Patterns in (Environmental) Math, Math 12, Section 3, Spring 2022
HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Department of Mathematics
MWF 3.10-4pm, Zoom link is in the "Content" section of Blackboard.

Instructor: Sankar Sitaraman
Office 219 ASB-B

VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS 2 TO 3 PM, MWF
Email for other times (ssitaraman AT howard, NOT bison.howard).
My cell number for help is in the "Content" section of Blackboard.

UPDATE PAGE WITH INFORMATION FOR EACH CLASS

We will also use Echo360 software to record classes, post the video recordings, and take polls during class (part of class participation).
Log into Echo360 website, go to Math 12 SPRING 2022 course page to watch videos of classes.
I will send invite for logging in.

TESTS AND QUIZZES FROM SPRING 2021

OLD FINAL EXAMS

FOR SOLUTIONS FOR OLD TESTS from Spring 2019, ETC.,  go to OLD COURSES.
Click on the desired course, then click on UPDATE.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course teaches some basic concepts of mathematics through applications from environmental science. It will use live in-class polls, online assignments using Zoom and Blackboard, guest lectures, and a course journal.

POLLS ARE 40% OF GRADE. IF YOU PAY ATTENTION, EASY TO GET THEM RIGHT.

REFERENCE TEXTS:
Martin Walter, "Mathematics for the Environment."
John Roe, Russ deForest and Sara Jamshidi, “Mathematics for Sustainability.”

TOPICS:
1. Interpret and use graphs of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions arising in real world situations involving energy and the environment.
2. Interpret and apply probability theory and statistics to simple questions related to the environment.
3. Apply the compound interest formula for geometric sequences to the problems in environmental science..
4. Explain the cause of about climate change and its effect on the environment

PREREQUISITE: A satisfactory grade in College Algebra I.

EVALUATION:
Total: 500 points
one hour mid-term exam: 100points.
Course journal: 100 points.
Correct answer in class polls : 200 points
Final Exam : 100 points
Grade; A 450-500, B 400-449, C 350-399, D 300-349, F < 300.

IMPORTANT
Class Attendance Restricted to Registered Students: Only students whose names appear on the official course roster are permitted to attend class meetings. Students who are not registered are not permitted to attend or participate in course activities, do not have access to Blackboard, cannot submit course assignments, and will not receive a grade for this course. It is the students' responsibility to ensure that they are properly registered by the published registration deadline. Requests to add courses after the deadline will not be considered.

Academic Code of Student Conduct (please see Howard University handbook):
No copying, unauthorized use of calculators, books, or other materials, or changing of answers or other academic dishonesty will be tolerated. Cheating will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating will receive an F for the course and may be expelled from the university.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE: If you have any problems with class please contact me at my cell-phone or email.
If we cannot resolve the issue please contact undergaduate director Dr. Jill McGowan (jmcgowan AT howard, NOT bison.howard) in math dept.
If that doesn't help either please contact chairman Dr. Bourama Toni (bourama.toni AT howard, NOT bison.howard).

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