Chapter 16 Identification Numbers Videos and Lecture Notes

Reading Assignment Video Lecture Notes
16.1 Check Digits
U.S. Postal Service Money Order
pages 573 - 574
Section 16.1-1
Video
Section 16.1-1
Lecture notes
16.1 Check Digits
American Express Checks
page 574
Section 16.1-2
Video
Section 16.1-2
Lecture notes
16.1 Check Digits
Airlines, Federal Express Mail,
UPS packets, Avis
and National Rental cars
pages 574 - 575
Section 16.1-3
Video
Section 16.1-3
Lecture notes
16.1 Check Digits
Universal Product Code - UPC
pages 575 - 576
Section 16.1-4
Video
Section 16.1-4
Lecture notes
16.1 Check Digits
Bank Checks and Codabar
pages 576 - 578
Section 16.1-5
Video
Section 16.1-5
Lecture notes
16.1 Check Digits
ISBN - numbers
pages 578 - 582
Section 16.1-6
Video
Section 16.1-6
Lecture notes

Chapter 16 Objectives (Skills)

  • Understand the purpose of a check digit.
  • Be able to determine a check digit or the validity of a code for a money order.
  • Be able to determine a check digit or the validity of a code for a UPS package.
  • Be able to determine a check digit or the validity of an ISBN-10 and ISBN-13 code.
  • Be able to determine a check digit or the validity of a code for an American Express Travelers Cheque.
  • Be able to determine a check digit or the validity of a code for a credit card.
  • Be able to determine a check digit or the validity of a code for a bank routing number.
  • Be able to determine a check digit or the validity of a code for the UPC/EAN numbering scheme.
  • Given an identification number and the scheme used to determine it, be able to decide if the number is a valid number for that scheme.

Quiz 5 Chapter 16 (Sakai-> Tests & Quizzes)

  • The quiz for Chapter 16 will be available from 12:00am Mar. 31 - 11:55pm Apr. 13.
  • The quiz will consist of 10 multiple choice questions.
  • You will have a maximum of four hours to complete the quiz.
  • You will be allow two tries. The computer will accept the best score.
  • Failure to take the quiz by 11:55pm Apr. 13 will be given a zero. No exceptions!

Homework Assignments (Sakai -> Assignments)

  • Chapter 16
    pages 595-596 Problems 4, 8, 12, 18, 21, 33, 37
    Due by 11:59pm Sunday Apr. 13
  • Use the Assignments tool to submit homework.
  • Homework help.
    • Carefully read Section 16.1 before responding to these exercises. These exercises involve examining check digits. Make sure you understand clearly what method in calculating check digits is used before answering the exercise. As you start these exercises make a table of the various schemes for easy reference.
  • I will NOT accept homework with answers only.

Companion Website

  • Go to the companion website and navigate to the applet exercises for chapter 16 and try the online quizzes.

Chapter worksheets (Sakai -> Assignments)

Each worksheet will have 10 questions (each worth 1 point). The worksheets are designed to help you understand material. The worksheets are downloadable from the Assignment tool within Sakai as a Microsoft Word (or OpenOffice) and also as a pdf file. You can write on the worksheets and upload your answers or (similar to homework submissions) take a digital picture of your handwritten assignment with a camera or smart phone. All worksheet answers must be submitted within Sakai. The due dates for the worksheets are one week before the due date for homework assignments, so that you can get feedback on problems before submitting your homework and doing your quizzes. DO NOT SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS VIA EMAILS OR FAXES! I will not accept them! Do not ask to submit late worksheets.

  • Due by 11:59 pm Sunday Apr. 6
  • Use the Assignments tool to submit worksheet.

Discussion Topic (Sakai-> Forums)

  • After reading the chapter on identification numbers, do you see any application in the health care system? Should health care make greater use of check digits? Use the facts in the book about check digits. Should we have a Universal Health Identification Number (UHID) for each person? Congress seemed to think so. That requirement was part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The concept is quite controversial. What do you think?
  • Discussion for Chapter 16 will open at 12:00 am Monday March 31
  • You are required to participate in the discussion boards.
  • Discussion topic will end at 11:55 pm Sunday April 13
  • See the syllabus on the grading rubric for discussions.

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For All Practical Purposes

The required textbook, "For All Practical Purposes", 9th edition by COMAP, Publisher W.H. Freeman. Do NOT use an older edition. All students must have either a phyiscal copy of the textbook or an ebook.Click on the textbook above to go to the ebook.

For All Practical Purposes Campanion Site

The required textbook, The textbook "For All Practical Purposes", 9th edition by COMAP,Publisher W.H. Freeman has a campanion website. The campanion website contains a lot helpful material,e.g. Java Applets, falshcards, practice quizzes. The site can be accessed via the link Campanion or click on the picture above to go to the campanion website.