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# Mat120 syllabus

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• 1. 2010-51 DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUSCampus: OwensDepartment: MathematicsCourse Number and Title: MAT 120 - Math For The Behavioral SciencesInstructor Name: Telephone: E-mail:Prerequisites: MAT 012 or required math score on College Placement TestCorequisites: NoneCourse Hours and Credits: 3:3:0Course Description: This course presents an arithmetic review of practical mathematics, ratios and proportions, percentages, basic algebraic principles, introductory statistical concepts, and word problem applications.Required Text(s): Angel, A., Abbott, C., and Runde, D. (2009). A Survey of Mathematics with Applications(8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.Materials: A calculator capable of scientific and statistical calculations. Coursecompass access code for MyMathLab (included with purchase of new textbook).Method of Instruction: Campus ClassroomManuals: NoneDisclaimer: None
• 2. 2CORE COURSE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVESThe student will be able to:1. Interpret set theory and its applications to the real world. (CCC 1, 2, 7)2. Perform basic operations with real numbers. (CCC 7)3. Solve problems using algebra. (CCC 2, 7)4. Apply ratio, proportions, percents and simple and compound interest to solve problems in business. (CCC 2, 7)5. Compute, analyze and interpret data. (CCC 2, 6, 7)MEASURABLE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES1. Interpret set theory and its applications to the real world. 1.1 Identify well-defined sets, finite sets and infinite sets. 1.2 Determine if two or more sets are equal, equivalent or disjoint. 1.3 Given two sets, perform the operations of intersection and union. 1.4 Use Venn Diagrams to solve word problems.2. Perform basic operations with real numbers. 2.1 Find the GCD and LCM for a given pair of rational numbers. 2.2 Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational and irrational numbers. 2.3 Express a rational number as a decimal. 2.4 Given a decimal number that is rational, express it as the quotient of two integers. 2.5 Solve applied problems.3. Solve problems using algebra. 3.1 Translate phrases into mathematical expressions. 3.2 Write equations from given information. 3.3 Solve simple equations and inequalities in one variable. 3.4 Solve applied problems.
• 3. 34. Apply ratio, proportions, percents and simple and compound interest to solve problems in business. 4.1 Recognize the different forms of writing ratios. 4.2 Convert a number expressed in either percent, decimal or fraction form to each of the other two forms. 4.3 Use ratios and proportions to set up and solve applied word problems. 4.4 Use the simple interest formula to calculate interest, principle, rate or time. 4.5 Calculate compound interest using a table. 4.6 Solve applied consumer problems.5. Compute, analyze and interpret data. 5.1 Find the mean, median, mode and standard deviation of a set of numbers. 5.2 Interpret data from tables and graph. 5.3 Construct a frequency distribution for grouped and ungrouped data. 5.4 Display given information in a bar graph, line graph or a circle graph. 5.5 Use z-scores to determine what percentage of normally distributed data satisfy a given condition.ATTENDANCEA daily record will be kept. You must attend class if you expect a signature for classattendance.STUDENT CONDUCTStudents are expected to adhere to the standards of conduct as outlined in the StudentHandbook. A show of disrespect in the classroom will not be tolerated and disciplinaryaction will be taken. Cell phones are not allowed in the classroom.WITHDRAWALSAccording to college policy, an “O” grade evaluation and a tuition adjustment (ifapplicable) will be given only during the first two (2) weeks into the semester. For thethird through the tenth week, a “W” grade evaluation will be given. To receive an “O” ora “W,” it is the student’s responsibility to complete a drop form. Failure to officiallywithdraw from a class will result in an unofficial withdraw, “U,” for the course. The “U”grade evaluation is calculated in the grade point average the same as a recycle. Afterthe tenth week, either an “A,” “B,” “C,” “U,” or “R” grade evaluation will be given.
• 4. TESTS AND GRADINGStudents are expected to be present during ALL scheduled test periods. At theinstructor’s discretion, makeup tests may be given.The course grade is based on the following: Tests: 70% Comprehensive Final Exam: 20% MyMathLab Homework: 10%EVALUATION CRITERIAStudents will demonstrate proficiency on all Measurable Performance Objectives atleast to the 75% level. The grade will be determined using the College Grading System: 92 – 100 A 83 – 91 B 75 – 82 C 0 – 74 RStudents should refer to the Student Handbook for information on AcademicStanding Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, Students Rights and Responsibilitiesand other policies relevant to their academic progress.At no charge to students, math tutors are available in The Learning Center located inthe Arts and Science Center (room 336). Also available is the Open Computer Lablocated in the Jason Building, room 180. PLEASE NOTE: THE NEW EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER FOR OWENS IS (302) 855 - 5999 OFF CAMPUS 5999 ON CAMPUS