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MAT 120-Master Updated SP17
MAT 120- Number
Course Title/4 Credit Hours
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Class Time(s)/Section(s)/Room#:
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Census Date (date to drop with a refund):
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Course Description:
This course is designed to develop mathematical and problem-solving skills. Appropriate
technological skills are included. Content is selected to highlight connections between mathematics
and the society in which we live. Topics include set theory and logic, mathematical modeling,
probability and statistical methods, and consumer mathematics. Additional content will include one
topic in geometry, numeration systems, decision theory, or management science. This course is one
of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-MA1
Course Prerequisites/Co-requisites:
MAT 050 or MAT 055 with grade of "C" or better OR appropriate math placement test score.
Required Textbook(s)/Materials:
Angel, Abbot and Runde, A Survey of Mathematics with Applications, 10th edition, Pearson. 2017
MyMathLab Access Code:
This code includes access to the e-text, student solutions manual, online homework and free
online tutoring (Smarthinking). You may be required to have access to the textbook in class in
either electronic form or in print. Hard copies of the text and student solutions manual are
available on reserve in the library.
TI-83/84 graphing calculator required. Graphing calculators may be rented through the Math
Support Center (M2850).
Optional Course Materials: Hard copy or unbound version of the textbook. This can be
purchased, bundled with a MyMathLab access code.
Criteria for Grading/Grading Standards:
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Grading Scheme:
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Make-up/Late Work Policies:
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Attendance Policy:
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E-mail Communication:
Electronic correspondence from ACC employees will go to your student email account
only. When you activate your account you can forward emails to an e-mail account that you
already have.
To activate your student e-mail account, go to the ACC Website, log into myACC.
On top right hand corner, click on the Student Email icon (white envelope).
A new window will pop up as Microsoft Outlook Web App.
If you are a brand new student to the Colorado Community College System, your password is
your birth date in this format MonthDDYear. For example, if you're birthday was July 4, 1976,
then you would enter July041976.
o Then in the two boxes below that, create a new password and retype a new password
in the second box.
o Then hit "Okay" and follow the prompts (select your language, time zone-"Mountain
Time" is the 10th down from the very top, etc.) to complete your e-mail set-up.
If you previously attended or applied to a Colorado Community College, your PASSWORD
remained the same and your inbox should automatically connect.
If you need technical support, please call the 24/7 toll-free technical support hotline at 1-888800-9198.
E-mail Policy:
I will be checking my ACC e-mail regularly. Response time is typically with 24 hours during the week.
Please use your ACC email to communicate with me. Due to FERPA regulations this is the only
means that I can communicate with you.
Tutoring and Student Support Resources:
Faculty and students provide tutoring for all math classes in Room M2850. Tutors provide
assistance with math concepts, homework, online resources and graphing calculators. Note:
Not all subject areas are available to be tutored at all times. For information, contact the
Math Support Center at 303-797-5258.
Online Tutoring (Smarthinking) is available through MyMathLab when working on
assignments. It is available 24 hours a day, 7days a week. You can access Smarthinking
by logging into your MML website and click on the ‘Connect to a tutor’ button while working
on an assignment.
In the ACC Library, students may watch course related videos and DVDs in the library.
The Writing Center is located in the library where you can get help with your papers and
other writing questions.
Accommodations Statement:
Arapahoe Community College provides accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. To
request accommodation, contact Student Access Services located in M2710 or call 303-797-5937.
Audio/Visual Recordings:
Except where a student is entitled to make an audio or video recording of class lectures and
discussions as an educational accommodation determined through the student's interactive process
with college Student Access Services, a student may not record lectures or classroom discussions
unless written permission from the class instructor has been obtained and all students in the class as
well as guest speakers have been informed that audio/video recording may occur. A student granted
permission to record may use the recording only for his or her own study and may not publish or post
the recording on YouTube or any other medium or venue without the instructor's explicit written
Please contact college Student Access Services at (303) 797-5937 if you require an educational
Academic Integrity Statement:
Arapahoe Community College is committed to academic honesty and scholarly integrity. The College
can best function and accomplish its mission in an atmosphere of the highest ethical standards. All
members of the College community are expected and encouraged to contribute to such an
environment by observing all accepted principles of academic honesty. Academic dishonesty
includes but is not limited to: plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, grade tampering, misuse of
computers and other electronic technology, and facilitating academic dishonesty. Those found
in violation may also be subject to potential disciplinary sanctions under the Arapahoe Community
College Code of Conduct. OR “Those found in violation of academic honesty will be subject to
the following disciplinary actions: ______________.”
Safety Statement:
The safety and security of all our students, faculty, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to the
Campus Police Department. We rely on each of you to be an additional set of ears and eyes to help
maintain campus safety. Please be diligent in your efforts to report suspicious or unusual behavior or
circumstances to the Campus Police Department. Trust your instincts when something doesn’t look,
seem or feel right and tell someone. The Campus Police can be reached at 303-797-5800 or in
M2600 on the second floor behind Information Central. Additional safety information can be found
on the ACC website under Student Resources, Campus Safety (
Online Course Evaluations:
As this course nears completion, you will have the opportunity to complete a confidential evaluation of
the class online. Login instructions will be sent to your ‘’ e-mail address. Your
feedback is important, and ensures that ACC continues to offer quality instruction that meets your
needs. Please take time to complete the survey – I appreciate your feedback.
Learning Outcomes for Student Enrichment
Preparing learners for life success is an important commitment at Arapahoe Community
College. These learning outcomes address the knowledge, skills, and values that are fundamental to
the personal and professional growth of our students, employees and community.
1. Communication
Construct, deliver, and engage in effective, knowledgeable communication for a variety of
audiences and purposes.
2. Information Management
Identify, retrieve and synthesize information in order to think critically, reason creatively and
make informed judgments.
3. Personal Development
Identify and continually develop one’s aptitudes and abilities in pursuit of goals.
4. Responsibility and Accountability
Employ personal and social accountability, recognize ethical issues, practice ethical behavior,
and balance personal freedom with the interest of the community.
5. Quantitative Reasoning
Retrieve, interpret and evaluate information and numerical concepts to determine trends, make
predictions, and develop informed opinions.
6. Cultural Awareness
Identify, distinguish, or express a diversity of aesthetic, cultural, and historical perspectives.
After successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
Solve problems involving principles of set theory and logic.
Solve problems involving mathematical modeling.
Solve problems involving probability.
Solve problems involving statistics.
Solve problems involving consumer mathematics.
Read, analyze, and apply to new situations, written material related to the study of
Write and speak clearly and logically in presentations and essays about topics related to
Demonstrate the ability to select and apply contemporary forms of technology to solve
problems or compile information in the study of mathematics.
Demonstrate the ability to solve one of the following competencies:
a. Solve problems involving Euclidean geometry
b. Solve problems involving varying numeration systems.
c. Solve problems involving mathematics of social choice (selected).
d. Solve problems involving management science.
Topical Outline:
Unit 1:
Chapter 2: Sets
2.1 Set Concepts
2.2 Subsets
2.3 Venn Diagrams and Set Operations
2.4 Venn Diagrams with Three Sets and Verification of Equality of Sets
2.5 Applications of Sets
Chapter 3: Logic
3.1 Statements and Logical Connectives
3.2 Truth Tables for Negation, Conjunction and Disjunction
3.3 Truth Tables for Conditional and Bi-conditional
3.4 Equivalent Statements
3.5 Symbolic Arguments
Unit 2:
Chapter 6: Algebra, Graphs and Functions
6.1 Order of Operations and Solving Equations
6.2 Formulas
6.3 Applications of Algebra
6.5 Linear Inequalities
6.6 Graphing Linear Equations
6.7 Solving Systems of Linear Equations
6.8 Linear Inequalities and Systems of Linear Inequalities
6.9 Solving Quadratic Equations by Using Factoring and by Using the Quadratic Formula
6.10 Functions and Their Graphs
Unit 3:
Chapter 11: Probability
11.1 Empirical and Theoretical Probabilities
11.2 Odds
11.3 Expected Value (Expectation)
11.4 Tree Diagrams
11.5 OR and AND problems
11.6 Conditional Probability
11.7 The Counting Principle and Permutations
11.8 Combinations
11.9 Solving Probability Problems Using Combinations
Chapter 12: Statistics
12.1 Sampling Techniques and Misuses of Statistics
12.2 Frequency Distributions and Statistical Graphs
12.3 Measures of Central Tendency
12.4 Measures of Dispersion
12.5 The Normal Curve
12.6 Linear Correlation and Regression
Unit 4:
Chapter 10: Consumer Mathematics
10.1 Percent
10.2 Personal Loans and Simple Interest
10.3 Compound Interest
10.4 Installment Buying
10.5 Buying House with a Mortgage
10.6 Ordinary Annuities, Sinking Funds and Retirement Investments
Chapter 14 Voting and Apportionment
14.1 Voting Methods
14.2 Flaws of the Voting Methods
14.3 Apportionment Methods
14.4 Flaws of the Apportionment Methods
Tentative Schedule of Class Assignments:
The following is a Tentative Schedule. We may cover more or less material each day but this will
give you a guideline. I reserve the right to change the calendar as needed.
Course Content Covered
Syllabus, 2.1, 2.2,
2.3, 2.4,
2.5, 3.1, 3.2,
3.5, Review for Exam,
Unit 1 Exam (Chapters 1 and 2)
6.1 (after exam, watch online lecture and complete this
review section)
6.2, 6.3,
6.5, 6.6,
6.7, 6.8,
6.9, 6.10,
Review for Exam
Unit 2 Exam (Chapter 6)
11.1, 11.2,
11.3, 11.4,
11.5, 11.6,
11.7, 11.8,
11.9, 12.1,
12.2, 12.3,
12.4, 12.5, 12.6
Review for Exam
Unit 3 Exam (Chapters 11 and 12)
10.1, 10.2,
10.3, 10.4,
10.5, 10.6,
14.1, 14.2,
14.3, 14.4
Review for Exam
Unit 4 Exam (Chapters 10 and 14)
Review for Final Exam
Final Exam
Suggested timeline for 8 week courses.
Syllabus, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,
2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2,
3.3, 3.4, 3.5, Review for Exam,
Unit 1 Exam (Chapters 1 and 2)
6.1, 6.2, 6.3, after exam
6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.8,
6.9, 6.10, Review for Exam
Unit 2 Exam (Chapter 6)
11.1, 11.2, after exam
11.3, 11.4,11.5, 11.6,
11.7, 11.8, 11.9, 12.1,
12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 12.5, 12.6
Review for Exam
Unit 3 Exam (Chapters 11 and 12),
10.1 after exam
10.2, 10.3, 10.4,
10.5, 10.6,14.1, 14.2,
14.3, 14.4, Review for Exam,
Unit 4 Exam (Chapters 10 and 14),
Review for Final Exam
Final Exam