Department of Mathematics, College of Staten Island, City University of New York (CUNY)

Applied Finite Mathematics and Business Calculus

Math 221 (Section 17954):  Fall 2014 Course Outline

Prof. Ilya Kofman

Office:   1S-209   phone: (718) 982-3615
Email:   ikofman


Course Time and Place:

Mondays and Wednesdays:    12:20pm - 2:15pm   in 1S-112

Course Syllabus

Webwork for MTH 221

Textbook:  Harshbarger and Reynolds, Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences, 10th Ed., Brooks Cole (2012) | ISBN-10: 9781133106234 | ISBN-13: 978-1133106234 | Edition: 10

Homework:  Problems assigned from the textbook are listed on the syllabus. Any changes or additional assignments 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.

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. 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. Webwork website

Exams:  There will be three in-class exams, Exam 1 on Wednesday, October 8,  Exam 2 on Monday, November 3, and Exam 3 on Wednesday, November 26.

Grading:  The course grade will be determined as follows (subject to change announced in class):  18% Webwork and quizzes + 54% Exams (18% each exam) + 28% Final Exam. The single lowest in-class 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 11-12:15pm in my office, 1S-209.  Free math tutoring is available.

How to Study:  (1.) Come to class (attendance is mandatory).  (2.) Read the relevant sections after class.  (3.) Do the homework. Leave time to think about it!  (4.) Come to my office hours or the help room with any remaining questions.   (5.) To study for a math exam, you must DO MORE PROBLEMS from past exams, homework and textbook.

Chapter 9-13 tests from textbook. Do these problems for review! (Skip the problems about material that we did not cover.)

Exams from Fall 2014:

·  Exam 1 Fall 2014  Solutions to Exam 1 Fall 2014

·  Exam 2 Fall 2014  Solutions to Exam 2 Fall 2014

·  Exam 3 Fall 2014  Solutions to Exam 3 Fall 2014

·  Quiz Fall 2014  Solutions to Quiz Fall 2014

Exams from Fall 2013:

·  Exam 1 Fall 2013  Solutions to Exam 1 Fall 2013

·  Exam 2 Fall 2013  Solutions to Exam 2 Fall 2013

·  Quiz Fall 2013  Solutions to Quiz Fall 2013

·  Exam 3 Fall 2013  Solutions to Exam 3 Fall 2013

Exams from Fall 2012:

·  Exam 1 Fall 2012  Solutions to Exam 1 Fall 2012

·  Exam 2 Fall 2012  Solutions to Exam 2 Fall 2012

·  Exam 3 Fall 2012  Solutions to Exam 3 Fall 2012

Helpful links from elsewhere:

·  Explore this terrific website!

·  Calculus online tutorial

·  Online calculus lessons from Khan Academy

·  CSI Math Calculator Handout (free download)

·  Graphing calculator manual with exercises and solutions (click on Graphing Calculator Manual).

Disability policy: Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable academic accommodations if determined eligible by the Office for Disability Services. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of student's eligibility from the Office of Disability Services, which is located in 1P-101. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the Office for Disability Services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Integrity policy: CUNY's Academic Integrity Policy is available online at