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Math 143 Fall Functions for business

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Fall 2017: Functions for Business majors

Welcome Math 143 Students!

We look forward to working with you on a successful semester in mathematics. If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by the Math Learning Center.

The following classes are designed using ALEKS. It is best to purchase ALEKS online – this will be discussed the first day of class.

Sincerely,

Dr. Gary Hagerty
Director of the MLC

Math 143 Functions for Business Fall 2017 Syllabus

Notebook Rubric

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Section Time Days Rooms
1 9:00-10:15am TTh 108 104
2 12:00-1:15pm TTh 108 104

To the Students: Group activities will take place one a week. Our goal is to create activities which directly connect mathematics to BUSINESS majors and how BUSINESS majors may use mathematics (as related to math 143).

Date Excel ACTIVITY Foundational Studies Test Explained
Week 1: 8/21 – 8/27 Week 1 ACTIVITY: EXCEL Spreadsheets Introduction
Week 2: 8/28 – 9/3 Week 2 EXCEL:   Rate of change of a parabola Week 2 ACTIVITY:  Lines and Rates Week 2 Foundational Studies Questions Week 2 Explain Questions
Week 3: 9/4 – 9/10 Week 3 EXCEL: Introduction to creating and working with graphs Week 3 ACTIVITY: Polynomials Week 3 Foundational Studies Questions Week 3 Explain Questions
Week 4: 9/11 – 9/17 Week 4 EXCEL: Continued graphing and finding points of interest Review for Test #1
Week 5: 9/18 – 9/24 Test #1 Week 5 ACTIVITY: Polynomials Week 5 Foundational Studies Questions Week 5 Explain Questions
Week 6: 9/25 – 10/1 Wk 6 EXCEL: Computing Interest, Composition of functions Week 6 ACTIVITY:  Compound interest Week 6 Foundational Studies Questions  Week 6 explain Questions
Week 7: 10/2 – 10/8 Week 7 EXCEL: Inverse, Sequences, and Series Week 7 Activity:   Sequences and Series  Week 7 Foundational Studies Questions Week 7 Explain Questions
Week 8: 10/9 – 10/15 Review of EXCEL Applications Week 8 ACTIVITY: Logarithms Week 8 Foundational Studies Questions Week 8 Explain Questions
Week 9: 10/16 – 10/22 Week 9  EXCEL:  Intro to Matrices Week 9 ACTIVITY:  Linear Systems Week 9 Foundational Studies Questions Week 9 Explain Questions
Week 10: 10/23 – 10/29 Week 10    EXCEL:  Introduction to Linear Programming Week 10 ACTIVITY: Introduction to Linear Programming Week 10 Foundational Studies Questions Week 10 Explain Questions
Week 11: 10/30 -11/5 Week 11 EXCEL: Solving Linear Programming Review for test #2
Week 12: 11/6 – 11/12 Test #2 Week 12 ACTIVITY:  Applicationss for linear programming  Week 12 Foundational Studies Questions
Week 13: 11/13 – 11/26 Week 13 EXCEL: Introduction Combinations and Permutations Week 13 ACTIVITY:  Combinations Permutations and decision making

 Excel sheet for Week 13  Activity

Week 13 Foundational Studies Questions
Week 14: 11/27 – 12/03 Quiz ACTIVITY 14
Week 15: 12/04 – 12/10 No ACTIVITY
Finals Week: 12/11 – 12/15 Fall 2017 Final Exam Schedule

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