**Math 114**

**Math and Human Society**

**Course Contract**

**Fall Semester, 2017**

** **

**INSTRUCTOR :** Erik
Sorensen

**PHONE:**
831- 5667

**OFFICE**: 210 Whitt Hall

**OFFICE
HOURS: **Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday (10am-11am, 2pm-3pm) or by appointment

**CLASSROOM LOCATIONS: **8am (Section 01-Waldren
Hall 200), 9am (Section 02-Waldren Hall 200), 10am Class (Section 03-Young
221), 12pm Class (Section 04-Young 402A), 1pm Class (Section 05-Young 402A).

**E-MAIL**: esorensen2@radford.edu

**HOMEPAGE:
http://www.radford.edu/~esorensen2**

**TEXT***: Math* *and Human Society;*
Kendall Hunt Publishing by C. Case, W. Case, Corwin, Mistele,
and Sorensen

** Grading:** Your grade will
be based on the following: Tests: (60%); Homework (10%),
Attendance (5%); Final Exam: (25%).

Letter
grades will be assigned based on the following
scale:

89.5 - 100 A

87.5 - 89.4 B+

79.5 - 87.4 B

77.5
– 79.4 C+

69.5 - 77.4 C

59.5 – 69.4
D

0 – 59.4 F

** Course
Content:** The 3 hour course
will cover approximately the following sections/topics from the text:

** **

Chapter 1 (Scientific Notation, Percentages, and Math Modeling)

Chapter 2 (Financial Math)

Chapter 3 (Descriptive Statistics)

Chapter 4 (Voting and Apportionment)

__Tests:__** **There will be three tests given during the
semester. Each test will count for 20% of your course grade.

** **

** Final:** This course has a common final
exam; in other words, all sections take the same final.

__Make-up
tests:__** There
are no make-up tests with the only exception being for Radford University
sanctioned events. **If you miss a test, the final exam will count as the missed test grade
as well as your final exam score. For example, if you miss one test, the final
exam will count for 25% plus the percentage of the test(s) you missed.

** Student Goals and Objectives of the
Course:** Intended
primarily as a quantitative literacy course for students whose professional
interests and pursuits require them to be able to understand and analyze the
social and physical world in its many quantitative aspects. Students will
acquire knowledge and techniques that permit them to understand and employ
mathematical methods for measuring, assessing, modeling, and forecasting.
Additionally, students will be able to comprehend quantitative claims and data,
and be armored against the intentional or unintentional
use of statistics or argument to deceive and distort.

** Students will be able to**:

a. identify
and interpret relationships among numeric, symbolic, and graphical information

b. generate
mathematical models using numeric, symbolic, and graphical information for use
in real-world applications

c. solve
problems using numeric, symbolic, and graphical information

** Attendance
Policy:**
Attendance at all class meetings is expected and strongly recommended. It's your responsibility to sign the class roll each day: if
your name isn't on the roll, you're absent that day. If you
miss class for any reason, it is your responsibility to get up to speed on
anything you missed before the next class. Please do not fall behind. If
you need help, let me know immediately!!

** Homework:** Homework problems will generally be assigned for each class meeting. Another
big trap you can fall into is to not do the homework
regularly and to try to simply rely on the solutions that are presented in
class. The previous sentence is the most important statement on this page. The
old adage Mathematics is not a good spectator sport was never truer than in
this course.

** Materials/Calculators:** Students are encouraged to
use calculators. You will need at least a scientific calculator or graphing
calculator for the course. No restrictions are placed
on the use of calculators in homework, in class, or on tests. We will be also
using Microsoft's Excel spreadsheets for some class and homework assignments.

__Additional Help__**:** There is a
Tutoring Center (Learning Assistance and Resource Center: LARC) located in
Walker Hall, room 126. There will be math tutors available at various times
throughout each week of the semester. The phone number is 831-7704. The web
address for the center is www.radford.edu/~larc. You are always welcome to come to
my office during office hours or by setting up an appointment.

__Students with Disabilities__**:** Students seeking academic
accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act must register with the
Center for Accessibility Services (CAS) to determine eligibility. Students
qualified for academic accommodations will receive accommodation letters and
should meet with each course professor during office hours, to review and
discuss accommodations. To begin the registration process, complete a
Student Registration Form and submit documentation to PO Box 6902, Radford,
Virginia 24142, or deliver to the Russell Hall, Room 325, by fax to
540-831-6525, or by email to cas@radford.edu (See
documentation guidelines). For more information, visit the Center for
Accessibility Services (CAS) website or call 540-831-6350.

__Radford University Honor Code
Policy__**:** By accepting admission to
Radford University, each student makes a commitment to understand, support, and
abide by the University Honor Code without compromise or exception. Violations
of this academic integrity will not be tolerated. This
class will be conducted in strict observance of the
Honor Code. Refer to your Student Handbook for details.