Course Syllabus Math 1010
Mathematics for General Studies

Summer Session I, 2008

Meeting times:

Monday through Friday 8:30 - 11:30


Kirksey Old Main Building,  Room 222


Jan Zijlstra, Ph.D.

Office :
e-mail /Phone/Fax:
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Kirksey Old Main 257     (615) 898-2691/5422

Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 11:30 - 12:30
All other times by appointment, please

Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and a Math Enhanced ACT of at least 21or DSM 0850 or AAPP Placement.
Note: Contact your instructor immediately if these requirements have not been met.
Text: Miller, Heeren and Hornsby. Mathematical Ideas, 11th Edition. Pearson Publishers.
Calculator: A scientific calculator with exponentiation capability, preferably Texas Instruments TI 83 or TI 84
Purpose: This course is designed to broaden students’ perspectives of mathematics. It satisfies the Area IV-B General Studies requirements and is also part of the required sequence for students preparing to become elementary school teachers.
Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will have:
1. Developed mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.
2. Enhanced their facility with the language of mathematics and their ability to communicate mathematical ideas.
3. Applied mathematical skills and concepts in problem solving situations.
4. Reviewed and extended specific knowledge in selected topics from areas such as logic, sets, algebraic
   reasoning, probability, statistics, and consumer mathematics.
5. Developed a better appreciation of mathematics as a discipline.
6. Acquired an awareness of the interrelationship among the various fields of mathematics as well as the
   relationship of mathematics to other disciplines.
Main topics: This course consists of selected topics from Chapters 1,2,5,6,9,10,11 and 12 in the required text, including:
  • Problem Solving
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Set Notation, Operations and Applications
  • Formal Logic and Deductive Reasoning
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Annuities and Amortization
  • Probability Models
  • Counting Techniques
  • Mathematical Expectation
  • Frequency Distributions and Graphs
  • Descriptive Statistics
Grading : 4 Term Exams     :  100 points each
Comprehensive Final Exam : 200 points
Grading Scale: A: 100-90, B+: 89-87, B:86-83, B-: 82-80, C+: 79-77, C:76-73, C-: 72-70, D+: 69-67, D:66-63, D-: 62-60, F: < 60 points.
Absences: Tests can be made up only with a Valid University Excuse, see Student Handbook for details.
Remarks: Recommended self-study time is a minimum of class meeting time, about 15 hours per week.

If you have a disability that may require assistance or accomodation, or you have questions related to accomodations for testing, note-takers, readers, etc., please contact me as soon as possible. You may also contact the Office of Disabled Student Services (898-2783) with questions about such services.

May 12: First day of class.
May 13: Last day to drop w/o a grade.
May 20: Last day to drop with a 'W'. No 'W' will be granted after this date.
Final Exam: May 30 (last day of class)