## Math 300.06 Syllabus Spring 2007

Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

Instructor’s Name: Andrew Sills

Instructor’s Office: 242 Hill Center

URL:
www.math.rutgers.edu/~asills

Instructor’s Telephone Number: (732) 445-3488

e-mail: asills [at] math [dot] rutgers [dot] edu

Textbook: *A Transition to Advanced Matheamtics*, 6th ed.
by Smith, Eggen, and St. Andre

**Attendance** Required.

**Exams.** There will be two in-class exams during the semester and a final
during finals
week. It is important to take the examinations on the day when they are given.
Makeup exams will only be given to students who have valid medical excuses.

**Homework.** Homework is an extremely important part of this course.
We will be following the homework guidelines as
designed by the course coordinator. Although not required, students are
encouraged to type their assignments using a word processor or mathematical
typesetting
system.

**Grades.**
The guiding principle in assigning grades is that grades should reflect
the instructors expectation of the students potential for success in
later math courses that require proofs, e.g., 311, 350 and 351.
Thus, a grade of

**A** indicates a student is clearly well prepared for future
courses
**B** indicates a student is prepared for future courses,
**C** indicates a student is marginally prepared for future courses.
**F** indicates a student is not prepared for future courses.

Please don't beg the instructor for mercy at
the end of the semester.
The only way to get the grade you want is to earn
the appropriate grades during the semester.
In particular, it is *NOT* appropriate for instructors
of Math 300 to be lenient
in assigning final course grades, as leniency at this stage is
likely to set students up for future difficulties in all upper level
mathematics courses.

Last update: December 29, 2006.