Math for Business
|School||School of Business + Media|
|Minimum Passing Grade||50%|
|Start Date||September 14, 2021|
|End Date||November 09, 2021|
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|Office Hours||Instructor to provide|
Upgrades and refreshes the mathematical skills of students who intend to enter the School of Business at BCIT. A suitable prerequisite for the mathematics courses in the School of Business as it meets the Math 11 entrance requirement. The course includes arithmetic, elementary algebra, graphical techniques, ratios, percentages and the elementary business applications of these concepts.
Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and convert between numbers, decimals, fractions, and percents.
- Multiple and divide numbers and terms with exponents.
- Follow the order of operations.
- Solve number, rate, comparison, money, inequality, ratio and proportion, mixture, break-even and quadratic formula problems using one and/or two variables.
- Graph lines, linear inequalities, and non-linear equations.
- Factor trinomials.
- Solve polynomial equations.
- Solve equations with one variable.
- Solve pairs of equations with two variables by the substitution, elimination and graphing methods.
- Solve quadratic equations using the quadratic form of the equation and the quadratic formula.
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|Final||40||50% is a pass. However, 67% or higher is needed for higher level BCIT math courses. Check your program for specific minimums.|
Course Specific Requirements
Required Textbook: Tobey, Slater, Blair, & Crawford. (2017). Beginning Algebra (9th Edition). Pearson.
It is needed for homework, reviewing, reading ahead … but not for in-class work.
A calculator is needed that has square root and exponent functions. It cannot be on a wireless device.
Course Schedule and Assignments
Chapter 0 – A Brief Review of Arithmetic Skills
Chapter 1 – Real Numbers and Variables
Chapter 2 – Equations and Inequalities
47-63 (no Graphing)
Midterm #1 (15%) on sessions 1 to 3 (40 minutes, 14 questions)
Chapter 3 – Solving Applied Problems
1-30 (all except 28)
1-23, even numbers 12-24
Chapter 4 – Exponents and Polynomials
1-61, even numbers 48-54
Chapter 5 – Factoring
Chapter 6 – Rational Expressions and Equations
Midterm #2 (25% on sessions 4 to 6 (1 hours, 14 questions)
Chapter 7 – Graphing and Functions
1-27,29-36 (all), 34-45
Chapter 8 – Systems of Equations
5-27 (Extra substitution/elim.)
1-8 (all), 11,12,19-22 (all)
378-380 (General problems)
Section 3.3: 9-14 (all)
176-177 (General problems)
Section 3.4: 13-20 (all),
187 (General problems)
379-380 (Mixture problems)
379-380 (Rate problems)
|Breakeven Analysis||File in the download||Not found in the textbook|
|14||Chapter 9 – Radicals|
Chapter 10 – Quadratic Equations
Solve 39-45 using the quadratic formula
1-12 (all), 19
|Review Questions||File in the download|
|16||Final Exam (40%)||2 hours, 20 questions|
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Guidelines for School of Business + Media
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.
Regular attendance in lectures and labs is seen as integral to student success, therefore, attendance in class is monitored. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.
In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate ). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.
A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.
These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available at https://www.bcit.ca/pts/pts_withdrawals.shtml.
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Peter Fenrich, Instructor
June 23, 2021
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Ron Wlock, Program Head
June 23, 2021
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Sam Choo, Program Head
June 23, 2021
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Phil Ramer, Associate Dean
June 25, 2021
Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.