Mathematics 1312 Business Math II course Objectives Gain factual knowledge

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Mathematics 1312

Business Math II
Course Objectives

  1. Gain factual knowledge. Learn the vocabulary and basic definitions related to set theory, counting techniques, probability, statistics, derivatives and integration.

  2. Learn fundamental principles. Become familiar with the properties associated with probability models and probability experiments as well as the relationships between probability and statistics; normal probability distributions; the formulas and concepts underlying descriptive statistics; limits, derivatives and integrals.

  3. Learn to apply the course material. Use the facts, formulas and techniques learned in this course to analyze data in various ways; apply probability models to business problems; maximize and minimize profit and loss respectively using derivatives; explore the relationships between integration and probability.

  4. Develop specific skills. Acquire a level of proficiency in the following areas: use counting and various techniques (such as Bayes' formula and the formulas associated to binomial experiments) to solve probability problems; use normal curves to answer statistical questions; use the formulas for mean, median, mode, range and sample standard deviation to analyze data sets; use the derivative formulas to take derivatives; apply integration techniques; be proficient enough to successfully complete courses requiring math 1312 as a prerequisite.

Course Content
Textbook: Mathematical Applications, 6th edition, by Harshbarger and Reynolds. The following chapters including the particular sections listed are covered.
0. Sets. unions, intersections, complements, universal set

  1. Introduction to Probability. odds; union and intersection of events; conditional probability; Bayes' formula; permutations and combinations; applications to business.

  2. Further Topics in Probability; Statistics. binomial experiments; binomial distributions; descriptive statistics; normal probability distributions.

  3. Derivatives. limits; continuous functions; the derivative; derivative formulas; applications of the derivative in business and economics.

  4. Applications of Derivatives. maxima and minima; optimization in business.

  1. Indefinite Integrals. the power rule; integrals involving logarithmic and exponential functions.

  2. Definite Integrals. area under a curve; the fundamental theorem of calculus.

Math 1312.020 and 1312.040 – Business Math II

Juan P. Montemayor
Office: MCS 219 F email:

Phone #: 942 – 2317 ext. 232 webpage:

Code of Conduct:

Angelo State University expects its students to maintain complete honesty and integrity in their academic pursuits. Students are responsible for understanding the Academic Honor Code, which is available on the web at
Statement on Disability:

"Persons with disabilities which may warrant academic accommodations must contact the Student Life Office, Room 112 University Center, in order to request such accommodations prior to any accommodations being implemented.

You are encouraged to make this request early in the semester so that appropriate arrangements can be made."
Other Classes:

Math 130A.150 TTh 12:30 – 1:45 MCS 112 Math 1312.020 MW 12:00-1:15 MCS 210

Math 1303.020 MWF 9:00-9:50 MCS 216 Math 1312.040 TTh 9:30-10:45 MCS 212

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:30-9:00, 10:00-11:30,  1:15-2:30 Tuesday: 8:30-9:30, 1:45-2:15

Wednesday: 8:30-9:00, 10:00-11:30,  1:15-2:30(MathLab) Thursday: 8:30-9:30, 1:45-2:15

Friday: 8:30-9:00, 10:00-11:30   I will be in the Math Lab on Wednesdays from 1:15-2:30

Math Lab:

All classes Developmental Classes

MCS 215 M-Th: 2:00 – 5:00, F: 2:00-4:00 MCS 211: M – F 1:00-4:00

MCS 211 M – Th 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Important Dates:

Look on the webpage for exam dates, drop date and holidays ( Calendar)


A: 90 and above B: 80 – 89 C: 70 – 79 D: 60 – 69 F: below 60
Exams: 3 Exams – plus an optional 4th exam (to be given on 15th week of semester)

that can be used to drop lowest of these three exams. You will be allowed to take the optional exam

only if you have missed less than 5 class meetings.
Final Exam: Comprehensive – everybody must take exam – no exceptions
HW: will be assigned on a daily basis – you will be expected to have HW done by next class meeting

see a more detailed description of requirements
Quizzes: short quizzes – part of HW – should be turned in with HW

Long Quizzes: – these make up your Quiz average and are turned in during class
Grading Distribution
Exams: 68 % of grade Final Exam: 20 % of grade HW: 6 % of grade QZ: 6 %
HW: See Homework  Policy  on webpage.

Hw will be assigned in the following format

1) 5 – 10 problems will be due the very next class meeting – if you are not able to be in class, turn HW in early or

have a classmate turn HW in for you. Other problems assigned for the day will not be due until Exam day

Use the form posted on webpage to turn in the daily HW problems.

(answer sheet(Word or  PDF)
2) Rest of the HW will turned in a complete FOLDER ( not loose, not stapled – but in a folder)

on exam day at the beginning of class. If you forget it in your car, dorm, home – you will not be allowed to

turn it in.
3) These two will make up your first of five HW grades:
75 % ( 10 problems) , 20 % from the folder
Process will be repeated for each exam except the final exam. See HW policy or ask me if you are having

trouble how the HW grade will be obtained.


You are required (responsible) to have notes from the webpage as indicated in class beginning with the second day of class. Read message portion each day to find out what notes should be printed.


Being late to class will be considered as being absent
Encouragement – be in class and do the HW
1. If you miss 0 or 1 day ( either excused or unexcused) and have turned in all HW

I will add 2 points to your overall average - add four points to your final exam.
2. If you miss 2 or 3 days (excused or unexcused) and have turned in all HW

add 1 point to your overall average and – add four points to your final exam.
3. If you miss up 4 or 5 days – I will add 4 points to your final exam
If you miss more than five days, you will not be allowed to drop an exam and you will NOT have the option

of taking the fourth exam. No points of any kind will be added.

Long Quizzes:

1. You will have 1 long quiz before each exam. You will be told in advance when the quiz will be

given. Total of four
3. I will drop one of the long quizzes and average the remaining three to give you a long quiz


Short Quizzes:

unannounced – part of your HW. They should be turned in with HW folder.

NOTE: No Make-Ups of any kind. Graphing Calculators are discouraged and in

most cases not allowed.

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