Foster Meade CTC
OST 213 Business Mathematics
Course Syllabus 2009-2010
Instructor: Renee J. McCane Course: Business Calculations OST 213
Office Hours: LCHS/WIA Credit Hours: 1 hour- /3hours College Credit
Email Address: email@example.com Contact Hours: 1
Phone Number: 606.796.6106 or 606.796.3600 Class: Fifth Period
Catalog Description: This course enables the student to explore mathematical content for
personal, business, and industrial use. Math concepts and skills are applied through study and
problem-solving activities in real-world situations in the following areas: banking, measurement,
borrowing and investing, consumer purchases, and financial management.
Course Objectives: Students who successfully complete this course should:
• have an understanding of and competence in basic math topics such as percentages;
• have an understanding of and competence in calculating simple and compound interest;
• have an understanding of and competence in calculating annuities and sinking funds;
• have an understanding of the amortization process, depreciation, and balance sheets;
• have an understanding of and competence in calculating discounts, markups and markdowns;
• have an understanding of and competence in financial planning, buying, borrowing, saving,
budgeting, investing, insurances, and taxes.
Additional Requirements: A hand held scientific calculator.
Grading: Tests will be announced and will represent 30% of grade.
Quizzes will be given weekly and will represent 30% of grade.
Homework must be completed weekly, also 10% of grade.
Attendance is a MUST- 20% of grade
Final Exam will be comprehensive – 10% of grade.
Final Examination: There will be a comprehensive final, which may include multiple-choice, true
– false and calculated problems. The final exam will be count as 10% of student’s final grade.
Attendance: Attendance will be recorded daily and will be part of the class grade as noted above.
Makeup of one quiz will be permitted and must be prearranged with the instructor. If no quizzes are
missed by the end of the term, the lowest quiz score will be dropped. Also, punctuality is expected
and the attendance grade will be affected if you are habitually tardy for class.
Homework: Assignments will be given at the end of each class meeting and questions regarding
the assignments will be discussed at the beginning of the next class. Quizzes may be taken from
your homework; therefore, it is imperative that you complete all homework. The instructor reserves
the right to accept or reject your homework based on its completeness and regularity.
Tentative Class Schedule
Chapter Core Content/ Date
Lesson/Unit Topic Text OST 213 Task No. Completed
Gross MA-HS 1.4.1/
Pay Tasks 3-7
3 PL-HS 3.2.1/
Tasks 1, 2, 22