**Instructor**: Michael Shearer
**Office**: SAS 3228 **Phone**:
515-3298 ** Email:
**shearer@ncsu.edu

**Book**: A Transition to Advanced
Mathematics, *Eighth* Edition,
by Smith, Eggen and St. Andre.

**Prerequisite**: MA
241. Webpage:
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~shearer/ma225_2018.html

1. Weekly Homework Assignments (10% of final grade)

2. Three in-class exams (60%)

3. Final Exam: (30%)

**Basic Grading Scale**:
90%-100%: A, 80%-89%: B, etc. (+ and - will also be
used.)

Chapter 1: All Sections (3-4 weeks) Chapter 2: 2.1-2.4 (2 weeks) Chapter 3: 3.1-3.2 (1 week)

Chapter 4: 4.1-4.5 (3-4 weeks) Chapter 5: Sections 5.1-5.3 (3 weeks)

**Course Objectives**:
The primary goal of Math 225 is to prepare you for upper level
courses in mathematics, especially courses that rely on
understanding and writing mathematics. The course includes an
introduction to the format of definition, theorem and proof,
the design and writing of logical arguments and formal proofs,
and techniques of problem solving in higher level mathematics.
During the semester, fundamental concepts in several areas of
mathematics are introduced, partly to show the structure of
mathematical writing in different contexts, but also to lay
the foundations for higher level courses such as abstract
algebra and analysis.

**Additional Policies**:

1. I encourage you to discuss homework with other students, or
with me during office hours. You should be aware that the
homework is intended for you to learn from the course; working
on homework at least in part on your own will help you master
the material, keep up with the course and prepare for tests.
Homework will be graded on a scale of 1-10. Points will be
awarded for amount of homework attempted; selected problems
will be graded in detail.

2. I expect you to read sections of the book around the time
of lectures and homework from those sections. The book has
additional examples and discussion that you will find helpful.
Some test questions may resemble examples from the book.

3. You are expected to attend all classes on time. Classroom
discussion and questions in class help clarify issues in this
course, so please feel free to participate by asking
questions.

4. Arriving late for a class or leaving early is very
disruptive of class. If you need to leave early, please let me
know at the beginning of class, and sit near the door so you
can slip out quietly.

5. If you are unavoidably absent from a test, a score for that
test will be assessed at the end of the semester, based on
your performance in homework, the other tests, and on the
final, with an emphasis on the material of the missed
test. Attendance regulations can be found at http://policies.ncsu.edu/regulation/reg-02-20-03

**Academic
Integrity
Statement**: Students are expected to follow university
policies on academic integrity and the Honor Pledge,
which may be viewed by following the links at: http://policies.ncsu.edu/policy/pol-11-35-01

**Further Statements**:

Reasonable accommodations will
be made for students with verifiable disabilities. In order
to take advantage of available accommodations, students must
register with Disability Services for Students at 1900 Student
Health Center, Campus Box 7509, 515-7653. For more
information on NC State's policy on working with students with
disabilities, please see the Academic
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities Regulation
(REG02.20.1).