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Getting Started

Here are the syllabi for my two sections of MATH 3200: 12:20 class   1:25 class

Be sure to use the syllabus for the correct section of MATH 3200 when marking the final exam on your calendar; the two sections have different final exam slots. 

Sign up for presentations here: 12:20 class   1:25 class

This section of MATH 3200 is part of the Franklin College Writing Intensive Program, and this course counts towards completion of the Writing Certificate.

This course has a GroupMe set up to facilitate fast communication among members of the class. The link is on eLC (due to constant trolling of publicly posted URLs for GroupMe); I can email you the link if you are unable to find it.

Course Materials

How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics, Kevin Houston, ISBN 978-0-521-71978-0

Introduction to Proof, Ron Taylor, published by the Journal of Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics

Office Hours - Boyd 637A

Monday 3:30-4:30

Tuesday 2:00-3:00

Wednesday 3:30-4:30

Thursday by appointment only 

Friday by appointment only

Assignments

Homework 1 due Friday, January 18

Quiz Chapter 1 on Wednesday, January 23 in class

Homework 2 due Monday, January 28 Wednesday, January 30

Quiz Chapter 2 on Friday, February 1 in class

Exam 1 on February 6 in class; Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 (all). Here is a link to an old exam.

Quiz Chapter 3 on Wednesday, February 13 Friday, February 15

Homework 3 due Monday, February 18 Friday, February 22 (updated 2/18/19)

Quiz Chapter 4 on Wednesday, February 27

Homework 4 due Friday, March 1

Exam 2 in class on Friday, March 8 on Chapter 3, 4.1-4.3, and the Chapter 3&4 Quiz Study Guides

Quiz Chapter 5 due Friday, March 29 (Warning: This study guide is longer than usual.)

Homework 5 (2nd part of Chapter 4) due Wednesday, April 3

Homework 6 due 4/12: Taylor 5.11, 5.18, 5.20

Exam 3 in class on Friday, 4/19, Chapter 4, 5.1, and 5.2, plus all of the Chapter 5 Study Guide items

Homework 7 (2nd part of Chapter 5) due 4/24: 5.35#2, 5.38#1, 5.42#2

Course Schedule (Tentative)

Presentation problems given as digit.digit (e.g. 1.5) are from Taylor. Problems listed as Rnumber (e.g. R5) are from the "Royal" problem list available here. (Hit refresh after loading the R problem PDF if the problem list doesn't include all of the problems listed below.)

Date Topic Taylor Houston Presentation
Wed 1/9 Course Intro      
Fri 1/11 Statements 1.1,1.2 Ch 2-4 1.5, 1.8
Mon 1/14 Statements 1.2 Ch 15-17 1.11, R3
Wed 1/16 Implications 1.3 Ch 18-19 R4, 1.17
Fri 1/18 Quantifiers 1.4 Ch 5-9 1.18, 1.21
Mon 1/21 MLK Holiday      
Wed 1/23 Proof Methods Ch 2 Ch 10-12 1.22, R5
Fri 1/25 Proof Methods Ch 2 Ch 1, 20-22 1.27, R6
Mon 1/28 Proof Methods Ch 2 Ch 23, 26 R9, R10
Wed 1/30 Proof Methods Ch 2   2.4, 2.5
Fri 2/1 Proof Methods Ch 2   2.6, 2.7
Mon 2/4 Review     R12, R14
Wed 2/6 Exam 1      
Fri 2/8 Induction Ch 3    
Mon 2/11 Induction Ch 3 Ch 25 R15, R16
Wed 2/13 Induction Ch 3   3.5, 3.7
Fri 2/15 Induction Ch 3   R21, 3.10
Mon 2/18 Str Induction Ch 3   R22, R23
Wed 2/20 Str Induction Ch 3   R24, R28
Fri 2/22 Sets 4.1 Ch 1 3.8, 3.16
Mon 2/25 Set Operations 4.2, 4.3   4.9, 4.14
Wed 2/27 Set Operations 4.3 Ch 5 4.17, 4.18
Fri 3/1 Set Prod/Power 4.4   4.29, 4.32
Mon 3/4 Set Prod/Power 4.4   4.26#2,4.27#2
Wed 3/6 Review     4.28#2, 4.21#2
Fri 3/8 Exam 2      
Mon 3/11 SPRING BREAK      
Wed 3/13 SPRING BREAK      
Fri 3/15 SPRING BREAK      
Mon 3/18 Setbuilder Proof Method Ch 4   R25, R31
Wed 3/20 Set Products, Power Sets 4.4  

4.13-setbuilder 

4.21-setbuilder

Fri 3/22 Set Products, Power Sets 4.4   R30, 4.37
Mon 3/25 Index Sets 4.5   4.40, R32
Wed 3/27 Index Sets  4.5   4.47, 4.48
Fri 3/29 Relations, Equiv Relns 5.1   4.49, 4.51
Mon 4/1 Relations, Equiv Relns 5.1   4.52, 4.55
Wed 4/3 Relations, Equiv Relns 5.2   5.4, 5.6
Fri 4/5 Relations, Equiv Relns 5.2   5.12, 5.15
Mon 4/8 Relations, Equiv Relns 5.2   5.19, 5.21
Wed 4/10 Relations, Equiv Relns 5.2   5.23, 5.28
Fri 4/12 Functions 5.3   5.36#1, 5.36#2
Mon 4/15 Functions 5.3   5.37#1, 5.38#2
Wed 4/17 Review/Functions 5.3   5.41#2, 5.42#1
Fri 4/19 Exam 3      
Mon 4/22 Functions 5.3   5.47#2, 5.58#1
Wed 4/24 Functions 5.3   5.59#2, 5.60
Fri 4/26 Functions 5.3   5.61, 5.66#2
Mon 4/29 Course Review All   NA
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