Department of Mathematics and Physics
Course: MATH 1108 Section:
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Title: College Math Semester: Fall 2017
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MATH 1108 College Math Syllabus
Catalog Description
Prerequisite: a grade of C (not C - ) or higher in MATH 1103, or placement by the department. Topics include:
algebraic expressions and equations, functions and graphs, linear inequalities, polynomials, exponential and
logarithmic functions, matrices and systems, and basic elements of probability and statistics. 3 credits
Note: This class is taught through the Math Zone in North Hall. For additional information about the Math
Zone, including options for acceleration or challenge exams, please contact Yevgeniya Rivers, Math Zone
Director or Matthew Griffiths, Chair Department of Mathematics and Physics. Additional curriculum infor-
mation and placement information can be found at Math Physics News
Required Materials
There is no requirement to purchase the text. It is included in electronic form as part of the courseware. The
included electronic text is Finite Mathematics with Applications 11th ed., by Lial, Pearson, (2013).
Accessing your course
Log into your course on Blackboard, on the left side click the MyLabsPlus Bridge link OR log on to http://
Assessment Requirements for MATH 1108
Each student is assessed based on a computed point score from 0 to 100. The score is based on exams and
mastery points as follows:
1. Examinations: 55% for ve exams (100 pts each) and 20% for the Final Exam (all exams are 100 pts each)
At least one self-assessment with a score of 50% or higher will be required before taking a chapter exam.
Your instructor can provide you with the password for the self-assessment. You are welcome to take
the self-assessment in the Math Zone in order to simulate a proctored chapter exam scenario.
2. Mastery-Study Plan: 15% for Mastery achieved through study and practice and assessed through short
quizzes called Quiz Mes and through chapter exams. You are not required to complete all practice
problems and it is recommended that you complete about 1 out of every 3 as a starting point unless you
feel you need more practice. While studying and completing practice problems, utilize the instructors
and tutors for assistance. You can complete the Quiz Mes outside of the Math Zone since they are not
proctored. However, when you take a Quiz Me you should do so without assistance. Treat the Quiz Me
as a mini practice test. When you take an exam, you may end up with fewer mastery points based on
exam results.
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W: 9:30 am - 12pm, TR: 8:30 - 9:15
3. Attendance: Active engagement in classwork and class discussion is an important part of this class. At-
tendance is recorded on Starsh after each class meeting. After 3 absences your My Math Labs account
will be inactivated. You will have to come speak with either your instructor or the Math Zone director to
have it reactivated. After 4 absences (excused or unexcused) your instructor has the right to drop you
from the course.
4. Workbook: 10% The workbook will be graded based on completion. If you complete 57 of the 114 pages
you will earn 5% toward your nal grade.
5. Bonus Points: Up to 8 extra points will be awarded. See discussion of exam attempts for more details.
Note: Students who have been found to have violated the rules governing academic integrity will, at the very
least receive a 0 grade on the paper or exam which was the source of the violation, and may be subject to
further penalties as allowed by the University. All students who are suspected of having violated academic
integrity requirements will be reported to the Dean of Students.
Discussion of Exam Attempts
During the semester there are 4 chapter exams and a nal; only 2 attempts per chapter are permitted. The
score of the highest attempt will be used in calculating your grade. The rst attempt must be taken with your
class. All attempts must be completed by Friday December 8th no later than 4pm. The Final Exam is on
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Note: Only 1 attempt is allowed for the nal exam.
All quizzes and exams are closed book and notes with only an approved scientic calculator allowed. All chap-
ter exams have a prerequisite set of mastery points. The prerequisite may be waived for the rst attempt,
but not subsequent attempts. The rst attempt for chapter exams must be taken on or before the scheduled
dates or the rst attempt will be recorded as a zero (0). Mastery points will not be deducted as a result of any
Bonus Points
Bonus points are awarded only in the case of each chapter test rst attempt as follows: For a point score of
7587.5 you will earn one bonus point toward your Total Points Score (TPS). For a point score of 87.5100 you
will earn two points. Therefore you may earn up to 8 bonus points toward your nal TPS.
Scoring and Course Grades
The letter grade is based on the students Total Points Score (TPS) for the semester. The class letter grade is
assigned based on
TPS Grade
97.5 > 100.0 A +
92.5 97.5 A
90.0 92.5 A
87.5 90.0 B +
82.5 87.5 B
80.0 82.5 B
77.5 80.0 C +
TPS Grade
72.5 77.5 C
70.0 72.5 C
67.5 70.0 D +
63.0 67.5 D
60.0 63 D-
0 60 F
An INC or a W grade is assigned based on Department, College and University expectations and policies as outline
starting on page 5. Please read through these guidelines carefully.
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Tuesday December 19
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Course Goals and Learning Outcomes
College Math is designed to develop a working knowledge of algebra, functions, probability and elementary
statistics. Prociency in algebra is a pre-requisite to success in further mathematics courses. This course will
prepare you for College Algebra.
The Learning Ouctomes for Math 1108 are:
1. Solve equations of various types CC3.1.1
2. Explain linear models and graphs
3. Describe basic functions such as polynomials and rational functions CC3.1.1
4. Solve systems of linear equations
5. Identify operations on sets CC3.1.2
6. Make sense of elementary probability problems CC3.1.3
7. Calculate elementary statistical concepts CC3.1.1
Required curriculum content
All sections of MATH 1108 College Math will cover, as a minimum, the material from Finite Mathematics with
Applications 11th ed., by Lial, Pearson, (2013).
Sec Textbook Topic Week of Minimum Actual
Unit 1 Lines
1.6 First-degree Equations 8/29 3
2.1 Graphs 8/29 7
2.2 Equations of Lines 9/5 11
2.4 Linear Inequalities 9/12 14
3.2 Graphs of Functions 9/12 16
3.3 Applications of Linear Functions 9/19 19
Unit 1 Exam
Unit 2 Quadratics
1.2 Polynomials 9/19 24
1.3 Factoring 9/26 27
1.5 Exponents/Radicals 9/26 32
1.7 Quadratic Equations 10/3 37
3.4 Quadratic Functions/Applications 10/3 42
Unit 2 Exam
Unit 3 Properties of Functions and Rational Functions
2.1 Graphs 10/10 46
3.1 Functions 10/10 48
3.2 Graphs of Functions 10/17 51
1.4 Rational Expressions 10/24 53
3.6 Rational Functions 10/24 55
Unit 3 Exam
Unit 4 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
4.1 Exponential Functions 10/31 57
4.2 Applications of Exponential Functions 10/31 58
4.3 Logarithmic Functions 11/7 64
Unit 4 Exam
Unit 5 Data, Probability and Statistics
8.1 Sets 11/14 68
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Sec Textbook Topic Week of Minimum Actual
8.2 Applications of Venn Diagrams and Contingency Tables 11/21 71
8.3 Introduction to Probability 11/28 76
8.4 Basic Concepts of Probability 11/28 78
10.1 Frequency Distributions 12/5 80
Unit 5 Exam
Academic Calendar for Fall 2017
Fall 2017 classes start on Monday August 28 and end on Monday, December 11. The last day to drop classes
without any nancial penalty is Tuesday, September 5, and the last day to withdraw from the class, i.e., to
request a W grade is Friday, November 3. Semester holidays are on: Fall Break October 22 - 24, Thanksgiving,
November 22 - 26.
The undergraduate academic calendar for this semester is located at
schedules-registration/academic-calendar-2017-2018.php, and the dates for nal exams can be found
at A summary of important dates is found at http://www.newhaven.
Further Considerations and Rules
Electronic devices: The use of phones and electronic devices, except in an emergency or unless otherwise
approved by the instructor, is disallowed in class. The use of any electronic device, except those explicitly
approved for use during any exam, will result in grade of 0 on that exam. If in doubt, please inquire prior
to using any electronic device.
Scheduling conicts: It is the students responsibility to contact the instructor concerning any scheduling
conicts which may result in late papers, or other scheduling conicts, e.g., an absence for an exam.
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Department, College and University Expectations and Policies
It is important that students familiarize themselves with a range of policies and guidelines that have been es-
tablished by the Department of Mathematics and Physics, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University
of New Haven. These are an integral part of the syllabus for this course.
Adding/Dropping a Class
The nal day to drop a course without it appearing on your transcript is Tuesday, September 5, as discussed
at During the second week of classes, further adjustment
requires the approval of the chair of the department oering the course, as described at http://catalog.
Attendance Regulations
University attendance policy guidelines require that:
All students are expected to attend regularly and promptly all their classes, appointments, and exercises. While
the university recognizes that some absences may occasionally be necessary, these should be held to a minimum.
A maximum of two weeks of absences will be permitted for illness and emergencies. The instructor has the right
to dismiss from class any student who has been absent more than the maximum allowed. After the last date to
drop as published in the academic calendar, a student will receive a failure (F), if failing at that point, or a W, if
passing at the time of dismissal.
Students are to adhere to the policy attendance policy guidelines outlined in the University Catalog under the
heading, Attendance Regulations, at, or
alternatively in the Student Handbook at on pp. 4849,. i.e., at
Withdrawal Deadline
Students wishing to withdraw must submit a request for an ocial course withdrawal in writing using the
Course Withdrawal Form available online from The nal date to re-
quest a withdrawal for this semester is Friday, November 3 as listed at
schedules-registration/academic-calendar-2017-2018.php. This request must be submitted to the Reg-
istrars Oce and signed by the International Oce if you are an international student. The grade of W will
be recorded, but the course will not aect the GPA.
Incomplete Grades
A grade of Incomplete (INC) is given only in special circumstances and indicates that the student has been
given permission by the instructor to complete required course work (with the same instructor) after the
end of the term. Students need to examine carefully the changed guidelines pertaining to INC grades,
To remove the INC grade, the student must complete all required course work in timely fashion as stipulated
by the instructor but no later than the end of the following term. Fall and intersession course incompletes must
be completed no later than the last day of the spring term. Spring and summer course incompletes must be
completed no later than the last day of the fall term.
If the course work is not submitted within the allotted time, the INC grade will be changed to an F shortly after
the deadline by the Oce of the University Registrar. Students will be notied via campus email at least two
weeks prior to the change of grade process.
The University policy on incomplete grades is available at under
the heading, Incomplete (INC) Grade Policy.
Please note that this withdrawal deadline represents a
significant policy change
. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that the required
paperwork and documentation is completed by the deadline.
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Academic Integrity Policy
This class fully adheres to the Academic Integrity Policy:
Academic integrity is a core university value that ensures respect for the academic reputation of the University,
its students, faculty and sta, and the degrees it confers. The University expects that students will conduct
themselves in an honest and ethical manner and respect the intellectual work of others. Please be familiar with
the UNH policy on Academic Integrity. Please ask about my expectations regarding permissible or encouraged
forms of student collaboration if they are unclear.
Students are required to adhere to the Academic Integrity Policies specied in the Student Handbook on
pp. 6673 of, i.e., at
Coursework Expectations
This course will require signicant in-class and out-of-class commitment from each student. The University es-
timates that a student should expect to spend two hours outside of class for each hour they are in a class. For
example, a three credit course would average six [6] hours of additional work outside of class.
expectations are detailed at
Policies under the heading Course Work Expectations.
Commitment to Positive Learning Environment
The University of New Haven wants to foster and support a civil, respectful, and open-minded climate so that
all of us can live and work in an environment free of harassment, bias-motivated behaviors, unfair treatment,
and fear. To this end, the university expects all members of our community to refrain from actions or behav-
iors that intimidate, humiliate, or demean persons or groups or that undermine their security or self-esteem
based on traits related to race, ethnicity, country of origin, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orienta-
tion, age, or physical or mental ability, including learning and/or developmental disabilities and past/present
history of mental disorder or other category protected by state or federal law. If you have witnessed or are
the target of a bias-motivated incident, please contact the Oce of the Dean of Students at 203-932-7432
or Campus Police at 203-932-7014 or ll out the form at this link:
The University adheres to the philosophy that all community members should enjoy an environment free
of any form of harassment, sexual misconduct, discrimination, or intimate partner violence. If you have been
the victim of sexual misconduct we encourage you to report this. If you report this to a faculty/sta member,
they must notify our colleges Title IX coordinator about the basic facts of the incident (you may choose to
request condentiality from the University). If you encounter sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual
assault, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, or disability please contact the Title IX Coordinator, Caroline Koziatek at (203)-932-7479 or Further informaton about Title IX at UNH may be found at http://www.newhaven.
University Support Services
The University recognizes that students can often use some help outside of class and oers academic assis-
tance through several oces.
Centers for Academic Success and Advising (CASA)
The Academic Success Center provides a wide range of academic support to day and evening undergraduate
students beyond their rst year of college.
Please note that study guidelines are important, i.e., there is substantial evidence that shows that the pass rates for students in math courses decrease
dramatically as the time spent on outside study falls below 2 hours of homework per credit per week.
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University Writing Center
The mission of the Writing Center (an expansion of the Writer to Writer peer-tutoring program) is to provide
high-quality tutoring to undergraduate and graduate students as they write for a wide range of purposes and
audiences. Tutors are undergraduate and graduate students studying Biology, Communications, Criminal Jus-
tice, National Security, Engineering, English, Environmental Science, Finance, Forensic Science, Legal Studies,
Marine Biology, Music, Nutrition, and Psychology. We are here to work with you at any stage in the writing
process; just bring in your assignment, your ideas, and any writing youve done so far. To make an appoint-
ment, you can register for an account with our scheduling site at or visit
us in person at our desk on the rst oor of Peterson library (just to the left after you enter the library).
Center for Learning Resources (CLR)
The Center for Learning Resources (CLR), located in the Peterson Library, provides academic content support
to the students of the University of New Haven using metacognitive strategies that help students become
aware of and learn to apply optimal learning processes in the pursuit of creating independent learners CLR
tutors focus sessions on discussions of concepts and processes and typically use external examples to help
students grasp and apply the material.
Accessibility Resources Center
Students with disabilities are encouraged to share, in condence, information about needed specic course
accommodations. The Accessibility Resources Center, located in Sheeld Hall, is responsible for and commit-
ted to providing services and support that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students are
able to participate in the opportunities available at the University of New Haven. Accommodations cannot be
made without written documentation from the Accessibility Resources Center.
Counseling & Psychological Services
The Counseling Center oers a variety of services aimed at helping students resolve personal diculties and
acquire the balance, skills, and knowledge that will enable them to take full advantage of their experience at
the University of New Haven. The University recognizes students often can use some help outside of class and
oers academic assistance through several oces. In addition to talking with your instructor and advisor, we
recommend you contact the Academic Success Center in Maxcy 208 for help with your academic studies, http:
//, or call 203.932.7234. The Center for Learning Resources (CLR) in
Peterson Library is equipped to help students with writing, mathematics, biology and physics. Their resource
page can be found at
Special Needs
Students with disabilities are encouraged to share, in condence, information about needed specic course
accommodations. The Accessibility Resources Center (ARC) provides comprehensive services and support
that serve to promote educational equity and ensure that students are able to participate in the opportunities
available at the University of New Haven. Accommodations cannot be made without written documentation
from the ARC. The ARC is located on the ground oor in the rear of Sheeld Hall. Sheeld Hall is located in
the Residential Quad area, and can be contacted at 203-932-7332. The ADA/Section 504 Compliance Ocer
is Rebecca Johnson,, and can be reached by phone at 203-932-7238. Information on
the ARC can be found at
Religious Observance Policy for Students
The University of New Haven respects the right of its students to observe religious holidays that may neces-
sitate their absence from class or from other required university-sponsored activities. Students who wish
to observe such holidays should not be penalized for their absence, although in academic courses they are
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responsible for making up missed work. More information about religious observance policies can be found
in the Student Handbook on p.48 at
More information about religious observance policies can be found in the Student Handbook, and there is
also a separate handbook for International students at
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