Math 323 - Mathematical Reasoning and Writing

Fall 2013 - Section 5

MWF 12:00-12:50 pm,

Physics and Atmosph. Sciences Room 304.

Instructor: K. Lux

Teaching Asistent: G. Todd

Undergraduate Teaching Asistent: L. Noronha


Homework Assignments

Text: Analysis (With an Introduction to Proof) by Steven R. Lay, 5th ed.

Material mentioned in class on 9/4/2013: The History and Concept of Mathematical Proof . Please read until 9/6/2013.

Homework Policy

Homework Format

Grading scheme: There will be three tests and a final examination. Each test is worth 100 points and the final is worth 200 points. The first test is on Friday, October, the 4th, the second test is on Friday, November the 8th, and the third test is on Friday, December, the 6th. The final exam will take place on December 17th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. All the tests and the final exam are given in the usual classroom. The final exam will not be given earlier; please take that into account if you will be making travel plans.

There will be required daily homework assignments, normally due on the first class day of the following week. In total the daily assignments are worth 100 points, as much as one test.

There also will be regular quizzes. In total the quizzes will be worth 100 points.

The total number of points will be 700. Your total score will be converted into a precentage score. The cutoffs of 80%, 70%, 60%, and 50% for A, B, C, and D are guaranteed, but the cutoffs can be lowered if a lower overall class average warrants it.

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every scheduled class and to be familiar with the University Class Attendance policy as it appears in the General Catalog. It is the student's responsibility to keep informed of any announcements, syllabus adjustments or policy changes made during scheduled classes. Students are expected to behave in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity. The guiding principle of academic integrity is that a student's submitted work must be the student's own. University Policies can be found at and .

Students with Disabilities:
If you anticipate barriers related to the format or requirements of this course, please meet with me so that we can discuss ways to ensure your full participation in the course. If you determine that disability-related accommodations are necessary, please register with Disability Resources (621-3268; and notify me of your eligibility for reasonable accommodations. We can then plan how best to coordinate your accommodations.

Incompletes: The grade of I will be awarded if all the following conditions are met:

1. The student has completed all but a small portion of the required work.

2. The student has scored at least 50% on the work completed.

3. The student has a valid reason for not completing the course on time.

4. The student agrees to make up the material in a short period of time.

K. Lux / Department of Mathematics / University of Arizona / last revised 2nd of August, 2013