COURSE SYLLABUS FOR GENERAL MATHEMATICS I
Program Goal
The goal of the General Education program that pertains to the Mathematics Unit
is:
To ensure that students possess a breadth of knowledge and skills through
integrated study of coursework in various
disciplines.
Program Learning Outcomes ( PLO)
1. Students will gain knowledge of the liberal arts and sciences from 4268
credit hours (depending on the major) of
General Education/Core Curriculum integrated courses in the humanities/fine
arts; social/ behavioral sciences;
natural science/ mathematics; physical science; and allied health professions
for which course syllabi specify
expected student learning outcomes.
2. Students will demonstrate their skills in reading, writing, critical
thinking, mathematics, and science.
3. Students will demonstrate a multidisciplinary perspective.
Course Description
This is a University Core Course in Mathematics taken by Freshmen. Students in
this course are expected to have
successfully completed or placed out of MAT 110. The students in this course are
introduced to functions, graphs,
linear inequalities, matrices, linear programming, the metric system, geometry,
and consumer mathematics. The
students are trained in critical thinking and problem solving skills to be
applied to real world situations like
mortgage, credit card interests and other topics. This course is the second of a
three sequence study in college
mathematics.
Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes ( SLO) After completing this course successfully, the students will able to do the following: 
Program Learning Outcomes ( PLO) link to SLO 
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (Assessment Tools) 
1. Solve two variable inequalities algebraically and graphically. 
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2. Solve for a specified variable from a given formula. 
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3. Solve quadratic equations by factoring and by formula. 
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4. Evaluate linear, quadratic, and exponential functions at given points. 
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5. Sketch the graphs of the above functions.

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6. Solve word problems using the above techniques. 
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7. Solve 2x2 systems of linear equations algebraically, graphically, and using row reduction of matrices. 
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8. Solve systems of linear inequalities
graphically

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9. Apply these techniques and linear programming to solve application and optimization problems. 
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10. Change from one metric unit to another metric unit. 
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11. Determine length, area, and volume using metric units. 
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12. Determine mass and temperature using metric units. 
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13. Change from metric units to the customary system. 
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14. Identify angles, vertical angles, parallel
lines, and use their properties 
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15. Compute areas and perimeters of polygons and plane figures. 
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16. Apply Pythagorean principle to compute lengths and areas. 
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17. Compute volumes of solids.

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18. Convert percentages to fractions and decimals and vice versa 
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19. Solve problems involving simple interest, and compound interest 
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20. Calculate the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) on a loan 
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21. Calculate monthly payment on a mortgage, personal loans 
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Required Textbook & Resource:
Text: Angel, A. R., Abbott, C. D. and Runde, D. C  A Survey of Mathematics with
Applications, Eightth
Edition, AddisonWesley, 2009
Graphing Paper & Ruler
Optional: Graphing Calculator
Topic Outline:
Chapter 6: Algebra, Graphs, and Functions: Linear inequalities in two
variables  Solving quadratic equations by
factoring and using formula  Functions and graphs. (Sections 6.8 to 6.10) (NCATE
5.7, 5.11). (NCDPI Core 2.2,
2.8), (NCDPI Div 2.2).
Chapter 7: Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities  Matrices  Solving
systems using matrices)  Systems
of linear inequalities Linear programming. (Sections 7.1 to 7.6), (NCATE 5.8), (NCDPI
Core 2.2, 2.8), (NCDPI
Div 2.2), (NCDPI Tech 2.1, 3.2, 3,3).
Chapter 8: The Metric System – Basic Terms and Conversions within the Metric
System – Length, Area, and
Volume – Mass and Temperature – Dimensional Analysis and Conversions to and from
the Metric System.
(Sections 8.1 to 8.4) (NCATE 5.8).
Chapter 9: Geometry  Points, lines and angles  Polygons  Perimeter and
Area  Volume. (Sections 9.1 to 9.5)
(NCATE 5.13, 5.14, 6.1)
Chapter 11: Consumer Mathematics  Percent  Personal loans and interest
 Compound Interest  Installment
buying – Mortgage. (Sections 11.1 – 11.3).
(NCDPI Tech 2.1, 3.2, 3,3).
Course Evaluation:
Assignment 
Percentage of Final Course Grade 
Quizzes/Homework  30% 
Tests  40% 
Comprehensive Final Examination 
30% 
Total  100 % 
The following grading scale will be used: A = 90100; B =
8089; C = 7079; D = 6069; F = 59 and below.
In general, makeup tests or quizzes will not be given, unless in extraordinary
circumstances.
Sometime during the semester you will be asked to complete Student Evaluation (
on line ) of your instructor.
Please make sure you do complete this . The completion of this might earn you
some extra points.
Attendance Policy:
Students who miss classes are responsible for subject matter covered, any
announcements made regarding quiz, test
or any other relevant matter, during their absence.
More than 3 (if class meets 3 times a week ) or 2 (if class meets 2 times a week
) unexcused absences may result in
failure in the course. You are responsible to find out or know about any
announcements or the subject matter
covered, during your absence.
Student Classroom Decorum Expectations:
To enhance the learning atmosphere of the classroom, students are expected to
dress and behave in a fashion
conducive to learning in the classroom. More specifically, students will refrain
from disruptive classroom behavior i.
e., talking to classmates, disrespectful responses to teacher instructions;
swearing; wearing clothes that impede
academic learning such as but not limited to, wearing bodyrevealing clothing
and excessively baggy pants;
hats/caps, and/or headdress . Food or drinks will not be allowed in the class
room or lab. Students will turn off their
cell phones prior to entering the classroom. Students who exhibit the behaviors
described above, or similar
behaviors will be immediately dismissed from class at the third documented
offense. The student will be readmitted
to class only following a decision by the department chair. The student may
appeal the decision of the department
chair to the Dean of the College offering the course, and, subsequently, to the
Office of the Vice President for
Academic Affairs, and then to the President of Shaw University. The decision of
the President will be final. Failure
to follow the procedures herein outlined will result in termination of the
appeal, and revert to the decision of the
department chair.
Each behavior construed by the teacher/professor as noncontributive to learning
will be recorded, properly
documented, and appropriately reported to the student and to the chair of the
academic department offering the
course. The report will be in written form with a copy provided to both the
student and the department chair. The
faculty member should retain a copy for his/her own records.
Additional student behavior codes may be found in Student Affairs.