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As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning, such as strained relationships, increased anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, difficulty concentrating and/or lack of motivation. These mental health concerns or stressful events may lead to diminished academic performance or reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities. Amarillo College offers services to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. If you or someone you know are suffering from any of the aforementioned conditions, you can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus by calling the AC Counseling Center at 806-371-5900. The AC Counseling Center website is https://www.actx.edu/counseling/ . Also, if you are in need of social services (affordable housing, utilities, transportation, food, clothing, childcare, medical/dental/vision, legal), please call the AC Advocacy & Resource Center at 806-371-5439. The AC Advocacy & Resource Center website is https://www.actx.edu/arc
The Tutoring for Success policy applies to any student whose grade or performance in the course falls below a departmentally determined minimum threshold. In either of those cases, the instructor will direct the student to the appropriate tutoring service, which may be faculty-led, discipline-specific, and/or general. Under this policy, the instructor will follow specific departmental guidelines governing the use, duration, and grade component of the tutoring need.
Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
MATH-1325-005 Calculus for Business & Social Sciences
Prerequisite: MATH 1316, 1324, or 1414 - minimum grade of C or Department Chair consent
This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for MATH 2313 or 2413, Calculus I.
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Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:
Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.
(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications, Tenth Edition
Authors: Margaret L. Lial, Raymond N. Greenwell, and Nathan P Ritchey
(Pearson Education Publishers)
Note: The physical textbook for this course is optional. Homework and exams will be completed online using MyMathLab, where an electronic version of the complete textbook is accessible. You may pay for access to MyMathLab online using a credit card, or you may purchase a MyMathLab access kit from the Amarillo College Bookstore.
Students will need a graphing calculator for this course. The recommended calculator is a Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus. Other forms of Texas Instruments or Casio graphing calculators will be permitted at the instructors discretion. Note that TI-89s or TI-Nspires will NOT be permitted during the midterm and final exams.
Students need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection to complete online homework assignments and chapter exams and access to a printer to produce class notes.
Other supplies include a three ring binder and dividers.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .
If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".
Students who fail to comply with the standards outlined in the syllabus and "Student Rights & Responsibilities" will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include but is not limited to: removal from the course, consultation with the department chair or other AC authority, or withdrawl from the course or college.
Scholastic dishonesty shall constitute a violation of the rules and regulations described in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook under Student Conduct and Responsibilities. Consequences for cheating may include receiving a zero for an assignment, permanent removal from the class, or failing the course.
COMMUNICATION IN THE COURSE
Your presence in the course will be established through correspondence with me, public discussions with other students in the course, and your attendance at the midterm and final exam sessions. Through any venue, disrespectful language will not be tolerated. Using foul language in emails or discussions will result in receiving a zero for that assignment and possible removal from the course. You are expected to express yourself with courtesy and consideration at all times. This attitude of respect also applies to the proctors for the midterm and final exams.
1. Online classes are not necessarily more difficult than in-class courses, but they require self discipline and motivation. You will be expected to learn the material through reading the textbook, completing the notes provided on Blackboard through AC Connect, and finishing the homework and exams on MyMathLab
2. You need access to a computer with a reliable internet connection and a dependable printer to produce class notes. By signing up for an online course, you are communicating that you have access to such tools.
3. This class demands a great deal of time. Online courses often take more time than in-class delivery courses. Please expect to spend at least 10-20 hours each week on this course. If your other life commitments do not allow you this amount of time to spend on the course, you may want to choose another course or delivery method.
4. Deadlines are your responsibility. Due dates are posted on the MyMathLab website and on the calendar at the end of this syllabus. However, because this is an online course, I can tailor it to your individual needs without disrupting the flow of the course. If you need a deadline extension for online assignments (up to 2 days), please don't hesitate to ask. No extensions are available, however, for the written midterm and final exams, which must be taken in person by the absolute due date.
5. Technical difficulties happen. If you experience problems, email me immediately. I will do my best to assist you. Please don't panic, I am here to work with you. However, completing assignments and exams a few days ahead of time will ensure that if you have any technical difficulties, we can take care of them before the due date to keep you on schedule.
6. You are responsible for taking the written midterm and final exams in person. Amarillo residents will take them in the Math Testing Lab on the Washington Street Campus. Non-Amarillo residents will be required to locate a proctor at a local college, school, or library and make an appointment for the exams. This is subject to change due to issues resulting from the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Contact your instructor for more information.
7. You are responsible for getting help when you need it. On the MyMathLab website, there are power points, videos, and step by step tutorials you can access for each homework problem you complete. Take advantage of it! Amarillo residents may obtain free tutoring from the Math Outreach Center on the first floor of Durrett Hall on the Washington Street Campus. Online tutoring is also available through Smartthinking and I am available to you for any questions you may have. Additional tutoring resources will be available in a virtual format through the Student Success Center - Math Outreach Center.
Your course grade (90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, below 60 F) will be calculated using the following weights:
|Online HW Average||10%|
|Written HW Average||10%|
|Online Exams (4 total)||40%|
|Written Midterm Exam (taken in person)||15%|
|Written Final Exam (taken in person)||15%|
This is an online course, so required "attendance" means logging into the course regularly and completing assignments. You will need to log into Blackboard everyday through the AC Connect link on the college website to obtain the assignments and print class notes. You will also need to check your email, calendar, and grades regularly.
The following assignments must be completed by Sunday, March 28, 2021, in order to be considered Present in the course. Failure to complete all assignments by this date may lead to an administrative drop from the course.
Students should plan on spending significant time each week on this course. This time commitment is not an exaggeration. Actual amounts will vary depending on weekly assignments, topic complexity, and prior experience with the subject matter.
To complete the course, you will be required to take the midterm and final exams in person. The midterm exam and the final exam will be completed by hand with pencil and paper. For Amarillo residents, these tests must be taken in the Math Testing Lab on the Washington Street Campus. For those who live outside of Amarillo, you will be required to take these exams at an approved testing site, such as a testing center at a local school or a public library.
*The written Midterm Exam must be taken between Saturday, April 17, 2021 and Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
**The written Final Exam must be taken between Monday, May 10, 2021 and Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Please note that no extensions will be granted for the midterm and final exams.
The last day to withdraw from this course is Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at noon.
|Math 1325-005 Online Spring 2021|
|Tuesday||23-Mar||Register for MML, MML Orientation, Introduction Assignments|
|Thursday||25-Mar||MML Algebra Review|
|Saturday||27-Mar||11.1 notes, written, and MML|
|Sunday||28-Mar||Final deadline for all census assignments (Half Credit)|
|Tuesday||30-Mar||11.2 notes, written, and MML|
|Thursday||1-Apr||11.3-11.4 notes, written, and MML|
|Saturday||3-Apr||Exam 1 , Portfolio #1, Chapter 11 Discussion (do not wait to post!!)|
|Tuesday||6-Apr||12.1 notes, written, and MML|
|Thursday||8-Apr||12.2 notes, written, and MML|
|Saturday||10-Apr||12.3 notes, written, and MML|
|Tuesday||13-Apr||12.4-12.5 notes, written, and MML|
|Thursday||15-Apr||Exam 2, Portfolio #2, Chapter 12 Discussion (do not wait to post!!)|
|Saturday||17-Apr||Midterm Exam Open|
|Tuesday||20-Apr||Midterm Exam Due|
|Thursday||22-Apr||13.1-13.2 notes, written, and MML|
|Saturday||24-Apr||13.3 notes, written, and MML|
|Tuesday||27-Apr||13.4 notes, written, and MML|
|Thursday||29-Apr||Exam 3, Portfolio #3, Chapter 13 Discussion (do not wait to post!!)|
|Saturday||1-May||15.1 notes, written, and MML|
|Tuesday||4-May||15.2 notes, written, and MML|
|Thursday||6-May||15.4 notes, written, and MML, Last Day to Withdraw|
|Saturday||8-May||Exam 4, Chapter 15 Discussion (do not wait to post!!)|
|Monday||10-May||Final Exam Open|
|Wednesday||12-May||Final Exam Due|
Homework will be assigned in two formats: written and online. Online homework involves drill and practice problems to be completed using the MyMathLab website. Written homework will consist of completing questions posted on Blackboard and submitted to me through gradescope by the deadline. You must complete the section's lesson notes before you will have access to the questions for the written homework.
Each section has a lesson note website with examples, videos, and Check Your Understanding questions. You must complete these questions and submit the grade to the gradebook in order to get credit for the assignment and to have access to the written homework questions.
Discussions will be posted and completed in Flipgrid. You will use your school email (ACusername@amarillocollege.com) to access our class. Commonly, you will select at least one of the problems from an attached file and provide a comprehensive and complete solution. Record your solution to the discussion board using the built in recorder. Review and respond to at least two of your classmates solutions. These responses should not be submitted on the same day as your solution post. If your responses are posted on the same day as your solution post, 10 points will automatically be deducted for each response from your overall grade for that assignment. Your response should be a comment on the solution method, a question about the solution, or something else that is specific to the mathematics of the problem. Your response should not be "great job", "looks good" , etc. Responses of this nature will not count toward the two response requirement.
Four major exams will be given via MyMathLab. Before you are allowed to take the chapter(s) exam, you must achieve at least 80% on all homework assignments for that chapter OR achieve at least a 70% on the exam review. Each exam has a time limit of 2 hours. I do not offer make-up exams. If you know ahead of time that you will be missing an exam, you may take the exam early. If you miss more than one exam a second missed exam will be recorded as a zero.
1.) READ the module's Tasks document. Here you will find information about what you need to complete for the module.
2.) COMPLETE THE NOTES from the sections in Blackboard. Work the problems. Obtain the information by reading the text and watching the example videos. This should be completed before you start the homework on MyMathLab and must be completed before you can access the questions for the written work.
3.) WORK THE MyMathLab HOMEWORK through Blackboard or at www.pearsonmylab.com. Before you are allowed to take the chapter exam, you must achieve at least 80% on all homework assignments for that chapter and complete the exam review.
4.) WORK THE WRITTEN HOMEWORK. Under each module in Blackboard you will find written homework questions and portfolio questions. These are to be worked on notebook or graphing paper. When you are finished, submit them to gradescope by the due date. Be sure to follow the directions posted in Module 0.
5.) COMPLETE CHAPTER DISCUSSIONS as assigned.
6.) COMPLETE REVIEWS as assigned.
7.) TAKE ASSIGNED EXAMS on MyMathLab by the deadlines posted on MyMathLab. (Take written midterm and final exams in person)
Getting Started with MyMathLab
To access MyMathLab where your online homework is located, first log into our course in Blackboard. You will need the following information:
Student Access Code: The student access code can be purchased from the AC Bookstore. If you chose not to purchase the code from the AC Bookstore, you can buy the access code online with a credit card during the registration process.
Email Address: Use the address you check most often.
To register and enroll
Tip: If you have previously linked your Blackboard and Pearson accounts, you are taken directly to the Pearson payment page. Go to step 4.
If you do not have a Pearson account, click Create and follow the instructions.
From the You’re Done page, click Go to My Courses.
You'll also get a confirmation email.
To get started after registering:
1.) Log into Blackboard by clicking the AC Connect button at the college website www.actx.edu.
2.) Click the MyMathLab link at the left of the page in our course in Blackboard.
3.) Click the SECOND link, "MyMathLab with Pearson e-text Course Home." This is where you can review previously submitted assignments by clicking on Review Completed Assignments and Review.
4.) To work on assignments, click the “Homework” button, and choose the section you wish to complete.
5.) To access the textbook, click the “Chapter Contents” button, and choose the chapter and section you wish to view.
6.) To view a power point presentation of a particular section, click the “Multimedia Library” button, and choose the chapter and section you wish to view or print.
7.) Under the “Homework” button, START YOUR FIRST HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT, “Orientation”
Additional FREE Resources for Help
1.) MyMathLab has videos, examples, and helps for solving the problem at the click of a button as you work your homework.
2.) Free one-on-one tutoring at the Student Outreach Center. You will need your AC ID to sign in.
Monday - Saturday: 9AM-8PM
Zoom Virtual Room linked under Tutoring on Blackboard
Washington Street Campus
Durrett Hall (adjacent to Engineering Building)
3.) Free online Smarthinking tutoring on AC Online. This is available 24 hours a day. You will need to log on to AC Connect and navigate to the Smartthinking link to create an account.
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