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Week One Notes FREN 1001

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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kelsie Morris on Thursday August 11, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FREN 1001 at Georgia State University taught by TBA in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see Elementary French I in Foreign Language at Georgia State University.


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Date Created: 08/11/16
MATH 1101  Introduction to Mathematical  Modeling (CRN 10597)  Spring 2016   Instructor: Jun Xia   Office: COE building 757   Office phone: 404­413­6403   E­mail:   Office hours: TR 14:00am­15:30 pm or by appointment, will be held at MAC 122 Kell Hall                       Course Location & Time:  603 Langdale Hall TR 11:00 am­12:15 am   Textbook: Introduction to Mathematical Modeling, with emath, from GSU book store                                            To register for, you will need: 1) A valid email address, usually your gsu email address 2) Access code (bought from GSU book store)       3)   Class code which is 6P4RMVY    How do I register for my course?     Go to click “New User Registration” It will walk you through the process step by step.    IMPORTANT NOTES:   Since Georgia State University does not support emath, it is the responsibility of the student to use the online  resources to resolve all technical issues independently of the University.  Georgia State University and its  faculty are not responsible for outcomes due to individual technical issues, nor scheduled emath downtime.  It is expected that the student will be responsible for completing their work in a timely fashion as to alleviate any  pressures these scheduled downtimes occur.    If you have any questions related to emath, email their customer support at            Note: This course syllabus provides a general plan for the course; deviations may be necessary.  1. THE COURSE  a.  Course Description:  We will explore mathematical modeling using graphical, numerical,  symbolic, and verbal techniques to describe and explore real­world data and phenomena. Emphasis  is on the use of elementary functions to investigate and analyze applied problems and questions, on  the use of appropriate supporting technology, and on the effective communication of quantitative  concepts and results. See for course content standards. b. THIS COURSE IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE PREREQUISITE FOR COLLEGE ALGEBRA, PRECALCULUS OR CALCULUS.   You are responsible for understanding the implications of  taking MATH 1101.  Please discuss your situation with your advisor or your instructor especially if  you are a science major or a major related to business or economic (your major may need Math 1111 or higher).   c. Prerequisites:  Knowledge of high school algebra II, or equivalent.  This includes algebraic  expressions, first degree equations, exponents, radicals, solving and graphing linear equations,  factoring quadratic expressions, and other topics.   d. Course Coverage:  We will cover the following topics: Chapter 1 Linear Functions  Chapter 2 Systems of Linear Equations Chapter 3 Quadratic Functions Chapter 4 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions             Additional materials needed for the course will be distributed electronically through D2L Brightspace at, or by email, or as a handouts during class. 2. EVALUATION.  Your course grade will be determined as follows: a. Tests (50%).  Four  closed book/closed notes tests (12.5% each test) are scheduled during the regular  semester (see attached schedule).  Tests may not be made up (unless it is a documented University  excused absence…see the Student handbook for details).   b. Homeworks and Quizzes (online via emath)  (20%).  There will be mandatory homework and quiz  offered in an online format for you to work and receive instant feedback! You have to finish a  homework and score 85% or higher on that homework to be able to start a quiz.   c. Project (5%).  An Excel project will be assigned during the semester. Basic instructions for using Excel will be given in class.  d. In Class Participation (5%).  Attendance, answering in class questions and working on worksheets. th e. Final Exam (20%).  The final exam (10:45am­13:15pm, Thursday, April 28  ) is mandatory and  comprehensive. It will be held in our regular classroom. Example of Course Grade Computation: Test Grades: T1 = 88, T2 = 72, T3 = 68,  T4=87  Online homework quiz average = 95 Excel Project = 90 In Class Participation=80 Final Exam=76 Course Grade: 0.5*(88+72+76+87)/4 +0.2*95+ 0.05*90 + 0.05*80+0.2*76  3.   GRADING SCALE. We will use the following grading scale: Numeric Ave. Letter Grade 97 ­ 100 A+ 93 ­ 96 A 90 ­ 92 A­ 87 ­ 89 B+ 83 ­ 86 B 80 ­ 82 B­ 77 ­ 79 C+ 70 ­ 76 C 60 ­ 69 D   0 ­ 59         F 4. Makeup Policy: No make­up exams will be given unless in some extreme situations, like university­ approved excuses which must be verified  in writing. If feasible, written notification in advance is  required. Otherwise, it allows two working days for notification. Excuses must have some form of  written verification, such as a doctor’s note. Absence from the final exam will result in a grade of F for  the course unless arrangements are made PRIOR (at least one week before the final exam) to its  administration. Your final exam grade maybe used to replace your missed exam grade. 5.  CALCULATOR Policy. You will be free to use any  STAND ALONE calculator (i.e. NOT a part of  your cell phone/ipod/pager, etc)  or any graphing calculator,  but don’t forget that you will be asked to  provide full working for many questions in your tests and the  final. You are not allowed to share  calculator with any other party in your class during any in class quiz or exam unless permitted by your  instructor. 6.   Academic assistance at GSU: a. Visit the Math Assistance Complex (MAC), 122 Kell Hall (phone: 404­413­6462)  b. Visit the Counseling Center for Learning assistance, Test anxiety classes, and  Student support  services (phone: 404­413­1641) c. African American Student Services (phone: 404­413­1530) 7.  ACADEMIC HONESTY: Cheating/plagiarism will not be tolerated on any work. A first occurrence will result in a grade of 0 on the assignment for all concerned parties as well as an Academic Dishonesty form being filed with the Dean of Students. A second occurrence will result in a grade of F for the course for the concerned parties and a second Academic Dishonesty form being filed. During in­class quizzes, tests, and the final exam you will be instructed to do your own work, no talking, and not share calculators. Violations of these instructions constitute dishonesty and will be handled in accordance with University policy. The instructor has the option of withholding or denying credit for answers not adequately supported by you. 8. Conduct Policy:  Please turn off all cell phones, pagers and all other electronic communication devices and keep them off the desk.  Text messaging, instant messaging, email, etc.  during class is strictly prohibited and is grounds for dismissal.  If you are using your cell phone, using your computer for tasks that are not course related, talking, or otherwise disrupting students, you will be asked to leave.  After the third incident, you will be administratively removed from the class (as per the Student handbook). Please   see   the   University’s   Policy   on   Disruptive   Behavior   in   the  General   Catalog,   p.   19 ( or  On Campus, the official student handbook ( 9. Disability Service: Students who wish to request accommodation for a disability may do so by  registering with the Office of Disability Services (404­413­1567). Students may only be accommodated  upon issuance by the Office of Disability Services of a signed Accommodation Plan and are responsible  for providing a copy of that plan to instructors of all classes in which accommodations are sought. 10. Withdrawal Policy: You cannot withdraw from the course simply by ceasing to attend class; you must  formally withdraw. If you intend to withdraw, do so before midpoint (March 1) to avoid a grade of “F” or “WF.”  See 11.  Your constructive assessment of this course plays an indispensable role in shaping education at Georgia State. Upon completing the course, please take time to fill out the online course evaluation.            Note: This syllabus may be altered at my discretion. .          IMPORTANT DATES TESTS/PROJECT DATES Test 1: February 4 Test 2: February 25 Project DUE: March 8 Test 3: March 24 Test 4:  April 21 th Final Exam (mandatory and comprehensive): April 28  10:45­13:15  


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