MT A122-01 Finite Mathematics
This section of the course (Fall 2001) meets MWF 10-10:50AM in Ritter Hall 134.
Here is the course schedule which gives the specific topics to be covered and corresponding section numbers in the book.
There is also a very terse course description contained in the SLU Undergraduate Catalog (PDF format). The course prerequisite is a passing grade in MT A114 or two years of high school algebra.
The required text for the course is Finite Mathematics and its Applications, 7th ed., by Larry J. Goldstein, David I. Schneider, and Martha J. Siegel. Students can get the text from the SLU Bookstore.
Homework and Exams
There will be some homework problems every week, unless otherwise indicated. Here is the latest homework assignment. You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates, but each student should prepare his or her own set of solutions.
There will be three in-class exams given September 21st, October 15th, and November 12th; together these exams make up 50% of your final grade. The final exam is scheduled for Monday, December 17th from 12:00-1:50PM; it is comprehensive and is worth 35% of your final grade. Class participation (group work) accounts for the remaining 15%. Make-up exams will not be given. The College of Arts & Sciences has a policy concerning academic honesty with which you should be familiar.
- The Mathematics Department offers help sessions run by graduate students for all lower division courses. These begin around the second week of classes, and are held in Ritter Hall 23, Mondays 11-1, Tuesdays 9-2, Wednesdays 11-2, Thursdays 9-2, and Fridays 11-12. This is a great (and underutilized) resource for math students!
- Free tutoring is also available from Student Educational Services in the Academic Resources Center, Room 016, phone 977-3319.
- There is a helpful handout distributed by the Mathematics Department called Success in Mathematics which discusses study skills, problem solving techniques, studying for and taking exams.
- Most importantly, you should come to my office hours which are 9-10AM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in Ritter Hall 127.