MGF 1106  Mathematics for Liberal Arts I  Fall 2008  Section 008
LINK TO THIS PAGE: http://www.math.fau.edu/hoffman/mgf1106f08.htm
Final Examination Sunday, December 7, 4:006:30 PM in a room TBA
consisting
of Exam 4 over Sudoku and Chapters 1 and L and
optional retest of Chapters P, 511, 1820
For homework assignments for Chapter P, the problems you should be looking at are 1, 2, 5, 6, 820, 25, 26, 2934, 41, 42, 4649, 5358.
For homework assignments for Chapters 56, the problems you should be looking at are 5. 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 27, 29, 31, 37, 39, 42, 43, 44, 47 in Chapter 5, and 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15t in Chapter 6.
For homework assignments for Chapters 710, the problems you should be looking at are 3853 in Chapter 7, 3236 and 4252 in Chapter 8, 727 in Chapter 9, and 711 and 1519 in Chapter 10.
For homework assignments for Chapters 11, 18, 19, 20, the problems you should be looking at are 114, 1825 and 2838 in Chapter 11, 15, 710, 11 23, 2529 and 3245 in Chapter 18, 13(if convenient), 4, 68, 1112, 4950, and 5354 in Chapter 19, and 14, 89, and 1719 in Chapter 20.
For homework assignments for Chapter 1, see: 1,
2, 48, 14, 15, 17, 21, 2428, 31, 32, 3440, 4344, 4647, 5051.
For homework assignments for Chapter L, see: 19, 1112, 1519, 2937, 4652; please also look at 5360, since we’ll talk about them in class. Also do the four problems on Knights and Knaves at the end of Chapter L.
On the Homework Page, you
will also find some problems primarily derived from another text, and
solutions. There are a lot of problems
on counting and probability. There are
problems of interest on Knights and Knaves—and there are three sets of
good logic problems. The third set is
accompanied by some Sudoku problems. There are problems of to give you some work
on Euler circuits.
For access to online quizzes
log on at http://blackboard.fau.edu
Follow the login instructions there
For locations and schedules of open computer labs at FAU go
to http://wise.fau.edu/irm/labs/open_labs/index.php
Instructor: Dr. Fred
Office: Room 206, Science & Engineering Bldg.
Phone: (561) 2973345
Email: mfla1@math.fau.edu for questions about course material. For questions about makeup tests and similar
issues, email your instructor, hoffman@fau.edu
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name and student number as well as professor's name and/or section number.
Any email which does not include all of this
information will NOT be answered.
Time and Location: Section 008: T R
9:30am10:50pm in AC 122
Office Hours: T R 2:003:00pm and by appointment.
Tutoring by Graduate Assistants: http://www.math.fau.edu/new/tutoring/liberalarts.html
Textbook: For All
Practical Purposes by COMAP—FAU custom edition of the Seventh
Edition, published by Freeman Custom Publishing
Online study tools for the textbook: www.whfreeman.com/fapp7e
We urge students to read the book, Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich—this year’s selection for the
Freshman Reading Program. Some exercises
and examples will reference it.
Course Outline
Mathematics for Liberal Arts I is the first of two courses offered at FAU aimed at the liberal arts major. Students passing both courses of Mathematics for Liberal Arts will have satisfied the mathematics part of the Gordon rule, which requires students to complete successfully, with grades of "C" or higher, 6 credits hours of mathematics ... in courses at or above the level of College Algebra. We do not assume mathematical sophistication or calculational facility on the part of the students. We do assume that students will attend ALL lectures, read the text, complete the homework assignments and quizzes, and study for the exams. While some students may find the pace of the course rather leisurely, it is dangerous to allow oneself to fall behind. Homework assignments and quizzes using Blackboard as well as some supplementary material will be available online. Students will be required to spend several hours per week on a computer with internet access either at home or in campus computer labs. A general rule of thumb is that a student should spend at least two hours studying for a course outside of class for every hour in class. The amount of time must be increased when you miss class.
This course is NOT a remedial mathematics course. This is a serious course
in collegelevel mathematics at approximately the same difficulty level as
College Algebra, but with an emphasis on topics involving logical and
mathematical reasoning rather than manipulation of algebraic formulas. Students
who do not have prerequisite mathematics at the level of Intermediate Algebra
may be at a serious disadvantage in this course and are advised to take such a
prerequisite course before taking MGF 1106 and/or MGF 1107.
Schedule 

August 2628 
Chapter P of the text 
September 24 
Chapter 5 of the text 
September 5 (Friday) 
Last day to drop without W 
September 911 
Chapter 6 of the text and Review for Exam 1 
September 16 (Tuesday) 
Exam 1 over Chapters P, 5, 6 
September 16 
Chapter 7 of the text 
September 2325 
Chapters 7, 8 of the text 
September 30October 2 
Chapters 8, 9, 10 of the text 
October 79 
Chapter 10 of the text and Review for Exam 2 
October 14 (Tuesday) 
Exam 2 over Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10 
October 16 
Chapter 11 of the text 
October 17 (Friday) 
Last day to drop without F 
October 2123 
Chapter 18 of the text 
October 2830 
Chapters 19, 20 of the text 
November 4 
Review for Exam 3 
November 6 (Tuesday) 
Exam 3 over Chapters 11, 1820 
November 13 
Chapter 1 of the text 
November 1820 
Chapter L of the text 
November 25 
Chapter L and Sudoku 
December 2 
Sudoku and review for Exam 4 
Sunday, December 7, 4:006:30 PM GN 102 
Exam 4 over Sudoku and Chapters 1 and L and optional retest of Chapters P, 511, 1820 
GRADING
Homework and Quizzes
There will be homework assignments for each section covered. These homework
assignments are listed above, and some additional problems and solutions are
posted on the Homework Page .
There will be at least one quiz per week (sometimes two in a week) administered online using a webbased program called Blackboard. These quizzes do not count toward the final grade, but students have found them valuable drill.
Exams
There will be four exams, counting equally toward the final grade. The
scheduled exam dates are in bold face in the above table.
Also during the final exam period, students will have the option of taking
an additional exam over material in Chapters P, 511, 1820 which will
replace the lowest grade from Exams 13.
A PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE AN EXAM
Makeup or early exams will be given only under very exceptional circumstances, and written, verifiable reasons must be provided.
No makeup will be given under any circumstances if the professor is not contacted by phone or email within no more than 24 hours from the starting time of the exam.
Grading Scale 

A: 90%  100% 
B: 80%  82% 
C: 65%  72% 
A: 87%  89% 
B: 77%  79% 
D: 60%  64% 
B+: 83%  86% 
C+: 73%  76% 
D: 55%  59% 
The grade of I (incomplete) will only be given under the conditions specified in the FAU Undergraduate Catalog.
Classroom Etiquette
It is necessary that all students remain quiet during lectures.
TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES AND PAGERS WHILE IN CLASS. This is a university policy; violations are punishable by removal from the class.
THANK YOU.
DEMERITS for Disrupting Class
A student who leaves class before the end of instruction without permission or disrupts class while arriving late will be given a demerit.
Students accumulating 4 demerits will have their grades lowered by one letter grade.
Students accumulating more than 6 demerits will receive grades of F.