Boise State University, Fall 2019

1330 to 1445, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in room MB 139.

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 1200-1315. Other times by appointment.

The purpose of homework is to give students the opportunity to work with and become familiar with the important concepts of the course. Homework will be assigned regularly but will not be graded. Collaborative work on homework exercises is encouraged. You will have the opportunity to discuss homework exercises in class.

Use of calculators is forbidden on tests and the final exam.

All students are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the policies and standards given in the BSU Student Code of Conduct.

In the past, I enforced a very punitive policy if electronic devices made a noise and thus disrupted the class. I initiated this policy to combat an epidemic of such disruptions. However, now I am merely asking you to ensure that all of your electronic devices are on a silent mode once class begins. If my request is not honored, I will not hesitate to reintroduce my former policy, which admittedly is draconian.

If you seek an extension on an assignment and the request occurs

If you think I have graded you unfairly on a particular assignment, you must bring this to my attention within a week from the time that the assignment was returned to the class. After a week I will not consider any requests to review and possibly change my grading.

Learning Assistants are available for MATH 187.

At the conclusion of the course, the students will be able to:

- use written English to communicate clearly and unambiguously.
- construct mathematically correct proofs using a variety of techniques, including induction.
- solve problems in the areas of beginning probability and combinatorics.

Your grade will be determined by your performance in three areas:

__Three tests__-- Tests will occur during regular class meeting times on 20 September, 25 October, and 6 December. Any requests to take a test on a date other than which appears directly above must be submitted to me in writing at least four weeks prior to the test's regular administration. Exceptions to this policy may be granted only in extraordinary circumstances, such as illness or injury. Collaborative work on tests is not permitted. Solutions to tests.- Quizzes -- All quizzes are take-home and will be assigned and collected on a weekly basis (except those weeks when tests occur). Generally, quizzes are available online on Wednesdays and are due at the beginning of class on the following Friday. Although collaborative work on quizzes is encouraged, each student must hand in his/her own quiz paper. The lowest quiz score for each student will be "dropped".
__Final exam__-- Wednesday 18 December at 1430. Collaborative work on the final exam is not permitted. The four week rule above applies also to the final exam.

Each student determines the relative ranking of these three components. Click here for instructions on how to do this.

A+:

A: 93

A-: 90

B+: 87

B: 83

B-: 80

C+: 77

C: 73

C-: 70

D: 60

F:

This page was most recently updated on 28 August 2019.

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