Math 28, Winter 2005

Introduction to Combinatorics

General Information Syllabus Homework Assignments Exam Related

General Information

Instructors Lectures Textbook
Examinations Homework Policy Grades
Honor Principle Tutorials Disabilities


Section 1
Instructor Mark Skandera
Office 412 Bradley
Office hours M 6:30-7:30 PM
W 5-6 PM
F 3-4 PM
Phone 646-1720


Section 1
Instructor Mark Skandera
Classroom 103 Reed
Lecture (MWF) 11:15-12:20
X-hour Tues 12:00-12:50

If you are shy about asking questions during lecture, try asking these suggested questions.


Combinatorics Through Guided Discovery (November 6, 2004 edition) by Kenneth Bogart. Available at the Copy Center.


There will be two midterm examinations and a final examination. These exams are scheduled as follows:

Exam Midterm 1 Midterm 2
Date February 7
Febrary 21
March 14
Time (in class) (in class) 8:00-11:00
Classroom (in class)
(in class)
108 Reed

Note. Exams will not be given early to accommodate travel plans.

Homework Policy

Students who understand the homework sets typically perform better on the exams.


The course grade will be based upon two midterm exams, a final exam, homework, and class participation.

Midterm 1 100 points
Midterm 2 100 points
Final Exam 200 points
Written assignments
100 points
Class participation
100 points
Total 600 points

The Honor Principle

On Exams: No help given or received

On Homework: Collaboration is permitted and encouraged, but NO COPYING. On the other hand discussions of the general ideas of the problems is desirable.


There is no teaching assistant for Math 28. Tutors may be available through the Tutor Clearinghouse. If you would like to have a tutor, please go to 301 Collis and fill out an application as early in the term as possible. There may be a waiting list.


Students with disabilities who will be taking this course and may need disability-related classroom accommodations are encouraged to make an appointment to see their instructor as soon as possible. Also, they should stop by the Academic Skills Center in Collis Center to register for support services.