Math 214 – Calculus for Business and Economics
Section 05 – 2 – 2:50 pm MTRF – CAC 124
Section 06 – 3 – 3:50 pm MTRF – CAC 124
RAC111, Extension 4236
To learn calculus, the mathematics of change, in such a way that the concepts can be
applied to situations that will become important to you.
To learn to read and speak mathematics.
Mathematics is a language, often called the
language of science, including management science.
Fluency in mathematics will allow you to read
and write many types of technical literature in a concise, logical manner.
To become more careful in your reading of technical literature, and to think more
creatively about how to approach problems, decompose them into more manageable pieces, use
various approaches to solve them, and then present the solution in a form consistent with the
To see mathematics used in a variety of practical applications, and to be able to use it
yourself in these ways.
To be able to use your laptop computer as a tool in understanding concepts as well as
doing problems, but to acknowledge the very important place the human brain must take before
technology can be useful.
SAT math score of at least 550, or ACT math score of at least 22, or a C- or better in
Math 099 or equivalent.
edition, LaTorre, Kenelly, Reed, Carpenter, Harris and Biggers,
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.
It will be helpful to bring your textbook to class with you each
Many examples used in class will come from the text.
In addition, some clarifications of
text examples or problem specifications may be given in class.
The IBM laptop computer required by the Business Division is required for the course.
Sharing of computers on quizzes and tests is not permitted.
Write a 2-3 page math history essay explaining your personal math history. This must be typed
with good form.
Include what math courses you have taken in high school, including any exposure to
calculus, why you are taking this course, what you plan to do with your education after graduation,
your assessment of your personal math anxiety level, and two similarities between your approach to
faith and your approach to math.
This assignment will be due Friday, Sept. 7