MATH 187: Discrete and Foundational Mathematics
Boise State University, Fall 2019

Instructor: Stephen Brill
Office: MG 218-A
Phone: (208) 426-3122
Fax: (208) 426-1356

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

Mathematics: A Discrete Introduction (Third Edition) by Scheinerman.

Office hours:
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.

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

Cell phones, paging devices, etc.:
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.

Late work and/or extensions:
If you seek an extension on an assignment and the request occurs after the due date or time, your request will be summarily denied (except in the most extraordinary circumstances). Such requests that occur before the due date and time will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Contesting grades:
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.

Tutoring and extra assistance:
Learning Assistants are available for MATH 187.

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, the students will be able to: Grading policy:
Your grade will be determined by your performance in three areas: Your grade will be computed via the following algorithm. Let x be the number of points accumulated throughout the semester (between 0 and 100):
A+: x > 97
A: 93 < x < 97
A-: 90 < x < 93
B+: 87 < x < 90
B: 83 < x < 87
B-: 80 < x < 83
C+: 77 < x < 80
C: 73 < x < 77
C-: 70 < x < 73
D: 60 < x < 70
F: x < 60

This page was most recently updated on 28 August 2019.