Math 3118 Topics in Elementary Education II,
Lecture 003 Spring, 2005 VinH 206 MW 10:10 – 12:05



Instructor

Teaching Assistant



email:


Office:


Phone:

Office Hours:

Willard Miller
http://www.ima.umn.edu/~miller/

miller@ima.umn.edu,   
miller@math.umn.edu

513 Vincent Hall


612- 624-7379

1:25-2:15 MW, 11:15-12:05 Tu,  or  by appointment

Sarah Cherry


cher0160@umn.edu


112A Vincent Hall


612-625-9835

12:20-1:20 Th, 12:20-2:20 F



Tips:    http:www.ima.umn.edu/~miller/Math3118/3118%2520Tips.html

Homework:  See below

Textbook: We will be using notes, dated July 8, 2003, which can be purchased at Alpha Print, 1407 Fourth St. S.E., in Dinkytown. This edition of the notes contains thirteen chapters of material and is  also used in Math 3113. We will cover six of the final seven chapters in Math 3118.

Prerequisites: Math 1031 (College Algebra and Probability) is a prerequisite for Math 3113 and 3118. Math 3113 is a prerequisite for Math 3118. You must have basic mathematical manipulative skills. This is not a remedial course!

Structure of Class: We will use elements of cooperative learning in this class. This means that our classes will not be standard lectures, but will usually be problem-solving sessions. We will frequently break up into small groups of about three or four to work on problems. You will often be called upon to present your solution or your group's solution orally to the rest of the class.

Homework: You will be expected to read assigned sections of the notes and solve corresponding problems before class. You must be prepared to present your solutions either to the class as a whole or to your work group. You will also be expected to write out solutions to selected problems to turn in for grading. Late homework will not be accepted. Homework will count for 20% of your grade.

Exams: We will have an exam after each chapter. These exams will count for 60% of your grade. These exams will take place on February  7, February 23, March 7, April 6, April 25 and May 9 (common exam day). They will be open-book and open-notes. Calculators may or may not be allowed. There will be no comprehensive final exam. However, we will use the final exam date and time (May 9, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for the final chapter exam. Absences from the exams will only be allowed for the most compelling reasons. You should obtain permission to miss an exam before the exam. There will be no makeup exams.

Class Participation: A significant component of your grade will depend upon your participation in and contribution to group and class discussions. Some of the elements of this component would be active participation in group discussions, oral presentation of solutions to the class or to your group, relevance and accuracy of your contributions, etc. Because of this, attendance and preclass preparation are critical. This component will count for 20% of your grade.

Notebook: You will be expected to keep a math notebook. This notebook should contain your solutions (or attempted solutions) to all the problems you or your group works on. You should use it to keep track of ideas, problem solving methods, notes to yourself about what techniques work, etc. While your notebook will not be graded, I do expect that you will keep it and I may, from time to time, inspect it.

Calculator: You will need a calculator that can compute factorials and logarithms.

Other supplies: You will need a compass and straight-edge for parts of Chapters 10 and 13. A few colored pens or pencils may also come in handy.

Incompletes: Incompletes will only be given in cases where there is a reasonable expectation that the course will be completed. This means you have satisfactorily completed at least four chapters. Incompletes will not be given to students with a failing grade in the course. This generally means that incompletes will be given only in rare circumstances. If you find it necessary to take an incomplete, you must make arrangements before the end of the semester.

S/N: Students enrolled on an S/N basis will be awarded an S if they achieve a grade of C- or better.

University Policy Statements: The University Senate statements regarding academic dishonesty, credit and workload expectations, and grading standards are at http://www1.umn.edu/usenate /policies/grades&acadwork.html. Finally, please read your appropriate college bulletin for definitions and penalties for scholastic misconduct.



Goals and Philosophy of Math 3113-3118


Evaluation Criteria for Math 3113-3118

Your in-class performance will be graded primarily on the following two items.

You should understand that the following three items can add or subtract from your performance on the previous two:



Homework and Reading List

(subject to revision)


Date

Reading

Homework Exercise

Prepare for class

1/19

1/24

1/26

1/31

2/2

2/7 Test Today!



7.1, 7.2

7.3

7.4,7.5

7.6

13.1



7.1.6,7,13

7.2.5, 8, 7.3.3,4

7.3.9,10, 7.4.6, 7.5.1

7.6.5,8,12,13

7.6.15,16



7.2.1,7.3.1

7.3.6,7.4.1

7.6.1, 7.6.2

7.6.14

13.1.1, 13.1.2

2/9

2/14

2/16

2/21

2/23  Test Today!

13.2

13.3

13.4

13.5

9.1

13.1.9, 10, 11

13.2.3,5,16

13.3.5,14,15,16

13.4.8,9,10,21

13.5.4, 6

13.2.1, 13.2.2

13.3.1, 13.3.2

13.4.1, 13.4.2

13.5.1

9.1.1, 2, 3

2/28

3/2

3/7   Test Today!

9.1, 9.2

9.3

10.1

9.1.5,7,10,11

9.1.14,16,19, 9.2.4,5,7

9.3.6, 8

9.1.12, 13, 9.2.1

9.3.1, 9.3.9

3/9

3/21

3/23  

3/28

3/30

4/4

4/6 Test Today!

10.2

10.3

10.4

10.5

10.6

10.7

11.1

10.1.3, 5, 10, 11

10.1.13, 14, 15

10.2.10, 10.3.2, 3, 4

10.4.2, 6, 8, 9

10.5.9, 10.6.3, 5

10.6.12, 13, 15, 16,17

10.1.5, 10.2.5

10.2.1, 10.3.1

10.4.1,10.4.4

10.5.310.6.1

10.6.10

10.8.1

4/11

4/13 

4/18

4/20

4/25    Test Today!

11.2

11.3

11.4

11.5

12.1

11.1.6, 7, 8, 9, 13

11.2.5, 6, 7, 15  

11.3.2, 4, 6, 8

11.4.5, 8, 10

 11.5.2, 6, 11, 16

11.2.1,3

11.3.1, 2  

11.4.1, 2

11.5.3

12.1.1, 2

4/27

5/2

5/4

5/9     Test Today!  1:30 pm, Blegen Hall 115 (West Bank)

12.2

12.3,12.4

12.5

12.1.4, 5, 6, 8

12.1.14, 16, 12.2.3

12.2.5, 12.3.2, 12.4.3

12.4.6, 12.5.6

12.3.1, 9

12.2.4,12.4.1

12.5.1


A link to some practice exams for Chapter 7

Practice exam solutions for Chapter 7.

A link to an exam, with solutions for Chapter 7.



A link to some practice exams for Chapter 13

Practice exam solutions for Chapter 13

A link to an exam, with solutions for Chapter 13.



A link to some practice exams for Chapter 9

Practice exam solutions for Chapter 9

A link to an exam, with solutions for Chapter 9



A link to some practice exams for Chapter 10

Practice exam solutions for Chapter 10

A link to an exam, with solutions for Chapter 10.



A link to some practice exams for Chapter 11

Practice exam solutions for Chapter 11

A link to an exam, with solutions for Chapter 11.

A link to a page with information about the normal distribution



Review questions for Chapter 12

Answers to review questions for Chapter 12



Link to old version of the notes