MTH 300


Fall 2007

Catalog Description:  Introduction to Higher Mathematics.  3 hrs.

A transititon between elementary calculus and higher mathematics with emphasis on techniques of proof.  (PR:  MTH 230)

Required Materials:

Course Goals:  Students will learn the basic concepts, reasoning patterns, and language skills that are fundamental to higher mathematics.  The skills include the ability to

Instructor:  Dr. J. Silver                                                     Office:  SH 717

Telephone:  696-3044                                                       Email:

Office Hours:  3:30 - 5:00 MW
3:00 - 4:00 TR

Course Format: Students may work in pairs outside of class.  Class will consist primarily of student presentations regarding the challenges presented in the textbook.  The solutions must also be typed and turned in.  There will be a midterm exam in class, and a take home final exam.

Grading Policy: Class presentations will be graded on a 10 point scale.  Written work will be graded out of 10 points, if it is turned in before the solution is presented in class.  Late work will be accepted and graded only if it is turned in within a week of the class presentation.  It will be graded out of 8 points.

Letter grades will be assigned as follows, unless the instructor elects to change the grading scale to improve class grades.
90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B  70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D 0 - 59% = F

Attendance Policy:  Regular attendance will determine borderline grades.

Exams:  The midterm exam will be given on October 10 and the final exam is due at 6:30 p.m. on December 10.  If it is necessary to change the date of the midterm, one week's notification will be given. If you are unable to take an exam due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g. illness, death in the family, accidents), you must contact me prior to the exam time and furnish written verification of the excuse in order to take a make-up exam.

Important Dates:  Friday August 24 is the last day to drop and receive a full refund for the course, Friday October 26 is the last day to drop an individual course, and Tuesday December 4 is the last day to totally withdraw for fall semester.