Introduction to Modern Mathematics

Course Details

Course Number: 2133  Section Number: 201

Spring 2013

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 311

Days & Times:

TR 11am-12:20pm



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Michelle Knox   
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Course Objectives

 

Course Description: Introduction to logic and methods of proof, set operations, equivalence relations, functions, mathematical induction, and cardinality.  Other topics related to the study of the structure of mathematical proof may be included.

 

Prerequisites: MATH 1634 with a C or better

 

Textbook: Mathematical Proofs A Transition to Advanced Mathematics  by G. Chartrand, A. Polimeni, and P. Zhang


Course Expectations

 

Prerequisites: MATH 1634 with a C or better

 

Textbook: Mathematical Proofs A Transition to Advanced Mathematics  by G. Chartrand, A. Polimeni, and P. Zhang

 

Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.


Grading Standards

 

 

Grading: The student’s final grade will be calculated as follows:

            classwork                   15%

            3 exams                       20% each        

            final exam                    25%                                                      

 

The following percentages will be used to calculate the student’s final grade:

            A         90%-100%                 

            B         80%-90%

            C         70%-80%                   

            D         60%-70%

            F          less than 60%


Submission Format Policy

 

Unless told otherwise, you are allowed (and even encouraged) to work with your classmates on homework exercises.  Please note that you are not allowed to consult other textbooks or the internet for any of your homework exercises.

 

There may be instances where a student is asked to solve a problem on his/her own without the help of others.  In this case, the student is not allowed to talk to any other person about the problem, nor is the student allowed to consult any other resource besides the course text and class notes.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

Attendance will be taken at every class.  Any student who is late to class or who leaves early may be counted absent.  Any student who misses more than 5 classes may be dropped from the course. 


Other Policies

 

Classwork: Classwork includes attendance, class participation, presentation of homework problems and other board work, and completion of in-class work (worksheets, quizzes, etc.) 

 

Attendance will be taken at every class.  Any student who is late to class or who leaves early may be counted absent.  Any student who misses more than 5 classes may be dropped from the course.

Homework will not be collected on a regular basis.  However, quiz and exam problems are based on homework problems, so you are strongly encouraged to complete every homework assignment.  I will answer questions concerning homework at the beginning of each class.  I reserve the right to collect homework at any time and for any reason.

 

Unless told otherwise, you are allowed (and even encouraged) to work with your classmates on homework exercises.  Please note that you are not allowed to consult other textbooks or the internet for any of your homework exercises.

 

There may be instances where a student is asked to solve a problem on his/her own without the help of others.  In this case, the student is not allowed to talk to any other person about the problem, nor is the student allowed to consult any other resource besides the course text and class notes.

 

See the MSU student handbook for university policies on academic honesty.  This can be found online at:

             http://students.mwsu.edu/studentaffairs/handbook.asp

 

 

 

 

 

Exams: There will be three exams. The dates of the three exams are:

            Thursday, February 14, 2013

            Tuesday, March 26, 2013

            Tuesday, April 30, 2013

 

The date of the final exam is Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 1:00pm-3:00pm.

 

If a student knows that he/she will miss an exam, every effort must be made by the student to notify the instructor as soon as possible.  Make-up exams are given at the discretion of the instructor. It is best to call your professor rather than email when you miss an exam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that a student with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.