# Math 143 Spring Functions for business

### Spring 2018: 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

Syllabus, Math 143: Functions for Business Spring 2018

Notebook Rubric

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 Section Time Days Rooms 50 10:30-11:45am TTh 115 119 51 12:00-1:15pm MW 125 119

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: 1/08 – 1/14 Week 1 ACTIVITY: EXCEL Spreadsheets Introduction Week 2: 1/15 – 1/21 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: 1/22 – 1/28 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: 1/29 – 2/04 Week 4 EXCEL: Continued graphing and finding points of interest Review for Test #1 Week 5: 2/5 – 2/11 Test #1 Week 5 ACTIVITY: Polynomials Week 5 Foundational Studies Questions Week 5 Explain Questions Week 6: 2/12 – 2/18 Wk 6 EXCEL: Computing Interest, Composition of functions Week 6 ACTIVITY:  Compound interest Week 6 Foundational Studies Questions Week 6 explain Questions Week 7: 2/19 – 2/25 Week 7 EXCEL: Inverse, Sequences, and Series Week 7 Activity:   Sequences and Series Week 7 Foundational Studies Questions Week 7 Explain Questions Week 8: 2/26 – 3/5 Review of EXCEL Applications Week 8 ACTIVITY: Logarithms Week 8 Foundational Studies Questions Week 8 Explain Questions Week 9: 3/6 – 3/11 Week 9  EXCEL:  Intro to Matrices Week 9 ACTIVITY:  Linear Systems Week 9 Foundational Studies Questions Week 9 Explain Questions Week 10: 3/12 – 3/18 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: 3/19 -4/1 Week 11 EXCEL: Solving Linear Programming Review for test #2 Week 12: 4/2 – 4/08 Test #2 Week 12 ACTIVITY:  Applicationss for linear programming Week 12 Foundational Studies Questions Week 12 Explain Questions Week 13: 4/09 – 4/15 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 13 Explain Questions Week 14: 4/16 – 4/22 Quiz ACTIVITY 14 Week 15: 4/23 – 4/29 No ACTIVITY Finals Week: 4/30 – 5/04 Spring 2018 Final Exam Schedule