Math 108 Topics in Mathematics  Section 0001  James Baglama  Main Page
Date  Chapter  InClass Activity 
Worksheet Due Date 
Homework Problems (Hand in) 
Homework Due Date 

Jan. 3  Jan. 5 (3 days) 
Chapter 1  Ch1Ws Jan. 3 
11:00am Jan. 3 

11:00am Jan. 8 

Jan. 5  Jan. 8 (4 days) 
Chapter 2  Ch2Ws Proj1 Jan. 5 
11:00am Jan. 8 

11:00am Jan. 10 

Jan. 8  Jan. 10 (3 days) 
Chapter 5  Ch5Ws Proj1 Jan. 8 
11:00am Jan. 8 

11:00am Jan. 10 

Project 1 Circuits Due 11:55pm Jan. 12  
Jan. 10  Jan. 12 (3 days) 
Chapter 9  Ch9Ws Jan. 10 
11:00am Jan. 10 

11:00am Jan. 12 

Jan. 12  Jan. 17 (6 days) 
Chapter 16  Ch16Ws Jan. 12 
11:00am Jan. 12 

11:00am Jan. 17 

Jan. 16  Jan. 19 No class Jan. 15 (4 days) 
Chapter 21 
 11:00am Jan. 17 

11:00am Jan. 19 

Project 2 Visualizing Data and CPI Due 11:55pm Jan. 19 
Description  Points 
6 Online Quizzes 
20 points each, total 120 points 
6 Homework Assignments 
10 points each, total 60 points 
2 Project Assignments 
15 points each, total 30 points 
6 Chapter Worksheets 
15 points each, total 90 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)/300 * 100 = your percentage 
Quizzes will be given online through Sakai. There are 6 quizzes (one for each chapter). Each quiz will have 10 questions. The quiz for that chapter will become available after the class that covers that chapter. You will have a maximum of two hours to complete quizzes 1, 2, 3, and 4. A maximum of four hours for quizzes 5 and 6. You will be allow two tries per quiz. The computer will accept the best score. All quizzes are due by 11:00am Friday Jan. 19. Do NOT wait until the end of the Jterm to do all of the quizzes. Failure to take a quiz by 11:00am Friday Jan. 19 will be given a zero. No exceptions!
Quiz  Available 
Quiz 1 (Chapter 1) 
11:00 am Jan. 3  11:00am Jan. 19 
Quiz 2 (Chapter 2) 
11:00 am Jan. 5  11:00am Jan. 19 
Quiz 3 (Chapter 5) 
11:00 am Jan. 8  11:00am Jan. 19 
Quiz 4 (Chapter 9) 
11:00 am Jan. 10  11:00am Jan. 19 
Quiz 5 (Chapter 16) 
11:00 am Jan. 12  11:00am Jan. 19 
Quiz 6 (Chapter 21) 
11:00 am Jan. 17  11:00am Jan. 19 
All homework has been assigned with a final due date. 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. Must use either 9^{th} ed. or 10^{th} ed. for all problems in a set. Do not mix problems from editions.
There will be two projects this Jterm. The projects have been created to match the learning outcomes. The projects must be submitted by the due date using the Assignments tool in Sakai. DO NOT SUBMIT PROJECTS VIA EMAILS OR FAXES! I will not accept them! Do not ask to submit late projects. I suggest using a word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word or OpenOffice) for your projects and then create a pdf file. You can also scan or take a pitcure of handwritten parts such as graphs or tables. The only acceptable file formats for project submissions: (picture part)jpg, gif, tiff, or pdf and (document part) doc, odt, or pdf. I prefer all parts of the project to be submitted as PDF files. If I cannot open your file submission, I will allow only ONE resubmission in a different format. For all projects you must use concepts from the textbook, worksheets, or lecturer videos/notes. You must also use one one other reference source and cite the reference. A general grading rubric is given below. If the project is broken up into problems/parts and each problem/part has a point value, then the rubric given below is applied to each problem/part. If a problem is worth 5 points and some concepts are missing and very little information is provided, then 20% of 5 points (1 point) is earned for that problem.
Project Grading Rubric  
Criteria  7.5pts (or 100% problem/part) 
3pts (or 40% problem/part) 
1.5pts or 0 pts (or 20% or 0% problem/part) 
Learning Outcomes 
Topic is thoroughly covered.
All information is correct. Clearly demonstrates
the learning outcomes:
Circuits Outcomes 1, 3, 4 and and Visualizing Data and CPI Outcomes 1,2, 3, 4.  Some missing concepts. Very little information. Some errors in report. Not all learning outcomes are demonstrated in report.  Does not illustrate the concepts and/or shows misunderstanding of the concepts. Major errors in report. Report does not relate to any learning outcomes or missing major parts. 
Quality of Report 
Wellorganized, well written report, displays original thought, ideas follow and relate to each other in a logical way.  Not well written and/or contains a few grammatical or spelling errors. Report does show original thought and ideas follow and relate to each other in a logical way.  The report is too short, shows very little information and very little effort. The report contains many grammatical or spelling errors. Ideas do not follow in a logical way. 
Project  Available  Due Date 
Project 1 Circuits 
12:00 am Jan. 3  11:55pm Jan. 12  Due: 11:55pm Jan. 12 
Project 2 Visualizing Data and CPI 
12:00 am Jan. 13  11:55pm Jan. 19  Due: 11:55pm Jan. 19 
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.
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
Fully Satisfies General Education Rubric Elements  
Knowledge area A1. STEM Rubric Elements 
Competency area B3. MSC Rubric Elements 


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, quizzes, and discussions 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.