Spring 2023  MAT1030VJ01  Applied Math Concepts
In Person Class
Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.
Location: Upper Valley
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Wednesday,
03:00P  05:40P
Semester Dates: 01252023 to 05032023
Last day to drop without a grade: 02122023  Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03262023  Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
Faculty
Sylvia Puglisi
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Debra Grant
General Education Requirements
This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 2122 and later:
Mathematics
Note
 Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
 Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.
Course Description
This course develops studentsâ€™ ability to think quantitatively and use mathematics as a problemsolving tool in their professional and personal lives. Mathematical applications are selected from a range of business, human services, health, and political topics. Concepts include: set theory, visual representation of data, operations in the real number system, geometry, linear and nonlinear equations, linear systems, personal finance, probability, and statistics. Students must take a math assessment for placement purposes prior to registration. Prerequisite: Math & Algebra for College or equivalent skills.
Essential Objectives
1. Apply basic concepts of set theory and use Venn diagrams to solve problems related to surveys and probabilities. 2. Utilize real number system operations (fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, proportions, and unit conversions) in the interpretation and analysis of problems from a variety of fields. 3. Analyze and interpret linear and nonlinear relationships using graphs and equations, and apply algebraic techniques and models to a variety of problems. 4. Apply geometric concepts including angles, areas, volumes, and the Pythagorean Theorem. 5. Examine and apply the concepts of probabilities using a variety of methods including counting techniques, frequency tables, probability distributions, pie charts, and graphs. 6. Apply basic statistics, using sampling, tables, charts, graphs, means, standard deviation and normal distribution, to interpret and draw conclusions from data. 7. Compute and analyze the impacts of simple and compound interest, and analyze finance applications related to savings, taxes, discounts, loans, and purchases. 8. Select and perform appropriate procedures to solve mathematical problems arising in various disciplines, and demonstrate proficiency in interpreting, evaluating and presenting quantitative data and information. 9. Demonstrate proficiency on the quantitative reasoning graduation assessment. 10. Apply mathematical reasoning to analyze social justice problems in a variety of different contexts and consider whether these approaches are just and equitable.
Required Technology
More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computerrecommendations/
Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.
Required Textbooks and Resources
This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials.
For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.
Methods
Our inperson class meetings will involve direct instruction (i.e. "lecture" and examples), group activities, individual problemsolving, and participatory discussion. Expect each week to try many problems of varying levels of difficulty, and challenge your brain!
Our Canvas course will involve:
 resources and posts to help support inclass learning
 submitted assignments, and
 Canvas quizzes
to help you master the material. You may complete these asynchronous assignments at times convenient to you, in accordance with their due dates.
Evaluation Criteria
Evaluated assignments use a weighted grading system and include:
 (30% of grade) Home Practice.
 These assignments help you solidify core ideas from the course, using online learning tools and whatever math practice strategies are most effective for you
 (30% of grade) InClass ProblemSolving
 Most students attend class, work on problems, and ask questions
 If you are absent, credit or partial credit may be obtained via completing the uploaded pages
 (30% of grade) QRA Practice Exams:
 Scored immediately on Canvas. (The initial "diagnostic" exam is scored based on participation only.
 (10% of grade ) Final QRA & SelfReflection:
 The QRA is taken during the last week of the course as a summative assessment.
 In preparation, students perform a selfreflection and study assignment for which you are graded on your demonstrated mastery of mathematical concepts over the class course.
Grading Criteria
CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:
 High  Low 
A+  100  98 
A  Less than 98  93 
A  Less than 93  90 
B+  Less than 90  88 
B  Less than 88  83 
B  Less than 83  80 
C+  Less than 80  78 
C  Less than 78  73 
C  Less than 73  70 
D+  Less than 70  68 
D  Less than 68  63 
D  Less than 63  60 
F  Less than 60  
P  100  60 
NP  Less than 60  0 
Weekly Schedule
Week/Module  Topic   Readings   Assignments 

1  Estimation, Whole Number Arithmetic, and Course Introduction  
 Lippman 1.1 Place Value, Rounding, Comparing Whole Numbers
 Lippman 1.2 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers, Perimeter of Polygons
 Lippman 1.3 Multiplication of Whole Numbers, Area of Rectangular Figures
 Lippman 1.4 Dividing Whole Numbers, Remainders
 Lippman 1.7 Areas and Perimeters of Quadrilaterals
Almost all course readings are found in Arithmetic for College Students by David Lippman, which can be downloaded online here in PDF form: http://www.opentextbookstore.com/arithmetic/book.pdf   Sign up for Khan Academy
Take Course Introduction survey 

2  Advanced Arithmetic and Quantitative Reasoning   Lippman 1.5 Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations
Lippman 1.6 Graphing Data, Measures of Center
Lippman 1.8 Properties and Laws of Whole Numbers, The Distributive Property   Take QRA Diagnostic (33questions, graded for completion) 

3  Fractions, Factors, and Primes  
 Lippman 2.1 Introduction to Fractions and Mixed Numbers, Proper and Improper Fractions
 Lippman 2.2 Factors and Primes, Comparing Fractions
 Lippman 2.3 Multiplying Fractions & Mixed Numbers, Areas of Triangles
 Lippman 2.4 Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
 Lippman 2.5 Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators
  InClass ProblemSolving Home Math Practice (Khan or Alternate assignments) 

4  Fractions, Multiples, and Decimals  
 Lippman 2.6 Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators, LCM, LCD
 Lippman 3.1 Decimals and Fractions
 Lippman 3.2 Ordering and Rounding Decimals, Adding and Subtracting Decimals
 Lippman 3.3 Multiplying Decimals, Circumference and Area of Circles, Dividing Decimals, Estimation with Decimals
  InClass Problem Solving
Home Practice Problems 

5  Percents and Percent Applications  
 Lippman 3.4 Convert Percents, Decimals, and Fractions, Finding a Percent of a Whole,
 Lippman 3.5 Solving Percent Problems
 Lippman 3.6 Solving Percent Applications
 Lippman 3.6 Circle Graphs (pie charts)
  InClass ProblemSolving
Home Practice Problems 

6  Review: Practical Arithmetic   Selected readings from weeks 15 will be reviewed. Students will be encouraged to choose an application in the Lippman text that they find interesting or practical, and show their proficiency with arithmetic through that venue. Choices include but are not limited to:
 Lippman MiS  Voting Theory (useful for citizens and politicians)
 Lippman MiS  Graph Theory (useful for programmers or project managers)
 Lippman MiS  Finance (useful for accountants and investors)
 Lippman MiS  Growth Models (useful for biologists and epidemiologists)
 Lippman MiS  Cryptography (useful for coders, and computer scientists)
  InClass ProblemSolving
Home Practice Problems 

7  Ratios, Rates, and Proportions     InClass Problem Solving
Home Math Practice 

8  Units, Scale, and Volume  
 Lippman 4.3 Volumes
 Lippman 4.4 U.S. Measurement  Length, Weight, Capacity (volume)
 Lippman 4.5 The Metric System, Metric Conversions
 Lippman 4.6 Temperature Scales
  InClass ProblemSolving Home Math Practice 

9  Integers, Rational, and Real Numbers  
 Lippman 5.1 Integers, Rational and Real Numbers
 Lippman 5.2 Adding Integers, Adding Real Numbers, Subtracting Real Numbers
 Lippman 5.3 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers
 Lippman 5.4 Order of Operations with Real Numbers
  InClass ProblemSolving
Home Math Practice 

10  Review: ProblemSolving with Geometry   Selected readings from weeks 7, 8, and 9 will be reviewed.
Extra reading that reviews the same essential material can be found here in:
Lesson 10  Geometry I (Perimeter and Area) Lesson 11  Geometry II (Volume and Triangles)   InClass ProblemSolving
Home Math Practice 

11  Variables, Expressions, and Algebraic Methods  
 Lippman 5.5 Variables and Expressions, Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties
 Lippman MiS 1 ProblemSolving
  InClass ProblemSolving
Home Math Practice 

12  Venn Diagrams, Probability, and Counting  
 Lippman MiS 13 Sets (or Lee 1.2 Sets and Venn Diagrams)
 Lippman MiS 12 Probability (or Lee Ch 4  Probability)
The Lippman text is onlineaccessible here:https://www.opentextbookstore.com/mathinsociety/
The Lee text is onlineaccessible here:https://spot.pcc.edu/math/mathinsociety/frontmatter.html
and yes, confusingly, they both have the same name.   InClass ProblemSolving
Home Math Practice 

13  Statistics, Data, and Standard Deviation  
 Lippman MiS 11 Describing Data Sets (or Lee Ch 3  Statistics)
 Lippman MiS 10 Statistics (or Lee Ch 3  Statistics)
The Lippman text is onlineaccessible here:https://www.opentextbookstore.com/mathinsociety/
The Lee text is onlineaccessible here:https://spot.pcc.edu/math/mathinsociety/frontmatter.html
and yes, confusingly, they both have the same name.   InClass ProblemSolving Home Math Practice 

14  Final Review and QRA Preview   ACT Workkeys Practice Test Materials (https://www.act.org/content/act/en/productsandservices/workkeysforjobseekers/preparation.html)   Level 5 Long Practice or Level 6/7 Short Practice 

15  QRA Exam  Taken inclass   None   SelfReflection / Final Project 

Attendance Policy
Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a nonsatisfactory grade.

In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.

Attending an onground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
 Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.
Participation Expectations
Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential components of a student’s success in this course, as accords with CCV’s schoolwide attendance policy.
For participation credit, you must attend, and also demonstrate engagement during the class meeting (completing the assignment, problemsolving with your peers, asking questions, taking notes, or other activities  depending on how you learn!) This participation will be graded weekly on "Discussion" assignments: no posting is required, they are a place for me to grade your inclass work.
In addition to class meetings, this course requires independent work through Canvas on your own time (“asynchronous” work). Expect between 45min3hr of this independent work per week, depending on your experience with the material & your individual work speed.
Missing & Late Work Policy
All assignments in this course will have provided “due dates” to ensure they show up on your student schedule at the optimum time. For most individual assignments ‘late’ work is accepted, while synchronous and group work has hard deadlines. Specifically:
 Missed exams must be rescheduled individually. Any scheduled exam should be taken on the indicated day/time; a score of 0 is recorded for a missed exam. If you do miss an exam, or know that taking one in the future impossible, please email or Canvas message as soon as you can. I can schedule yours separately — but I need to ensure that I can release exam grades ASAP for other students. Just reach out!

Inclass problemsolving work may be made up with an alternative assignment. Please complete the posted work pages for any class you missed  this may require doing some extra reading or research on your own. There is no late penalty, but I recommend completing it before the next class session if possible.

Home math practice may be submitted and resubmitted any time. These are learning assignments, for which there is no late penalty. If submitted by the due date, I can ensure prompt grading and feedback a week from that date; submitted earlier or later, my grading speed might vary! Please consider reattempting them to attain the best score you can and show mastery.
Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:
CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discoverresources/studentswithdisabilities/

Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.

Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.
Academic Integrity
CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present as your own work something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.
