Math 1105 - Principles of Math
Lake Superior College

Instructor: Mr. Mike Sakowski

Office: W2846

LSC Office Hours (In Room W2846): Tues/Thur 10:00 - 12:00. Call or stop in during these times since this is a good time for real live assistance with your homework!
You may Email me at any time. If you have homework questions, also try the message board.

Online Office Hours: You may email me any time day or night, however, I will set aside Wednesday 10AM-12PM and Friday 10AM-12PM as "Online Office Hours"

Phone: 218-733-5992
E-mail: m.sakowski@lsc.edu

Text:Thinking Mathematically by Robert Blitzer - 4th Edit CUSTOM Book, ISBN 9780558602246, available at LSC Bookstore. Note that this a custom shortened version of the full text with ISBN 0-13-175204-9. Either text will work.

Calculator: Scientific or Graphing calculator is required and allowed.

12 Homework Assignments, 10 Points Each, 120 points total
12 Discussion Board Topics, 3 Points Each - 36 points total
4 Online Tests, 25 Points Each, - 100 points total
1 On-Site Final at LSC or Approved Proctored Location - 200 points
For info on setting up a Proctor for the Final, See This Guide

Grades based on a percentage of 400 final points:
A - >90%
B - 80 - 89 %
C - 70 - 79 %
D - 60 - 69 %
F - <60 %

Course Outline: We will cover material listed in the

Note: Individuals who have a disability, either permanent or temporary, which might affect their ability to perform in this class, are encouraged to inform the instructor and the college disabilities coordinator (733-7650) at the start of the semester.

Course Outcomes:
Students will be able to achieve the following outcomes:

• (1) Learn Problem Solving techniques.
• (2) Understand Logic an how it is used in problem solving and reasoning. Apply these principles to real-world situations.
• (3) Understand fundamental principles of Probability and apply these principles to real-world situations.
• (4) Understand fundamental principles of Statistics and apply these principles to real-world situations.
• (5) Become proficient in calculating compound interest, annuities, and monthly loan payments.

Methods of assessment include homework assignments, quizzes, and online discussions.

Course Content: Note that associated due dates are given in the Course Content area of the course.

 Units 1-4 Logic & Problem Solving Problem Solving Section 3.1 - Statements, Negations and Quantifiers Section 3.2 - Compound Statements and Connectives Section 3.3 - Truth Tables Sections 3.4 & 3.5 - Conditional Statements and Biconditionals Sections 3.6 & 3.7 - Fallacies and False Advertising Units 5-8 Probability Section 11.1 - Fundamental Counting Principle Sections 11.2 & 11.3 - Permutations and Combinations Sections 11.4 & 11.5 - Probability and Counting Principles Section 11.6 - Odds and Not/Or Events Section 11.7 - Events involving "And" Section 11.8 - Expected Value Units 9-10 Statistics Section 12.1 - Sampling and Graphs Section 12.2 - Measures of Central Tendency Section 12.3 - Measures of Dispersions Section 12.4 - Normal Distributions Units 11-12 Finance Simple Interest and Annuities Loans, Loan Payments, and Refinancing Loans
Methods of assessment of these outcomes include the midterm and final exams, weekly quizzes, and assigned textbook problems.