Announcements and Schedule
|Scheduled Lectures||Homework Policy||Exam Schedule|
Math 28 is a course in combinatorial mathematics. This year the course is being taught as a "guided discovery" course. This means that the primary text for the course is a set of problems with just enough prose so that the problems will make sense. It is available at the course web page www.math.dartmouth.edu/~m28w03/book.html in the form of course notes. By working these problems, students will discover for themselves the main theorems of combinatorial mathematics (and their proofs) and examples of how these theorems are used. Students are encouraged to work together on the problems. Students are expected to work as many of the problems as they can and submit them. Certain problems will be designated each week in advance as "mandatory" problems. These problems will be graded and returned to the student.
Class time will be devoted largely to a discussion of the problems and the broad themes in combinatorial mathematics that the problems illustrate. This discussion will be split between whole class discussion, including possible student presentations of their ideas, and small group discussions. Students will be graded on class participation. Unfortunately, coming late to class may disrupt small group discussions, and so this will have to be reflected in the class participation grades of students who habitually come late to class. Of course it is difficult to participate if one does not come to class at all, and so habitual absence will also be reflected in the class participation grade.
I hope the following quote will inspire you to participate in this course.
"Mathematics is not for spectators; in order to gain in understanding, confidence, and enthusiasm one has to participate." M.A. Armstrong
|Professor Rosa Orellana|
|Office: 305 Bradley Hall
|Phone: 646 - 2430
Blitzmail: Rosa.C.Orellana at Dartmouth dot edu (preferred)
|Exam||Date and Time||Room|
|Midterm 1||Wednesday, January 22 at 5:00 PM||TBA|
|Midterm 2||Wedneday, February 19 at 5:00 PM||TBA|
|Final||Monday, March 10 at 8:00 AM||Bradley 103|
Please, do not make plans to leave Hanover before the exam.
|Homework Policy and Guidelines|
The course grade will be based upon the scores on the homework, two
exams, participation (this means attending class as well as asking and
responding to questions), and the final exam.
|Exams (2)||15% (each)|
|The Honor Principle|
On Exams: No help given or received from anyone. You may not use books or notes during in-class exams. For take-home exams you can use your class notes only.
On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING . In other words, you should feel free to talk to other students while you are in the process of thinking about a problem. However, when it comes time to write up your solutions, you should do this by yourself without outside assistance.
Any student with a documented disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with the instructor by January 17. All discussions will remain confidential, although the Academic Skills Center may be consulted to verify the documentation of the disability. Students who think they may have a disability but are not sure are encouraged to consult with the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.
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