- Don't forget there is no class on Sept 6th due to UBC Imagine Day.
- A link to the Khan Academy
for extra practice computations and videos. Here are some useful links
for topics to try.

- Homework hand-in: Please leave them in a pile on the front desk before class starts on Thusday for me to collect. Thank you.
- The will be no office hours October 6th, November 3rd due to the
midterm.

- Midterm details now up.
- UBC is closed Monday 10th October. Happy Thanksgiving!
- Well done on the great Midterm 1 average of 85% - Keep up the great work!
- More midterm details up.
- Project stuff:

- Imagine it is a Science Fair - make your poster as elaborate as you like!
- Don't forget to cite all your sources.
- Prepare a 5 minute presentation for the "judges" to explain the best bits of your poster to me.
- Sign up for a slot outside Math 208.
- Dates will be 22/11, 24/11, 29/11, 1/12.

- Congratulations on the excellent Midterm 2 average of 87% - Keep up the great work to the final!

Location: TuTh 14.00-15.30 IBLC 261

Web page: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~steph/230/230.html

Office hours: Mon 10-11am, Thur 4-5pm, 15 mins just after class, and by appointment (not Wednesday). You can also email me anytime.

In particular, this is not a remedial course in mathematics, nor a course in mathematical pedagogy.

This text is useful for another perspective on the material. A rigorous treatment of the material will be covered in class, so taking good notes is important.

There will also be a term project where you will present a topic in academic poster form.

Midterm 2, Thursday November 3rd.

Final exam, Saturday December 10th.

Calculators, books, notes etc are not permitted in any exam. Please bring your student ID to all exams.

Please note that there are no make-up or alternate exams, so make
sure
you do not make travel plans, work plans etc that will conflict.

Valid documentation must be provided if any consideration is to be
taken for a missed midterm.

- Homework (10%)
- Term project (20%)
- Midterms (30%)

- Final exam (40%).

Note: Students must pass the final exam to pass this course. If a student does not attend the final, the deferred final will be worth 50%, and the remaining components rescaled appropriately.

- maximum benefit from a homework problem if you work hard on it
alone
before combining your ideas with someone else's,

- no benefit from one person just telling another how to do a problem.

**In particular, you may not simply copy someone else's homework
and
turn it in as your own. **Similarly, copying solutions that you
might find on
the web or from some other source is illegal.

These will all be treated as a violation of UBC's**
Academic
Integrity Code.** We take academic
integrity
very seriously and will follow university procedures in all cases of
suspected
cheating - disciplinary
measures can result in expulsion.

Exams: There is anecdotal evidence that quite a bit of cheating
occurs on
campus.
In an effort to prevent one common form of cheating, we will xerox a
random
sample of exam books before returning them.

Use of cell phones (in any manner), laptops, pagers, Blackberries
and other electronic devices during class is highly inappropriate and
disrespectful to fellow students and the instructor. Chatting with
neighbours, even when whispered, is equally unacceptable. If you have a
question then please ask the instructor. Arriving late and leaving
early is also discouraged. If it happens then please enter/leave the
room silently and do not disrupt the other students or instructor.
Thank you.

Assignment 1, due Thursday September 15th.

Assignment 2, due Thursday September 22nd.

Assignment 3, due Thursday September 29th.

No homework due October 6th, due to midterm exam.

Assignment 4, due Thursday October 13th.

Assignment 5, due Thursday October 20th.

Assignment 6, due Thursday October 27th.

No homework due November 3rd, due to midterm exam.

Assignment 7, due Thursday November 10th.

Assignment 8, due Thursday November 17th.

**Solutions **

In mathematics it can take a long time to understand each sentence.
Don't be alarmed if reading these solutions takes longer than usual,
this is perfectly normal.

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Midterm 2, Thursday November 3rd.

Final exam, Saturday December 10th.

**Other handouts
**

Here are some more study materials I found to help, or might be interesting.

- Notes on how to take notes can be found here and here.

- A paper by a learning psychology expert How to succeed in college: learn how to learn.
- Practical advice on learning effectively.
- Special study tips
for Math 230, and additional study
tips for prospective teachers.

- How to design academic posters here and here.

**Other useful links**

- Math department home page
with information on Drop-In Tutoring (under Undergraduates)

- A text
with many practice computations and solutions, e.g. pp.18-20 (say, odd
ones) plus p17 Section 1.4 "Arithmetic of fractions" may be useful. P7
#1-15 gives practice on long division.

- For fun: some math videos to watch.
- For future teachers: some
study
tips and some advice on teaching
fractions.