DECEMBER 18
 Final Grades: These are now done. Due to privacy
and security issues, I cannot post all of your data as I did before. I will post course grades and final exam scores
by a special code I've created for each person. To determine your code, take the two digit number in the middle
of your student ID number and add it to the four digit number at the end. For example, if your student ID number
was 980125600, then your Code would be 12+5600 = 5612. (This method insures that no part of your ID is posted
to the web and protects your privacy since from a Code, thousands of possible student ID numbers are possible.)
I cannot display anything else (like projects or previous exams) because others may be able to deduce who you
are from that data. Here are the final course grades, sorted by Course Percent.

Code

Course Grade

Exam 2

Course %

7862

4.0

98

95.9

6505

3.8

91

94.4

2888

3.7

100

93.6

2335

3.7

87

93.1

5354

3.6

86

92.1

3234

3.5

96

91.3

1408

3.5

92

91.3

2286

3.5

84

90.4

2254

3.4

99

90.2

2069

3.2

79

87.8

3131

3.1

83

86.6

7370

3.1

93

86.6

1910

3.1

82

85.6

1909

3.0

99

85.1

2753

2.9

79

83.8

5461

2.8

89

83.1

2893

2.8

85

82.3

3032

2.8

73

82

4984

2.7

68

81.9

8951

2.6

63

79.7

1992

2.6

76

79.6

9314

2.3

74

77.1

9871

2.3

56

76.7

1934

2.1

52

74.6

DECEMBER 15
 Sorry about the delay in grades. The campus was
closed on Friday due to power outages on campus and all my stuff was in my office, all
DECEMBER 15
 Sorry about the delay in grades. The campus was
closed on Friday due to power outages on campus and all my stuff was in my office, all locked up. I plan on going
in on Monday to do final grades. They will be posted some time on monday.
DECEMBER 11
 Please bring a full sized (8.5 by 11 inch)
blank Blue Book to the midterm on Tuesday. Do not put your name on it or write in or on it. You will trade your
blank book with one from me that has our division stamp on it.
 The written report is due
by 5PM on Thursday.
DECEMBER 8
 I could not find an old practice exam to post
for practice. (Sorry!) However, here's a guide to preparing for the second midterm:
 Ch 9:
 Know how to use the formulas for future and
present values of lump sums and annuities. The focus will be on lumpsum calculations.
 Know how to adjust for inflation
 Ch 10
 Know the basic terms for the stock option
portion of the project
 Know how to compute the value of a stock option
and profits that come from it
 Ch 11
 Know how to compute future and present values
when interest is compounded continuously
 Understand how to compute ratios and riskfree
ratios
 Don't worry about logarithms
 Ch 12
 Know how to compute the mean, variance and
standard deviation of a small set of data
 Know basics about histograms (computing bin
width, etc., but nothing too fancy will be on the final)
 Know how to adjust ratios to the riskfree
ratio
 Know how to compute annualized volatility
 Ch 13
 Know the basic idea behind the bootstrap method
and why it "works."
 Ch 14
 Know how to sketch a normal curve given a
mean and standard deviation
 Know how to use the 689599.7 Rule in simple
scenarios.
 Know how to find deviation "benchmarks"
(p 231)
 Know the difference between the "standard
normal distribution" and general normal distribution.
 Know what Black Scholes does, but don't worry
about calculations with it.
 To Study I suggest the following
 Review the list above and identify where you
might need to focus you attention
 Go back and look at old quizzes
 Do problems from the text
 Look at some of the calculations at the end
of the project. Make sure you understand them and how to do them.
 Come with questions on Monday.
DECEMBER 7
 Before your team leaves today, please provide
me a breif, typed update that details how your team will complete the written report. Include two main things:
(A) the basic outline/plan to get it done including a tentative schedule and (B) who will participate in the each
step of the plan. Make sure your names and team number are on the document.
 If you would like the Project Outline in Word
format, here it
is.
 The second midterm will take place Tuesday
at the time when the final exam is scheduled. It will only cover material from the second main project. We will
NOT have a formal final exam in this course. I will either take the average of your two midterms and count that
as your final exam or I will simply compute grades without any consideration of a final exam.
DECEMBER 6
 Directions for being productive today:
 First, turn in your Ch 14 Updates and I will check them
for accuracy at the start of class.
 Download the latest version of the Report Outline.
I made slight changes to it yesterday (mainly to #8 in the Appendix) so make sure you have the correct version.
 Go directly to the Appendix
and start doing the calculations for problems 413. Skip #13 until I verify your Ch 14 Update results.
 As you work through #413, write down the calculations and
the numerical results you get along the way so you'll have that ready to type up in your report. I suggest a level
of detail similar to that given in the examples from the Ch
9 Lecture Notes.
 Have at least two people check the results to each problem
to make sure you are on the right track. When two people in your group can independently confirm a result for a
problem, then you can ask me to confirm the results for that problem. I have all the solution keys with me and
available.
 Try to do as much of the calcultion work today so that tomorrow
you can actually start writing up the report.
 Keep in mind as you work that by the time you leave class
tomorrow I will ask your team to write up a very short description of what each member will do to contribute to
the final written report. Include such tasks as calculations, excel work, typing up particular sections, formatting,
editing, proofreading, etc.
DECEMBER 4
DECEMBER 1
 Here's a summary of where we are at:
 Due Monday: Your take home quiz if you have not yet submitted
it.
 Due Monday: Ch 13 Update
 Due Tuesday: Ch 14 Update
 We will be moving through Ch 9 efficiently next week. The
Ch 9 Update will be due the following Monday (12/11)
 I'm leaning towards cancelling the Project Oral reports
and using the Final Exam tiem for the second midterm and final exam. This may mean I'll need to slightly adjust
the grading structure for the course.
 I'd like to have a Ch 9 quiz some time next week, time permitting.
 See you Monday...next week will be important. Please plan
on attending every day.
NOVEMBER 30
 The college requires that I make up time lost from the snow
closures by arrangement with the class. Since we're at end of the term and scheduling make up time is virtually
impossible (when could we all meet?), I've opted to add four office hours to my schedule to make up this time.
These hours will be this and next Friday from 10am to 12noon. If you have any questions about the material we are
covering or need extra help, feel free to visit me during those hours or my normal office hours.
 For the Chapter 14 upate, you calculations are to be based
on the NONnormalized ratios. At least one problem said normalized (incorrectly). I've corrected it on the web
site. Sorry about any confusion.
NOVEMBER 29/30
 According to the SCCC website, classes
before 10AM on Thursday will be cancelled. This puts us in an unfortunate position. Here are my suggestions and
observations.
 Take this time to get caught up!
 Finish the Ch 14 Update before
Monday. It will be due Tuesday.
 We'll most likely streamline
our treatment of Ch 9 so we can finish the project and skip over some of the finer details in that chapter.
 Download the Ch 9 Update
and look it over. Try to finish as much of it as you can. In particular, based on what we have already done or
discussed in class, you can do #'s 1, 2.
 If you reach Ch 9 on your
own, you may be able to do more.
 To do #3,4,5 you will need
to use the formula for the Future Value of an Ordinary Annuity. The value of the "rent" will be your
monthly contributions to the client's 401K and Roth IRA.
 To do #6, use the formula
F=P(1+i)^n, where i is the rate of inflation and n is the number of years. We will assume that interest is "compounded"
yearly, not monthy.
 To do #7, you'll want to look
at the rates of growth given for your client during retirement.
 That should be enough for
now. Do what you can.
 We will need to discuss Midterm
2 and the Final when we get back. Because of the snow closures, the second Midterm will most likely be NEXT THURSDAY.
To save time, one option would be to
skip the Oral Presentations for the second project and use simply schedule the second midterm for the day of the
final. In that case, we would not have a take home final and the second midterm would be comprehensive...we'll discuss in class next week.
NOVEMBER 29
 WED 5:30AM: According to the SCCC Web
page, Campus will not open until 10AM today. So, we will nto have class on Wed. Please work on Ch 13 and 14 Updates.
Keep watching this site for updates.
NOVEMBER 27
 Chapter 13 Update due date moved to Wednesday
 Chapter 14 Update will be due next Monday
 Midterm 2 coming sometime next week. Date to be determined
later this week.
 IF YOU MISSED CLASS MONDAY,
SEE THE NOV 26 ANNOUNCEMENTS!
NOVEMBER 26
NOVEMBER 22
 Ch 9 Reading Questions Due Monday
 Ch 13 Update due Tuesday
 Check the web over the weekend
for the Ch 14 Update. It should be posted soon.
NOVEMBER 20B
 Ch 13 Lecture Notes are now posted in Links
NOVEMBER 20
 Ch 14 Reading Questions Due Tuesday
 Ch 12 Update Due Wednesday
 Ch 13 Update Due Next Tuesday (Update due in Links)
 Ch 12 Quiz on Wednesday
 Please check the Grades Page
to look up your current grade situation. (You need the class password to open the file. Ask me or a classmate if
you miss class today.)
NOVEMBER 15
 Ch 12 Update Now Available in the Links Page
NOVEMBER 14
 Ch 13 Reading Questions Due Wednesday
NOVEMBER 13
 Ch 11 Quiz postponed until Tuesday. Sorry.
 Ch 11 Update due Tuesday
NOVEMBER 9
 Team Data: Here's a file to use so that both I and your team are working from
the same data. Please follow instructions in class to use this file.
 Ch 11 Update File: To avoid confusion on a couple of the
questions, do one of the following. Open your Ch11 Update document, choose Select All from the Edit menu, and then
hit F9 on the keyboard. That will update all the references correctly. OR, just download the file again...I've
replaced it with a version that has the references correctly updated.
 Ch 12 Notes now available in Links Page
 I've sketched in a very rough estimate
of how the rest of the quarter will unfold. You may want to to check it out in the Schedule page. Note, however,
that the schedule is subject to change, if necessary.
NOVEMBER 8
 Ch 10 Update Due
Friday Thursday
 Start working on the Ch 11 Update
 Ch 11 Quiz on Monday
NOVEMBER 7
NOVEMBER 6
 Check the Links Page for new files
 Ch 11 Reading Questions Due Tuesday
 Written Project Due Today by 3PM
 Here is the revised Exam 1 Grade Distribution:

NOVEMBER 2
 The data for Project 3 (We are skipping Project 2 for now)
is now posted to the Links page. We'll start discussing the material today.
 Ch 10 Reading Questions Due Monday
 Project 1 written reports due Monday by Noon.
OCTOBER 30
 EXAM 1:
 Make sure you start each new problem at the top of a new
page.
 Please box your final answers clearly
 Number each problem clearly
 The order of the problems is not necessarily easy to hard.
Look for easy problems first and get some points!
 Tuesday: Teams 3,5, and 6 are presenting. Attendance by
other groups is required. (Double attendance points). PLEASE
HAVE YOUR FINAL POWERPOINT PRESENTATION EMAILED TO ME AS AN ATTACHMENT BY 7AM ON THE DAY YOUR TEAM IS TO PRESENT. NO LASTMINUTE CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER YOU EMAIL ME YOUR FILE
DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS.

OCTOBER 26B
 Here are the first three quizzes for the quarter:
OCTOBER 26
 For the Exam on Monday, BRING A BLANK FULLSIZED BLUE BOOK.
Make sure you buy the 8.5x11 inch version, not the smaller version. You can buy these at the bookstore or the CStore
for 60 cents. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME
ON IT OR WRITE ON IT before class. You will trade
your blank blue book for one that I give you in class that has a SAM division stamp on it.
 There is a practice exam posted in the links page, but please
know that there is no guarantee your exam will look exactly like this one...it's just an old exam. Use the quizzes
to prepare as well. I will try to post quiz solutions from this quarter later today or Friday, but it's a busy
two days with 298B finals and my SAM division retreat all day friday. So please be patient.
OCTOBER 25
 Exam 1 on Monday covers Chapter 1 to 6. The quiz questions
are good practice and review. Know all the details from the project.
 Your Oral Report is next week. You will be given a 10minute
limit followed by five minutes of questions. Make sure you practice it as a group a few times to make sure you
don't go over your time limit. Some things to consider:
 Everyone in the group must talk and participate
 Everyone in the group must be able to answer any question
given to you
 Business attire/dress is expected. No jeans or inappropriate
dress should be worn. Come to class as though you were giving an actual presentation at work or for an interview
at a reputable business
 Powerpoint slides should be clean and easy to read. Test
your file on the class demo if necessary today or tomorrow.
 Generally speaking, your oral presentation should be LIGHT
on (but not completely devoid of) mathematics and formulas. Refer the audience to your written report for details
of your calculations and numbers.
 Your Written report is due late next week. Exact date/time
to be determined.
 Make sure you follow the outline, but don't just fill in
the blanks, so to speak. You need to explain your work, conclusions etc clearly. You should give samples of all
important calculations, but you don't have to include every calculation you did.
 Use color if possible. Make it look nice. If it's just printed
black and white pages, it will probably not help your final grade much. Consider binding it or assembling it in
a way that makes it looks like a professional report that a major business might distribute and be proud of.
 See the Project Scoring Guide for some information on how I will grade your written and oral
reports.
OCTOBER 24
 Syllabus Change: I have decided to NOT give a Project Quiz
at this time. This is designed to give you time right now to focus on the midterm and the Project. However, my
plan is to give a take home final exam at the end of the quarter that included related material from the two main
projects.
OCTOBER 23
 A couple of people have asked me why the Sample Project
(now printable) does not follow the required
outline. The answer is simple. The Sample Project
was written (by UA students) before the outlines were created. Your project MUST follow the given outline
. The sample project can
be used to give you a general idea of how the report might read, look, and "feel." But please use the
outline provided when you write your report.
 I've decided Exam 1 will be Monday, with Team Presentations
Tues, Wed, and Thursday.
OCTOBER 19
 It is important that you are in class every day, especially
over the next week as we wind the project down. If you are not here, then it makes it more difficult for your team
to stay on track. Days in which I allow team work will often count for double points in the attendance portion
of the grade, so missing can also affect your grade in the course.
 Don't forget to check the Due Date Calendar. Monday is an
important day.
 As of Monday, October 23, individual
login names and passwords will be required in multicomputer labs/classrooms on the main student network. This
includes the library open lab, the computer center open lab, the computer center classrooms and other labs/classrooms
with multiple computers. Your login name, and the login names for your students, can be found at http://seattlecentral.org/computing/stuwebaccts.php. Your password is the last six digits of
your SID.
OCTOBER 18
 Quiz 2 Notes
 Many of you could not answer the problem on the bank loan
decision even though I had just talked about it as we were discussing Ch 5 on Tues. If this is you, I urge you
to get this straight soon for your project.
 Many of you cannot clearly define a random variable. Again,
if this is you, I highly suggest you review this and practice. Use the set of practice problems
I posted on Monday to help you do this. You WILL see this again.

OCTOBER 17
 Ch 5 Quiz Moved to Monday
 Ch4/5 Focus Memo Due Monday. You are to combine both chapter
material into ONE memo. Do not submit two memos.
OCTOBER 16B
OCTOBER 16
 Quiz on Chapter 4 Tuesday
 Comments on Focus Memos
 Overall, these were pretty good.
 When we combine two chapter memos, please don't give me
TWO memos. Give me ONE where you combine both sets of results and analysis.
 Please use the Memo stencils on the H drive
 Reread the directions and scoring guide before you write
Ch4/Ch5 Combined Memo
 If you have codes circled on your memo, please see this link
for a list of codes so you know what they mean.
 Ch 5 Quiz on Thursday
 Ch 6 is the last one for Project
1, so your projects and presentations will be wrapping up soon. Also, expect your first Midterm at the end of next
week!
OCTOBER 12
 Project 1 Outline: Here
is an outline you will want to follow closely (it's required that you do so) when you write up your report for
Project 1. You will want to look at it as a team and START WRITING WHAT YOU CAN. For example, you can begin to
write Sections I through IV. You may edit them as you learn more, but start now so you are less stressed out later.
See the Outline
Here.
 Quiz on Chapter 4 on Tuesday!
OCTOBER 11
 Scholarship Opportunity:
This may not apply to anyone in this class, but: SCCC Science and Math is beginning the application process for
the ONSIGHT scholarships for this year. The awards are given to lowincome fulltime students majoring in science, mathematics and engineering
with a cummulative GPA of 3.0. The awards are need based up to $5,000
per year for two years. In addition to a financial
award students will engage in workshops and seminars to help ready them for their future education and careers.
Applications are due November 3, 2006. Because the award is for two years we do welcome students who are just beginning
their journey in science and math. We will try to make the awards in early December retroactive to this fall quarter.
For requirements and more information, you can get an application packet at this link.
OCTOBER 10
 Yes, we have class on Thursday. Some faculty in the college
are cancelling class that day for faculty meetings. However, the Science and Math division is replacing that day
with our annual retreat, Fri Oct 27. (That does not affect this class, of course, since we normally don't meet
on Fridays anyway.)
 Chapter 5 Reading Questions (typed only) due Thursday.
 Ch 4 and Ch 5 Focus Memos will be combined.
OCTOBER 5
 Please check the Links Page for an Archive of
PowerPoint lecture notes you can print and bring to class. I will use these as my guide (only a guide) for class
lectures. Here's Chapter
4 for Thursday.
 Quiz on Chs 13 on Monday
 Focus Memo for Ch2/3 due Monday
OCTOBER 4
OCTOBER 3
 Ch 2&3 Focus Memo Due Monday. Please Read
the Focus
Instructions. It must be typed with the Equation Editor.
 Ch 1/2/3 Quiz Monday.
 Ch 3 Lecture Notes
Here (Sorry they are late.
I'll get others up much sooner)
 MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN CLASS ON WED
TO WORK WITH YOUR TEAMS.
OCTOBER 2
 Start thinknig about your first Focus Memo. It
will be Ch 2 & Ch 3 combined. See the H Drive for a guide on how to write these and a sample memo for Ch 2
only.

SEPTEMBER 28
 Read Ch 3 Reading Questions Due Monday
 The Due Date Calendar is now up and running (See
link above). This is the official source of due dates for all assignments, quizzes, etc for this course.
 SEVERAL PEOPLE DID NOT TURN
THEIR TEAM ASSIGNMENTS IN. IF THIS IS YOU, SEE ME ASAP AND WE'LL TRY TO FIND YOU A TEAM. IF WE CAN'T FIND A TEAM
WHERE YOU FIT, YOU MAY HAVE TO DROP THE COURSE.
SEPTEMBER 27
 Read Ch 3. Ch 3 Reading Questions Due Date to
be determined
 Work through problems in Ch 2 on your own to
make sure you understand the material.

SEPTEMBER 26
 Read Ch 2 for Wed. Ch 2 Reading Questions due
Wed. (Must be typed)
 Read the Focus Memo Instructions
document for homework.
 Syllabus
Acceptance Form and Team Assignment Sheet
are due on Wednesday.
 Don't forget to sign up for
a section of MAT298B. Sessions are T,W,Th 13, and W 1:303:30.
If you are not yet enrolled, you'll need to fill out a complete Add form. There are 16 seats per class, so first
come, first served for each section.
SEPTEMBER 25
 WELCOME TO MATH116 FOR THE FALL QUARTER
 If you have not already done so, please enroll
in and attend the first session of MAT298B. Meeting times are scattered throughout this week, but
you only have to attend one of the sessions this week. This course is REQUIRED for continued enrollment in MAT116.
 Please Read Ch 1
For Tuesday and write up the Reading Question for the Chapter to turn in.
 Here is a copy of the Syllabus
if you need one.
