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 June 15 - 11:55pm June 19.
  • 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 June 19 will be given a zero. No exceptions!

Homework Assignments (Sakai -> Assignments)

  • Chapter 16
    pages 595-596 Problems 4, 8, 12, 15, 18, 21, 33, 37
    Due by 11:55pm Sunday June 19.
  • 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.
    • End of Section 16.1 is a table of Summary of Error Detection Schemes. This table is very helpful, it lists ALL of the methods.
    • Google's command mod is very helpful when finding the remainder in long division involving large numbers. You must state that you used this command in homework and worksheet.
  • 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 two days 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. I will not accept worksheets without worked out problems. Worksheets with answers only will be given a zero. You must show the work for credit.

  • Due by 11:55 pm Friday June 17.
  • 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 Wednesday June 15.
  • You are required to participate in the discussion boards.
  • Discussion topic will end at 11:55 pm Sunday June 19.
  • 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 Companion Site

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