Math 300 (Section 2)

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Fall 2005

Click here to go the list of TA sessions

** Course News:** These will occasionally be posted to the course web site.

Farshid will offer a review session at 6 pm TONIGHT, Thursday Dec. 15, in 1322.

Here is the Sample Final Exam as well as Solutions to Sample Final Exam. I suggest you work on the problems first before consulting the solutions.

Here are HW 6 Solutions and HW 7 Solutions (available sometime after 2pm Dec 15).

Exam 2 has been moved to Thursday DEC 1 in class.
Here is Sample Exam 2. Exam 2 will cover the
problems and readings from HW 4,5. Here are solutions to some problems
from HW 4 and HW 5:
HW 4 Solutions,
HW 5 Solutions.

HW6 will be due on Tues Dec 6.

Here is Sample Exam 1. Exam 1 covered the
problems and readings from HW 1,2,3.

All three TA Sessions (M 10:10-11:00, Tu 8:30-9:20, and Tu 10:10-11:00)
meet in 1322 LGRT.

All M300 students should sign up for the Math 300 co-seminar M391A, a
one-credit course. This is because you will be meeting with a TA once
a week for an hour in a small seminar session to discuss the course
material and work on problems.

**Instructor: **
Dr. Farshid Hajir

**Office: **Lederle 1118

**Phone: **545-6015

**Email: **hajir@math.umass.edu
**Office Hours**:
Current office hours are W 9-10 and Thursday 1:30-2:30.
You are always welcome to set up an appointment to see me by
e-mail or phone.

**Teaching Assistant and Seminar Leader:** Laura Beltis

** E-mail:** lbeltis@student.umass.edu,

**Office Hours:** Office hours to be determined.

**Texts: ** 1) Gilbert and
Vanstone: * An Introduction to Mathematical Thinking*, Prentice
Hall, 2005.

2) I have posted FARSHID'S
COURSE NOTES
to mywebsite.

**Quizzes:** Quizzes may be given by the TA during discussion
sections or by Farshid during lecture; they will probably not be
announced ahead of time. They will consist of one or two very simple
questions. Absolutely no make-up quizzes will be given. Your lowest
quiz grade will be dropped when computing your quiz average score.

**WebCT Bulletin Board:** A virtual M300 discussion room will be
setup on your webct account. You can use this space to post messages
related to the course, such as "A group of us are meeting at 9 tonight
in the Science Library to discuss HW 2" or "Does anybody have a clue
what the devil Farshid is asking for in Problem 5 of this week's hw?"
If you get help with assignments from this bulletin board, do not
forget to acknowledge it on your hw (check the hw rules carefully).
Please use this service responsibly. I will monitor it regularly, but
if you want to direct a question specifically at me, the best way to
reach me is by e-mail.

**Philosophical
Remarks:** They became so numerous, they lobbied successfully for
their own page.

homework, quizzes, participation - 30%

2 midterms - 20% each

Final exam - 30%

A |
>= 93% |

A- |
>= 90% |

B+ |
>= 86% and < 90% |

B |
>= 82% and < 86% |

B- |
>= 78% and < 82% |

C+ |
>=74% and < 78% |

C |
>= 70% and < 74% |

C- |
>=65% and <70% |

D |
>=60% and < 65% |

F |
below 60% |

The approximate schedule of topics and readings is as follows.