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MATH320 - Mathematical Modeling

Course Details

Course Code: MATH320 Course ID: 4541 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of math modeling. It integrates the student’s previous experiences with mathematical concepts to provide a variety of practical methods to solve problems. The course covers mathematical concepts such as graphs, inequalities, slopes, linear regression, matrices, operations and applications of matrices, linear programming, sets,Venn diagrams, permutations, combinations, binomial theorem, and an introduction to logic. (Prerequisite: MATH220)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • Create graphs of lines and points.
  • Compute the slope of a line.
  • Use regression to solve problems
  • Solve equations and provide solutions to word problems
  • Implement basic matrices operations
  • Use linear programming to solve problems
  • Use Venn diagrams and sets to logically solve a problem
  • Compute combinations and permutations and understand when to use them.
  • Use the binomial theorem to solve problems.
  • Prepare truth tables to solve problems.

Forum Assignments: There will be an Introductory Forum worth 1.5% of the final grade and 7 other Forums in Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 worth 1.5% each for a total of 12% of the final grade.

Written Assignment: There will be a written assignment in Week 7 worth 12% of the final grade. Go to Assignments and then Written Assignment to see the Requirements.

Homework Assignments: There will be 8 MML homework assignments in Weeks 1-8 worth 5% each for a total of 40% of the final grade.

Quizzes: There will be 3 Quizzes in the Quizzes for weeks 2, 4, and 6 worth 7% each for a total of 21% of the final grade.

Final Exam: There will be a Final Exam worth 15% of the Final Grade. It is recommended that you take the Practice Final first.

NameGrade %
Forums 12.00 %
Introductory Forum 1.50 %
Week 2 Forum 1.50 %
Week 3 Forum 1.50 %
Week 4 Forum 1.50 %
Week 5 Forum 1.50 %
Week 6 Forum 1.50 %
Week 7 Forum 1.50 %
Week 8 Forum 1.50 %
Homework 40.00 %
Homework 1 5.00 %
Homework 2 5.00 %
Homework 3 5.00 %
Homework 4 5.00 %
Homework 5 5.00 %
Homework 6 5.00 %
Homework 7 5.00 %
Homework 8 5.00 %
Quizzes 21.00 %
Quiz 1 Week 2 Critique 7.00 %
Quiz 2 Week 4 Critique 7.00 %
Quiz 3 Week 6 Critique 7.00 %
Written Assignment 12.00 %
Written Assignment 12.00 %
Final Exam 15.00 %
Final Exam Critique 15.00 %
Honor Code 1.00 %
APUS Honor Code and Pledge 1.00 %

Web Sites

In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

Mathematics Videos

http://www.apus.edu/media/mathWV/contemporary.htm

Apus YouTube Videos

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7C0A83E5C7608F6D

Purple Math

http://www.purplemath.com/

Khan Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Just Math Tutorials

http://patrickjmt.com/

Combinations and

Permutations

http://www.mathsisfun.com/combinatorics/combinations-permutations.html

Microsoft Mathematics

Microsoft Mathematics

Math vids

http://mathvids.com/

Book Title:MATH320 Pearson MyLab access provided inside the classroom
ISBN:1269589040
Publication Info:CLASS-Pearson
Author: No Author Specified
Electronic ISBN:1269589040
Electronic Unit Cost:$10.80
Book Title:Finite Mathematics & Its Applications, 11th Ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom; hard copy not available from the bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780321878052
Publication Info:VS-Pearson
Author:Goldstein, et. al.
Unit Cost:$188.41
Electronic ISBN:9781269540322
Electronic Unit Cost:$37.80

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.