Applied Finite Mathematics and Business Calculus
Prof. Ilya Kofman 
Office: 1S209 phone: (718) 9823615
Email: ikofmanmath.csi.cuny.edu Website: http://www.math.csi.cuny.edu/~ikofman/ 

Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:20pm  2:15pm in 3S116 
Syllabus: Syllabus (PDF) for MTH 221, Applied Finite Mathematics and Business Calculus
Textbook: Harshbarger and Reynolds,
Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences, 9th Ed., Brooks Cole (2008),
ISBN13: 9780547145099,
ISBN10: 0547145098.
Note: The above textbook (9th edition) is available only
online.
Homework: Problems assigned from the textbook are listed on the syllabus. Any changes or additional assignments will be announced in class. Answers to oddnumbered exercises are in the back of the book. I highly recommend working jointly on homework problems with fellow students.
Webwork: Webwork is a free online system that provides individualized homework problems, gives immediate feedback, and allows you to correct mistakes until the due date. Later, you can see detailed solutions online. Webwork is required in this course, and it is a major part of your grade. Some homework problems in your textbook have matching Webwork problems, which must be submitted online. To pass this course, the Webwork problems are the minimum requirement; to earn an excellent grade, you will have to do the other assigned problems in your textbook. Webwork website
Exams: There will be three inclass exams, Exam 1 on Wednesday, October 3, Exam 2 on Wednesday, November 7, and Exam 3 on Wednesday, December 5.
NEW! Solutions to Exam 1, Solutions to Exam 2, Solutions to Exam 3.
Grading: The course grade will be determined as follows: 18% Webwork and quizzes + 54% Exams (18% each exam) + 28% Final Exam. The single lowest inclass exam score will be replaced by the final exam score if that improves your total score. Without exception, you must pass the exams to pass this course, and you must take the final exam at the time scheduled by the university.
Help: My office hours are on Mondays and Wednesdays 1112:15pm in my office, 1S209.
How to Study: (1.) Come to class (attendance is mandatory). (2.) Read the relevant sections after class. (3.) Do the homework. Leave yourself time to think about it! (4.) Compare your solutions with other students. (5.) Come to office hours or the help room with any remaining questions.
Calculator: A graphing calculator is required, and you need to know how to use it. Graphing calculator manual with exercises and solutions.
Other useful online resources:
Calculus.org Explore this terrific website!