MATH103 INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS – SYLLABUS (SPRING 2018)
Last updated: 26 January 2018

Erin Maloney
LC104 – 290-2067
Office Hours

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COURSE ROOM: LB-Z10

COURSE TIMES:

  • Wednesdays, 13.40-15.30
  • Fridays, 15.40-16.30 or 17.30 (see schedule below)

GOALS OF COURSE

  • To understand basic mathematics, geared toward students studying humanities

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Textbook: Introductory Mathematical Analysis: For Business, Economics, and the Life and Social Sciences, 13th Edition; Haeussler E., Paul R. and Wood R. (Essex, England: Pearson Education Limited, 2014)
    • Copies available in Bilkent Bookstore
    • One copy on reserve in the Bilkent Library
  • Calculator: Casio Scientific Calculator fx-82MS (or equivalent)

METHODS OF EVALUATION

  • Participation: 10%
  • Tests: 60% – Best 4 (out of 5); 15 points each
  • Final: 30%

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR FINAL EXAM
  • Participate in 3 or more tests
  • Participate in 80% or more of classes
OTHER NOTES
  • In this course, a "C" is a 73, while an "F" is a 59 or lower. See General Grade Scale (on Erin's web page).

PROTOCOL

  • Participation: For each class, students are expected to be on time, with a pen, notebook, textbook, and calculator. (Erin will announce later if other items become required.) Personal electronic devices must be switched off. Students who use a personal electronic device during class without asking for and receiving permission will not get participation for that hour. Students are expected to use the bathroom during breaks, and follow other basic protocol for academic classes. Students must also check their Bilkent email for course information at least once per day.
  • Cheating / Plagiarizing: Unacceptable, with disciplinary action for gross or multiple offences.
  • Handouts: Available from Erin's web site and/or Moodle.
  • Homework: To be completed outside of class.
  • Visiting Erin in her Office: Strongly encouraged.

COURSE SCHEDULE
WEEK 1
  • 31 JAN: Introduction
  • 2 FEB: NO CLASS
  • WEEK 2
  • 7 FEB: Chapter 0.1
  • 9 FEB: Chapter 0.2, 0.3 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 3
  • 14 FEB: Chapter 0.4, 0.5
  • 16 FEB: Chapter 0.6 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 4
  • 21 FEB: TEST 1; 0.7
  • 23 FEB: Chapter 0.8; class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 5
  • 28 FEB: Chapter 1.1, 1.2
  • 2 MAR: Chapter 1.3 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 6
  • 7 MAR: TEST 2; Chapter 1.4, 1.5
  • 9 MAR: Chapter 2.1; class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 7
  • 14 MAR: Chapter 2.2, 2.3
  • 16 MAR: Chapter 2.4 (no class during spare hour)
  • SPRING BREAK     21 & 23 MAR
    WEEK 8
  • 28 MAR: TEST 3; Chapter 2.5
  • 30 MAR: Chapter 3.1, 3.2 class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 9
  • 4 APR: Chapter 3.3, 3.4
  • 6 APR: Chapter 4.1 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 10
  • 11 APR: TEST 4; Chapter 4.2
  • 13 APR: Chapter 4.3, 4.4; class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 11
  • 18 APR: Chapter 5.1
  • 20 APR: Chapter 5.1 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 12
  • 25 APR: TEST 5; 5.2
  • 27 APR: 5.3 class meets during spare hour
  • WEEK 13
  • 2 MAY: Chapter 5.4
  • 4 MAY: Chapter 5.4 (no class during spare hour)
  • WEEK 14
  • 9 MAY: REVIEW FOR FINAL EXAM
  • 11 MAY: NO CLASS
  • AFTER WEEK14 FINAL: takes place sometime between 16 and 28 May