Math 300 (Section 2)

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics

Fall 2010

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

Midterms 1,2 are scheduled for October 14, and November 18, 7-9 pm in LGRT 103. Midterm 2 is scheduled for November 18, 7-9 pm in LGRT 103. The Final Exam is scheduled for Dec. 17, 1:30-3:30 in LGRT 103.

**Instructor: **
Dr. Farshid Hajir

**Office: **Lederle 1118

**Phone: **545-6015

**Email: ** hajir AT math.umass.edu
**Office Hours**: Current office hours are Monday and Wednesday
2:00-3:00. These may change after a week or two depending on student
demand. You are always welcome to set up an appointment by
e-mail or phone.

**Teaching Assistant and Seminar Leader:** Nick Reyes

** E-mail:**
nzreyes AT student.umass.edu

**Office Hours:** Friday 3:30-5:30 in 1117 LGRT.

**Blog: ** Here's a link to the course blog, which is a
place where the students can discuss math, including additional
problems posed by Farshid and/or Nick and/or the students themselves.

**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.

**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.