Syllabus of MATH 103 - Thinking Mathematically I

Department: Mathematics

Credits: Bilkent 3,    ECTS 5

Course Coordinator: Fatma G├╝liz Esen

Semester: 2018-2019 Spring

Contact Hours: 3 hours of lecture per week   
Textbook and Other Required Material:
  • Required - Textbook: Thinking Mathematically , Robert F. Blitzer, 7th , Pearson
Catalog Description:
Critical thinking and problem solving. Set theory. Logic; inductive and deductive reasoning. The real number system, integers, rational and irrational numbers. Exponents and scientific notation, roots. Algebraic equations and inequalities. Linear and quadratic equations. Functions and graphs; graph reading. Exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic functions.
Prerequisite(s): None
Assessment Methods:
  Type Label Count Total Contribution
1 Test1 MT1 1 28
2 Test2 MT2 2 28
3 Test3 Final 3 32
4 Homework HW 6 12
5 Test5 5 0
6 Participation 1 10
7 Final Exam 7 32
8 No other assessment 8 0
9 No other assessment 9 0
Minimum Requirements to Qualify for the Final Exam:
If the sum of your midterm exams is less than 40 (out of 200) you will receive an FZ grade.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Course Learning Outcome Assessment
Analyze number theory and the real number system MT1
Final Exam
Solve linear and quadratic equations MT1
No other assessment
Solve linear systems by using graphs MT2
No other assessment
Discuss financial management by using percentages and financial formulas MT2
Convert metric system length, area, volume, weight and temperature measures to American measurement standards MT2
Apply statistical techniques to real life problems and discuss data and evaluate the results Test5
Weekly Syllabus:
  1. Problem solving and critical thinking
  2. Problem solving and critical thinking
  3. Set theory
  4. Set theory
  5. Logic. Inductive and deductive reasoning
  6. Logic. Inductive and deductive reasoning
  7. Number representation and calculation
  8. Number representation and calculation
  9. The real number system. Rational and irrational numbers
  10. The real number system. Rational and irrational numbers
  11. Algebra: Equations and inequaities
  12. Algebra: Equations and inequaities
  13. Algebra: Graphs, functions, and linear systems
  14. Algebra: Graphs, functions, and linear systems
ECTS - Workload Table:
Activities Number Hours Workload
Midterm exam 2 1,5 3
Quiz 5 ,4 2
Final exam 1 2 2
Preparation for Midterm exam 2 20 40
Course hours 14 3 42
Preparation for Final exam 1 25 25
Individual or group work 14 3 42
Total Workload: 156
Total Workload / 30: 156 / 30
ECTS Credits of the Course: 5
Type of Course:   Lecture
Course Material:   Textbook
Teaching Methods:   Lecture - Homework