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MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts

Course Description: MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I. This course includes topics in geometry, probability and statistics, and sets and logic.

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts

8 weeks, Fall 2018

Oct-Dec 2018

Introduction to Geometry. Points, lines, planes. Triangles. Polygons.
Area and perimeter. Volume.

Chapter 10, Geometry: intructor's notes and chapter 10 summary.

Review 1, chapter 10. Pdf, 44 questions. Review 1 correct choices.
10/31 for MW, 11/01 for TR: Test 1, Chapter 10, Geometry.

Chapter 3: Logic: statements, negations, truth tables,
Conditional, biconditional, De Morgan's laws. Arguments. Summary Chapter 3 logic.
11/05, 11/07 review 2, review 2 logic for MW. 11/06, 11/08 review 2, review 2 logic for TR.
Review 2 logic Review 2; correct choices here. Review2b Logic; Review2b Answers.

11/13 for TR, 11/14 for MW: Test 2, Logic.

11/15 for TR, 11/19 for MW: Introduction to sets. Notes on sets.
Review 3
, Sets 11/20 TR; 11/21, MW. Correct choices for review 3. 2nd part review 3, sets here (hw questions).

11/26 for MW, 11/27 for TR: Test 3, Sets.


MW, 11/28 & TR, 11/29: Chapter 11: Counting methods and probability theory: Notes on probability. Examples to be discussed in class (lecture).

Review 4, Probability MW 12/3, TR 12/04. Correct choices for Review 4.

12/05 for MW, 12/06 for TR: Review probability, cont.
Playing Cards Probabilty questions. Online HW questions to be discussed in class here.
12/10, MW and 12/11, TR: Test 4, Probability.

MW, 12/12; TR, 12/13. Chapter 12: Intro to Statistics. Statistics: Notes, Normal distribution z-scores tables.

12/17, for MW and 12/18 for TR: Review 5. Correct choices for Review 5. Online HW sample Questions 1.
Another set of HW questions 2.

12/19 for MW, 12/20 for TR: Test 5, Statistics.

END of Course.


Instructions on how to use your calculators (Statistics):

A) Descriptive Statistics in TI 83 & 84.
B) Normal CDF in TI 83 & 84.
C) Descriptive Statistics and Normal CD in TI 36 pro.
D) Descriptive Statistics in TI 30 II.
E) Descriptive Statistics and Normal CD on Casiofx115ES.
F) TI-NSpire: descriptive statististics by Dr. L Schultz.
G) TI-NSpire: Normal distribution by Dr. L Schultz.
H) TI-83 & TI-84 Tips for Statistics by Univ of Illinois.
I) Casio FX-9750GII Statistics by David Diez, OpenIntro.

OpenIntroOrg VIDEOS:

Entering Data and 1-Variable Statistics (TI-84 & TI-83)

Casio fx-9750GII - Calculations for the Normal Distribution

Virtual TI 83: Download compressed folder (win zip)
Once downloaded, right click on the zip folder, choose extract all, double click on Vti application.
You got a virtual TI 83 !


End of Course !

Probability: The Deck of Cards.

A deck of cards consists of 4 suits, 13 cards each for a total of 52 cards.
The four suits are: Spades, Hearts, Diamonds, and Clubs.
Each suit contains an A (Ace), numbers from 2 to 10, and three face cards:
J, The Jack; Q, the Queen and K, the King.

Clubs, Spades, Hearts, Diamonds:

Syllabus_7045:MW, 5:40 pm-8:10 pm Room 3332
Class schedule MW
Online HW instructions

Syllabus_7329:TR, 4:00 pm-6:30 pm Room 3301
Class Schedule TR
Online HW instructions

Office Hours: MW 4:30 pm -5:30 pm, Room 3348
Office Hours: TR 6:40 pm -7:40 pm, Room 3348

Instructor: Carlos Sotuyo
Instructor's email:

Suggested calculator: TI 36X pro

Casio fx 9750 GII

TI 84 CE plus

OpenIntroOrg Stat using Graphing Calculators

Prof. James Suza, Phoenix College
Truth Tables for Compound Statements

Logic: the structure of reason:


The normal distribution: 68-95-99.7 rule.