# MTH 163 Schedule

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MTH 151 – Liberal Arts Math
Schedule for Fall 2007
Note: You should read the indicated section before class and do the assignment by the next
class. See the Course Outline for details about doing assignments. Odd numbers are assigned
for the textbook exercises. If you are crunched for time and are doing only every other odd
number, that will be #s 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77,
81, 85, 89, 93, 97, 101, ….

ASSIGNMENT

Textbook               Computer
CLASS         TEXTBOOK SECTION AND
(Page where             (Number of
DATE                 TOPIC
exercises begin)           exercises)

Introduction to course & MyMathLab
Aug 23
1.1 Inductive Reasoning                    p. 7 #s 1 – 59          8

Aug 28     1.2 Number Patterns                        p. 17 #s 1 – 53         10

Aug 30     1.3 Problem Solving Strategies             p. 27 #s 1 – 73         6

1.4 Calculating, Estimating, and
Sept 4                                                p. 38 #s 1 – 63         12

Review of Chapter 1                        p. 48 #s 1 – 20         Take Sample Test
Sept 6
2.1 Set Symbols and Terminology            p. 56 #s 1 – 93         26 (due Sept 13)

Sept 11    TEST 1: Chapter 1

Sept 13    2.2 Venn Diagrams and Subsets              p. 63 #s 1 – 71         16

Sept 18    2.3 Set Operations                         p. 75 #s 1 – 137        28

p. 82 #s 1 – 33
Sept 20    2.4 Surveys and Cardinal Numbers                                   11
(omit # 29)

Review of Chapter 2 (omit 2.5)             p. 95 #s 1 – 30         Take Sample Test

Sept 25
3.1 Logical Statements and
p. 103 #s 1 – 77        19 (due Oct 2)
Quantifiers

Sept 27    TEST 2: Chapter 2

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ASSIGNMENT

Textbook               Computer
CLASS         TEXTBOOK SECTION AND
(Page where             (Number of
DATE                 TOPIC
exercises begin)           exercises)

Oct 2     3.2 Truth Tables                          p. 115 #s 1 – 81       20

Oct 4     3.3 The Conditional and Circuits          p. 124 #s 1 – 103      23

Quiz on 3.1 – 3.3
Oct 9
3.4 Variations of the Conditional         p. 132 #s 1 – 58       13

Omit 3.5 except know these terms from page 134:
consistent, contrary, logical argument, valid, invalid, fallacy, premises, conclusion

3.6 Analyzing Arguments with Truth
Oct 11                                              p. 151 #s 1 – 51       11
Tables

Logic project due today                   p. 156 #s 1 – 30
Take Sample Test
Review of Chapter 3 (omit 3.5)                  (omit # 27)
Oct 16
4.1 Historical Numeration Systems         p. 166 #s 1 – 43       10 (due Oct 23)

Oct 18    TEST 3: Chapter 3 (One sheet of notes allowed)

4.2 Arithmetic in the Hindu-Arabic        p. 177 #s 1 – 51       14
Oct 23
System

p. 187 #s 1 – 85 and
Oct 25    4.3 Converting Between Bases                                   19
Place value handout

Use of Base Two with Computers            (p. 188 #s 59 – 66)
(student presentation);
Oct 30
4.4 Clock Arithmetic and Modular          p. 199 #s 1 – 63       12
Systems                                   (omit #s 41 – 45)

4.5 Properties of Mathematical
Nov 1                                               p. 208 #s 1 – 35       4
Systems

UPC codes, Zip codes, ISBN codes,         (ISBN p. 203 #s 73
Nov 6
Number games (student presentations)         – 78)

Review of Chapter 4 (omit 4.6)            p. 219 #s 1 – 27
Take Sample Test
(omit # 28)
Nov 8
5.1 Prime and Composite Numbers;
p. 230 #s 1 – 87       10 (due Nov 15)
Sieve of Eratosthenes (student
(omit #s 39 – 46)
presentation)

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ASSIGNMENT

Textbook               Computer
CLASS        TEXTBOOK SECTION AND
(Page where             (Number of
DATE                TOPIC
exercises begin)           exercises)

TEST 4: Chapter 4 (3 sheets allowed-- 1- Numerals handout, 2- ASCII code
Nov 13
handout, and 3- Place-value homework handout)

Nov 15    5.2 Topics from Number Theory            p. 238 #s 1 – 47       0

5.4 The Fibonacci Sequence and the       p. 262 #s 1 – 19,
Nov 20                                                                    0
Golden Ratio                                27 – 31

Nov 22    Thanksgiving Holiday

p. 270 #s 1 – 12,
Review of Chapter 5 (omit 5.3)                                  Take Sample Test
16 – 22
Nov 27
9.1 Points, Lines, Planes, and Angles    p. 537 #s 1 – 77       16 (due Dec 4)
9.2 Curves, Polygons, and Circles        p. 545 #s 1 – 55       10

Nov 29    TEST 5: Chapter 5

9.3 Perimeter, Area, and
p. 559 #s 1 – 43, 49   19
Circumference
– 71
Dec 4     9.4 Triangles, Similarity, and the
p. 573                 20
Pythagorean Theorem
#s 7 – 69, 77 – 79
Geometry Project due today

Dec 6     Review for Exam.       Please bring all your old tests and return them on the 11th!

Dec 11 FINAL EXAM
(or 13?) You may use the same 2 sheets of notes and 3 handouts that you used on the tests.

>>> This schedule is subject to changes as announced in class. <<<

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