course Description: A nontechnical presentation of mathematical topics essential to the student of the arts, humanities or social sciences. The following are studied: elementary sets theory, logic, number systems, probability and statistics and measurement and applications of mathematics to various disciplines. A scientific calculator is required. This course is appropriate for secondary education students (not math majors); some content is based on the PreProfessional Skills Test in Mathematics (PRAXIS).
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in:
•The basics of set theory including Venn Diagrams and basic set
operations
•The basics of logic including symbolic logic , computation of truth tables, and
analysis of arguments.
•The understanding of the rules of Algebra as they apply to the real number
system .
•The understanding of systems of linear equations and inequalities.
•The basics of probability.
Attendance: Attendance will be taken at all classes. If you will be absent from class, I ask that you please write me an email or leave me a message as to your absence. It is your responsibility to get all missed information from a classmate. If you are absent from a test, quiz or assignment due date, a valid doctor’s excuse is necessary to retake the test. If no valid excuse is produced, you will receive a grade of zero for that test .
Instructional Method : Class time will be used for instructor demonstration and student practice. Homework assignments will be given for student practice. Practice is essential to success in this course. Homework assignments will be collected and graded only when indicated. Answers to homework problems can be found in the back of the textbook and/or solutions manual. You should check your work prior to entering the following class meeting or attending office hours in order to have questions prepared regarding the content.
Grading Procedures: Your grade will be determined by three exams, a quiz, graded assignments, and a project. Graded assignments are to be completed individually. All assignments are due in class on the due date and will not be accepted otherwise without prior notification and documentation of a legitimate excuse. Collaboration on these assignments is not allowed and will be violating the Honor Philosophy in the Cedar Crest College Student Guide. All student work will be returned within approximately one week of its due date.
Grades will be calculated on a total point system. At the end of the semester these will be converted to a percent .
A  93100  A  9092  B+  8789 
B  8386  B  8082  C+  7779 
C  7376  C  7270  D+  6769 
D  6066  F  059 
Class Cancellations: College wide class
cancellations are announced on the regular media and on the college inclement
weather hotline. In a rare event that I need to cancel an individual class,
every effort will be made to notify students via email of the class
cancellation. When a class is cancelled, the following will occur:
•If a class is cancelled on the day of a test, the test will be given at the
next class.
•If a class is cancelled on the day an assignment is due, the assignment will be
collected at the next class.
Students with Disabilities: Students with documented disabilities who may be in need of academic accommodations should discuss these needs with me during the first week of class.
This syllabus is subject to change. Notice will be given to any changes during the semester.
Date  Section/Topic  Assignment 
T 120  21 The Nature of Sets  21 Pg 41 #167 odd 
R 122  22 Subsets & Set Operations  22 Pg 50 #149 odd 
T 127  23 Venn Diagrams 24 Using Sets to Solve Problems 
23 pg 58 #119 odd 24 pg 63 #1,5,7 Select Chapter 2 Review problems 
R 129  25 Infinite Sets 31 Statements 
25 pg 68 #19 odd 31 pg 80 #2763 odd 
T 23  32 Truth Tables 33 Types of Statements 
32 pg 91 #3,5,9 33 pg 98 #1,5,9,11,15,23 
R 25  Ch 3 Quiz (5 min) 34 Arguments Chapter 2 and 3 Review 
34 pg 104 #3,7,15,17 Graded Assignment 
T 210  Graded Assignment Due Exam 1 Chapters 2 and 3 

R 212  51 The Natural Numbers 52 Integers 
51 pg 168 #515 odd, 21, 3541odd, 53,63 52 pg 179 odds ending w/ 1 or 5 
T 217  53 The Rational Numbers 54 The Irrational Numbers 
53 pg 192 #2135 odd, 41,47, 53,55 54 pg 201 #739 odd 
R 219  Finish 54 55 Real Numbers 

T 224  Quiz Chapter Ch 5 Sects 14 56 Exponents 
56 pg 
R 226  57 Sequences  57 pg 
T 33  Chapter 5 Review  
R 35  71 Fundamental Concepts of Algebra 72 Solving Linear Equations 
71 pg 275 #5,13,19,23,29,35, 37,41,53,55 72 pg 287 #143 odd 
T/R 310+12  No Class Spring Break  
T 317  Finish 72 Solving Linear Equations 73 Applications of Linear Equations 
72 pg 287 #143 odd 73 pg 293 #137 odd 
R 319  74 Solving Linear Inequalities 75 Ratio, Proportion , and Variation 
74 pg 300 #1137 odd 75 pg 311 #1119 odd, 23,25,29,33 
T 324  76 Solving Quadratic Equations  76 pg 324 #1,7,13,19,25,31,35,39 
R 326  Chapter 5, 7 Review  Graded Assignment 
T 331  Exam 2 – Chapters 5,7 Graded Assignment Due 

R 42  81 The Coordinate System and the Line  81 pg 
T 47  82 Systems of Linear Equations  82 pg 
R 49  83 Systems of Linear Inequalities  83 pg 
T 414  85 Functions  85 pg 
R 416  Quiz Ch 8  
T 421  111 Basic Concepts of Probability 112 Tree Diagram, Tables, Sample Spaces 
111 pg 532 #1,3,5,15 112 pg 541 #1,5,9,11 
R 423  114 The Addition Rules for Probability  114 pg 556 #3,9,13 
T 428  115 The Multiplication Rules &
Conditional Probability 
115 pg 567 #5,11,15,19,25 
R 430  Chapter 8, 11 Review  Graded Assignment 
TBA  Exam 3 – Chapters 8, 11 Graded Assignment Due 
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