| (May 31 2007) Final grades posted.
(May 22 2007) Updated grades.
(May 1 2007) Updated the latest grades.
(Apr 17 2007) After class discussion, we decided to amend the homework policy to still require submission at the start of class on Thursdays, but allowing homework to be submitted after the strict deadline for half-credit, up through the final exam.
Check back later... I'll post more responses if new questions come up.
(Mar 28 2007) One more comment. For problem (2), the triangles should be different shapes. A rotation of a triangle does not count as a different shape.
(Mar 27 2007) A couple of responses to questions about the midterm so far:
Time. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00a -
Place. HSS 302 (***note the new room!***)
Class Home Page. http://betterfilecabinet.com/s07/565.html. Announcements, homework assignments, test schedules, grades and this syllabus are all posted here.
Textbook. None. There will be handouts in class.
Teaching Style and Attendance. About two-thirds of the time will be spent on activities in small groups. The other third will be whole class discussion and lecture. Because of the emphasis on in-class activity, attendance is mandatory. Missing class without prior notice will cause damage to your academic experience, your grade, and may cause you to be dropped from the class roster.
Earning Grades. The work you do in class
will contribute to your final grade in the following
Assignments will be given out on Thursdays and are
due the next Thursday at the start of class.
You are allowed and encouraged to work on the homework in groups, but you must write up the solutions in your own words. Please do not let anyone else see the paper that you are turning in... that will be considered cheating.
Tests. There will be one midterm and a comprehensive final exam. No makeups will be given without prior permission.
Projects. Your projects will be
investigations of topics in mathematics. We'll
discuss these in more detail later, but you will work
in groups to create a report and a mathematical
construction that will be shared with others. You are
encouraged to work with one or two other people on
your project. You will all receive a group grade,
(unless the whole group feels that is unfair) and an individual grade.
I will give you more guidance and ideas during the
Religious Holidays. I will make reasonable accommodations for you to observe religious holidays when such observances require you to be absent from class activities. It is your responsibility to inform me during the first two weeks of the class each semester, in writing, about such holidays.
Withdrawing. Most Mathematics classes allow
CR/NCR grading, but many majors, including
Mathematics, do not count CR/NCR grades towards the
major. Mathematics majors should not take their
Mathematics classes CR/NCR. All other majors should
check with their academic advisors before deciding to
take a Mathematics class CR/NCR. If--after checking
with your advisor--you want to apply for CR/NCR
grading, you must log onto the web site
www.sfsu.edu/student and sign up for CR/NCR grading
before the deadline in the catalog. I will not pass out a
CR/NCR sheet in class.