Elementary Calculus for Business and Science – MATH 126

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

An introduction to differential and integral calculus with emphasis on applications in the areas of business and science. For non-mathematics majors only.

Prerequisites

MATH 121 or ACT Math with a score of 25 or (pre2016 post1995)SAT Math with a score of 570 or SAT Section Math with a score of 590

Rationale

This course is intended to give the non-mathematics major a working knowledge of calculus.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the topics listed in the course description by solving problems.
  2. Communicate math concepts accurately using vocabulary and symbolic language.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of graphing using calculus.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of differentiation and integration using a variety of techniques on functions common to business and the life and social sciences.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and WebAssign presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

C. Discussion Board Forums (2) (MLO: A – D; FSLO: TSQR 1 – 2)

Discussion Board Forum 1

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for this forum. This thread must be at least 100 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 30 words.

Discussion Board Forum 2

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for this forum. This thread must be at least 200 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 50 words.

WebAssign Homeworks (12)

The student will complete 12 WebAssign Homework assignments using WebAssign. Each homework assignment will have 15–30 questions. The student will have 15 attempts to complete each question (MLO: A – D;  FSLO:  TSQR 1 – 3).

Test Reviews (3)

The student will review the material in WebAssign in order to prepare for each test. Each Test Review will have 30 short-answer questions. The review is not timed (MLO: A – D;  FSLO:  TSQR 1 – 3).

Tests (3)

Each test will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks. Each test will be open-book/open-notes and will consist of 2 parts. Part 1 of the test will be completed on WebAssign. Part 2 of the test will be a timed test that you will download, complete and then scan and upload into Blackboard.  Be sure to include all of your work if you want full credit.  For the second part you will need to download the document contained inside the testing area (MLO: A – D;  FSLO:  TSQR 1 – 3).

Course Competency Quiz

This quiz covers materials from the course selected to align with Liberty University’s Core Competency Learning program. The quiz will completed in WebAssign. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 short answer questions, and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit (MLO: A – D;  FSLO:  TSQR 1 – 3).

Final Exam Review

The student will review the material in WebAssign in order to prepare for the exam. The Final Exam Review will have 30 short-answer questions. The review is not timed (MLO: A – D;  FSLO:  TSQR 1 – 3).

Final Exam

The Final Exam will cover the Reading & Study material for Modules/Weeks 1–16. The exam will be open-book/open-notes and will will consist of 2 parts. Part 1 of the exam will be completed on WebAssign. Part 2 of the exam will be a timed test that you will download, complete and then scan and upload into Blackboard.  Be sure to include all of your work if you want full credit.  For the second part you will need to download the document contained inside the exam area (MLO: A – D;  FSLO:  TSQR 1 – 3).