TuTh 5:00-6:20, PSCI 314; 3 credit hours

- Homework and reading assignments
- This syllabus in pdf
- Self-explanation and proofs (reading mathematics)
- Student booklet handed out in class, with examples and exercises.
- Article aimed at faculty, but I think perfectly comprehensible by students.

- Writing mathematics
- Good Math Writing, by Francis Su
- Introduction to LaTeX from Overleaf--just the slide show

- More generally about math and classes
- Understanding lectures in advanced mathematics
- shorter blog post "Mathematics Professors and Mathematics Majors' Expectations of Lectures in Advanced Mathematics"
- slightly longer article "How to Help Students Understand Lectures in Advanced Mathematics"

- Evidence you can't multitask:
- Growth mindset:
- Living Proof: Stories of Resilience along the Mathematical Journey

- Understanding lectures in advanced mathematics

You may also ask any questions directly via phone or e-mail. If I'm not in when you call, please leave a message on the voice-mail or answering machine with your name, number, and a good time for me to call you back. I will try to respond to your phone or e-mail message as soon as possible.

**A**Insightful contributions to class discussions that move the conversation forward; clear, correct presentations to problems; helpful audience participation, including appropriate feedback and good questions.**B**Active participation in class discussions; correct presentations to problems; good questions and suggestions during audience participation.**C**Responsive participation in class discussions; reasonable presentations to problems; asking questions when you are confused.**D**Regular polite participation; attempted solutions to problems.

Tuesdays will generally be centered on reviewing ideas from the previous Thursday, including your presentations of solutions to routine problems from the textbook, while I serve as moderator. When you are in the audience, you are still expected to be actively engaged in the presentation. This means checking to see if every step of the presentation is clear and convincing to you, and speaking up when it is not, so that we can all work together to fill in any gaps in reasoning, and create sound mathematics. Sometimes a good question is more valuable than a correct answer.

Your participation grade will be based on your **overall** contribution to this part of the course. I will use the following rubric:

Makeup exams can be given only in extraordinary and unavoidable circumstances, and with advance notice.

Once you begin an exam, you will not be allowed to leave the classroom until you have finished the exam. There will be no bathroom breaks. If you have a medical reason for needing more frequent bathroom breaks, please provide documentation in advance.

I hope everyone will complete the course successfully, but if you are having doubts about your progress, I will be happy to discuss your standing in the course to help you decide whether or not to drop. You are only allowed three enrollments in this course, and students enrolled after Fall 2007 are only allowed six withdrawals in their entire academic career, so please exercise the drop option judiciously.