Welcome to MATH 3200!

Click this link to view the syllabus. Note that the daily schedule on the syllabus will not be updated. I will make any necessary updates in class or via email.

Materials:

  • Required: Introduction to Proof, Ron Taylor, published by the Journal of Inquiry-Based Learning in Mathematics (Note: The paperback version is different, so use this PDF.)
  • Supplemental problem list, compiled by Dr. Royal: Royal problems
  • Recommended (buy one if you can): Mathematical Proofs: A Transition to Advanced Mathematics, 4th Edition, by Chartrand, Polimeni, and Zhang, ISBN 978-0-134-84047-5 Note: An old edition is fine; chapter numbers may be different.
  • Recommended: How to Think Like a Mathematician: A Companion to Undergraduate Mathematics, by Kevin Houston, ISBN 978-0-521-71978-0

Office Hours: M 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., W 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m., F 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m., and by appointment (email jroyal@uga.edu to schedule), in Boyd 637A

Affirmation - Learning Environment

You deserve a learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you are experiencing discrimination or harassment, I will do whatever I can to stop it. The University of Georgia's non-discrimination and anti-harassment (NDAH) policy is here. (Note that I am required by university policy to report any instances of discrimination or harassment that you report to me.)

Tentative Assessment Schedule

Hand-in problems will be collected in class regularly. 

Quiz 1 - Wednesday, January 15, Chapter 1 (Click on "Quiz 1" to view the Quiz 1 study guide.)

Quiz 2 - Wednesday, January 29, Chapter 2

Exam 1 - Friday, February 7, covers Taylor Chapters 1-2 and inequalities. Here is a link to an old exam from my MATH 3200 course in Summer 2019, and here are the solutions

Quiz 3 - Monday, February 17, Chapter 3

Quiz 4 - Monday, March 2, Chapter 4

Exam 2 - Friday, March 6, tentatively Taylor Chapters 3-4. Here is a link to an old exam from Summer 2019, and here are the solutions. Here is another Practice Exam. (I will post solutions if I am able.)

Quiz 5 - Monday, March 30, Chapter 5 Part 1

Quiz 6 - Wednesday, April 15, Chapter 5 Part 2

Exam 3 - Friday, April 24, Taylor Chapter 5. Here is a link to a practice exam, and here are solutions. Note that our topic coverage may vary slightly from the topics on the practice exam.

Final Exam - Monday, May 4, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (in our normal classroom)

Links

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List of Math Tutors in Athens (fees charged), maintained by UGA Math Department

Disclaimer

The statements expressed here are my own and do not represent the University of Georgia.