- All submissions will be typeset in *12 pt font* - and from Week 4 onwards in LaTeX.
- Links to Overleaf, Detexify and a free online LaTeX manual. The links to Overleaf, Detexify and the online LaTeX manual are at the bottom of the page under handouts too.
- No homework or journal due February 16th/17th due to Group Meetings.
- Office hours on Thursday 5th and 12th January will be 5-6pm due to a candidate interview.

Location: TuTh 9.30-11.00 MATH 102

Web page: http://www.math.ubc.ca/~steph/444/444.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.

- Class participation and peer feedback (5%)

- Homework (10%)
- Research journal (10%)

- Presentations (30%)
- Project (45%).

- 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.

Use of cell phones (in any manner), laptops, smartphones, tablets
and other electronic devices during class is highly inappropriate,
as
it is distracting and disrespectful to fellow students and the
instructor. Chatting with neighbours, even when whispered, is
equally
inappropriate. If you have a question then please ask the
instructor so
the whole class may benefit too.

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.

Homework solutions should be typed up using good English, complete sentences, and adequate detail. Questions should be answered in order, and pages should be fastened with a staple with your name and student number on at least the front page.

Homework 1, due Thursday January 12th.

Homework 2, due Thursday January 19th.

Homework 3, due Thursday January 26th.

Solutions will be handed out when the homework is returned, if appropriate.

This document will have 3 sections with the following headings.

- What you did.
- Why you did it.
- What obstacles you encountered, and your research plan for the
following week.

- Week starting February 27 Project introduction (10 marks): You will motivate your project and explain what you will be investigating. Plus teach the class definitions illustrated by examples, which are necessary for your research.
- Week starting March 13 Project presentation (20
marks):
You will give a lecture covering the points below.

- Briefly recall some motivation for your project.
- Give relevant definitions and examples so that you can do
the
following.

- State and prove at least one theorem from your project.

**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.

- A web page about proofs can be found here.
- University of Victoria's "Pyramid of writing concerns".
- University of Victoria's list
of
transitional words and phrases.

**Other useful links**