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MATH 267, Calculus for Business, Economics, and Accountancy I, IS
University of Mississippi


3 credit hours

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION:

Instructor name:

Robert Hunt

Office: Jackson Avenue Center A04 (inside the Mathematics Lab)

Instructor Information:

I've been an instructor here at Ole Miss since 2004.

I am originally a Louisiana boy, but have lived in Mississippi for many years. You can usually find me at Ole Miss sporting events, or traveling with my wife and kids.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact me directly using the Email Your Instructor link on the Lessons page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi, Department of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This is a 19-section Independent Study course in Business Calculus! The purpose of Math 267 is to master derivatives and their applications, particularly with respect to business, economics and accountancy. Students should be able to take derivatives, and use the first and second derivative tests for optimization problems. Students should also have a firm understanding of profit, cost, revenue, and price functions and how they relate.

The book starts with Chapter 1, prior to section 1.8, consisting of a review of College Algebra and Precalculus. I strongly suggest that you carefully review this chapter. If you feel comfortable with the content of this chapter, you should not have any major difficulties.

The course is self-paced and entirely online.

TEXTBOOK INFORMATION:

Required Software : Essential Calculus Software, ISBN: 978-0-918091-94-9

Alternatively, buy direct access at http://www.hawkeslearning.com/Support/GetYourAccessCode/OnlinePurchase_SelectSchool.aspx

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Hawkes Learning Systems

Course ID: UMISSESC
Instructor Name: iStudy
Section Name: iStudy--Your last name, first initial--date of course enrollment

DO NOT purchase a used License Number or Access Code (from other students or online vendors). License Numbers and Access Codes are registered to the original purchaser only.

Materials may be purchased directly from Hawkes Learning, or from the bookstore.

There is a hardcover textbook for those who may want to buy (check for it used on Amazon): Essential Calculus, by Wright, Hurd, and New; ISBN: 978-0-918091-95-6

It is your responsibilility to obtain the software and eBook for this course.

Use the ISBN number in this syllabus to make sure you get the exact software bundle required in this course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of the first Business Calculus class (Math 267) is to master derivatives and their applications, particularly with respect to business, economics and accountancy. Students should be able to take derivatives, and use the first and second derivative tests for optimization problems. Students should also have a firm understanding of profit, cost, revenue, and price functions and how they relate.

COURSE OUTLINE:

This course consists of 19 instructional modules (or sections).

UNITS
Blackboard and Hawkes Material
Due for Grades
Syllabus

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. In order to officially withdraw/drop a withdrawal form must be submitted to the iStudy office.

NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz
1

2.1a Left and Right-Hand Limits

2.1b Limits

Hawkes assignments
Quiz 1

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the next section.

Quiz

2

2.5a More about Limits

2.2a Average Rate of Change

Hawkes assignments
Quiz 2

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable Unit Test 1.

Quiz
Practice Unit Test 1

Non-proctored practice test in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice test
Unit Test 1
Proctored course exam in Hawkes with a one-hour (60 minute) time limit. This exam must be submitted to enable the next section.
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
3

2.3a Definition of the Derivative and Power Rule

2.3b Slope and Rate of Change Considered Algebraically

1.8 Functions and Models

2.4 Applications: Marginal Analysis

Hawkes assignments
Quiz 3

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the next section.

Quiz
4

3.1 Product and Quotient Rules

3.2 The Chain Rule and the General Power Rule

Hawkes assignments
Quiz 4

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable Unit Test 2.

Quiz
Practice Unit Test 2

Non-proctored practice test in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice test
Unit Test 2
Proctored course exam in Hawkes with a one-hour (60 minute) time limit. This exam must be submitted to enable the next section.
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
5

3.4a Increasing and Decreasing Intervals

3.4b Critical Points and the First Derivative Test

Hawkes assignments
Quiz 5

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the next section.

Quiz
6

3.5 Absolute Maximum and Minimum

5.3 Differentiation of Logarithmic Functions

Hawkes assignments
Quiz 6

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable Unit Test 3.

Quiz
Practice Unit Test 3

Non-proctored practice test in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice test
Unit Test 3
Proctored course exam in Hawkes with a one-hour (60 minute) time limit. This exam must be submitted to enable the next section.
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
7

4.1a Higher Order Derivatives and Concavity

4.1b Higher order Derivatives: the Second Derivative Test

4.4 Business Applications

Hawkes assignments
Quiz 7

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the next section.

Quiz
8

3.3 Implicit Differentiation

5.4 Differentiation of Exponential Functions

Hawkes assignments
Quiz 8

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable Unit Test 4.

Quiz
Practice Unit Test 4

Non-proctored practice test in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice test
Unit Test 4
Proctored course exam in Hawkes with a one-hour (60 minute) time limit. This exam must be submitted to enable the Final Exam.
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Quiz 9

Non-proctored Quiz in Hawkes. You have unlimited number of attempts at 75 minutes per attempt. Only your best score will count. You must score at least 80% on this quiz to enable the Final Exam.

Quiz
Practice Final Exam

Non-proctored practice exam in Hawkes for bonus points with a 3-hour (180 minute) time limit and unlimited attempts (best score counts).

Practice exam
Final Exam
Proctored comprehensive final exam in Hawkes covering material from both midterms. There will be a two-hour (120 minute) time limit on the final exam.
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

GRADING:

GRADING SCALE


Grade Percentage Necessary
A 90 & higher
A− 88-89.99
B+ 86-87.99
B 80-85.99
B− 78-79.99
C+ 76-77.99
C 70-75.99
C− 68-69.99
D 60-67.99
F Below 60

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

  • Homework Average = Up to 4% Bonus
  • Quiz Average = 12%
  • Unit Tests 1, 2, 3, and 4 = 16% each (64% total), (Note: The lowest of the Unit Test percentages will be replaced by the final exam percentage if the final exam percentage is higher.)
  • Final Exam = 24%
  • Practice Exam Average = Up to 4% Bonus

Note: Grading calculations are done automatically in Hawkes.

You can do hypothetical grade simulations with the following formula:

Course Average = 0.04*(Homework Avg) + 0.12*(Quiz Avg) + 0.16*(Unit Test 1) + 0.16*(Unit Test 2) + 0.16*(Unit Test 3) + 0.16*(Unit Test 4) + 0.24*(Final Exam) + 0.04*(Practice Exam Avg)

Remember, in the formula above, the lowest of the unit test grades will be replaced by the final exam grade if and only if the final exam grade is higher (thus the final has the potential to be worth 40% of your overall grade).

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE

TESTING INFORMATION:

A student who wishes to receive credit for an Independent Study course must take all required exams under the supervision of an approved test site official (a proctor). iStudy has a testing facility (DETL, the Distance Education Testing Center at UM) to proctor tests for students in the Oxford area. Students near Tupelo, Southaven, Grenada or Booneville can use our regional campus testing centers. Other students are allowed to take tests from any approved 2 or 4 year college or university. Testing centers and public libraries can also serve as proctors, but K-12 schools are not acceptable. More information is available on the iStudy website. If you are testing in Oxford, you need to submit a test application via Register Blast. The link to Register Blast can be found at the iStudy website. If you are not testing in Oxford, you need to submit an online test application via the iStudy website.

NOTE:

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CALCULATORS

Only non-graphing calculators are allowed for the proctored testing in this course. It is suggested that you use a non-graphing calculator for all other work so that you are acclimated come test time. The suggested calculator for use is the TI-30XS Multi-View.


HOMEWORK


QUIZZES


PRACTICE TESTS

A practice test has been created for each of the course exams and for the final exam. Like the homework, these practice exams are VERY useful and powerful tools. Each course exam and the final exam will be built directly from its respective practice exam. It is suggested that you work EACH of them prior to the actual exam. In addition to gaining essential practice, you will receive BONUS POINTS based on your practice exam scores.


UNIT TESTS


FINAL EXAM

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE


A LAST WORD

Calculus is not a spectator sport; it requires active participation and PRACTICE. You can “study,” you can “review,” and you can watch someone do examples; however, above all else, you must PRACTICE. There are no assignments in the course that are meant as "busy work." They have been created for each section of material, and are intended to prepare you for the quizzes and exams. They are VERY useful and powerful tools, as the quizzes, and exams will be built from these assignments.

Online Attendance Verification: The University requires that online students show active virtual participation as a substitute for physical presence. Active participation is evaluated by submission of a graded assignment within the first two weeks of the course. Simply logging in to Blackboard does not count. For iStudy, you can show engagement by taking the syllabus quiz. You will be dropped from the class if you fail to take the quiz by the end of the second week after enrollment. Please note that you must submit a course withdrawal form to the iStudy office to offically withdraw/drop your course. If you have already submitted any other assignment, you do not need to take the quiz.

ADA AND STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES:

The University of Mississippi is committed to ensuring equal access to an education for enrolled or admitted students who have disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The office serves those with physical, nonphysical, and mental disabilities. University policy calls for reasonable accommodations to be made for eligible students with verified disabilities on an individualized and flexible basis.

It is the responsibility of any student with a disability who requests a reasonable accommodation to contact the Office of Student Disability Services (662-915-7128) in 234 Martindale Center to be verified with that office. SDS will then contact the instructor through the student by means of an Instructor Notification of Classroom Accommodations form. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/sds.

M BOOK: ACADEMIC DISHONESTY / Plagiarism:

You should not share your private personal passwords (for your Blackboard account or for your email) with anyone else, including brothers or sisters, boyfriends or girlfriends, or parents. Logs of all your activity within the Blackboard course environment, including the Internet location from which you are accessing Blackboard, are available to the instructor and to the Independent Study office. Any evidence of logins to a student's Blackboard course by someone other than the student will be treated as an act of academic dishonesty and will result, at minimum, with failure in the course; the student may also be subject to the more severe disciplinary actions outlined in The University Policy on Academic Dishonesty. (ACA.AR.600.001)

Academic Dishonesty is expressly prohibited by The University of Mississippi. See The University of Mississippi's M Book. This includes plagiarism and self-plagiarism. Plagiarism is not only prohibited by the university but it could also be a legal offense (ex: copyright, infringement, fraud, etc.).

To be absolutely clear, working with another person to answer submitted questions or any of the test questions is unacceptable. If it is determined that any student has violated this policy, the instructor will take the appropriate steps under The University of Mississippi's Academic Dishonesty policy. These range from failing the course to being suspended from The University of Mississippi.

If you have any questions about plagiarism please consult the web links below or contact the iStudy office.

SUGGESTIONS FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY STUDENTS:

Set aside a regular time for studying and preparing your lessons.

You can contact your instructor in one of these ways:

  1. Contact your instructor directly by using the Email Your Instructor link to send an email via Blackboard. You can usually expect a reply within 24 hours, except on weekends when it may take longer.
  2. Contact your instructor indirectly by sending a written message or email message to the instructor in care of the iStudy department (istudy@olemiss.edu). Your message will be promptly forwarded to the instructor.

Do not let unanswered questions keep you from getting the maximum out of each lesson.

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