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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

1 .03/7. Introduction to Geometry. Points, lines, planes. Triangles. Polygons.

2. 03/7. Area and perimeter. Volume.

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

3. 03/7 & 03/12 Review 1, chapter 10. Pdf, 44 questions.

4. 03/14 Test 1, Chapter 10, Geometry.

5. Chapter 3: 03/14 Logic. Lec 1: statements, negations, truth tables. Summary Chapter 3 logic.

6. 03/19 Lec 2: Conditional, biconditional, De Morgan's laws. Arguments. Review 2

7. 03/21 Review 2 cont. Review 2 correct choices here. Additional 7 questions Review2b.

8. 03/26: Test 2, Logic.

9. 03/26: Chapter 2: Introduction to sets. Notes on sets.
Review 3
, Sets. Correct choices for review 3.

10. 03/28 & 04/2, working on Review 3, sets. 2nd part review 3, sets here (hw questions).

04/4, Test 3: Sets.


11. 04/04. Chapter 11: Counting methods and probability theory: Notes on probability.
Examples to be discussed in class (lecture).

12. 04/9 & 04/11. Review 4, Probability. Correct choices for Review 4. Online HW questions to be discussed in class here.

13. Test 4, Probability. 04/16. Bring your Probability: The Deck of Cards "card" to the test.

14. 04/18. Chapter 12: Intro to Statistics. Statistics: Notes, Normal distribution z-scores tables.

15. 04/18, 4/23 & 04/25. Review 5. Correct choices for Review 5. Online HW sample Questions 1. Another set of HW questions 2.

16. Test 5, Statistics. 04/30.

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: 5:40 pm-8:10 pm
Online HW instructions

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.