GST 1510: Weekly Schedule

**Bring to every class**: TI-36X Solar calculator, *Coursepack*,
completed
assignments for that week, *Math Principles Folder *(same
loose-leaf binder as
coursepack), a cheerful I-can-do attitude.

*Note*: As you walk in every week, sign the attendance sheet and
hand in your
assignments.

**Class Internet Homepage**: http://www.cll.wayne.edu/isp/mnissani/pagepub/math/gst1510.htm

**Week 1 (1/12/2000). **Personal Information Sheet. Class Roster.
Receive: syllabus,
weekly schedule, *Coursepack *pp. 1-13, 69. Pay for *Coursepack*
($5). Qs &
As about the *MPE*. Importance of math in every day life. My
educational approach.
Grading. Internet sites. E-mail.

Math diagnosis (*MPE* *Sample Test A*, pp. 8-9): 35 min.
Structure of test.
Answer only questions you know. By next week, look up answers on
internet--Sample MPE with
Answers: http://www.cll.wayne.edu/olmt/welcome.htm
Goal: Do you need to take this class? 2. *English/Math Link Survey*
(pp. 1-7). Goal:
Do you need to take GIS 1510 and read a lot before trying the MPE? 3.
Understanding +, -, 5 ÷
(p. 10 ). *Ch. 1* (p.
11).

*Additional Math Problem*: Find in the syllabus the percentage of
submitted
assignments in final class grade. Find out the total # of weeks in this
class (this
sheet). Find out the percentage of class grade you will forego if you fail
to submit
assignments for one session.

**Week 2 (1/19)**: *Bring to class*: $5, TI-36X Solar
calculator, *Coursepack*
(including the Math Principles Folder), completed assignments for this
week.

Solve all problems, *Chs. 1, 2, 3* (pp. 11-13) and submit
assignments to class
instructor Check your answers—p. 69. Clearly mark each assignment (e.g., __Name__.,
__Week 2, Chapter 1__). Show your work. If you don’t know how to
approach a
problem, leave it blank.

By now, you should have a looked up answers (p. 69) to *MPE* *Sample
Test A*
(see pp. 8-9). You may also wish to look up solutions on the internet—see
Sample *MPE*
with Answers: http://www.cll.wayne.edu/olmt/welcome.htm

Interpretation of your MPE Sample Test A score:

13=S=25: You can probably pass the MPE now and do not need to take this class.

10=S=12: You need to take this class, but, if you work hard, you will almost certainly pass.

S<10: If you work hard, attend all classes, and *if your English
comprehension is
good*, you have a very good chance of passing the *MPE*. On the
other hand, if you
don’t give this class everything you have got, or, even if you do, if your
English is
not yet at the college level, your best strategy may be withdrawing from
this class,
taking GIS 1510, reading about 50 children classics for pleasure, and then
re-registering
for this class.

*Note to people who missed the first class*: Attendance counts
heavily in this
class—towards the grade, and towards your chances of passing the *MPE*.
So, at
this point, you have already two strikes against you. Your options are:
Withdraw now
without penalty and take this class next term, or try to catch up If you
choose to catch
up, you’ll need to begin by taking today the English and Math Diagnostic
Tests which
your classmates took last week.

**January 24, 2000 (Monday): **Last day to withdraw from class and
receive full refund.
If your withdrawal date= 1/24/2000, GST 1510 will not be recorded on your
transcript.

**Week 3 (1/26):** At home: Take tests for *Chs. 4-6* (pp.
14-16). Complete*
Circles and Formulas* (pp. 17-20). Learn to use the TI 36X
Calculator. By now you
should have registered for the MPE ($11.50; date to be announced).

*Note to people who missed the first and second classes***: **You
are too far
behind. Drop this class and take it next term.

1. The MPE passing score is 21. There are 45 questions in the test. Expressed the passing score as:

Lowest fraction Percent Decimal

2. In my last class, the *MPE* scores were: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20,
21, 27, 27,
28, 32. A pass is a pass: there is no difference between 32 and 21. Should
the highest
scorer be willing to replace his score with:

The mean? The mode? The Median? The midrange?

**Week 4 **(2/2): Take tests for *Chs. 7-9* (pp. 21-23), *Calc.
Test A* (p.
24) (making sure to use the calculator whenever possible).

**Week 5** (2/9): Chs. 10-11 (pp. 25-27), Calc. Test B (p. 28).

**Week 6** (2/16):. Take *Final Exam -- Form B* (pp. 29-33). *Calculator
Test C*.
(p. 34). Check your answers. Submit all your work to class instructor.

**Week 7** (2/23): Review Chs. 1-11. Read, grasp, and memorize *Basic
Mathematical
Rules* (pp. 35-38). Prepare for in-class, 40-question examination on
material covered
in tests 1-11

**Week 8** (3/1): Take and submit: *Test 5* (p. 39). Read pp.
40-41. Take and
submit *Test 6* (p. 42).

**Week 9** (3/1): Read *Sets of Numbers (*pp. 43-45). Take at
home and submit in
class: *MPE Variation # 1, 2* (pp. 46-49).1

**Week 10** (3/8): Take at home and submit in class: *Math 1510:
Rules* (p. 50 ), *MPE
Variation # 4* (pp. 51-53).

**Week X** (3/15): __No Class__. Review material
covered on Weeks
1-11. When encountering problems, consult tutor, internet, books,
classmates, or class
instructor.

*Note*: You can’t "cram" math—a steady pace is the only pace. So
the best formula is:

2 hours per day<your study time<4 hours per day.

Additional Problems

- If you attend all classes, and average 2 hours/day this semester, how many hours will you have studied math?
- If you study math 2 hours a day and study everything else 3 hours a day, what is the fraction of time spent on math / total study time.
- Sally has a 50% chance of passing the test, and so does LaKeesha. What are the chances that:

- Both Sally and LaKeesha pass the test?
- Either Sally or Lakeesha pass?
- Neither Sally nor LaKeesha pass?

**Week 11** (3/22): Read pp. 54-57. *Take Test Z* (p. 58).

**Week 12** (3/29):. Read *Functions & Imaginaries *(p.
59). Take *Tests X,
Y* (pp. 60-61).

**Weeks 13 **4/5). Take *Placement Exam (*pp. 62-63). Check *Solution
Key*
(p. 64). Take *Test W* (p. 65). Prepare for in-class *MPE*
simulated test (note:
this class test is fairly similar to the REAL test, so don’t miss this
class!).

**Week 14** (4/12):. Study material which you haven't studied yet on
the internet, any
book of your choice, your Math Principles Folder. Review principles (p.
66). Review *MPE
Info *(pp. 67-68)*. *Take in class: Last practice test.

**Week 15** (4/19): Retake Math Sample Test #1. Prepare for Math
Sample Test #2.

**Late April, 2000**: Take MPE. Note: don't forget to bring: 1.
Picture ID, 2. Student
ID, 3.Solar Calculator.