Math 108 Topics in Mathematics  Section 0001  James Baglama  Chapter 1
Videos and lecture notes are based on the 9^{th} ed. textbook. The 9^{th} or 10^{th} edition of the textbook can be used for this course. All material covered is the same and independent of textbook editions.
Textbook Readings 
Video 9^{th} ed. 
Lecture Notes 9^{th} ed. 


Section 1.1 Video 
Section 1.1 Lecture notes 


Section 1.2 Video 
Section 1.2 Lecture notes 


Section 1.3 Video 
Section 1.3 Lecture notes 
The 9^{th} or 10^{th} edition of the textbook can be used for this course. All material covered is the same and independent of textbook editions. Homework problems between editions are the same. The homework assignments must be neatly prepared and handed in by 11:00am in class on the due date. We will spend class time doing homework problems. I will provide helpful suggestions, do similar problems, and give hints on all homework. Please do not ask to submit late homework. I will not accept them! I will not accept homework without worked out problems. Homework assignments with answers only will be given a zero. You must show the work for credit. You should do a similar odd problem to make sure you understand the homework. Each homework problem (or answer) is worth 1. Problems with multiple parts (or require multiple answers), will have each part (or answer) worth 1. Each homework assignment is worth 10 points. For example, if an assignments has 18 problems (counting multiple parts e.g. 3a, 3b, 3c 3d would count as 4 problems or if a problem requires 2 answers that would count as 2) and you miss 2 problems, your homework score is 16/18 = 8.9 points.
9^{th} ed. 2, 7, 16, 18, 27, 28, 30, 39, 40, 44  pages 25  29 
10^{th} ed. 4, 9, 20, 21, 29, 30, 32, 41, 42, 46  pages 27  33 
The worksheets are designed to help you understand material and are aligned with the Learning Outcomes to provide practice and feedback. All students are expected to watch and take notes on the videos of the chapters before class. This is a flipped classroom (i.e. part online and part in classroom). There will be NO in class lectures! In class, we will work on homework problems, briefly discuss topics, interact with each other, and do the in class worksheets. Each worksheet will have 15 questions each worth 1 point (partial credit is possible). Worksheets with answers only will be given a zero. You must show the work for credit. Failure to watch the chapter videos and take notes, will make the worksheets very difficult for you. No makeups allowed. Do not ask to submit late worksheets.
Email: jbaglama(AT)uri.edu
Office hours:
By appointment
Office:
Lippitt Hall 200D
Phone:
(401) 8742709
The textbook for the course can be either 9^{th} or 10^{th} edition.
For All Practical Purposes, 9^{th} edition by COMAP 
OR 
For All Practical Purposes, 10^{th} edition by COMAP 
Videos and lecture notes are based on the 9^{th} ed. textbook. The 9^{th} or 10^{th} edition of the textbook can be used for this course. All material covered is the same and independent of textbook editions. The course does NOT use any material/resources form the Publisher's online system LaunchPad.
Math Applets and suggested websites are very helpful resources.
General Education program 2016 (GE): This course fully satisfies both the general education
Knowledge area A1: Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematical Disciplines (STEM) and Competency area B3: Mathematical, Statistical, or Computational Strategies (MSC).
General education program 2001  2015 (MQ): This course satisfies the
general education requirement for Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning.
LEC: (3 crs.) Introduces students to the spirit of mathematics and its applications. Emphasis is on development of reasoning ability as well as manipulative techniques. (Lec. 3/Online) Not open to students with credit in MTH 106 or MTH 109 and not for major credit in mathematics. (MQ)/(GE)
The goal of this course is to prepare you for the mathematical and analytical aspects of the world around you, and to help you develop a stronger, deeper mathematical knowledge. This course is intended for students majoring in the liberal arts or other fields that do not have a specific mathematical requirement.
Any student with a documented disability should contact your instructor early in the semester so that he or she may work out reasonable accommodations with you to support your success in this course. Students should also contact Disability Services for Students: Onlinece of Student Life, 330 Memorial Union, 8742098. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.
University of Rhode Island regulations concerning incomplete grades will be followed. See University Manual sections 8.53.20 and 8.53.21 for details.
It is the policy of the University of Rhode Island to accord students, on an individual basis, the opportunity to observe their traditional religious holidays. Students desiring to observe a holiday of special importance must provide written notification to each instructor.
Assignments and quizzes are available for multiple days. Deadlines are given on all assignments. Missed deadlines will require documentation and the University Manual sections 8.51.10 to 8.51.14 will be followed.
Cheating is defined in the University Manual section 8.27.10 as the claiming of credit for work not done independently without giving credit for aid received, or any unauthorized communication during examinations. Students are expected to be honest in all academic work. The resolution of any charge of cheating or plagiarism will follow the guideline set forth in the University Manual 8.27.108.27.20, http://www.uri.edu/facsen/8.208.27.html. Online quizzes must be done independently. Suspicious scores may require additional explanation.
Math 108 Topics in Mathematics  James Baglama  University of Rhode Island.