MA 350 History of Mathematics
FA 2012 HOZ
Smith, Charlie L.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002M.A., University of Kansas, 1983B.A., William Jewel College, 1981
MWF 9-10 AM; TR 10-11 AM; W 2-3 PM
August 20, 2012 - December 14, 2012
8:45 - 10:00 AM
It is strongly recommended that the student has passed MA 135 or its equivalent.
Textbook: The History of Mathematics, An Introduction; David Burton; McGraw-Hill; ISBN: 978073383156.
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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Educational Philosophy: Mathematics is my lifelong passion and obsession. In the classroom, I try to convey my enthusiasm and excitement for mathematics; I emphasize its pristine beauty and logical structure. Students are required to work a substantial number of homework problems in order to learn the material. Typically two major tests are given each semester. Material is presented in lecture format; students are encouraged to interrupt to ask questions.
A famous old adage says that mathematics is not a spectator sport. In order to learn mathematics, students must attempt a significant number of problems. Drill and practice are essential in order to succeed. In addition, the material should not be covered too quickly. Student comprehension always takes priority in the educational process.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Core Learning Outcomes 1, 2, and 3. Core Learning Outcome number 4 will not be required at this time. All Core Assessment items except class attendance, class participation and oral presentation will be assessed this semester.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Consult with the instructor if you are having ANY DIFFICULTY WHATSOEVER. That’s why they pay me the big bucks.
Calculator: Each student will need a scientific (not statistical or business) calculator. Graphing calculators will not be needed. Try not to spend more than $15 or so. You can probably find one on sale somewhere. Most students use Texas Instruments, Casio, or some other comparable brand name.
What material are you responsible for understanding? EVERYTHING. Of course, it would be impossible for you to reproduce everything or demonstrate total knowledge on homework or tests, but you are expected to strive for excellence in everything that we cover, so that you will be prepared for anything. As Park University mathematics majors, any effort on your part less than this cannot be considered satisfactory.
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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Last Updated:8/22/2012 11:22:22 AM