Jean P Houser, Professor
1 Practical Business Math Procedures by Jeffrey Slater, 10th edition.
2 Hand-held calculator
Note: Bring your textbook to each class. If you lack the funds to purchase the textbook and additional materials required for class, either borrow the cash or drop the course and enroll in a subsequent semester after you have saved sufficient money for the materials, or transfer to another section that may not require these materials.
Math 101 or 1010 or placement
Students who successfully complete this course should:
students who have a specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disability and
require accommodations, please let me know early in the quarter so that your
learning needs may be appropriately met. By law, it is your responsibility to
provide documentation of your disability to the Office of Disability Services,
located in the
A letter grade will be determined by the weighted average score of all assignments according to the following structure:
All projects must be turned in by the next class after they are assigned.
You are required to do your own work on all tests and
assignments. Any form of cheating may result in a grade penalty or the student
being withdrawn from the course as well as dismissal from the University. See
page 37 of the
A comprehensive final exam will be administered during the final exam period to all students in the course. Those requiring make-up for tests missed will have the score on the final exam replace missed exam scores and those students, who have not missed a test, will have their score on the final exam replace their lowest test score made during the course.
Points may be awarded based on attendance, neatness of work turned in, courtesy, completion of homework and similar factors.
Grading Scale: 90 – 100 A
80 – 89 B
70 – 79 C
60 – 69 D
Below 60 F
Lecture, class discussions, assignments.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 require
I will retain all student work submitted for grading for two weeks after the end of the quarter, at which time I will put the material through a paper shredder.
The instructor reserves the right to modify the syllabus without advance notice.
Tentative material schedule:
Monday Banking – Chapter 4
Tuesday Percents and Their Applications – Chapter 6
Wednesday Discounts: Trade and Cash – Chapter 7
Thursday Test – Chapters 4, 6, 7
Monday Markups and Markdowns; Insight into Perishables – Chapter 8
Tuesday Simple Interest – Chapter 10
Wednesday Promissory Notes, Simple Discount Notes, and Discount Process – Chapter 11
Thursday Test – Chapters 8, 10, 11
Monday Compound Interest and Present Value – Chapter 12
Tuesday How to Read, Analyze and Interpret Financial Reports – Chapter 16
Wednesday Depreciation – Chapter 17 (1st half)
Thursday Test – Chapters 12, 16, 17 (1st half)
Monday Depreciation – Chapter 17 (2nd half)
Tuesday Inventory and Overhead – Chapter 18
Wednesday Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds – Chapter 21 (1st half)
Thursday Test – Chapters 17, 18, 21 (1st half)
Monday Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds – Chapter 21 (2nd half)
Tuesday Test – Chapter 21 (2nd half)
Thursday Final Exam - comprehensive