Math 347 Homework, Spring 2009

Procedures

Every homework must start with a coversheet. Please print 11 copies of the sheet for Sec. C1 (10:00-10:50am) or Sec. D1 (11:00-11:50am).

I encourage you to work with a partner or in a small group on the homework.
But you must write up the homework solutions yourself, even if you have worked with others on solving the problem.

Homework should be turned in by 5:30pm on the due date. Late homework will be accepted only if you have made prior arrangement with me. Exceptions will be made, for example, in case of serious illness or family emergency.

I will only count your 10 highest homework scores, over the semester. Some assignments might be announced as mandatory (i.e. they cannot be dropped).

Study sessions

The Monday office hour 6:00-7:30pm will be a collaborative homework study session, held in Altgeld 347. Come and work with classmates on the homework. Regular office hours Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm, Wednesday 4-5pm, or else make an appointment by phone (333-1329) or email.

Homework
Homework #1, due Wednesday 28 January by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #1 feedback is here.
Homework #2, due Wednesday 4 February by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #2 feedback is here.
Homework #3, due Wednesday 11 February in class or by 5:30pm (NO late homework), to the tray outside my office 376 Altgeld
Homework #4, due Wednesday 18 February by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #4 feedback is here.
Homework #5, due Wednesday 4 March by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #5 feedback is here.
Homework #6, due Wednesday 11 March by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #6 feedback is here.
Homework #7, due Wednesday 18 March by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #7 feedback is here.
Homework #8, due Thursday 9 April by 5:50pm, to my office 376 Altgeld.
Homework #9, due Wednesday 15 April by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #9 feedback is here.
Homework #10, due Wednesday 22 April by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #10 feedback is here.
Homework #11, due Wednesday 6 May by 5:30pm, to my office 376 Altgeld. Homework #11 feedback is here.

The median homework scores so far are: 7.5, 7, 9, 8.5, 7, 9.25, 8, 9.5, 9.5, 8, 8 (most HW out of 10)
The median score on Test 1: 57.5/100 (top score 103/100), including the make-up Quiz score with the Test score
The median score on Test 2: 60/75 (top score /75)
The median score on Test 3: 52/75 (top score /75)
The median score on the Final Exam: /150 (top score /150)

Other resources
For more examples and discussion of proof techniques, check out the following books, which are mostly on reserve in the Math Library in Altgeld Hall:
Fletcher/Patty, Foundations of Higher Mathematics
Solow, How to Read and Do Proofs [on reserve at Math Library]
Gerstein, Introduction to Mathematical Structures [on reserve at Math Library]
Galovich, Doing Mathematics: An Introduction to Proofs and Problem Solving
Some students have also found the following book helpful for examples:
Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications [on reserve at Math Library].