MATH 210

MWF 11:00-12:20

Fenton 180

Guidelines for format of problem assignments

Proof techniques in a nutshell

Welcome to Mathematical Structures and Proof!The textbook we'll use is available on ANGEL under the "Lessons" tab. I recommend that you print (at least part of) the first two chapters out and put the sheets in a three-ring binder for ease of use.

The grading of each problem assignment will include up to 3

style points. To earn style points, first your work must be organized clearly and typed properly according to commonly accepted mathematical format (e.g., in complete sentences). Here are some suggested guidelines for assignment format (for which there is also a link above these NOTES). Second, if a solution is illegible, ambiguous, or incoherent, your style points will be reduced. Thus, you should give careful thought to how you present your work.All PowerPoint presentations used in class will be available on ANGEL,

oftenbefore class. (Look under "Lessons".) The presentation posted might not beexactlythe one used in class, as the need to avoid giving things away or to include last-minute changes sometimes arises. Additional caveat: The PowerPoint presentation can never capture EVERYTHING that goes on in class or accurately replicate the classroom experience.

New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards

A Mathematician’s Lament by Paul Lockhart -- Describes what mathematics and math education are really supposed to be about

Please let me know about any errors on the web pages for our course. Thanks!