**Prerequisites**

MAT 154 or higher with a grade of "C" or higher or EAC Placement Test Score of
81 or higher or

equivalent

** Educational Value **

This class is recommended for business administration major or computer
information systems transfer

students.

**Description**

Math for social , life, and management sciences. Topics covered will be
applicable to certain business

majors (please consult your advisor). Includes systems of equations, set theory,
matrices, probability,

logic, and other subjects.

**Textbooks**

Tan, S. T.; Finite Mathematics for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences,
8th ed., Brook/Cole

Publishing, 2008. ISBN-13: 9780495387527. Required.

**Supplies**

Scientific calculator; TI-83 or TI-84 recommended.

**Competencies and Performance Standards**

1. Graph linear functions and write their equations

Learning objectives

What you will learn as you master the competency:

a. Graph a line.

b. Translate word problems into linear equations .

c. Find the intercepts of a given linear equation.

**Performance Standards**

You will demonstrate your competence:

o On assigned activities

o On written exam

o On a two hour cumulative final exam

Your performance will be successful when:

o You can graph a line.

o You can translate word problems into linear equations.

o You can find the intercepts of a given linear equation.

**2. Solve linear equations in 2 or 3 variables .**

Learning objectives

What you will learn as you master the competency:

a. Solve systems of linear equations (2 or 3 variables) algebraically.

b. Solve systems of linear equations (2 variables) graphically.

c. Solve systems of equations using Gauss -Jordan method (2 or 3 variables).

d. Perform the following operations with matrices : addition , subtraction , and
multiplication.

e. Calculate the inverse of a matrix.

f. Solve systems of equation by using the inverse matrix.

**Performance Standards**

You will demonstrate your competence:

o On assigned activities

o On written exam

o On a two hour cumulative final exam

Your performance will be successful when:

o You can solve systems of linear equations (2 or 3 variables) algebraically.

o You can solve systems of linear equations (2 variables) graphically.

o You can solve systems of equations using Gauss-Jordan method (2 or 3
variables).

o You can perform the following operations with matrices: addition, subtraction,
and

multiplication.

o You can calculate the inverse of a matrix.

o You can solve systems of equations by using the inverse matrix.

**3. Solve linear programming problems graphically.**

Learning objectives

What you will learn as you master the competency:

a. Graph systems of inequalities in two variables.

b. De termine the feasible region and its vertices.

c. Solve linear programs graphically by using the vertices of the feasible
region.

**Performance Standards**

You will demonstrate your competence:

o On assigned activities

o On written exam

o On a two hour cumulative final exam

Your performance will be successful when:

o You can graph systems of inequalities in two variables.

o You can determine the feasible region and its vertices.

o You can solve linear programs graphically by using the vertices of the
feasible region.

**4. Solve linear programming problems algebraically.**

Learning objectives

What you will learn as you master the competency:

a. Maximize a linear program with the use of the Simplex method .

b. Minimize a linear program with the use of the Simplex method.

c. Maximize or minimize non standard linear program using the Simplex method.

**Performance Standards**

You will demonstrate your competence:

o On assigned activities

o On written exam

o On a two hour cumulative final exam

Your performance will be successful when:

o You can maximize a linear program with the use of the Simplex method.

o You can minimize a linear program with the use of the Simplex method.

o You can maximize or minimize non standard linear program using the Simplex
method.

**5. Calculate the mathematics of finance.**

Learning objectives

What you will learn as you master the competency:

a. Calculate compound interest .

b. Calculate annuities.

c. Produce an amortization table.

d. Produce a sinking fund chart .

**Performance Standards**

You will demonstrate your competence:

o On assigned activities

o On written exam

o On a two hour cumulative final exam

Your performance will be successful when:

o You can calculate compound interest.

o You can calculate annuities.

o You can produce an amortization table.

o You can produce a sinking fund chart.

**6. Understand sets and set operations.**

Learning objectives

What you will learn as you master the competency:

a. Demonstrate the correct use of set notation and terminology within given
sets.

b. Draw venn diagrams of given sets.

c. Determine the union, intersection, and/or complement of given sets.

d. Determine the number of elements in a finite set.

e. Use the multiplication principle to determine the number of ways of
performing several tasks

in succession.

f. Calculate the number of combinations of n distinct objects taken r at a time
in a given set.

g. Calculate the number of permutations of n distinct objects taken r at a time
in a given set.

**Performance Standards**

You will demonstrate your competence:

o On assigned activities

o On written exam

o On a two hour cumulative final exam

Your performance will be successful when:

o You can demonstrate the correct use of set notation and terminology within
given sets.

o You can draw venn diagrams of given sets.

o You can determine the union, intersection, and/or complement of given sets.

o You can determine the number of elements in a finite set.

o You can use the multiplication principle to determine the number of ways of
performing

several tasks in succession.

o You can calculate the number of combinations of n distinct objects taken r at
a time in a

given set.

o You can calculate the number of permutations of n distinct objects taken r at
a time in a

given set.

**7. Calculate probabilities.**

Learning objectives

What you will learn as you master the competency:

a. Define experiment, event, sample space, and probability.

b. Compute the probability of an event.

c. Recognize mutually exclusive events and independent events.

d. Compute the probability of combined events.

e. Use the rules of probability to solve more advanced probability problems.

**Performance Standards**

You will demonstrate your competence:

o On assigned activities

o On written exam

o On a two hour cumulative final exam

Your performance will be successful when:

o You can define experiment, event, sample space, and probability.

o You can compute the probability of an event.

o You can recognize mutually exclusive events and independent events.

o You can compute the probability of combined events.

o You can use the rules of probability to solve more advanced probability
problems.

**Types of Instruction**

Classroom Presentation

**Grading Information**

Grading Rationale:

Each instructor has the flexibility to develop evaluative procedures within the
following parameters.

1. Written exams must re present at least 60% of the final course grade

2. Final exam must represent at least 20 % of the final course grade.

3. The Post Test is to be embedded in the final exam and must represent at least
10% of the final course

grade.

4. Other activities may represent at most 10 % of the final course grade.

**Grading Scale**

A 90%-100%

B 80%-89%

C 70%-79%

D 60%-69%

F Below 60%