# MATH1007

**Math 1007**

**Mathematics for Liberal Arts - Selected Topics**

**Dr. Schwartz**

Text:

*For All Practical Purposes, Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics* 9^{th} Edition

COMAP

W.H. Freeman and Co.

The textbook, **For All Practical Purposes**, is available in a variety of versions. It may be purchased from online booksellers. It can also be used electronically.

Topics:

We will examining many different types of problems and explore methods (usually "mathematical" methods) of solving these problems.

Grade:

There will be two take-home problem sets, each counting 21% of the final grade. There will be a mid-term counting 21% of the final grade. There will be some quizzes counting a total of 10% and a final exam counting 27% of the final grade.

**Note:** Every cell phone use during class is prohibited. Any instance of cell phone use will result in a 1 point deduction from the final overall average.

**Missing an exam:** There are events in life that are more important than an exam - but not many! A serious reason (health, family death etc.) that you have documentation for will be accommodated by a make up exam for full credit. Any other reason will lead to a penalty of 20% on the make up exam.

Office hours:

Tuesday & Friday 10:30 - 11:30 and by appointment every day.

Room 8 - Brownson Wing

I can, of course, always be reached by email at edward.schwartz@mville.edu .

My office is in Brownson Wing 8.

My voicemail (which I do NOT check with any regularity) is at 323-1555.

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