** TuTh, 4:30 - 5:45pm; Room: SAS 1220.**

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

**Office Hours:**: Tuesdays, Thursdays,
2:00-2:30pm,
and
by appointment.

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

**Prerequisite**: MA 241
Webpage: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~shearer/ma225_2012.html

**Homework, tests and final:**

1. Weekly
Homework
Assignments (10% of final
grade) ** due Thursdays (but not always). **

2. Three in-class exams (60%).
Thurs., September 20th; Thurs., October 25th;
Tues., November 20th.

NOTE: 3rd Test is
Tuesday of Thanksgiving Week. Be careful about your travel arrangements

3. Final Exam: (30%) You may
choose to take the exam either: December 5th 1-4pm. Final grade by
December 7th.

or December 13th 1-4pm SAS 1220. If you take the exam on the 13th, you
will receive an incomplete grade.

Your final letter grade will then be posted the following week.

**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).