**Contact Info: **Dr. Ai-Chu Wu, Darwin 114M, wu@sonoma.edu, (707) 664-4117 x3.

Office Hours: Darwin 114M, TuTh: 10 - 10:40 am, MW: 2-3
p.m. I will always be there for you.

We trust that we
will all do our best. TEAM = Together each achieves more.

We strive for highest quality. We try to have fun as we learn.

Everyone contributes to a positive learning environment.

PhD, Population
Ecology, Statistics focus, UI Chicago

Master of Public Health, Biostatistics, UC Berkeley

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Biostatistics, UC Berkeley

Lecturer,
Sonoma State University, MATH 35, 45, 107, 131, 165, __250__,
265, 367.

Founder and Consultant, Ai-Chu Wu, Ph. D. Statistical
Consulting

Senior Quality and Statistical Consultant, Quality Program Manager, HP/Agilent

**Objectives:**

Learn when and how to apply linear models, linear
programming, sets and counting, probability, statistics, and the mathematics of
finance (interest, annuities, and amortization) to solve real-world problems.

Develop
self-learning, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.

**Prerequisite:** Intermediate Algebra including linear
equations, interpretations of functions and areas bounded by curves, and
inequalities.

**Textbook****:**

*Finite Mathematics: An Applied Approach,* by Michael Sullivan (2008), 10th ed., John Wiley & Sons.
**Get a
used book as soon as possible****. **Preview the topics covered and identify your questions
before each lecture.

**Calculator****:** Use TI83 (or plus) or TI84
(or plus) for class activities and exams.

**Web Resources: **

Moodle: syllabus, lecture notes
and slides, homework guidelines, etc.

Fun Statistics Applets: http://statweb.calpoly.edu/bchance/applets/applets.html

**Library
Resources:**

Textbook

Calculator Manual

**Format:**

Review - quizzes, questions and answers.

Lecture - key points, examples, and
applications.

Practice - individual and team show and
tell.

**Expectations: **before, during, and after every class.

Preview textbook and try homework
exercises before lecture.

Arrive on time and pay 100%
attention.

Turn off cell phones,
earphones and other distracting devices.

Speak up whenever you have
suggestions or questions.

Be responsible for materials
covered in every class.

Form a study group to think,
show, and tell finite mathematics.

Use technology: Moodle and TI calculator.

Use help: Free one-on-one
SSU tutor and my office hours.

**Lecture and
Homework Schedule:
Click**

**GE Requirements:** This course fulfills one General
Education (GE) requirement. The GE Mission and objectives are at http://www.sonoma.edu/senate/gefuture/.

**Components:
**Participation = 10%, Quiz
= 20%, Three Midterm Exams = 50%, Final Exam = 20%.

Make sure that you can take all exams before adding this class.

**Cutoffs: **

A
= 90%, B+ = 87%, B = 80%, C+ = 77%, C = 70%, D+ = 67%, D = 60%, F = below 60%.

**Policy:** Math and Statistics Department
has a policy at:

http://www.sonoma.edu/math/advising/gradingpolicy.pdf

All exams are written in class. No
makeup for homework, quiz, and exam.

I drop two lowest quizzes and participation. I also use the final exam to replace the
lowest midterm exam, if it is better than the midterm.

**University Policies:**

http://www.sonoma.edu/uaffairs/policies/cheating_plagiarism.htm

http://www.sonoma.edu/uaffairs/policies/grade_appeal.htm

__Special Needs:__

Please let me know in the first week if you have any special needs.

Jan. 3, 2012 by acw.