## Course Outline

 Date Event Chapter Worksheet Due Date Homework Problems (Hand in) Homework Due Date May 23 - May 27 (5 days) OnlineQuiz 1 Chapter 1 11:55pm May 25 pp. 25 - 29 4, 8, 14abc, 30, 34, 40 11:55pmMay 27 May 28 - June 2 (6 days) OnlineQuiz 2 Chapter 2 11:55pm May 31 pp. 62 - 71 2, 7, 12, 26, 48, 56, 74 11:55pmJune 2 June 3 - June 8 (6 days) OnlineQuiz 3 Chapter 5 11:55pm June 6 pp. 199 - 203 4, 10, 14, 16, 24, 34 11:55pmJune 8 June 9 - June 14 (6 days) OnlineQuiz 4 Chapter 9 11:55pm June 12 pp. 350 - 352 9, 10, 14, 16, 28, 32 11:55pmJune 14 June 15 - June 19 (5 days) OnlineQuiz 5 Chapter 16 11:55pm June 17 pp. 595 - 596 4, 8, 12, 15, 18, 21, 33, 37 11:55pmJune 19 June 20 - June 24 (5 days) OnlineQuiz 6 Chapter 21 11:55pm June 22 pp. 794 - 800 3, 11, 12, 24, 33, 56 11:55pm June 24

 Description Points 6 Online Quizzes 20 points each, total 120 points 6 Homework Assignments 10 points each, total 60 points 6 ChapterWorksheets 10 points each, total 60 points Participation (6 discussion groups, i.e. Forums) 10 points each, total 60 points 300 Total Points

 A (100% - 92%) A- (91% - 90%) B+ (89% - 87%) B (86% - 82%) B- (81% - 80%) C+ (79% - 77%) C (76% - 72%) C- (71% - 70%) D+ (69% - 67%) D (66% - 60%) F (59% - 0%) Compute Grade: (your total points)/3 = your percentage
Remark: No across the board curves allowed. No extra credit.
Remark: Incompletes can only be given if you are passing the course.
Remark: No comprehensive final exam. The course ends on Friday June 24.

## Quizzes (Sakai-> Tests & Quizzes)

Quizzes will be given through Sakai. There are 6 quizzes (one for each chapter). Each quiz will have 10 questions. The quiz for that chapter will only be available during the time we are covering the chapter. You will have a maximum of two hours to complete a quiz. You will be allow two tries per quiz. The computer will accept the best score. Failure to take a quiz in the given time slot will be given a zero. No exceptions!
 Quiz 1 (Chapter 1) Available: 12:00 am May 23 - 11:55pm May 27 Quiz 2 (Chapter 2) Available: 12:00 am May 28 - 11:55pm June 2 Quiz 3 (Chapter 5) Available: 12:00 am June 3 - 11:55pm June 8 Quiz 4 (Chapter 9) Available: 12:00 am June 9 - 11:55pm June 14 Quiz 5 (Chapter 16) Available: 12:00 am June 15 - 11:55pm June 19 Quiz 6 (Chapter 21) Available: 12:00 am June 20 - 11:55pm June 24

## Participation (Discussion groups, i.e. Forums) (Sakai-> Forums)

You will be required to participate in the discussion groups, i.e. Forums. Topics will be posted as the course progresses. There will be one Forum for each chapter we cover. This is considered class participation and counts for 60 points out of 300 points or 20% of your grade. At the end of a discussion I will grade each student. A student that receives 5pts on each criterion would receive a grade of 10pts for that discussion. No make-ups allowed. This is suppose to be interactive and you will lose points for not posting in a timely matter (see rubric below).

 Forums Grading Rubric Criteria 5pts 3pts 1pt or 0 pts Responses to Questions Student responds to the posted questions with thoughtful ideas, uses concepts in the text, adds additional information, and post in a timely manner. Student responds to the posted question in a way that does not clearly use the concepts in the text. Student responds to the posted question but misses the main idea. A student with INCORRECT fact in their posting can only receive a maximum of 1 pt for response to questions. Check your facts! Participation Postings encourage and facilitate interaction among members of the online community. Student responds to other postings. Must post 3 or more times to get 5 pts. Postings rarely interact with or respond to other members of the online community. Not actively engaged in the discussion. Postings respond to questions posed by the instructor only. Students rarely post to the discussion boards. Posting of ’’I agree’’ is not consider a posting.

## James Baglama

Office hours: by appointment
Office: Lippitt Hall 200D
Office Phone: (401) 874-2709

## 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.

## Course Description

The Math 108, Practical Mathematics, is a special topics course that satisfies the general education requirement for Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (MQ) at the University of Rhode Island. The three general educations skills addressed in this class, are reading complex texts, using quantitative data, and using information technology. The content of the course is intended for students majoring in the liberal arts or other fields that do not have a specific mathematical requirement. This course covers in part the following topics, Management Science, Identification Numbers, the Internet, Voting Methods, and the Mathematics of Money. Prerequisite for this course is basic high school math.

## Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to help students learn to think logically and analytically, and to understand the importance and practical applications of math in everyday life, science, and technology.

## Course Objectives and Goals

To better appreciate the variety of subjects within mathematics, you will be introduced to some exciting ideas in mathematics that come from a wide variety of disciplines along with real world applications. The course intends to help students think logically and critically about mathematical information that abounds in our society.