MATH 100 - Liberal Arts Mathematics - Sab Matsumoto
|Course:||Liberal Arts Mathematics|
Welcome to Math 100: Liberal Arts Mathematics. This is a 3-unit course in transfer-level mathematics, designed specially for students whose academic program does not require statistics or calculus. This should serve as your terminal (last) mathematics course.
This course presents general mathematical ideas and tools used to solve practical problems including logic, sets, numbers, financial calculations, statistics, and mathematics in politics, society, and the arts.
What to Expect in this Course
THIS IS A HYBRID SECTION. It means you will be learning a significant portion of the material online in addition to attending our weekly class meetings.
This is also a “flipped classroom,” meaning that you watch lectures at home (online videos) and do your “homework” in class.
You must be present in the first on-campus meeting during Week 1 of the semester. Any student absent at this first class meeting may be dropped unless I am notified in advance with a valid reason.
You will be expected to keep up with the course by watching lecture videos (while taking notes), completing some worksheets, doing regular assignments/exercises, and submitting, in Canvas, all required exercises and other work as assigned.
I will provide updates and in-person help in our weekly class meetings. Our class time will not be spent on formal lectures. Rather, you will be mostly working on assignments (individually or in groups), asking questions, discussing, reviewing, and/or taking exams. Class attendance is not mandatory except on the exam days. However, students are highly encouraged to attend every class meeting.
All exams will be administered in person during regular class time on designated dates.
Every student is expected to make serious time commitment for this course every week, including a few hours for watching lecture videos and many, many additional hours for learning the material and doing homework exercises. More time may be needed for exam preparation. A homework set is due at the end of each chapter.
A typical weekly schedule: in addition to attending a weekly class meeting, you are to watch (in your own time outside the classroom) a series of lecture videos covering one or two sections while taking notes, organize and review the lecture notes as necessary, and do assigned exercises from the sections covered. A significant amount of time will be given in class to do your assignments under my supervision. Before each exam, you watch review videos, try a practice test, and review your homework. Then come in and take the proctored exam, on paper, in person. Those with special accommodations approved by the AAC (Academic Accommodations Center) may be allowed to take exams in TLC (The Learning Center).
[Technology Requirements] Be sure you have reliable Internet access as you will spend a lot of time in Canvas.
Types of Assessments
Regular assignments (exercises I have chosen), discussion boards, chapter exams, and a comprehensive final. Exams are paper tests given in person.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Liberal Arts Mathematics (a free OER textbook), available through the ZTC (Zero Textbook Cost) Textbooks website of COC: https://www.canyons.edu/academics/onlineeducation/ztc/textbooks.php. The book will be linked to your Math 100 Canvas shell as well.
Other Relevant Course Information
Contact me at Saburo.Matsumoto@canyons.edu if you have any questions/concerns. If you are wait-listed at the beginning of the semester, I will contact you when/if you can be added to my roster. You will then have to register promptly in order to be enrolled.
This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at https://coc.instructure.com. Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:
- CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.
The Learning Center (TLC)
The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!
Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)
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Last updated: 05/26/2022 Sub#: 104