Math 220 - Mathematical Proof

Summer Term 1-2, 2015
Section 921


  • Midterm #1 is during our regular class time on Tuesday, June 2nd.
  • Homework 3 (posted below) is not for marks and does not need to be handed in. Solutions are posted below.
  • Pre-lecture Reading Quiz #3 opens at noon on Thursday May 28th, and closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday June 3rd.
  • Homework 2 solutions are posted below
  • To join the Piazza discussion forum for this course please follow THIS LINK and enter Math 220: Mathematical Proof in the course choices.
  • To join the facebook group that a student created for this course, follow THIS LINK
  • Answers and solutions to the in-class worksheets and clicker questions are posted on the appropriate day on the Course Schedule

  • Course Outline
  • Course Schedule

    Pre-lecture Readings and Quizzes (quizzes close at 11:59pm on the date shown)

    Each week there will be a list of required readings and an associated online "quiz" due on Sunday. These readings and quizzes are intended to prepare you for the work you will do in class in the coming week. The "quiz" is administered using WeBWorK, which can be accessed through Connect or at the following link:
    WeBWorK Login Page

    Some comments on the quizzes:
  • The "quizzes" are in fact short online problem sets
  • They are not timed and can be completed anytime before the closing date.
  • You can also leave midway through the quiz and return to complete it later if needed.
  • Note that for some questions you will be allowed multiple attempts, whereas for others you will only have one. Please take special care when answering single-attempt problems, as I will not increase your number of attempts if you make an error.
  • The goal of these "quizzes" is to ensure you do the reading and are prepared for class, and also to inform me of your understanding, so that I can tailor the class work to the areas that need the most attention. Please take them seriously.

    Some comments on the readings:
  • Ideally, you will read all of each section listed. However, to save you time and focus your reading, I will try to specify exactly what parts of each section you really must read.
  • You should write out and keep a list of all definitions (usually bolded) and Theorems that you encounter. You are responsible to know these and they almost certainly will come up on exams.

    Details for Reading Assignments:
  • Pre-reading for Quiz 1 (due Sunday May 17)
  • Pre-reading for Quiz 2 (due Sunday May 24)
  • Pre-reading for Quiz 3 (due Wednesday June 3)

    Homework (due at the START of class on the date shown)

    There will be weekly homework, posted here on Mondays and due the Tuesday of the following week. The assigned problems must be written up clearly and assignments with multiple pages must be stapled before handing them in. Due to limited time, the marker will likely only mark a subset of the assigned problems.

    Homework Assignments: The homework from each week is primarily drawn from the textbook.
    The following links list the required problems for each week (see the "Exercises for Chapter X" section at the end of each chapter).

  • Homework 1 (due May 19), Homework 1 Solutions
  • Homework 2 (due May 26), Homework 2 Solutions
  • Homework 3 (optional -- do not hand in), Homework 3 Solutions

    Additional Suggested Problems from the Text

    Below is a list of problems from the text that I consider suitable if you want to do additional text problems (and I strongly recommend doing extra problems!). These problems are not to be handed in.
  • Chapter 1: 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 1.11, 1.13, 1.17, 1.19, 1.21, 1.23, 1.25, 1.27, 1.29, 1.33, 1.35, 1.37, 1.39, 1.41, 1.45, 1.47, 1.49, 1.51, 1.53, 1.55, 1.57, 1.61, 1.63, 1.65
  • Chapter 2: 2.1, 2.5, 2.7, 2.11, 2.13, 2.15, 2.17, 2.19, 2.21, 2.23, 2.25, 2.27, 2.29, 2.31, 2.33, 2.35, 2.37, 2.39, 2.41, 2.45, 2.47, 2.49, 2.51, 2.53, 2.55, 2.57, 2.59, 2.61, 2.63, 2.65, 2.67, 2.69, 2.73, 2.75, 2.79
  • Chapter 3: 3.11, 3.13, 3.15, 3.17, 3.19, 3.21, 3.23, 3.25, 3.27, 3.29, 3.31, 3.33, 3.35
  • Chapter 4: 4.43, 4.49, 4.51, 4.55, 4.57, 4.59, 4.61, 4.63, 4.65, 4.69


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