Spring 2023  MAT1030VR01  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: Rutland
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Monday,
06:00P  08:45P
Semester Dates: 01302023 to 05082023
Last day to drop without a grade: 02182023  Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 03292023  Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
Faculty
Jennifer McNeil
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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 is a no cost textbook or resource class ***
This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials.
For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.
Methods
This course develops students’ 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.
During this course, there will be review exercises, problems, quizzes, and exams to assess your learning. You will also complete practice QRA quizzes in order to prepare for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment towards the end of the course.
Demonstrate Your Learning forums are a part of every learning module and are postfirst discussions, which means that you will post your reply before seeing the replies of others. Discussions will be graded based on the following rubric:

Meets Expectations 
Approaching Expectations 
Does Not Meet Expectations 
Points 
Analysis 
Discussion posting shows significant evidenceorunderstandingof the assigned topic or mathematical problem. (4 points) 
Discussion posting shows minimal evidence orunderstandingof the assigned topic or mathematical problem.(2 points) 
Discussion posting shows no evidence orunderstandingof the assigned topic or mathematical problem.(0 points) 
4 points 
Connections 
Discussion postdemonstrates connections to other mathematical content or to daytoday life. (4 points) 
The discussion postinghas minimalconnections by the student. (2 points) 
There are noconnectionstatements (0 points) 
4 points 
Professional Communication 
The discussion post is clear and demonstrates knowledge and evidence of the assigned topic. There are no grammatical errors. (2 points) 
The discussion post contains few grammatical errors and gives some evidence of the assigned topic. (1 point) 
The discussion post contains grammatical errors and does not effectively give evidence of the assigned topic. (0 points) 
2 points 



Total Points: 
10 points 
Assessment
Rubrics are attached to each of your discussions and assignments. It’s important to review the grading rubrics before starting your work so that you will know exactly how your work will be assessed. Please review the instructions forviewing assignment rubricsand forviewing discussion rubrics.
Feedback
It is important to review feedback for your assignments and discussions to see where you are meeting expectations and where additional work may be needed. You canreview rubric resultsfrom the instructor for your assignments and discussions. Your instructor may also leavegeneral commentsorannotation feedbackwithin the assignment link.
Evaluation Criteria
Your final grade will be based on the following assessments:
Assignment Category 
Grade Weight Percentage 
Demonstrate Your Learning Forums 
20% 
Module Assignments 
20% 
Quizzes 
30% 
Exams 
30% 
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  Module 1: Introduction and Review of the QRA   Syllabus
QRA Information
QRA Formula Sheet   DiscussionIntroduce Yourself
Module 1 Assignments  Diagnostic, Level 3, Reflection 

2  Module 2: Number Theory Part A   Module 2 Lecture: Number Theory Part A
OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 1.11.4   DiscussionNumber Theory
Module 2 Assignments
Module 2 Quiz 

3  Module 3: Number Theory Part B   Module 3 Lecture: Number Theory Part B
OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 1.51.10   DiscussionHome Renovation
Module 3 Assignments
Module 3 Quiz 

4  Module 4: Linear and NonLinear ProblemSolving   Module 4 Lecture: Linear and NonLinear ProblemSolving
OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 2.12.7   DiscussionLinear Pricing
Module 4 Assignments
Module 4 Quiz 

5  Module 5: Number Theory and Geometry   Module 5 Lecture: Number Theory and Geometry
OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 3.13.4
  DiscussionConstruction
Module 5 Assignments
Module 5 Quiz 

6  Module 6: Linear and NonLinear Problem Solving continued   Module 6 Lecture: Linear Equations
OpenStax Elementary Algebra: Sections 4.14.5   DiscussionLinear Pricing
Module 6 Assignments
Module 6 Quiz 

7  Module 7: Exam 1 and QRA Practice     Module 7 Assignments
Exam 1 

8  Module 8: Statistics   Module 8 Lecture: Statistics
OpenStax Intro Stats: Sections 2.12.5   DiscussionCareers in Statistics
Module 8 Assignments
Module 8 Quiz 

9  Module 9: Probability   Module 9 Lecture: Probability
OpenStax Intro Stats: Sections 3.13.3, 3.5   DiscussionsCasinos and Cards
Module 9 Assignments
Module 9 Quiz 

10  Module 10: Probability and Statistics Application Problems   Module 10 Lecture: Review of Probability and Statistics Problems
OpenStax Intro Stats: Review Sections 2.12.7, 3.13.3, 3.5   DiscussionProbability & Stats
Module 10 Assignments
Module 10 Quiz 

11  Module 11: Exam 2 and QRA Practice     Module 11 Assignments
Exam 2 

12  Module 12: Consumer Math   Module 12 Lecture: Consumer Math
Math in Society: pages 197221   DiscussionBuying a Home
Module 12 Assignments
Module 12 Quiz 

13  Module 13: Set Theory   Module 13 Lecture: Set Theory
Math in Society: pages 319329   DiscussionSet Theory Applications
Module 13 Assignments
Module 13 Quiz 

14  Module 14Final Exam Review / QRA     Module 14Final Exam Review 

15  Module 15  Final Exam     

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
Students' participation is required each week in the discussion forum prompt. In addition each week, respond to two other students for full credit on your discussion board post.
Missing & Late Work Policy
 Assignments are due by the deadline.
 The course week is posted on Mondays with due dates on Fridays and Mondays.
 For those times when you may have an extenuating circumstance for completion of assignments, I will drop two homework and two quiz grades at the end of the semester.
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.
