Math 1070Q — Mathematics for Business and Economics (Spring 2016)

Description: Linear equations and inequalities, exponents and logarithms, matrices and determinants, linear programming. Applications.

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: MATH 1010 or the equivalent.


There are several sections for this course.

Standard lecture hall section (Discussion Sections 31D-42D): Students who have enrolled in the standard section of this course will attend lectures in person taught by Professor Andrew Jaramillo. Students are also required to attend a discussions section that meets once per week.
Online hybrid section (Discussion Sections 11D-20D): This section is coordinated by Professor Myron Minn-Thu-Aye. Students who have enrolled in the hybrid section of this course will view all video lectures through HuskyCT.   Students are also required to attend a discussion section that meets in person once per week.

Required Textbook:

Applied Finite Mathematics by Edmond C. Tomastik and Janice L. Epstein
You can purchase the bundled version of Applied Finite Mathematics with a Webassign code from the UConn Co-op.   Alternatively, you may also purchase a WebAssign access code directly from WebAssign and obtain a copy of the text elsewhere.

Homework and Webassign:

WebAssign: Online homework and quizzes for MATH 1070 are assigned and completed using WebAssign. WebAssign must be accessed through HuskyCT. To get to WebAssign, go to the HuskyCT site for your discussion section (not your lecture section), and click the link on the left navigation menu which says “WebAssign Homework”. This will take you directly to the WebAssign homework assigned for your class. You will have 5 attempts to answer each non-multiple choice question. For multiple choice questions the number of attempts will vary based on the content. After each attempt, you will be told whether your answer is correct or not. If you are not able to get the correct answer after a couple attempts, come talk to your professor or TA. We’re here to help! You might also find some help at the Q-Center.
Online Homework: There will be homework assignments for each section of the text in WebAssign. (The lowest three homework sections will be dropped at the end of the term.)
Online Quizzes: There will be be an online quiz for each section of the text. These quizzes will be timed assignments on Webassign. You will also have a limited number of attempts to answer each question. (The lowest three online quizzes will be dropped at the end of the term.)
Discussion Work: Graded work from discussion will be decided upon by your instructor, and may involve weekly quizzes and/or worksheets.

Other Policies

Calculator Policy

A scientific or graphing calculator is allowed for all exams, quizzes, and homework as long as the calculator cannot do algebraic manipulation (For instance a TI-84 or equivalent or lower is an acceptable calculator).  You may not use a tablet, phone, or computer as a calculator.  Using these devices on an exam may result in your exam receiving a grade of 0.


Online Homework     WebAssign   10%
Online Quizzes     WebAssign   5%
Discussion Work     Quizzes and/or Worksheets   10%
Exam 1: (March 3)     Common evening exam   25%
Exam 2: (April 14)     Common evening exam   25%
Final Exam: (Date TBA)     Common exam   25%

The midterm exams are scheduled for Thursday, March 3 and Thursday, April 14. The exam times are 6pm-8pm or 9pm-11pm.  The time of your exam was selected when you enrolled in the course. Make sure to check in PeopleSoft/StudentAdmin to see the exam time for which you are registered. You must attend the exam time for which you are signed up. The room for your exam can be found here.

The final exam will be scheduled by the Registrar at some point during the semester.