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Mathematical Structures: Mathematics 300

Lecture TuTh 3:00-4:15 in Wexler 107

Line # 12923

Instructor John Jones

Office Wexler 729

E-mail jj@asu.edu

Home pages
   http://hobbes.la.asu.edu  (instructor)
   http://hobbes.la.asu.edu/300  (course)

Office Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:50, Wednesdays 1:00-1:50, and by appointment.

Prerequisites A course in calculus.

Text Doing Mathematics, by Steven Galovich (2nd edition). We will cover, in order: Sections 2.1-2.3, 3.1-3.6, 4.1-4.4, and as much of chapter 5 as time permits.

Grading There will be two tests, homework, and a final. The final grade will be computed by the following recipe:

What Percentage
Homework average 30%
Tests 20% per test (40% total)
Final exam 30%

The weights on the left side will be used to get a final average:
Final avg = 0.30· (homework percent) + 0.40· (test average) + 0.30 · (final exam percent)

Then final grades will be determined by the following chart.
Grade A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C D
Lower Cutoff 97% 90% 87% 84% 78% 75% 72% 63% 50%

Tests Tests will be given in class on

  • Test 1: March 2
  • Test 2: April 13

Homework Homework assignments will appear on the course homework page. Each student is expected to do and understand every problem assigned. Problems to be submitted for grading will be underlined. Papers are due on the date shown on the homework page, and should be turned in before the start of class on the day they are due.

Late homework is not accepted, and homework may not be submitted electronically.

At the end of the semester, the three lowest homework scores for each student will be dropped before averaging the others. For some students, the dropped scores will be assignments which are missed for reasons of illness, or because they were not submitted in time.

Homework submitted on the due date after class has started, but before the class period is over, will be accepted, but will have 10 points deducted from their score for being late.

Makeups If you need to miss a test for exceptional circumstances such as a documented illness, emergency, or a University-sanctioned activity, contact the instructor at the earliest possible time. If an exam must be taken late and is not excused, a late penalty will be assessed to its score of a minimum of 15%.

Final Exam The final will be comprehensive and take place at its regularly scheduled time. I believe this to be Tuesday, May 2, 2:30-4:20 PM, in our regular classroom, but students are responsible for checking that this is the correct date and time.

In general, final exams cannot be rescheduled by ASU policy. See ACD 304-01 for details.

Academic Dishonesty Academic honesty is expected of all students in all examinations, papers, laboratory work, academic transactions and records. The possible sanctions include, but are not limited to, appropriate grade penalties, course failure (indicated on the transcript as a grade of E), course failure due to academic dishonesty (indicated on the transcript as a grade of XE), loss of registration privileges, disqualification and dismissal. See the ASU policy, in particular student obligations.

Information on this syllabus may be amended by verbal announcements made in class and posted on the course web page.
Last Update: January 11, 2017

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