Course Details
Textbook
Overview
This class is designed to prepare you for a calculus class  either Math 109 or Math 115
 or to succeed in the mathematical material in Chem 121. We will prepare you in two ways.
First, we will cover the material you need to master to be successful at calculus, namely
linear functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions.
Second, we will focus on the practices that are essential to success at mathematical modeling.
We will focus on problem solving through a threepart process: representing problems using
mathematical formulas, solving equations using symbolic manipulation, and interpreting
mathematical results. We will also focus on helping you understand when mathematical
arguments are valid or invalid. By helping you explore these practices and make connections
between concepts, we will build a strong foundation for your next quantitative class.
While this course does satisfy the core requirement in mathematics, I do not recommend
taking this course for the sole purpose of satisfying core.
Prerequisites
None.
Quizzes and Participation
You are encouraged to attend class and participate in discussions.
Active participation in class discussions will
comprise 5% of your final grade.
You will be expected to sign up for a Twitter account and
use it regularly to post status updates about the class and your progress in labs and projects
with the #math107 hashtag.
Disabilities
Centenary assures students with disabilities equal opportunity to reach the same level of
achievement as other students. Strict confidentiality will be maintained on students with
disabilities. Services for students with disabilities are available through the Counseling
Center, located on the ground floor of Rotary Residence Hall, phone (318) 8695424.
Honor Code
All students are bound by the Honor System. The Honor System is applicable to all academic
work. See the
Centenary College Handbook
for the complete
Honor Code.
Extensions
Extensions and rescheduling for homeworks and exams are only given when
circumstances beyond your control (e.g. being sick, choir or sports travel)
prevent you from completing a project on time. You must notify me either by
email or phone of your circumstances well in advance of the due date.
No extensions are given for requests made within two days of the due date.
Syllabus
I plan to cover the material in the following order, but may change the sections covered or the order
depending on class needs.
 Before Exam 1: 1.1,
2.1,
2.2,
1.2,
1.3,
1.4,
1.5,
2.3,
1.6,
 Before Exam 2: Chapter 4 Skills Refresher,
4.1,
4.2,
4.3,
4.5,
5.1,
5.2,
5.3,
6.1,
6.2,
6.3,
 Before Exam 3: 7.1,
7.2,
7.3,
7.4, 7.5, 8.18.4, 9.1, 10.1
 Before the final (time permitting): 10.2, 11.1, 11.2
Homework
You will have between 10 and 12 Homeworks in this course, one about every week, for a total of
15% of your final grade. These homeworks will cover concepts we have
discussed in class, and will always be due at the beginning of class on Tuesday.
Your homework must be your own work and in your own words.
You may discuss concepts and ideas with your classmates, tutors, and others as long as you
credit them in your work, but the work you turn in
must be your own.
You must show your work on all problems. If you only turn in solutions without work,
you will not receive full credit for the assignment, and may receive a zero if this
happens frequently.
Each homework will be worth a variable number of points depending
on the number of problems assigned. Your score for the Homework section of your final
grade will be calculated by dividing the total points you earned by the total points possible.
 HW0  Course Survey
 HW1 Due Tuesday Jan 17
Section 1.1 #20, 21, 22, 26, 29, 30, 36, 37
Section 2.1 #4, 5, 16, 18, 19, 24, 28, 35
Section 2.2 #2, 3, 7, 9, 12, 14, 28, 33
 HW2 Due Tuesday Jan 24
Section 1.2 #4, 5, 9, 14, 17, 24
Section 1.3 #1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 20, 26, 28
Section 1.4 #25, 38, 41, 42, 48
 HW3 Due Thursday Jan 26
Section 1.4 #2, 5, 7, 19, 22
 HW4 Due Monday Jan 30 AT 5pm
Section 1.5 # 2, 8, 9, 14, 15, 19, 20
Section 2.3 # 2, 10, 14, 15, 16
Section 1.6 # 7, 8
 HW5 Due Tuesday Feb 7
Section 4.1 #10, 13, 14, 15, 18, 32, 35, 40, 41, 48, 52
 HW6 Due Tuesday Jan Feb 14
Chapter 4 Refresher Pg 177, #65, 70, 71, 73, 74
Section 4.2 #3, 6, 21, 26, 33, 39, 44
Section 4.3 #3, 4, 16, 17, 30, 40
 HW7 Due Friday Feb 17
Section 4.5 #11, 15, 17, 18, 26, 36, 40, 44
 HW8 Due Tuesday March 6
Section 5.1 #6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 23, 24, 30, 40, 44
Section 5.2 #4, 6, 10, 16, 22, 30, 36, 38, 52, 58
 HW9 Due Friday March 9 4pm
Section 5.3 #4, 16, 17, 22, 25
Section 6.1 #4, 6, 15, 19, 20, 33, 39, 50, 53
 HW10 Due Friday March 23 4pm
Section 7.1 #7, 9, 24, 25, 29
Section 7.2 #1, 7, 10, 14, 16, 22, 23
Section 7.3 #2, 4, 5, 8, 13, 14, 15, 24, 27, 32, 35, 38
 HW11 Due Tuesday April 3 4pm
Section 7.4 #12, 14, 16, 24, 26, 28, 29
Section 7.5 #16, 25, 28, 31, 34, 38, 40, 44
Section 8.1 #4, 10, 13, 20, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 38, 41, 47, 48
 HW12 Due Friday April 13 4pm
Section 8.2 #3, 4, 6, 10, 12, 24, 32, 34, 39, 42, 45
Section 8.4 #3, 6, 7, 10, 12, 18, 25, 26, 31, 32, 43, 44, 48, 54
Exams
There will be three exams, each worth 20% of your final grade. The final exam will also
be worth 20% and
be cumulative; the final exam time is scheduled by the registrar.
Grading
Your final grade for this course will be based on the Homework, Exams and
Participation described above.
Grading Scale 
90100  A 
8089  B 
7079  C 
6069  D 
059  F 

Weights 
Homework  15% 
Participation and Quizzes  5% 
Exams  80% 

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