**Course Description :** Welcome to Math 161 this
course is an extension of basic algebraic principles as they apply to the areas
of Business and Economics. **Prerequisites: DEVM 105 or 106; or two years of
high school algebra and MATH 161X placement or higher. **This course will
expect students to have a solid foundation in Algebra BEFORE the course begins.
We will review many of the concepts in Algebra but it will be an accelerated
review, as we will be focusing on the applications of mathematics in the area of
Business and Economics.

**Course Materials: **Materials for this course include
**Course Text: **Introductory Math Analysis for Business, Economics, and the
Life Sciences. By Ernest F. Haeussler, Jr., Richard S. Paul, Richard Wood
Eleventh Edition, a **Scientific Calculator** (Preferably a TI-83 or higher),
and** internet access.** Please note: Some of the lessons involve Flash
interactions, these work best with either Windows XP, Mac OS X, and a good
internet connection. Basic computer skills such as e-mailing, utilizing web
browsers, are very helpful to this course.

**Course Goals:** Upon successful completion of this
course students will be able to:

- Solve for a given variable in a formula .

- Evaluate Algebraic Expressions.

- Simplify Algebraic Expressions.

- Utilize given formulas .

- Create mathematical business models for real world situations.

- Translate word expressions into algebraic expressions.

- Calculate Simple Interest.

- Calculate Compound Interest .

- Apply the Quadratic Formula

- Determine monthly payment rates, interest rates, and principle in future
values.

- Compare the Mean , Median, Mode of a system . -Solve Two Variable Systems

- Apply many of the various forms involving Linear Equations

**Evaluation: **

Student grades will be based upon the fol lowing criteria :

Class Homework/ Quizzes 300 points

Tests 600 points

Final 100 points

Total Points 1,000 points

Final grade assignment will be broken down in the
following manner

100%-90% A, 89%-80% B, 79% - 70% C, 69% - 60% D, 59% or
below F

Students will combine teacher lessons, homework, and
quizzes with standard written resources, Homework.

Each lesson will have homework assigned with it. Questions
on homework will be answered via email.

**Examinations / Term Papers / Projects: **

There will be 7 tests one for each section and a comprehensive final, all of
which must be completed at CDE. Students will have the opportunity to retake
each test once, **except for the final.** There will also be the opportunity
for an extra credit project if the student so desires.

**Extra Credit :**

Students will have the option of earning up to 10% extra credit, by completing
various assigned projects for each section. Please e-mail the instructor at the
end of each section for the assignment. Each extra credit assignment must
completed and returned within 2 weeks from the time it is assigned.

**Course Policies: **Each student will be responsible
for their own work. The Board of Regents has established a comprehensive policy
for student conduct.

**Course Outline:**

Section 1.

Order of Ope rations

Fractions

Exponents

Algebraic Expressions

Linear Expressions

Section 2.

Inequalities

Absolute Value Equations

Factoring Algebraic Expressions

Quadratic Formula

Basic Applications

Section 3.

Functions

Special Functions

Combining Functions

Inverse Functions

Coordinate Plane

Types of Graphs

Intercepts and Symmetry

Section 4

Slope

Forms of Linear Equations

Applications of Linear Functions

Two Variable Linear Systems

Quadratic Functions

Graphing Quadratic Functions

Applications of Systems

Section 5

Exponential Functions

Compound Interest

Growth and Decay

Logarithmic Functions

Properties of Logs

Section 6

Compound Interest

Present value

Future value

Annuities and Geometric Sequences

Amortization of Loans

Course Final