Math 1330: Arithmetical Problem Solving
This page contains details specific to Section 004 (the 11:00 TTh section)
of UTA's Math 1330 in the fall 2008 term. For general information about
Math 1330, click here.
Section 004, Fall 2008
for a list of web links related to this course.
Class bulletin board
Our online class bulletin board is an extension of our in-class community.
Feel free to post messages here intended for the entire class to read.
I will try to check the board regularly, especially before assignments are due,
and answer questions specifically directed to me, but will not otherwise
interfere with discussions. I encourage you to use this forum to discuss
things with each other.
To go to our class bulletin board and read or post messages,
Grades, in detail
As published in the syllabus, your grade for the course will be determined by
two exams (20% each), by attendance (which acts as a multiplier) and
participation (20%), and in large part by the written work (40%).
Therefore, at any point in the semester you can estimate your grade by writing
down a figure for each of the five components (midterm, exam, participation,
and written work added in twice), adding and dividing by five, and then
multiplying by the percentage of times you've attended class (in the case that
you've missed more than 3 classes, tardies included). Of course, before you've
taken the midterm it may be hard to estimate exam grades. You can estimate
participation by averaging the proportion of the time you've come to class with
all necessary materials and out-of-class work done and ready to present,
with the proportion of weeks in which you've spoken up in large-group
discussion or written on the board at least once. At the end of the semester,
I will convert numerical grades (0-100) into letter grades by a scale no
harsher than the traditional 90=A, 80=B, etc. scale.
As the semester goes on, I may post updates here, reminders of homework
assignments, or other materials relevant to class discussion.
Below is a (partial) list of written assignments with due dates.
|Reflection 1: What is math? ||Tue 02 Sep 2008|
|Write-up 1: Poison ||Thu 04 Sep 2008|
|Write-up 2: Utopia ||Thu 11 Sep 2008|
|Write-up 3: Painting the Cube ||Thu 18 Sep 2008|
|Reflection 2: Group Dynamics ||Thu 25 Sep 2008|
|Write-up 4: Clock Arithmetic(s) ||Thu 02 Oct 2008|
|Reflection 3: Hard problems ||Thu 09 Oct 2008|
|Write-up 5: Mayan Multiplication ||Thu 23 Oct 2008|
|Write-up 6: The Bagel Problem ||Tue 04 Nov 2008|
|Write-up 7: Fractions and Decimals ||Thu 13 Nov 2008|
|Write-up 8: Divisibility Tests ||Thu 20 Nov 2008|
|Write-up 9: The Stamps Problem ||Tue 02 Dec 2008|
|Reflection 4: Epiphanies (optional)||Thu 04 Dec 2008|
|Reflection 5: Letter to the Future ||Thu 04 Dec 2008|
|Reflection 6: Conjectures (optional)||Thu 04 Dec 2008|
This page last updated 03 December 2008