Derek Garton (email and office: gartondw[at]pdx.edu and Neuberger Hall M325).
Neuberger Hall 364, MWF, 11:30am–12:35pm.
Monday 1:40–2:40pm, Tuesday 9–10am, or by appointment.
Ted Sundstrom, Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof, Version 1.1, February 16, 2014, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
The course schedule records the material I cover in the text, the notes I use for lectures, and the homework assignments.
There are 100 points in the class.
Homework: 7 assignments × 5 points each = 35 points.
Midterm 1: 15 points.
Midterm 2: 20 points.
Final exam: 30 points.
90 points will earn at least an A-, 80 points will earn at least a B-, etc.
There will be seven homework assignments worth five points each. They are crucial to understanding the material and passing the course. They are available on the course schedule. As it is important to follow the pace of the course, I will accept only one late homework assignment (if turned in by the class session after the original due date). Out of each homework assignment, I will grade two problems. In general, one problem will be more basic, and one will be more advanced. I will grade your homework on both correctness and quality of presentation. Working on the exercises with classmates is an excellent way to enhance your learning, but write your solutions up yourself. Please try not to look on the internet for answers: struggling with the problems on your own (with the help of the text, your classmates, the TAs, and the instructor) is part of the learning process.
Midterm 1: Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
Midterm 2: Wednesday, November 15, 2017, and
Final exam: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 12:30–2:20pm, regular classroom.
Portland State has kindly provided a discussion group for this course. Feel free to use it to talk about math.
Any student with a disability should register with the Disability Resource Center and contact me immediately to facilitate academic accommodations. All discussions will remain confidential.
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