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     Math 113       Spring 2013     Mathematical
    Reasoning

Section

Class Time

Room Number

20270  005

MWF 10:10-11:00

HSS 108

20271   006

MWF 11:15-12:05

HSS 108

20278   0013

MWF 12:20-1:10

HSS 108

 

 

                                    Office: Ayres 106                 Office Phone: 974-4283

 

                            It is best to contact me via email.

                            Please write the course and section # on the “subject” line

                            Email: dstein@math.utk.edu

Office hours: 

Day:
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Time:
1:30-3:10 1:30-3:10 1:30-3:10

I.               Course Description:  (3 credit hours) Classical and modern topics in number theory, geometry, and probability with an emphasis on problem solving. This includes consumer mathematics and other real-world applications.

 

II.              VALUE PROPOSITION/COURSE GOALS: At the end of this course, you will be able to: demonstrate an ability to analyze and connect mathematical logic and math concepts illustrating related thinking in today's society.

III       Behave as respectful adults in the classroom. For more information go to:

            http://www.math.utk.edu/Undergraduate/undergrad/Expectations.pdf

 

V.              Texts/Materials/resources for the Course: 

           Textbook: The Heart of Mathematics  by Burger and Starbird, 3'rd edition, Wiley Publishers. Textbook Companion Website: http://www.heartofmath.com

 

          OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS: include a CLICKER, calculator, small ruler, scissors, tape.

 

VI.            Information Resources: Course Information, Schedules, assignments, required videos, lessons, projects and handouts are posted on BLACKBOARD under your 113 course site. All information for our class is filed under appropriately labeled buttons. To access notes required for class- go to the "notes/handouts" button and print out the appropriate section listed on the syllabus before each class. You will be notified beforehand of any videos and review material you need to access. The syllabus, exam schedule, calendar, scheduling, and homework are all posted within our blackboard site.


VII.          Course Requirements, Assessment and Evaluation Methods:

Quizzes & Projects: (20%) There are NO make-ups for quizzes under any circumstances. We will try to have a quiz each class period using clickers. Attendance is required to take the quizzes. All the quizzes will be of varying points. Included with the quiz grades are the projects- some to be done during class- and others to be turned in at at designated time.

Exams:   (20% each) A total of four exams are given in the semester. There are NO make-ups! Do not miss an exam. No exam grades are dropped. Make-up exams are only allowed due to a severe illness, death in the family, or a required University activity. You must have a written excuse.

 

Final:  ( 20%) The final exam is comprehensive- (covers "all" material.). The final exam is mandatory for all students. Students who miss the final without securing permission ahead of time will fail the course. ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM. If you do not show up to take the final exam- you shall receive an "F" in the course. The final exam times are listed at the bottom of the syllabus.

 

                                                   Grading Scale:

Exam 1

20%

   

      90 - 100 %

 A

Exam 2

20%

   

      87 - 89 %

 A -

Exam 3

20%

   

       83 - 86 %

 B +

 

 

   

       80 - 82 %

 B 

 

 

  

       77 - 79 %

 B - 

  Projects, Quizzes  

 20%   

  

       73 - 76 %

 C +

 

 

   

       70 - 72 %

 C

Final Exam

20%

   

        67 - 69 %

 C-

    

    

  

       63 - 67 % 

 D+

Total Percentage Points

100%

 

       57 - 63 %

 D

   

    

  

       56 % and below

 F

** Through the semester, you will be given extra credit opportunities- based on attendance and work on projects/quizzes.

 

VIII.        COURSE FEEDBACK: PLEASE fill out the SAIS (online) forms near the end of the semester. I base my teaching on your feedback and success in my course. It is very important to me that you succeed in my class and finish your degree here at the University.

 

IX.            Students with Disabilities Policy:

            Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability

            should  contact me privately to discuss your specific needs. Please contact the Office of

            Disability Services at 865- 974-6087 in 2227 Dunford Hall to coordinate reasonable

            accommodations for students with documented  disabilities.

 

X.              Assignments/units of Instruction

Date:

section

         Tentative Topic & homework problems. 

         (Assignments and subject matter may vary due to time constraints).

W,1/9

1.1-1.4, 

Read the syllabus before our first class.

                 Stories. pp 33-36: # 1, 3, 8, 9, 13

F,1/11

2.1

 Counting and Pigeonhole principle.  pp 58-60: # 1, 2, 5, 8, 15, 19

M,1/14

2.2

  Fractions and Fibonacci Numbers. pp 70-71: # 2, 3, 4, 5

W,1/16

2.2

  Fibonacci Numbers. pp 71-75: # 6, 7, 17, 28, 30

F,1/18

2.3

 Prime Numbers. pp 92-95: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 14,  32, 

M,1/21

*

  MLK,  HOLIDAY

W,1/23

2.4

 Modular Aruithmeticpp 106-109: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 26, 27 

F,1/25

2.5

   Codes.  pp 126-127: # 1, 2, 5, 7     Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W3OEJ8VZ\MC900012931[1].wmf         •WATCH VIDEO, PREVIEW

M,1/28

2.6

 Irrational Numbers. p 138-141: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10,  30

W,1/30

2.7

 Real numbers.  pp 154-155: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 19, 20,21, 22, 23, 25, 36

F,2/1

Review

 Review For Test # 1  Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W3OEJ8VZ\MC900012931[1].wmf   watch the review

M, 2/4

#1

  Test # 1

W,2/6

3.1 - 3.2

 Infinity.  pp 163-165: # 1, 3, 6, 8, 14
Comparing the Infinite, One to One Correspondences. p 178-179: # 3, 7, 9,14, 26

F,2/8

3.3

 Different Sizes of Infinities. pp 191-194: #, 1 ,2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13, 16

M, 2/11

4.1

  Pythagorean Theorem. pp 237-240: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, 15   

W,2/13

4.1

 Pythagorean Proofs. pp 237-242:  # 23Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W3OEJ8VZ\MC900012931[1].wmf  watch the review

F,2/15

4.2

 Art Gallery Theorem. pp 254- 257: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11, 20

M,2/18

4.3

 Golden Rectangle.   pp 271-273: # 1, 3, 9, 12, 13, 16
 1. Class Project . BRING PRINT OUT TO CLASS. 

W, 2/20

4.4 

"Preview" Pinwheel Triangle

2. Class Project . BRING PRINT OUT TO CLASS to create pinwheels.  

F,2/22

4.4

 Symmetry ,Tilings crystal Art. p: 291-292: # 2, 3, 6, 8, 10

M,2/25

4.4

 Mathematical Tilings. pp: 292-296: # 12, 16, 21, Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W3OEJ8VZ\MC900012931[1].wmf study review

W2/27

4.5

   The Platonic Solids. p 314-317: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 21 and 22 for tetrahedron

F, 3/1

4.5, 5.4

 The Platonic Solids and the Euler Characteristic. pp 419: # 1, 2, 3, 4,

M, 3/4

5.4

 Eulerr Characteristic, Five Platonic Solids.  pp 419-423: #  5, 7, 10, 13, 26, 29, 30
 3. Class Project . BRING MATERIALS TO CLASS.

W, 3/6

Review

 Review For Test # 2

F, 3/82

# 2

 Test # 2  1  Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W3OEJ8VZ\MC900012931[1].wmf   watch the review

W, 3/13

5.5

 Knots and Links. pp 435- 438:  # 1, 2, 3, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21

F,3/15

5.1

 Contortions of Space, Equivalence by distortion pp 371-375: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 17, 18, 25, 26, 27

M,3/18

6.1-6.2

                 Images  of Fractals. p 464-465: # 2, 5, 6, 9
                 Infinite Intricacy through repeated process. pp 487-491: 1, 3, 4, 13, 14, 18, 21

Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W3OEJ8VZ\MC900012931[1].wmf   •Watch video on creating 3-Dimensional Fractals

W,10/20

6.3

   Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\GWGE7TTR\MC900199398[1].wmf   4. Class Project, Fractals in Space, Fractal Cuts 

F, 3/22 - F, 3/29   Spring Break and Spring recess

M, 4/1

6.4

 Imaginary numbers and Fractals. pp526-527: # 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,12, 25, 29 and 30 use algebra for 9,10

W, 4/3

6.5

 The game of life and changing populations. p 543-544: # 1, 2, 13,14 

F, 4/5

6. 5

 The game of life and changing populations. p 543-544: # 1, 2, 13,14 
  In-Class QUIZ GRADE

M,4/8

7.2

 Predicting the Future. p 599-601: # 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12

W,4/10

7.2

 Using Probability to predict the future. pp 601-602: # 13, 16, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28

F4/12

Review

 Review for Test # 3  1  Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\W3OEJ8VZ\MC900012931[1].wmf   watch the review

M,11/19

# 3

 Test # 3

W,4/17

9.3

 Financial Math. p 846-848: # 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12

F,4/19

9.3

 Financial Math. pp 846-848:  Problems in class and worksheets.

M, 4/22

9.3

 Financial Math. p 848-849: # 15, 17, 18, 19, 20

W, 4/24

9.3

Description: C:\Users\Donna\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\GWGE7TTR\MC900199398[1].wmf  Financial Math.  Problems in class and worksheets. 

F, 4/26

 Final
Review

  Review for Mandatory Final exam. BRING ALL OLD EXAMS TO CLASS

 Study Period, 

See
Below

Final Exam

 Comprehensive Final. All students must take the Final Exam.

 

Important Dates for the fall:

Last Day to Add classes: Monday, August 27, 2012

Last Day to drop with a W: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Section

Normal Class Time

Final Exam Time

Room Number

005

MWF 10:10-11:00

8:00-10:00, Mon, May 6

HSS 108

006

MWF 11:15-12:05

10:15-12:15, Wed, May 1

HSS 108

0013

MWF 12:20-1:10

12:30-2:30, Tues, May 7

HSS 108

ALTERNATE

TIMES

12:30-2:30, Friday, May 3

2:45-4;45, Friday, May 3

HBB 130


HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS CLASS:

 

Study Hints:

1.

 Spend at least one hour each evening after class studying the material we covered in class that day.

2.

 Use all information posted for you on blackboard- study the lessons, handouts and videos

3.

 Take notes when required- and actively participate in group work.

4.

 Do not miss class unless it is an emergency. 

5.

 It is your responsibility to get the notes from another student if you miss class- EXCHANGE PHONE NUMBERS WITH AT 

LEAST 3 OTHER STUDENTS IN THE CLASS.

6.

 When studying for a test, practice each kind of problem until you are confident with the material.

7.

 If you are confused in class- please ASK QUESTIONS. I will gladly help you.

8.

 Please come to my office when you need extra help. 

9.

 Hand in all assignments on time.


 

 

EXAM Hints:

1.

 The night before the exam give yourself a "practice" test with one of each kind of problem.

 Watch and/or read all review materials.

2.

 Get to class early the day of the exam. This will help you to be relaxed.

3.

 Begin with the easiest problems- or the ones that you feel most confident with.

4.

 Show all steps of your work. You have a better chance for partial credit if you show all work. 

5.

 Write neatly. I can not give partial credit for what I can't read.

6.

 If you get stuck on a problem, skip the problem, go on to the next one and come back to it later.

7.

 If you mind goes blank: 

 * take a deep breath.  * Stretch your muscles.  * Close your eyes for a minute and relax.
 * Look back over the test, until you find a problem you can start on.


XIII.    University Policies:

Academic Standards of Conduct (from "Hill topics: Student Handbook," All students are expected to abide by the University Honor Statement.  In mathematics classes, violations of the honor statement include copying another person's work on any graded assignment or test, collaborating on a graded assignment without the instructor's approval, using unauthorized "cheat sheets" or technical devices such as calculators, cell phones or computers for graded tests or assignments, or other infractions listed in "Hill topics".  These violations are serious offenses, subject to disciplinary action that may include failure in a course and/or dismissal from the University.  The instructor has full authority to suspend a student from his/her class, to assign an "F" in an exercise or examination, or to assign an "F" in the course. See "Hill topics" for more complete information. A report of all offenses will be sent to appropriate deans and the Office of Student Judicial Affairs for possible further action.

The Honor Statement: An essential feature of the University of Tennessee is a commitment to maintaining an atmosphere of intellectual integrity and academic honesty. As a student of the University, I pledge that I will neither knowingly give nor receive any inappropriate assistance in academic work, thus affirming my own personal commitment to honor and integrity.

 

THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE, ALTER AND/OR AMEND THIS SYLLABUS, AS NECESSARY.  STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN WRITING AND/OR BY EMAIL OF ANY SUCH REVISIONS, ALTERATIONS AND/OR AMENDMENTS.