Dr. Jennifer Taggart
Office: Padelford C-334
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Michael Kiyo (AA, AB)
Rebecca Uhlman (AC, AD)
Sean McCurdy (BA, BB)
Scott Roy (BC, BD)
Midterm 1: January 31
Midterm 2: February 26
Final exam: March 16, 5-7:50 p.m.
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Final Exam Information:
The final exam for this course will be held on Saturday, March 16,
from 5:00 to 7:50 p.m. in KNE 120.
The exam will be cumulative, covering all the
material since the beginning of the quarter.
You are allowed to use:
- a scientific (non-graphing) calculator;
- a clear plastic ruler;
- one sheet of hand-written notes.
Note Sheet Guidelines:
- You may write on both sides of the paper.
- One sheet means one sheet. Two pages
stapled or taped together is not one sheet even if you only write on one
side of each page.
- Hand-written means that everything on the note sheet is written by hand. There should
be nothing photo-copied or computer-generated on your sheet of notes.
- Using an
inappropriate note-sheet is a form of academic misconduct.
To prepare for the exam, I suggest the following:
- Read this advice to students. There's advice about preparing for exams near the end.
- Start studying several days in advance of the exam.
- Read through your lecture notes a few times. Begin making your sheet
of notes as you do this. Include definitions, formulas, and big ideas.
- Look over the Reviews I did for the midterms in lecture. I will give
a list like this covering the last third of the course on Monday, March 11.
- Re-work any homework problems that you found difficult the first time through. I will NOT be creating a Webassign review assignment. In addition
to the review materials posted at the Exam Archive, make sure that you can
do problems from Section 13.4 (Consumer's and Producer's Surplus). This
material does not appear on any of the old exams.
- Re-do all group activities and test prep questions from quiz section.
- Work as many problems as you can from old exams. (The exam is cumulative.
So work old midterms as well as old finals.) You can find several old
exams and other review materials at the Math 112 Exam Archive. The Archive contains exams
given in previous quarters and collections of problems from old exams.
All of this material is relevant to this exam.
Practice working these problems like you
would if you were taking a test: use only your sheet of notes and use the answers
only to check your work. (Working backwards from the answer is not a useful skill to develop.)
Do as many problems as you can stand. Practice, practice, practice!
Group Activities and Solutions:
If you purchased Webassign and/or the text last quarter for Math 111, you do not need to purchase anything new for this quarter.
If you did not take Math 111 last quarter, you must purchase a Webassign access code in order to complete the homework for the course. You may do this in one of two ways:
- You may purchase Webassign access with an electronic copy of the text
here. The access code will let you work on and turn in required homework assignments. (Students who have a used copy of the text must choose this option.)
- If you wish to purchase a hard copy of the text, the book is Mathematical Applications for the Management, Life, and Social Sciences, tenth edition, by Harshbarger/Reynolds. You may purchase a custom, loose-leaf edition of the text, listed as Applied Mathematics for Business, at the University Book Store. (Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 are used in Math 111 and the remaining chapters in Math 112.) The text from the bookstore comes bundled with an access code for Webassign.
Whether you use the hard copy or electronic copy of the text, all students must have a Webassign access code. Webassign offers a two-week grace period during which you may access your homework without entering an access code.
Other Required Materials:
You will also need:
- a clear plastic ruler;
- a scientific calculator---non-graphing, non-programmable---see FAQ for suggested models;