BUS 125 - Business Mathematics Section 001W Spring 2008 Syllabus by lonyoo


									BUS 125 - Business Mathematics Section: 001W Spring 2008 Syllabus
Instructor Office : Office Phone : Fax : Assistant Professor Mark DAntonio Virtual Office Hours (703) 878-5789 (703) 878-5676 E-mail Office Hours B&SS Phone : Blackboard: mdantonio@nvcc.edu By Appointment Only (703) 878-5712 http://learn.vccs.edu/

Class meets on Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm - 9:50 pm, Room 347, Woodbridge Campus Textbook: Required: Business Mathematics: A Collegiate Approach, 9th Edition, Nelda W. Roueche, Virginia H. Graves and Michael D. Tuttle Optional: Business Mathematics & Student Solution Manual, 2005

How to succeed in this class and how to be a low maintenance student:
1) Attend class, 2) Do the readings / listen to audio, 3) Do assignments on time, 4) Bring books, pencils, pens, notebooks and scantrons to class, 5) Be on time for class, 6) Bring a calculator and other class materials, 7) Pay attention in class, 8) Participate in class, 9) Do not disrupt class, 10) Be sure to drop the class if you stop coming (Please see advisor or student services first).
Other resource requirements: • Calculator • 4 SCANTRON Short Essay Forms, Form 883-E • Access to a computer with Microsoft Word™ and Excel™ • Internet access • NVCC E-Mail account Course Description: The course has a focus on students' needs, this algebra-based introduction to business math text takes care to present each topic in a clear and logical manner—with detailed explanations of all steps and concise discussions describing the business applications of each topic. This dual approach sharpens the mathematical skills of students preparing to enter business employment while also providing an introduction to accounting, finance, insurance, statistics, taxation, and other math-related subjects. Consumer math applications, such as bank reconciliation, discounting, markups and markdowns, installment purchases, and simple and compound interest are also covered in depth. The class meets once per week. Course Goals and Objectives: Upon the completion of this course, the student should be able to: a) Use calculators to solve business related problems. b) Be able to use and understand terminology related to business. c) Solve basic equations.
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d) e) f) g) h) i) j) k)

Express written problems in an equation. Solve problems involving percents. Solve simple interest and simple discount problems. Reconcile bank statements. Compute depreciation, using several methods. Solve problems involving commercial discounts, markup, markdown as they relate to retailing. Calculate compound interest, annuity values, sinking funds, and amortization problems. Calculate gross wages and net payroll, social security tax and net income relating to payroll functions.

Major Topics to be Covered: A. Basic Business Mathematics 1. Operations 2. Equations 3. Percents B. Accounting Mathematics 1. Statistics and Graphs 2. Taxes 3. Insurances 4. Checkbook and Cash Records 5. Deprecation and Overhead 6. Financial Statements and Ratios 7. Distribution of Profit and Loss C. Retail Mathematics 1. Commercial Discounts 2. Markup 3. Markdown D. Mathematics of Finance 1. Simple Interest 2. Bank Discount 3. Multiple Payment Plans 4. Compound Interest 5. Annuities, Sinking Funds and Amortization Student Resources: E-mail Account: Students are REQUIRED to use the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) email account when communicating with the instructor and other students. Students will also us Blackboard to complete quizzes, case studies and view grades. To obtain your VCCS E-Mail and Blackboard User ID and Password, please visit the NVCC Information Technology Help Desk at http://www.nvcc.edu/ithd/. Note: When emailing your instructor use BUS 125 in the subject line along with your full name. Please use the “click receipt” as confirmation the instructor has received your email. To Log onto the Course: Go to http://learn.vccs.edu/. Enter your Blackboard User ID and Password and than click on BUS 125 from the “My Courses Panel”.
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Open Computer Lab: Lab assistants are available in Room 336 to help you operate the computer equipment and software. The staff may be able to assist you with certain computer assignments. For Lab information call 703-878-5713 or visit their website at http://www.nvcc.edu/woodbridge/OCLab/index.htm. Normal hours are: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays CLOSED Library Resources: The College Library is in Room 427. Librarians are available to assist you in using the resources. For information call 703-878-5733 or visit their website at http://www.nvcc.edu/woodbridge/library/index.htm. Normal hours are: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays CLOSED Academic Assistance: The Math and Writing Center is open five days a week to provide free one-on-one consultations. Peer tutors can offer you additional assistance with your coursework. The center is located in Room 328 and the hours are posted on the Center door or visit their website at http://www.nvcc.edu/woodbridge/tutoringcenter/services.html Student Development: Counseling and other services are available in the Counseling Office in Room 202. For more information on what services are available call 703-878-5760 or visit their website at http://www.nvcc.edu/woodbridge/student/counselingctr/index.htm Normal hours are: Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekends and Holidays CLOSED Evaluation: Course Assignments Points Exam #1 – Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 100 Exam #2 – Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 100 Exam #3 – Chapters 12, 13, 14 100 Exam #4 – Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 100 Individual Assignment 100 Group Assignment 100 Attendance/Class Participation 60 Extra Credit Options (2 @ 10 points) 0 TOTAL 660

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Course Grading Scale: Points 603 - 670 536 - 602 469 - 535 402 - 468 401 and below

Percent 90%-100% 80%-89% 70%-79% 60%-69% Below 60%

Grade A B C D F

Course Schedule: Class Day Topic/Assignment Due January 16 Welcome/Introductions (Week #1) Course Introduction and Syllabus Review Evacuation Procedures Chapters 1 & 2 January 23 (Week #2) January 30 (Week #3) February 5 (Week #4) February 12 (Week #5) February 19 (Week #6) February 27 (Week #7) March 5 (Week #8) Chapters 3 & 4

Required Reading

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Review Operations Using Equations

Chapters 5 & 6 Exam Preview (Chapters 1 – 5)

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Review of Percent Basic Statistics & Graphs
Accounting Mathematics

Taxes Insurance

EXAM #1, Chapters 1 – 5
Review Exam #1 Chapters 7 & 8 Chapters 9 & 10 • • • • • • Chapters 9, 10 & 11 Exam Preview (Chapters 6 – 11) • • • •
Accounting Mathematics

Checkbook & Cash Records Wages & Payroll
Accounting Mathematics

Depreciation & Overhead Financial Statements & Ratios
Accounting Mathematics

Depreciation & Overhead Financial Statements & Ratios Distribution of Profit & Loss

March 12 (Week #9) March 19 (Week #10) March 26 (Week #11) April 2 (Week #12)

SPRING BREAK EXAM #2, Chapters 6 – 11
Review Exam #2 Chapters 12 & 13 Chapters 14 & 15 Exam Preview (Chapters 12 – 14)
• • • Retail Mathematics

Commercial Discounts Markup
Retail Mathematics

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Class Day April 9 (Week #13) April 16 (Week #14) April 23 (Week #15) April 30 (Week #16) May 7 (Week 17)

Topic/Assignment Due

Required Reading • Simple Interest

EXAM #3, Chapters 12 – 14 Take in testing center – Instructor out of town
Chapter 16 & 17 • • • Chapter 17 & 18 • • • Chapters 19 Review Chapters 15 – 19 • •
Mathematics of Finance

Bank Discount Multiple Payment Plans
Mathematics of Finance

Multiple Payment Plans Compound Interest
Mathematics of Finance

Annuities, Sinking Funds & Amortization

FINAL EXAM– EXAM #4 Chapters 15 - 19

Assignment Instructions: Exams: Exams will be a combination of multiple choice questions and short-answer questions. Exam material will come from the text as well as material covered by the instructor. Exams must be taken on the date listed in the Syllabus Course Schedule. A SCANTRON Mini Essay Form, Form 883-E, is required for each exam and must be obtained by the student prior to the exam. If a student is unable to take the exam in class on the scheduled date, it is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements with the instructor. Make-up exams are not guaranteed; all make-up exams and assignments are at the discretion of the instructor. NVCC Policies: Student Responsibilities: Students are expected to complete their assignments in a timely manner. Assignments are due at the start of the class outlined in the course syllabus, unless otherwise instructed by your instructor. Students are expected to read assignments before class and be prepared for class discussion. Online Blackboard assignments must be completed as scheduled on the syllabus and by the instructor. Student may have an option to turn-in a late assignment for assignments at the discretion of the instructor. Late assignments will be given a twenty percent (20%) grade penalty. To avoid the late penalties students may turn their assignments in early if they are planning to miss a class when an assignment is due. The instructor may waive the twenty percent (20%) grade penalty in cases that demonstrate the student was unable to complete the assignment due to severe circumstances beyond his/her control. The instructor will not permit make up exam without proper documentation and approval. Class Participation: Active class participation is expected. Participation includes, but is not limited to, answering questions when called upon, contributing to class and group discussions, discussing case studies, and regular class attendance. Absence will affect a student’s grade due to the student not being able to participate in the class discussions and group activities. Disrupting class by a late arrival or speaking while others are speaking will have a negative impact on the class participation grade.
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Attendance policy: Regular attendance is expected and an attendance record will be maintained for each class. Absences will affect a student’s grade due to the student not being able to participate in class/group discussions. Arriving on time for class must be observed to maximize student’s benefits from course activities and minimize disruption to other students. Late arrival to class will have a negative impact on the class participation grade. Students missing more than thirty percent (30%) of the scheduled classes without an excused absence from the instructor will receive ZERO (0) points for the class participation grade. Class absence does not excuse a student from meeting assignment due dates. Withdrawal policy: If for any reason during the semester you are unable to complete the course, you must complete the Course Withdrawal Form (NVCC 125-47) and submit it to the Office of Admissions and Records. Failure to follow that procedure will result in a failing grade (F) for the course (the instructor will NOT withdraw you from the course for non-participation). The last day to withdraw without grade penalty or change to audit the class is March 31, 2008. Disruption policy: Disruptive behavior or threat of physical harm will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, a variety of behaviors such as use of cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs and handhelds), talking during the lecture, reading a newspaper, and/or bothering other students. Students in violation will be asked to leave the classroom. Other disciplinary action may be taken in accordance with the policies in the college Student Handbook. Students With Disabilities (ADA): If you have a diagnosed and documented disability, which may cause you to have difficulty with any portion of the requirements of this course, please contact the Special Needs Counselor in the Counseling Office, Room 202, as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made. In addition, contact the instructor and provide information on what arrangements are necessary. Academic Dishonesty Policy: Academic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism, and other forms of dishonorable conduct. Such dishonesty will not be tolerated. Penalties can range from the issuance of failing grades (on an assignment, an exam, or the course) to being referred to the Dean of Student Development for further disciplinary action, including possible expulsion from the College. More detailed information about the college policy is in the College Catalog and Student Handbook or can be viewed on the college web page at http://www.nvcc.edu/resources/stuhandbook Fire/Emergency Evacuation Procedures: In the event of fire or other emergency, all students must follow the posted emergency evacuation plan as discussed on the first day of the class.

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