School of Business QRB/501 Version 2 Quantitative Reasoning for Business Copyright © 2010, 2008 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.
Course Description This course applies quantitative reasoning skills to business problems. Students learn to analyze data using a variety of analytical tools and techniques. Other topics include formulas, visual representation of quantities, time value of money, and measures of uncertainty. Policies Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: • • University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Lial, M., Hestwood, D., Hornsby, J., & McGinnis, T. (2010). Prealgebra & introductory algebra (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Addison-Wesley. Sevilla, A., & Somers, K. (2007). Quantitative reasoning: Tools for today’s informed citizen (1st ed.). Emeryville, CA: Key College Publishing. All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Working With Numbers and Formulas
Objectives 1.1 Write mathematical expressions and equations for word problems. 1.2 Apply the rules for order of operations, including exponents, in solving problems. 1.3 Identify dependent and independent variables and their relationships. Read Ch. 1–3 of Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra. ® Review University of Phoenix Material: MyMathLab Frequently Asked Questions for Students. Participate in class discussion. Throughout week 2
Syllabus QRB/501 Version 2
Discussion Questions Nongraded Activities and Preparation Individual Week One Practice Problems Individual Week One Quiz
Respond to weekly discussion questions. Complete the orientation in MyMathLab . ®
Resources: MyMathLab ® Complete the Week One Practice Problems in MyMathLab . Resources: MyMathLab ® Complete the Week One Quiz in MyMathLab . ®
Week Two: Business Applications
Objectives 2.1 Solve simultaneous equations algebraically. 2.2 Use time series data to forecast. 2.3 Convert data to indices. Read Ch. 12 of Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra. Read Topics 5 & 8 of Quantitative Reasoning. Participate in class discussion. Respond to weekly discussion questions. Resources: MyMathLab ® Complete the Week Two Practice Problems in MyMathLab . Resources: MyMathLab ® Complete the Week Two Quiz in MyMathLab . Sevilla Text MS Excel Activity 5.2 (Major League Salaries). You will find the spreadsheet showing the raw data needed to solve this problem in the course materials folder. Please submit the entire exercise as an MS-Excel workbook. Do all 11 parts to the problem. Submit the workbook with one tab (spreadsheet) per part. ® ®
Readings Participation Discussion Questions Individual Week Two Practice Problems Individual Week Two Quiz Learning Team
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Week Three: Visual Representation of Quantities
Syllabus QRB/501 Version 2
Objectives 3.1 Construct histograms and bivariate plots. 3.2 Determine the value of a slope by using the slope-intercept formula. 3.3 Conduct a linear regression analysis. Read Ch. 6 & 9 of Prealgebra & Introductory Algebra. Read Topics 2–3 & 6 of Quantitative Reasoning. Participate in class discussion. Respond to weekly discussion questions. Resources: MyMathLab ® Complete the Week Three Practice Problems in...