Finite Mathematics - Elementary Models
Review Information For Final Exam
Exam Overview: The final exam will count
grade. It will have 125 possible points (as compared to the midterm
exams that each had 100 points). About 2/3 of the final will
cover the material we considered after the previous exam: sections 5.1,
5.2, and 6.1 - 6.3. This part of the exam
will be like the first three exams,
with some or all of the following: essay questions, definitions
terminology, math skills, problems in context, and multiple choice
items. The rest of
the final exam be on the course as a whole. This part will focus on
themes, concepts, or methods that have run through the entire course,
equations and functional equations; formulating and interpreting
using numerical, graphical, and theoretical methods; and answering
questions in the context of a model. As part of this material you
should be prepared to select one of the types of models we have studied
that best represents a given table of data values, or a verbal
description of a problem context. You should
also be prepared to formulate
a difference equation model. Among other things, that means you
have to be able to give clear definitions of variables, including units
of measurement. Questions on
this material may also ask for short essays, or use multiple choice,
T/F, matching, or other similar formats. I may also include one
or more items from midterm exams.
Our final exam is scheduled for Friday, Dec 15,
11:20AM - 1:50PM.
I will hold modified office hours during the finals
period. Details will be posted on our webpage and blackboard.
- In order for classwork,
projects, homework, etc to be included in
grade, you must bring your Portfolio to the final exam. I will assign
portfolio a score to use in determining final grades. If you do not
in a portfolio, your grade will be based entirely on the in-class exams
At the final I will not be checking the assignments that were already
reviewed at prior exams. To get credit for that work you MUST
include the review sheets from those earlier exams. If your
portfolio was not reviewed at one or more of the earlier exams, and if
you have work that you wish to be considered at the final, you will
have to bring your portfolio to my office sometime during office hours
so that this work can be reviewed. However, this work will be
considered late, and will not carry the full credit that it would have
earned if it had been done on time.
- Portfolios will be returned
during the final exam. If for
I need to keep your portfolio longer than that, it can be picked up
me next semester. Any portfolio not claimed by April 1, 2018 will be
If you wish to make other arrangements to get your portfolio back,
Sample Exam Questions. A sample
exam is being provided for the final.
The questions on the sample
do not cover everything that might appear on the real final exam. It is
intended to illustrate the kinds of questions that might be
asked. Also, the sample exam may be longer than the actual
final. I put the sample exam together from final exams I have
used in other semesters, without regard to overall length.
Sample Multiple Choice
Questions. A separate document with some sample multiple choice items is provided here.
As you work through the sample questions, don't write on the test
sheet. Use separate sheets of paper and write down your reasons and
your work, as well as your answers. On the exam, correct reasons and
work will contribute to your score.
Formulas Provided. The
final exam will include a reference list with most of
formulas that you might need. The same formulas in the same
included in the sample exam. It is
your responsibility to
what these are for and how to use them.