Prof. Ilya Kofman |
Office: 1S-209 phone: (718) 982-3615
Email: ikofmanmath.csi.cuny.edu Website: http://www.math.csi.cuny.edu/~ikofman/ |
Course Time and Place: |
Tuesdays: 4:40pm - 6:20pm in 1S-217 Thursdays: 4:40pm - 6:20pm in 2N-112 |
Publisher's website: http://www.whfreeman.com/fapp7e. We will use some resources on this site, and after each chapter, you will submit a quiz on this site. To log on, you will need to enter the instructor email address (my email above).
Textbook: For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today's World, Seventh Edition, 2006. ISBN 0716759659 (hardcover) or 0716769018 (paperback). Available at the University Bookstore or online: AddALL (hardcover) or AddALL (paperback).
Goals: The primary goal of this course is to introduce you to some modern mathematics, of which some you may have seen before, some may be completely unfamiliar, some may be very useful, and some is just beautiful!
Homework: Assignments will be announced in class and then posted on this website. Any changes will be announced in class. Answers to odd-numbered exercises are in the back of the book. I highly recommend working jointly on homework problems with fellow students.
Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows: 20% Quizzes + 45% Exams + 35% Final Exam.
Without exception, you must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university:
Help: My office hours are Tuesdays 2:30-4:30pm and Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm in my office, 1S-209.
Optimal Method of Study: (1.) Come to class. (2.) Read the relevant sections after class. (3.) Do the homework. (4.) Compare your solutions with other students. (5.) Come to office hours or the help room with any remaining questions.
Written work: We write to communicate. Work must be neat and legible to receive consideration. You must explain your work to obtain full credit. For specific suggestions see A guide to writing in mathematics classes.
*NEW* EXAMS TO STUDY FOR FINAL EXAM
Topic | Reading | Skills Check | Exercises | Online |
Euler circuits | 1.1 - 1.2 | 1-9 | 1,2,3,4,11,24,29 | Applet 2 (p.34) |
Eulerizing graphs | 1.3 - 1.4 | 10-20 | 14,15,31,32,38,57 | Applet 1 (p.34) and Ch 1 Quiz |
Hamiltonian circuits | 2.1 | 1,9-12 | 1,2,23,29 | |
Counting and algorithms | 2.2 - 2.3 | 2-8,13-15 | 8,10,13,35,46 | Applets 2,3 (p.77), and Ch 2 Quiz |
Sample tests from other instructors | Sample test 1, Sample test 2 | |||
Ratio, percent, charts, and graphs | Notes and supplement | CPE practice test | ||
Displaying distributions | 5.1-5.6 | 1-12 | 13, 25 | |
Standard deviation | 5.7 | 13-16 | 30, 33, 37 | |
Normal distribution | 5.8-5.9 | 17-20 | 38, 39, 42, 43 | Applets 3,4 (p.220), and Ch 5 Quiz |
Sampling | 7.1-7.7 | 13-16 | 36-40 | |
Margin of error | 7.8 | 17-19 | 42-47 | |
Probability | 8.1-8.2 | 1-8 | 4,5,7,9 | |
Probability | 8.3 | 9-12 | 13,18,19,25 | Writing project 1 (p.335) |
Mean and standard deviation | 8.4-8.5 | 13,15-19 | 29,33,36 | Applet 3 (p.334) |
Central limit theorem | 8.6 | 14,20 | 45,51 | Ch 8 Quiz |
Savings and interest | 21.1-21.2 | 1-10 | 1,7,8,9 | |
Compounding | 21.3-21.4 | 11-17 | 11,12,13,17 | Applet |
Exponential growth | 21.5-21.6 | 18-20 | 29,30,43 | Ch 21 Quiz |
Borrowing and interest | 22.1-22.2 | 1-10 | 5,6,10 | Credit card calculator |
Loans and annuities | 22.3-22.4 | 11-20 | 15,16,19,21,23,25,41,43 | Ch 22 Quiz |