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Math 106 Calculus for Business and Economics
0800 0850 FOR 107
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important for students beginning the course.
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MATH 106 : Calculus for Business and
0850 For 107
Office Hours (Tent.)- MTRF 9:30-10:30 AND
BY APPOINTMENT or
***Prerequisite: HSU MATH 42 or 44 or 45 or math code 40.
- TEXT: Required: Applied
Calculus, 3rd Edition, by Stefan Waner and Steven R.
Brooks/Cole Pub. Co. ISBN/ISSN 0-534-41958-5
Excerpts from Sensible
Calculus by M. Flashman as available
on the web from Professor Flashman.
- Catalog Description: Logarithmic
integrals; velocity, curve sketching, area; marginal cost, revenue, and
profit, consumer savings; present value.
- SCOPE: This course will deal with the theory and
business and economics of what is often described as "differential and
integral calculus." Supplementary notes and text will be provided
- Math 106 and General Education
at HSU: This course satisfies part of the Area B General
Education Requirement at HSU in the category of Inquiry
concepts and quantitative reasoning and their applications.
This requirement helps students cope with, and participate in,
the changing world. Recognizing the importance of scientific methods
as investigative tools, the courses present science as a unified
discipline with a major impact on the human condition.
In particular this course attempts to enhance the general education
- provide an understanding of the nature, scope, and limits of
science and its relation to other branches of human inquiry;
- teach the language of science to facilitate cognition,
interpretation, and communication;
- develop scientific reasoning for use in the critical
- identify sources of information for the pursuit of scientific
- develop mathematical concepts and
quantitative reasoning and demonstrate their widespread applications in
- promote an understanding of the impact of scientific knowledge
and technology on our civilization both past and present and recognize
the contributions made by men and women; and
and ethical implications of science so as to nurture a
respect for human values.
Math & Quantitative Reasoning GE Outcomes
1) Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of
basic concepts in math and quantitative reasoning.
2) Students will be able to apply mathematical concepts and
quantitative reasoning in scientific contexts.
- $$ Algebra
Review. I have listed several on-line sites (besides
of our text) for help with a review of algebra. You should use these in
conjunction with the course when your background needs help.
- $$ Try some preliminary
problems on-line or
the Backgrounds Check Quiz on Moodle .
- $$ TESTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: There
several tests in this course. There will be several reality check
two midterm exams and a comprehensive final examination.
- We will use
for some on-line reality quizzes as well as Webassign.
- Homework assignments are
regularly. We will use Webassign
to assign and
grade homework. Link to Student Quick Start Guide (pdf file).
Homework results should be recorded by 7:30 am of the
due date to receive full credit. I will discuss this further at
first class meeting. Assignments
will be discussed in class on a daily basis. Homework
be used in
the 150 course points.
HOMEWORK MAY NOT BE GRADED 48 HOURS AFTER THE DUE DATE.
must submit a written request at the start of class for me to discuss
class a problem or a question you have about the previously assigned
I will be available after class and during my office hours for other
- Midterm Exams will be self-scheduled and announced at
- THE FINAL EXAMINATION WILL SELF- SCHEDULED.
- The final exam will be comprehensive, covering the
- MAKE-UP TESTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN
VERY SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES!
It is the student's responsibility to request a makeup promptly.
*** DAILY ATTENDANCE SHOULD BE A HABIT! ***
- Summaries: Every two weeks you will
asked to submit a summary of what we have covered in class. (No more
two sides of a paper.) These may be organized in any way you find
but should not be a copy of your class notes. I will read and correct
before returning them. [Recommended:The summaries may be submitted
in a partnership (2-3 members).] Each individual partner will
Your summaries will be allowed as references at the final
Summary work will be used in
the 50 course points.
- GRADES: Final grades
taking into consideration the quality of work done in the course as
primarily from the accumulation of points from tests and various
|2 Midterm Examinations
||200 or 300 points
||700 or 800 points
- Summaries will
determine 50 points.
- The final examination will be be
200 or 300 points determined by the following rule:
The final grade will use the score
maximizes the average for the term based on all possible points.
Notice that only 400 or 500 of these
points are from examinations, so regular
with reality quizzes, homework, and summaries is essential to
a good foundation for your grades as well as your learning.
THAN 4 ABSENCES MAY LOWER THE FINAL GRADE
FOR POOR ATTENDANCE.
- Students with
Persons who wish to request disability-related accommodations should
contact the Student Disability Resource Center in House 71, 826-4678
(voice) or 826-5392 (TDD). Some accommodations may take up to several
weeks to arrange. http://www.humboldt.edu/~sdrc/
- Add/Drop policy: ** See the
University rules and
dates related to the following:
Students are responsible for
the University policy, procedures, and schedule for dropping or adding
- No drops will be allowed
and compelling reasons" and a fee after this date.
- No drops allowed after this
- Students wishing to be
CR or NC should make this request using the web registration
- Emergency evacuation: Please review the evacuation plan for
the classroom (posted on the orange signs) , and review http://studentaffairs.humboldt.edu/emergencyops/campus_emergency_preparedness.php
for information on campus Emergency Procedures. During an emergency,
information can be found campus conditions at: 826-INFO or http://www.humboldt.edu/emergency
- Academic honesty: Students are responsible for knowing
policy regarding academic honesty: http://studentaffairs.humboldt.edu/judicial/academic_honesty.php
- Attendance and
disruptive behavior: Students
are responsible for knowing policy regarding attendance and disruptive
a graphing calculator can be used for many problems. We
Winplot and Microsoft Xcel.
Graphing Calculators: Graphing calculators are welcome
- $$ Winplot
and may be downloaded from
Parris's website or directly from this link for Winplot .
- Online help for Winplot is available.
- If you would like to purchase a graphing calculator, let me know.
The best calculators currently.for taking calculus are the TI 89, the
HP 49 series, and the Casio (C)FX-9700+ or1.0.
- Students wishing help with any graphing calculator should
their calculator manual with them. I try to help with technology
when possible during office hours or by appointment (not
- $$ Use
of Office Hours and Optional "5th hour"s: Many students
beginning calculus difficult because of weakness in their pre-calculus
background skills and concepts.
A grade of C in Math 44 might
this kind of weakness.
Difficulties that might have been
or passed over in previous courses can be a major reason for why things
don't make sense now.
You may use my office hours for
additional work on these background areas either as individuals or in
groups. My office time is also available to discuss routine
from homework after they have been discussed in class and reality check
quizzes as well as using technology.
I will try to organize and support
time with small (or larger) groups of students for whom some additional
work on these background areas may improve their understanding of
Regular use of my time outside of
should be especially useful for students having difficulty with the
and wishing to improve through a steady approach to mastering skills
Don't be shy
about asking for an appointment outside of the scheduled office hours.
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