__Course Outline Math 394 ____at__** **LA (Lawrence) 166

Fall 05
**Assignment #1 **Ch 0: 36, Ch 1:
pp16-17: 1, 3

ÒNow Prove ThisÓ 1-1 & 1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5

pp 42-44: 6, 11

pp 62-63: 1,2, 3,4, 5,6,7

Shlomo Libeskind, Fenton 321, shlomo@math.uoregon.edu Web page: www.uoregon.edu/~shlomo

**Assignment #1 due, Tuesday Oct 4**

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** Evaluation ** 2 Midterms (200points each) Friday Oct 21 and Friday Nov 25.

Take Home Exam given on Wed Nov 30; due Friday Dec 2

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**Homework ** **200
points

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Q____uizzes and special assignments 200
points__

__Homework
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be collected as announced.

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Office Hours__
M, W, F 12:30- 1:30 MWF and
by appointment.

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__ Textbooks:____ (1) Textbook
that I am writing will be available through the bookstore.__

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(2) ____ÒRethinking ProofÓ
paperback for Skatchpad activities__

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(3) ____GeometerSkatchpad software__

__We will cover at least 4
chapters from my textbook: Congruence & Parallel Postulate,__

__The Circle, Area and the
Pythagorean theorem, Similarity.__

Homework and tests will emphasize explanations and proofs. You will be required to write solutions in a clear and well-written form. Homework assignments should be treated like essays. Your first version may not be presentable. You will therefore need to reread what you wrote and rewrite so that your final version is extremely well written (with correct sentence structure, grammar and punctuation.) Some people have illegible handwriting. If your handwriting is not clear your homework should be typed. If homework is not treated with great respect as described above, it will be returned with zero credit.

Because of the size of this class late homework will not be accepted. In case of documented illness, check with me.

Certain problems will be designated as Òdo them on your ownÓ. On these problems collaboration with others and even hints from others will not be allowed. On other problems you may collaborate with classmates. On some problems you will be required to collaborate. When you do so, and you are actually ready to write the solutions, write them on your own without looking at someone elseÕs solution. If my grader or I see that a solution was ÔcopiedÕ, the entire homework of that student and the collaborator will earn zero credit. From time to time you will be asked to read another personÕs proofs or solutions. These assignments will be clearly designated as such. You will have to comment on each otherÕs presentations: clarity of writing and validity of solutions or proofs. You will then be graded for your solutions as well as for your comments. One lowest score will be dropped

People often ask how much time will they have to spend on a course in
order to do well. The answer depends
on your background and mathematical ability. It is not unusual for students to
spend 15 hours per week and more on this course (in addition to the 4 hours in
lectures). You will be responsible
for all the proofs done in class and of course for homework problems. **Knowing the Course material:**

What does it mean to know the course material? After each lecture you should reread the notes you took as well as the corresponding material in the text. Then with the notes and the text closed write the proofs of all the theorems as well as solutions to problems introduced in class. If you needed help or collaborated on homework with other people, be sure that you can also solve all the problems without looking at your or anybody elseÕs notes.

Deadline
Last
day to:

October 2: Drop this
course (100% refund, no W recorded)

October 3: Drop this
course (75% refund, no W recorded)

October 5: Add this
course

October 9: Withdraw
from this course (75% refund, W recorded)

October 16: Withdraw from
this course (50% refund, W recorded)

October 23: Withdraw from
this course (25% refund, W recorded)

November 13: Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded