Martin Flashman's Courses
Math 106 Calculus for Business and Economics
MTRF 1100 -
Friday, 4-23 meet in SH 119.
Items marked $$ are
important for students beginning the course.
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MATH 106 : Calculus for Business and
MTRF 1100 - 1150 SH 128
Hours (Tent.): MTRF 9:00 to 10:10 AND BY APPOINTMENT or chance!
***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
CD, by Ed Burger- Great Lecture Series, Thinkwell Publishing.
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 examination
- 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
the moral and ethical implications of science so as to nurture a
respect for human values.
- $$ 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.
- $$ Try some preliminary
or the Backgrounds Check Quiz on Blackboardor the calculus PRETEST
(One attempt only ....from SFSU).
do well on the on-line backgrounds assessment quiz [Blackboard]
or the calculus pretest
PRETEST (one attempt only....from SFSU) ,
you might consider taking Math 46 (1/2 unit)
[crn 22419] at HSU offered January
23-24 which does a blitz review
- $$ 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.
- Homework assignments are made
should be done neatly. We will be using Blackboard
to grade homework. Record your homework results on Blackboard
AM of the due date. I will discuss this further at the
class meeting. Problems from the assignments will be discussed in
based on the Blackboard report on submitted homework.Homework
assignments will be used in
the 100 course points.
- Using the CD
Whenever a CD tutorial is assigned, that should be viewed by the due
of the assignment. As part of that assignment, you will be asked to
to a relevant question on Blackboard
under the CD report title. This question may be related to the solution
of a specific problem, the development of a concept, or the
of a technique as presented on the CD. Each CD tutorial question
will add 5 points
your CD Tutorial point total. CD Tutorial work will be used in
the 50 course points.
WILL 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! ***
- Cooperative Summaries: Every two weeks your partnership
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. Each individual partner will receive corrected
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
|Cooperative summary work
||200 or 300 points
||700 or 800 points
- Cooperative 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 the CD tutorals 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.
** See the course schedule for the
dates related to the following:
- No drops will be allowed
and compelling reasons" and a fee.
- Students wishing to be graded
CR or NC should make this request to the Adm & Rec office in
or by using the web registration procedures.
- No drops will be
or a graphing calculator can be used for many problems. We will use
and Microsoft Xcel.
We will go to the computer lab
in TBA a couple of times during the term on TBA to get
hands on experience with the software.
- $$ Winplot
is freeware and may be downloaded from
Rick Parris's website or directly from this link for Winplot .
- Online help for Winplot is
- Graphing Calculators: Graphing
are welcome and highly recommended.
- HP48G's will be available for
to borrow for the term through me by arrangement with the Math
Supplementary materials will be distributed if needed.
- If you would like to purchase
calculator, let me know.
- Students wishing help with
calculator should plan to bring their calculator manual with them to
- $$ 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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