Instructor : K. Throp, Room 308
Text: Mathematical Modeling, Book 1 (Nelson) (any supplemental material will be provided)
Required Materials: pens, pencils, erasers, scientific calculator, graph paper, math set, straight edge
Topics: (tentative order)
Chapter 3 Patterns, Relations, Equations, and Predictions
Chapter 4 Modeling Functional Relationships
Chapter 5 How Far? How Tall? How Steep?
Chapter 1 Data Management
Chapter 6 The Geometry of Packaging
Chapter 7 Linear Programming
Chapter 2 Networks and Matrices (time permitting)
Tests 25 % Quizzes 15 % Exams 30 % Assignments 15 % Project (1 per term) 10 % Binder Checks 5 % 100 %
Test and Quiz Policy:
- Tests will be given with at least 3 days advance notice. - Missed tests will need a written excuse in order to be written and arrangements are to be made as soon as the student returns. - A grade of zero will be given for tests or quizzes missed if an excuse is not provided.
- Extra help is always available. Please ask me. I am available after school most days, please let me know ahead of time. DO NOT COME IN FOR HELP THE MORNING AN ASSIGNMENT IS DUE!!!
Class Conduct Expectations:
- Respect all members of the class at all times. - Be in class on time and be ready to participate. This includes having all materials with you as well as homework completed. - Be ready to put in a good effort to all assigned tasks including group work and individual assignments. - Food and drinks other than water are not permitted in the classroom. - Make sure that any garbage is put in the proper place. - Assignments are to be in on time. Late assignments without an excuse will have 10% taken off per day. - Work missed due to absence is the student's responsibility.
*** Work outside of class time is required for this course. Periodically homework checks will be done***