Math 1070Q — Mathematics for Business and Economics (Fall 2018)


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


Recommended preparation: MATH 1010 or the equivalent.

Required Textbook:

Applied Finite Mathematics by Edmond C. Tomastik and Janice L. Epstein (1st Edition)
You can purchase the bundled version of Applied Finite Mathematics with a Webassign code from the UConn Bookstore or you can purchase the bundle at a discount from the publisher at 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 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 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 usually 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, ask for help from your professor or TA. We’re here to help! You can also find help at the course discussion boards on HuskyCT and in-person at the Q-Center.
Homework: There will be homework assignments for each section of the text in WebAssign. Be sure to start the assignments by the posted due dates. It is your responsibility to complete the assignments on time. Your lowest two homework scores will be dropped at the end of the term.
Online Quizzes: There will be an online quiz for each section of the text in WebAssign. The quizzes will be timed, and you will have a limited number of attempts for each question. It is your responsibility to complete the quizzes on time. Your lowest two quiz scores will be dropped at the end of the term.
Late Work Policy: Homework extensions will not be granted, and there will be no makeup quizzes, except for in extenuating circumstances. However, two homework and two quiz scores will be dropped at the end of the semester to accommodate any issues that may arise. It is important that you manage your time effectively to complete the homework before it is due and attend discussion to take quizzes when they are given. Choosing not to do either is up to you, but there will not be any opportunities to recover missed points.

Calculator Policy:

A calculator is allowed and recommended for quizzes and exams (Graphing calculator models TI-89 and above are not permitted). At a minimum, your calculator should be able to perform the standard scientific calculator operations (for example, factorials, combinations, powers, etc). Sharing of calculators will not be permitted for exams, so make sure to bring your own. 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   10%
Online Discussion Participation     HuskyCT   5% Extra Credit
Exam 1: (TBD)   Storrs   25%
Exam 2: (TBD)   Storrs   25%
Final Exam: (TBD)   Storrs   30%

Students who are going to be out of state and will not be able to take the exams in at the UConn Storrs campus should contact me immediately to make alternate arrangements for proctoring of the exam. The exams are not online and they are traditional paper and pencil based exam which need to be proctored in person.

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

Note: If you think a mistake has been made in grading or in recording any grades in WebAssign, please bring this to your instructor’s attention as soon as possible. All grades must be corrected and updated before the final exam is administered; no changes will be made after that time.