Survey of Mathematics I
MTH 21 D01 (43906)

Tuesdays and Thursdays,10:00 am - 11:15 am, online
 

 
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12/13 M
Last day of classes at BCC
 
12/09 Th
Review
 
12/07 T
Review

 
12/02 Th
Review
 
11/30 T
Reserved for finishing up the remaining topics

 
 
November 25-28 Thanksgiving, College is closed
11/23 T
Topics to cover:
Section 8.9 Fractal Geometry (we will continue from slide 26 - The Menger Sponge)
Section 12.0 – 12.1 Linear programming

Lecture slides: Section 12.1
HW 17 - last HW assignment
(due date: Tuesday, December 7th):

  • to be posted
11/18 Th
Topics to cover:
Section 8.1 Perimeter and Area (starting from slide 27)
Section 8.9 Fractal Geometry (we stopped at slide 26 - The Menger Sponge)

Lecture slides: Section 8.9

Video recordings:
1) Finishing Section 8.1
2) Section 8.9 (we stopped at slide 26 - The Menger Sponge)
no HW assignment
11/16 T
Topics to cover:
Section 5.4 Amortized loans (finishing up - starting from Amortization schedule example)
Section 8.1 Perimeter and Area

Lecture slides: Section 8.1

Video recordings:
1) Finishing section 5.4
2) Section 8.1 (we stopped at the slide 27)
 
HW 16 - due date changed to Dec. 5th
(due date: Tuesday, November 30th):

11/11 Th
Topics to cover:
Section 5.3 Annuities (we will resume from the the slide 24)
Section 5.4 Amortized loans

Lecture slides: Section 5.4 (slides are updated!)

Final Exam information:
our Final Exam is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21st, 10 am - 11:50 am. Note that it is a two hours exam.
The same requirements as to the Midterm Exam are applied:
you have to be in our zoom meeting with your video turned on for the entire duration. You cannot use phone, nor the tablet only for the exam as it doesn't show your video when you switch from the Zoom meeting to WeBWork! Make proper arrangements! No exceptions!

Video recordings:
1) Finishing up Section 5.3
2) Section 5.4
HW 15- due date changed to Nov. 30th
(due date: Tuesday, November 23rd):

11/09 T
Topics to cover:
Textbook 1:
Section 5.2 Compound interest (finishing up)
Section 5.3 Annuities (we stopped on the slide 24)

Lecture slides: Section 5.3

Meeting recordings:
1) Finishing up the Section 5.2
2) Section 5.3
HW 14- due date changed to Sunday, Nov. 21st
(due date: Thursday, November 18th):

11/04 Th
Topics to cover:
Textbook 1:
Section 5.1 Simple interest (we will continue from the slide 62)
Section 5.2 Compound interest

Lecture slides: Section 5.2

Recordings:
1) finishing up Section 5.1
2) Section 5.2 (stopped at slide #76)
 
HW 13
(due date: Tuesday, November 16th):

11/02 T
Topics to cover: Textbook 1:
Section 5.1 Simple interest (we stoped at slide 62)

Lecture slides: Section 5.1

meeting recording
 
HW 12
(due date:Tuesday, November 9th):

10/28 Th
Topics to cover: Textbook 1:
Let's review Chapter 3!

Lecture slides: Chapter3Review.pdf - slides are updated as of 2021-10-28 12:50pm

Meeting recording

Here is the link to the caclulator that finds combinations and permutations.
 
no HW assignment
10/26 T

Topics to cover: Textbook 1:
We will finish Section 3.3 (starting from slide 97)
Section 3.4
Combinatorics and probability

Lecture slides: Section 3.4

For self-development: read on from slide 71

Video recordings from the meeting:
1) Finishing up the section 3.3
2) Section 3.4
 
HW 11
(due date:Tuesday, November 2nd):

10/21 Th
Topics to cover: Textbook 1:
Section 3.3
Basic rules of probability (we stopped on the slide 97)

Lecture slides: Section 3.3

Video recording

 
HW 10
(due date: Thursday, October 28th):

10/19 T
Topics to cover: Textbook 1:
Section 3.2 Basic terms of probability

Lecture slides: Section 3.2

Video recording of the meeting
 
HW 9
(due date: Tuesday, October 26th):

  • see HW 08 at WeBWorK. Unfortunately I cannot change its name there. It was supposed to be HW 09!
You can find your grades in this Google spreadsheet.
10/14 Th Midterm Exam

During the midterm exam you must be present in our Zoom meeting with your live video on (no pictures), and your face must be visible (do not point the camera to show only your forehead!), for the entire duration of the exam taking.

You cannot take the midterm exam with your phone only, as the Zoom app on it stops translation of video as soon as you switch to WeBWorK. Therefore, make sure to do the proper arrangements for the Midterm Exam!

As soon as you are done with the exam, you are free to leave the Zoom meeting.
 
10/12 T
Preparing to Midterm Exam
I have a bunch of questions to practice on in today's meeting: Midterm Exam Sample Questions.

Video recording of the meeting
 
To prepare for the Midterm Exam: see the review problems on the Exams page
October 11 - Columbus Day, College is closed
10/07 Th
Topics to cover:
Section 3.1 History of probability

An announcements about the Midterm Exam:
1) The Midterm Exam will consist of 15 questions, the problems will be worth 2-12 points (some problems will have several items in it, hence the 12 points problems). For the problems with several items in it you will be able to get partial credit if you got some of the items correctly.
Please note that each problem will have a limited number of attempts (this number varies from problem to problem, you can see what number of attempts is given to you at the bottom of the problem).

2) See the review problems on the Exams page

Lecture slides: Section 3.1

Video recording

 
 
10/05 T
Topics to cover:
Section 7.5 Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio

Lecture slides: Section 7.5 (slides are updated)

Video recording of the meeting
 
HW 8
(due date: Tuesday, October 12th):

  • open this pdf file to see the problems: Section7_5-HW-assignment.pdf, write the solutions and answers on a paper, scan them or take pictures (good quality please) and send it to my email: natna20@gmail.com
09/30 Th
Topics to cover:
Supplement to Chapter 4: percentiles
Section 7.4 Prime numbers and perfect numbers,

Lecture slides: Percentiles, Section 7.4

Additional resources for percentiles and quartiles:
1) Math is Fun
2) OpenStax

Video recordings:
1) Percentiles (additional material for Chapter 4)
2) Section 7.4
 
HW 7
(due date: Friday, October 8th):

09/28 T
Topics to cover:
Section 4.1 Population, sample and data (pie charts)
Section 4.2 Measures of central tendency

Lecture slides: Section 4.2

Video recordings:
1) Pie charts (finishin up Section 4.1)
2) Section 4.2  
HW 6
(due date: Tuesday, October 5th):

09/23 Th
Topics to cover:
Section 4.1 Population, sample and data (we didn't do the pie charts yet, we will begin with them on Monday)

Lecture slides: Section 4.1

Video recording of the meeting

I will try to come up with nice problems for HW4 (they will be at Google Forms) by Friday night. I will keep you posted!

Self-development:you can read and learn about the relative frequency density histogram here: Section 4.1: relative frequency density histogram
HW 5
(due date: Friday, October 1st):

09/21 T
Topics to cover:
Section 2.5 Infinite sets

We went over the one-to-one correspondense and countable sets. I also made an introduction into the uncountable sets (starting from slide 55) but it will be left for self-development (you will not be tested for this material).

Lecture slides: Section 2.5

Video recordings:
1) working on problem 8, HW2 (We mutually agreed that this problem should be removed from HW assignment)
2) lecture (Section 2.5)
HW 4
(due date:Friday, October 1st):

September 15 - 16 No classes scheduled at BCC (Yom Kippur)
09/14 T
Topics to cover:
Sections 2.3 Introduction to Combinatorics
- we will continue with Factorials
Sections 2.4 Permutations and combinations (we will go up to slide 59).

Self-study: from slide 55 an on.

Lecture slides: Section 2.3, Section 2.4

Videos of today's meeting:
1) Finishing up Section 2.3 (Factorials) - we didn't do the last exercises. Look for the solutions in the slides.
2) Section 2.4 (we worked up to slide 48 - did Example 7, item d). You can see the rest of the solutions to example 7 in the slides. The rest is for self-development

The Math Tutorial Lab will provide tutoring support during Fall 2021 as follows:
September 1, 2021 - December 21, 2021

Virtually:
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 10 pm
Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Appointments are not required;
For virtual support, students may visit our BCC Tutoring Tab (located at the upper-right) via Blackboard to access support service

In-Person (Starting September 7, 2021)
Monday - Saturday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Meister 227
By appointment only, via the following link: https://calendly.com/bcclearningcommons

Closed on holidays

Student may utilize Tutor.com for their tutoring support needs outside of this timeframe.  
HW 3
(due date: Thursday, September 23rd):

09/09 Th Topics to cover:
Sections 2.3 Introduction to Combinatorics
- we covered everything up to Factorials. We willcontinue with Factorials in our next meeting.

Lecture slides: Section 2.3 - not updated yet

Videos of today's meeting:
1) I'm discussing problems 15 and 16 from HW 01
2) We began covering Section 2.3 andd stopped at the moment of decision tree for 2 pairs of jeans, 3 shirts and 2 pairs of shoes.
3) continues with the 2 pairs of jeans, 3 shirts and 2 pairs of shoes example, up to exercise 1
4) From exercise 1 and on
HW 2
(due date: Tuesday, September 21st):

  • HW 02 at WeBWorK - start working on it, we will finish this Section on September 14th, so you will continue with factorials after that meeting
September 3-8 No classes scheduled at BCC
September 6th - college is closed
09/02 Th
Topics to cover:
Sections 2.1 Sets and set operations - finishing up
2.2 Applications of Venn diagrams

Lecture slides: Section 2.2

Video recordings:
1. Finishing up Section 2.1
2. Doing Section 2.2
 
 
08/31 T
Topic to covered:
Sections 2.1 Sets and set operations (from Universal set and subsets up to slide 80: Complement of a set)

Video of today's meeting:
video recording of the lecture

Lecture slides: Section 2.1 - we continued from slide 29: Universal set and subsets, and stopped at the slide 80.
HW 1
(due date: Tuesday, September 14th):

08/26 Th Welcome to the course!

Today we:
* talked about class structure,
* began covering Section 2.1 Sets and set operations

Lecture slides: Section 2.1 - we stopped at the slide 29: Universal set and subsets

Videos of today's meeting:
video recording of the class structure
video recording of the lecture

To-do by Tuesday, August 31st:
1) order/get the textbook
2) check access to the first two available chapters at BCC e-Reserves! Check both MTH 21 and MTH 21.5 - you will find chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 there!
3) Visit the WeBWorK: login and check that you can see the first assignment!
    For your login and password: use your first name and last name, all lower case letters, no spaces, no commas.
    Initially your login name and your password are the same!
    Example: for the name Anna Maria Smith, the login would be: annamariasmith, and the password will be the same: annamariasmith
    Important: after loggin-in, please change your password and enter your email in User Settings.