Math 17: Applications of Finite Math, Fall '15

Instructor: Ryan Gallagher
Email: ryan.gallagher@uvm.edu (please include "Math 17" in the subject line)
Office Location: Farrell Hall, Room 204 (on Trinity Campus)
Office Hours: W 10:00-11:30am, Th 3:00-4:30pm

Course Section: A
Course Location: Perkins 300
Course Meeting Time: MWF 2:20-3:10pm
Recommended Text: Excursions in Modern Mathematics, 8th edition by Peter Tannenbaum

Grading: Your grade will be based upon quizzes, 3 midterms, and a final exam. Homework will be assigned weekly, but it will not be collected. These homework assignments will prepare you for quizzes that we will have in-class. The quizzes will be held each Friday at the end of class, except for weeks that we have an exam. There are no makeup quizzes for any reason, but the two lowest quiz grades will be dropped. Makeup exams may be given only in the case that there is a documented emergency.

30% In-Class Quizzes
45% Midterm Exams (each worth 15%)
25% Final Exam

Attendance: I will be covering new topics each class, so it is expected that you attend each class. You are responsible for learning the material even if you are not in class. When you are in class, please refrain from using cell phones.

Academic Honesty: Cheating and plagiarizing will not be tolerated. There are serious consequences under the university for such actions and I will pursue them if necessary.

Course Outline
Chapter 1: Voting Methods
Chapter 2: Weighted Voting Methods
Chapter 3: Fair Division
Midterm 1
Chapter 4: Apportionment
Chapter 10: Finance
Midterm 2
Chapter 14: Collecting Statistical Data
Chapter 15: Descriptive Statistics
Midterm 3
Chapter 17: Normal Distributions
Chapter 5: Getting Around
Chapter 6: Touring
Final Exam