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1 The Course Homepage Textbook Information Math 115b Files Course Policies Syllabus Homework Title Department of Mathematics University of Arizona To Accompany Mathematics for Business Decisions, Part 2 Release 1.5, 2007 Math 115b

2 The Course Homepage  Most of your course information for Math 115b, Business Mathematics II, will come from the Course Homepage. You can access this web site at or by clicking on any Course Homepage box. What is on the Course Homepage? Here is a partial list.  General information about Business Mathematics I and II.  Readiness exercises to let you know if you have the necessary computer skills for the course.  Current course announcements. Be in the know! Check this regularly. Course Homepage Menu (material continues)

3 Homepage  Study guides and their solutions.  Policies, team assignments, and project information; provided by the instructor of your individual section of Math 115b. The last item is of particular importance. Each section of Business Mathematics II has its own page on the course web site. Your instructor will use this to keep you informed about activities in your own section. Explore the Course Homepage now and check it regularly during the semester. Course Homepage  The Course Homepage: page 2 Menu (material ends)

4  Menu Course Homepage Textbook Information MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS DECISIONS PART 2 Math 115b uses the electronic text Mathematics for Business Decisions, Part 2, Release 1.5, by Richard Thompson and Christopher Lamoureux. The material consists of a set of PowerPoint, Excel and Word files, along with many links to streaming video and internet sites. To obtain the e-text, go to the D2L site for your section of the course and click on MBD Part 1a in the blue navigation bar. Then follow the on- screen directions for downloading and unzipping the files. The main content of Mathematics For Business Decisions, Part 2 is in three PowerPoint files MBD Part 2.ppt, MBD 2 Proj 1.ppt, and MBD 2 Proj 2.ppt. These, and all other instructional files, are located in the folder MBD 2 Course Files. MBD Part 2.ppt is the starting point for study of the (material continues)

5 Textbook Textbook Information: page 2 Course Homepage  Menu  material. It contains information about the course and its project structure. There is also an extensive section on how to use the electronic text effectively, and a self-grading test over the necessary prerequisite computer skills. All parts of the file may be accessed from links in its Table of Contents, or located with its electronic Index. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Mathematics For Business Decisions, Part 2 will run on PC's with Windows 98 or higher; and Excel, PowerPoint, and Word from Microsoft Office Suite 2000 or higher. It is not designed to run on the Macintosh platform. Some people have found that the course files run acceptably on Macintosh computers, others have had major problems with that operating system. Use the texts on Macintosh systems at your own risk. (material continues)

6 COPYRIGHT The text Mathematics for Business Decisions, Part 2 is copyrighted by the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona and is published by the Mathematical Association of America. Any copying of the individual e-text files for use by another individual is a violation of this copyright. For more information on the e-text visit its web site Menu Course Homepage Textbook Textbook Information: page 3 (material ends) 

7 Math 115b Files In addition to the e-text, Mathematics for Business Decisions, Part 2, you will use a set of files that apply specifically to Math 115b at the University of Arizona. Your individual instructor may also create files for you to download or copy. These will contain information that applies only to your section of the course. To download the Math 115b Files, go to the Course Homepage and click on Business Mathematics II in "Business Mathematics II: COURSE INFORMATION", then click on FILES in "Download FILES for Math 115b at the University of Arizona." The download will be a zipped file, Save this in a folder or on the Desktop and then double click on the file to Expand the full set of Math 115b files.  Menu Course Homepage (material continues)

8 Math 115b Files Math 115b Files: page 2 The following files are needed for Math 115b at the University of Arizona. Course Homepage  MenuPowerPoint UA Bus Math II.pptxWord Objectives and Structure.docx Integrity Policy.docx Team Contract.docx (material ends)

9 Summer Session I, 2008 The following items apply to all sections of Math 115b at the University of Arizona. Office hours, assignments, final examination locations, and other matters that apply to individual sections of the course are listed under instructors’ pages in the Course Homepage. Objectives and Structure. Business Mathematics II is specifically designed to prepare students for subsequent work in their business majors and for their future careers in the business community. To read a full statement of the course objectives, click on Objectives and StructureObjectives and Structure. Course Policies  Menu (material continues) Course Homepage

10 Course Policies Course Policies: page 2 Course Homepage  Menu Prerequisite. Successful completion of Business Mathematics I (Math 115a). Text. Mathematics for Business Decisions, Part 2, Release 1.5, 2007, by Thompson and Lamoureux, Mathematical Association of America. Course Materials Needed. (i) Textbook. (ii) Math 115b Files. (iii) A USB mass storage device or blank CD-R's or CD-RW’s, as needed for reports and homework. (iv) Scientific or graphing calculator. Calculators that perform symbolic manipulations (such as the TI-89 or TI-92) are not permitted. Turnitin. You will be required to have or create a Turnitin user profile and to join the Turnitin class created for your section of Business Mathematics II. Your instructor will provide you with the class ID and enrollment password. (material continues)

11 Course Policies Course Policies: page 3 Course Homepage  Menu (material continues) Examinations. Two midterm examinations will be given as shown in the Syllabus. The final examination will be on Thursday, July 10, 2008 during regular class time. See the Course Homepage, for each instructor’s policy on missed examinations. Daily Homework. The Syllabus lists the topics that are to be studied during each class meeting. The text contains exercises, all of which should be completed while studying the material. Graded Homework. Exercise sets will be provided by your instructor and collected on a regular basis. The due dates for these assignments will be announced in class. Your instructor will establish a policy on whether graded homework may be submitted by individuals or by teams.

12 Course Policies Course Policies: page 4 Course Homepage  Menu Reports. Teams will give preliminary and both oral and written final reports on the projects. All written reports must be printout of either word processing or Excel workbooks. Any member of a team may be called upon to explain material during the oral report. Your instructor will inform you of the report grading policy in your section. Additional Work. Your instructor may give credit for announced or unannounced quizzes, and for various types of additional work, including Excel assignments. (material continues)

13 Course Policies Course Policies: page 5 Course Homepage  Menu Course Grades. Each midterm test will be worth 100 points, the final examination will be worth 200 points, the homework will be worth 100 points, and the two team projects will be worth 150 points each. Other work, if any, may earn additional points. Your course grade will be based upon the fraction of the total possible points that you earn. If you earn at least 55% of the total points for individual work and at least 55% of the total points for team work, the following grading scale will be used. A: 90% of total points B: 80% of total points C: 70% of total points D: 60% of total points Otherwise, you will receive a failing grade for the course. For course grade purposes, individual work is defined to include the midterm examinations, the final examination, and the quizzes, if any. Team work is defined to include the preliminary and final reports on the projects and the homework. (material continues)

14 Course Policies Course Policies: page 6 Course Homepage  Menu Incomplete Grades. If you fail to complete the course due to circumstances unforeseen, then you may qualify for a grade of I, "incomplete" if all of the conditions are met: 1. You have completed all but a small portion of the required work. 2. You have scored at least 50% on all work completed. 3. You have a valid reason for not completing the course on time. 4. You agree to make up the material in a short period of time. 5. You ask for the incomplete before grades are due — 48 hours after the final exam. Academic Integrity. You are expected to be familiar with and to abide by all University of Arizona policies and procedures, particularly the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. A discussion of these issues in the context of Business Mathematics is given in the Business Mathematics Academic Integrity Policy. Your instructor may provide additional information about the expectations for your section. Students found to be in violation of any of these policies will be appropriately sanctioned.Business Mathematics Academic Integrity Policy  (material continues)

15 Course Policies Course Policies: page 7 Course Homepage  Menu Students with Disabilities. If you anticipate issues related to the format or requirements of this course, please see your instructor during office hours or by appointment to discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that formal, disability- related accommodations are necessary, it is very important that you be registered with the Disability Resource Center (621-3268; and that you provide your instructor with official notification of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. You and your instructor can then plan how to best coordinate your accommodations. (material ends)

16 Syllabus  Menu June 9 (M): June 10 (Tu): June 11 (W): June 12 (Th): June 13 (F): June 16 (M): June 17 (Tu): June 18 (W): Introduction to Course Introduction to Project 1 (Teams Formed) Graphing Functions Trend Lines Preliminary Reports on Project 1 Demand, Revenue, Cost, & Profit Differentiation Using Solver Integration SyllabusSyllabus (material continues)

17 Syllabus  Menu June 19 (Th): June 20 (F): June 23 (M): June 24 (Tu): June 25 (W): June 26 (Th): June 27 (F): June 30 (M): July 1 (Tu): July 2 (W): Test 1, material through June 18 Discussion of Project 1 Reports on Project 1 Introduction to Project 2 Distributions Preliminary Reports on Project 2 Variance The Sample Mean Last day to drop the course. Normal Distributions Simulating Normal Random Variables Syllabus: page 2 (material continues)

18 Syllabus University of Arizona  Menu Syllabus: page 3 July 3 (Th): July 4 (F): July 7 (M): July 8 Tu): July 9 (W): July 10 (Th): Simulating Normal Random Variables (Focus on the Project) Independence Day Holiday — no classes Test 2, material from June 23 through July 3 Discussion of Project 2 Reports on Project 2 Review Final Examination, All course material (material ends)

19 Graded Homework Menu (material ends) Graded homework assignments are to be handed in at the start of class on the announced due dates. These exercises will be listed in Word files, which will be posted on your instructor’s web page. To complete an assignment, solve the problems, open the appropriate file in Word, and enter the required information on the cover sheet. Word process your solutions, then save and print the file. On some assignments, you will also need to include material copied from Excel files that you have created. Your instructor will indicate whether these assignments are to be completed individually, or by more than one member of a currently operating project team. Credit for the assignment will be given to those students whose signatures appear on the cover sheet. Work done by members of two or more project teams is not acceptable and can be viewed as plagiarism.

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