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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. It also covers selected topics in the history of mathematics.

MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts

8 weeks

1. 10/26. Introduction to Geometry. Points, lines, planes. Triangles. Polygons.

2. 10/ 31. Area and perimeter. Volume.

Chapter 10 intructor's notes and chapter 10 summary.

3. 10/31 & 11/02 Review 1, chapter 10. Pdf, 44 questions. Correct choices, review 1 here

4. 11/07. Test 1, Chapter 10, Geometry. Note: The due date for HWs is Dec/15. For all of them. Best advise: complete a chapter HW on time as preparation for the chapter test.

5. Chapter 3: 11/7 Logic. Lec 1: statements, negations, truth tables. Summary Chapter 3 logic.

6. 11/9 Lec 2: Conditional, biconditional, De Morgan's laws. Arguments. Review 2

7. 11/14 Review 2 cont. Review 2 correct choices here. Additional 7 questions Review2b.

8. 11/16 Thursday: Test 2, Logic.

9. 11/16: Chapter 2: Introduction to sets. Notes on sets.
Review 3
, Sets. Correct choices for review 3.

10. 11/21 & 11/28, working on Review 3, sets. 11/30 Thursday, Test 3: Sets.

11. 11/30. Chapter 11: Counting methods and probability theory: Notes on probability.
Examples to be discussed in class (lecture).

12. 12/5 & 12/7. Review 4, Probability. Correct choices for Review 4. Online HW questions to be discussed in class (12/7), here.

13. Test 4, Probability. 12/12. Bring your Probability: The Deck of Cards "card" to the test.

14. 12/12. Chapter 12: Intro to Statistics. Statistics: Notes, Online HW sample Questions.
Normal distribution z-scores tables. 12/14 & 12/19. Review 5. Correct choices for Review 5.

Online HW is due 12/19.

Instructions on how to use your calculators:

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 NapaValley.edu

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 !

15. Test 5, Statistics. 12/21.

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 ref 7129: 10:40 am-1:10 pm
Online HW instructions

Syllabus ref 7132: 1:20 pm-3:50 pm
Online HW instructions

Instructor's email: csotuyo@mdc.edu

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.