Math 270: Managerial Mathematics 4 credits MC 406
Spring Semester 2000-2001
TR 4.30 P.M. to 6.20 P.M. (Arrive at 3.30 P.M. for Q/A and Problem Sessions)
Instructor: Ramesh Misra Telephones: X 3656 (Office), 507/452-7723 (Home)
Course Description: Mathematical topics applicable and relevant to the business world are covered. In particular, the course considers systems of linear equations and linear programming, financial mathematics (simple and compound interests, annuities, amortization in a time period), and an introduction to Calculus with its application in business. Throughout the course, emphasis is on application and critical thinking. Prerequisite for this course is a minimum of C grade in College Algebra (Viterbo Math 110) or its equivalent (HS Algebra II). Daily Assignment is given and discussed in the following class. Emphasis is given in doing mathematics rather than memory work.
Text: Essentials of College Mathematics (3rd Edition), Barnett and Ziegler, Dallen/Macmillan College Publishing (1996). Tentative Homework schedule is given on the back page
Skills toward CORE. Thinking and Solving Problems, Communicating, Global and Life, aesthetic issues
Teaching Style Usually a chapter including the chapter quiz will be covered in less than two weeks. Teaching is done in a hands-on style that consists of daily homework assignment and solving problems, and discussing concepts. The word is "DOING mathematics. Quiz is given in every class. Students are required to have a notebook where all their work ( homework assignment and glasswork) is done and they are credited for 10% of the grade for this. Calculators are only used as a tool and students will find one like TI85 very useful. Midterm test is given around 6th week and is done on an individual basis. Final comprehensive examination will cover Chapter 4 to the end of the material covered.
Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class. Arriving late disturbs everybody in the class. All students are expected to come to all classes on time. Any excused absences should be informed preferably in advance or e-mailed. There is a 2% of the grade reserved for punctuality in attending classes, turning in assignments on time, and constructive participation.
Grading: A = 90% or more, AB = 87% or more, B = 80% or more, BC = 77% or more, C = 70 % or more, CD = 67% or more, D = 60% or more.
Examinations: Individual Test 1 (Midterm) about 6th week: 20%, Test 2 (Group of 2 or 3) about 11th week: 20%, Individual Final Examination (on Tuesday May 8 from 5.45 P.M. to 7.45 P.M.): 20 %, Quizzes: 30%, Notebook: 10%.
Plagiarism and any form of dishonesty will be reported to the office of Academic Vice-President.
American Disability Act: For disability and auxiliary aids and services, please contact Wayne Wojciechowski (MC 320), Campus ADA Coordinator and Learning Center within 10 days of your needs.