Finite Math

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4/28 Final Exam : Friday, May 5th, 9-11:30am in STE 106.
4/16 Final exam review on Sunday, April 30 at 1:00-2:30pm in JEM 391.
4/12 PLEASE NOTE:  Changes have been made in the assigned homework problems.  See homework for the updated assignment.  Exam III has been graded. Please pick up your exams from my office. 

EXAM III will be Thursday, April 13th, 6:00-7:00pm in JEM 391.  The topics for the exam are: 7.2, 7.3, 2.3 and 2.4  Please note: To do problems in 7.3 you will need to know about transition matrices and related information from 7.1.

3/31 Matrices project is due April 7th.  You will need to turn in:

1) Final matrix (with 0's and 1's)

2)A list of operations you did to solve the matrix using the Gauss-Jordan Method

3)Work you did (with calculator) to check your results

3/30 Test II exams are graded. Please pick them up in my office, if you were not in class on Monday. Also, pickup any homework and projects that are sitting in bins in my office.
3/23 You may arrive at 8:15 to begin the exam on Friday, March 24, if you wish to have extra time for the test. The exam is a big shorter than the previous evening exam, so you should have plenty of time.
3/21 The following questions were asked regarding the content of Friday's exam:

Q: "Are matrices on the exam?"  A: Yes. The exam will cover Sections 7.0,7.1 and 7.2 up to #48. Matrix multiplication, identity matrices, transition matrices, etc. are covered in these sections and you are responsible for this material.  In 7.2, you will be responsible for solving a system of equations using the elimination/substitution method. You are NOT yet responsible for material on the Gauss-Jordan method (i.e. 7.2 #33,37,45)

Q: "Do I need to be able use the elimination/substitution method to solve a system of three equations in three unknowns?   A: No. The homework only focuses on using the elimination/substitution method to solve a system of two equations in 2 unknowns.

3/20 Catherine Bliss's Office Hours: By appt. 7:30-8:30am MWF; 9:30-11:30 MW; 9:30-10:30 and 12:45-1:45 F; Or any other time by appt.
3/18 Change in hour test time/date. The hour test that was scheduled for Thursday night has been rescheduled to:  During class on Friday, March 24.  You may still use one sheet of notes, front and back.
3/18 Maternity Leave:  Cathy Bliss (contact her at will be teaching your class from now on.  Everything else stays the same---the time, the syllabus, the grading, etc. Click here for baby pix...
2/24 It is important to collect accurate information about any computer problems related to this class.  If you encounter any difficulties with the web-site or any course related software, please send me an email note detailing:

1.  The time and date

2.  What computer you were using (at least which lab, but better if you can identify the computer).

3.  What account you were using (were you logged on as yourself or as someone else).

4. What software you were using.

5.  Exactly what messed up.  Paste a copy of error messages into a word document using control-print screen, and send me the document if possible.  Send me a copy of the file you were using when the problem occurred.  The more info, the better....

Thank you very much.  Your data will make trouble-shooting much, much easier!

2/24 Grades are posted by ID # on the bulletin board outside my office.  Please check for accuracy, and see me if you have any questions.
2/17 The amortization schedule project is due Friday, Feb. 25.  Also, although the car project isn't due until March, because of break, this coming weekend may be the only weekend you can get your group together.  You should try to get the car project done by Monday!
2/11 Hour test reminder.  There is an hour test Thursday, Feb 17, from 6:00 to 7:00 in JEM 391.  The test will cover at least 5.1 through 5.3, and possibly some of 5.4.  If you have a schedule conflict, you must make alternative arrangements with me by Monday at the latest.   You may make one sheet of notes, front and back, to use on the test.
2/2 Homeworks are returned in a box in the foyer to my office. This is where they will regularly be.  Please pick them up.
1/28 Click Here for info on how to be notified automatically of any new changes to this website (how to subscribe to the site).
1/28 Help sessions have been moved permanently to STE 105. They still are from 7:30 to 9:00 Monday through Thursday.
1/28 I have re-posted the credit card project.  However, there are hard copies of the credit card project in a manilla envelop outside my office door if you are unable to get a copy from the website.  Please let me know about any downloading problems.
1/26 The credit card project has been posted (click on "Projects" above).  It is a group project and is due Friday, Feb. 4.
1/26 There is an error in the "grading" break down on the hardcopy of the first day hand out (a carry over from another semester).  I have corrected it on the website version.  The actual grading breakdown for this class is:

Grading: homework—5%, Hour test average--45%, group projects--20%,  final exam--30%.


Help sessions the week of 1/24 only will be in STE 105 instead of 106.


There will be no class on Wed., 1/18 and Fri., 1/20.  The hour tests will be in the evenings, from 6:00 to 7:00 to make up for this.


The Student Resource Center runs excellent workshops every semester on study skills, time management, test-taking techniques, etc.  For details:   SRC study skills


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