Math 110 Section 59153 Mathematical Reasoning Fall
2004

**Instructor**: Dr. Karin Pringle

Office: Ayres 230

Email: pringle@math.utk.edu

Web page:
http://www.math.utk.edu/~pringle

Office Hours: M,W, F: 10:00-11:00 or by appointment

**Classes**: MWF:
8-8:50, Ayres 318.

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**Required Text:** The Heart of Mathematics, An Invitation to
Effective Thinking, Burger and Starbird, 2^{nd} Edition, Key College
Publishing, 2005.

**Content:** We will cover sections in chapters 1, 2, 3,
4, 5, 7 and 8. These sections include
ideas from number theory, the real line, infinity, geometry, topology,
probability, and decision-making. Work
in the course emphasis logical thinking and problem solving while contemplating
sophisticated mathematical topics.

**Course Requirements**: Attendance at each class meeting is necessary for success. I encourage you to read the text regularly
and have read the next section before each class. Homework will be assigned and collected from each section. There
will be four midterms. The first will cover chapters 1 and 2, the second will
cover chapter 3 and some sections in chapter 4, the third will cover the
remaining sections in chapter 4 and chapter 5, and the fourth will cover
chapters 7 and 8. Tentative dates for
these exams are September 10, October 8, October 29 and November 22. Each
student will complete a project in which you will demonstrate your
understanding of a mathematical topic not covered in class. The final exam will be cumulative and is scheduled
for Wednesday, December 8, 8-10 am. The
exams will stress definitions, theorems and problems similar to those assigned
for homework.

**Grades: **Grades
will be determined using the percentages and grading scale below. Points are earned by performance on
homework, your project, midterm exams and the final exam. Your letter grade is
a measure of your mastery of course material and your fulfillment of course
objectives.

Project: 10%

Homework: 10%,

Exams: 15 % each,

Final: 20%.

A: 90-100% B+: 85-89% B:
80-84% C+: 75-79% C: 70-74% D: 65-69%
F: below 65%

**Academic** **Honesty:** All students are expected to read and abide by the Academic Honor
Statement found in “** Hilltopics”**. 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 “

**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. *

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**Students with Disabilities:** If you need course adaptations or accommodations
because of a documented disability or if you have emergency information to
share, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 191 Hoskins Library,
974-6087.

**Withdrawal Dates:** August 27, last day to add or
drop without a W

September 28: last day to
drop with a W

November 9: last day to drop
with a WF/WP

**Math Tutorial Center:
**The Math Tutorial Center is in
Ayres Hall room 322. It provides free
tutoring. Hours of operation are posted at http://www.math.utk.edu/MTC/.

**Classroom Etiquette:
**Please be considerate of the
instructor and those around you. Come
to class on time and for the entire period.
Either silence or turn off cell phones and beepers before you enter the
classroom. Do not talk to classmates at
inappropriate times. Refrain from
reading newspapers or working on other coursework during class.

**Tentative Schedule:**

August 18,20: Surveys, placement exam, Chapter 1.

August 23,25,27: Chapter 1, Section 2.1,2.2

Aug 30, Sept.1, 3: Section 2.3,2.6, 2.7

Sept. 8,10: Section 2.7, Problem Day, Exam 1

Sept. 13,15,17: Section 3.1,
3.2

Sept. 20,22,24: Section 3.2, 3.3, 4.1,

Sept. 27,29, Oct. 1: 4.2,4.3

Oct. 4, 6, 8: 4.3, Problem Day, Exam 2

Oct. 11,13: Section 4.4, 4.5,5.1

Oct. 18,20,22: Section 5.1,5.2,5.3

Oct. 25,27,29: Section 5.3, Problem Day, Exam 3

Nov. 1, 3,5: Section 7.1,7.2

Nov. 8,10,12: Section 7.3,8.2

Nov. 15,17,19: Section 8.3, Problem Day

Nov. 22, 24: Exam 3, Problem Day

Nov. 29: Review

Dec.8: Final 8-10 am

Homework : The starred
problems are to be turned in. Due dates will be given in class.

Chapter 1: p.28: 1,*3,5,10,11,*14

Section 2.1: 1,4,*8,10,15,*19

Section 2.2:
2,3,*7,17,29,*30,37

Section 2.3: 1-5, 7,12,*14,
15, *30, 33

Section 2.6: 3,5,6,8,*10, 22,
*29,30

Section 2.7:
2,3,4,7,10,18,*20,23,25,*36