- All submissions, with the exception of Homework 1 and Homework 2, will be typeset - 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.
- IMPORTANT Due to the
size of the class, presentations will
now be as follows.

Week of February 2 Project introduction

Week of February 23 Project update 1

Week of March 2 Project update 2

Week of March 16 FINAL PRESENTATIONS

- No homework or journal due February 5th/6th due to Outline being due February 3rd.
- Office hours January 29th: 3.30-4.00pm and 5.00-5.30pm due to another commitment 4.00-5.00pm.
- Don't forget UBC will be closed February 9th, so no office hours that day. Please email me instead.
- Office hours March 26th: 4.30-5.30pm, due to a visit by President Gupta to the Math Department, and March 30th: 3.00-4.00pm in case a PhD thesis defense overruns.
- Don't forget UBC will be closed April 6th, so no office hours that day. Please email me instead.

Location: TuTh 9.30-11.00 MATX 1118

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 (25%)
- Project (50%).

- 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 written 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 15th.

Homework 2, due Thursday January 22nd.

Homework 3, due Thursday January 29th.

No homework due Thursday February 5th due to Outline being due February 3rd.

Homework 4, due Thursday February 12th.

Homework 5, due Thursday February 26th.

Homework 6, due Thursday March 5th - Here is a copy of Polygon Dissections and Standard Young Tableaux.

Homework 7, due Thursday March 12th.

Homework 8, due Thursday March 19th - Here are the Beamer resources consisting of a tex file and its pdf output.

Homework 9, due Thursday March 26th - Here is a link to an online drawing tool in case it might be useful, drawisland. In your Latex file you then will also need to put \usepackage{graphicx} at the start of your file in order to use the \includegraphics{} command.

Homework 10, due Thursday April 2nd.

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

This document will describe

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

- Week of February 9 Project introduction (5 marks): You will motivate your project and explain what you will be investigating.
- Week of March 2 Project update 1 (5 marks): You will teach the class definitions illustrated by examples, which are necessary for your research.
- Week of March 16 Project update 2 (5 marks): You will describe successes and failures during your research, and further avenues.
- Week starting March 23 FINAL PRESENTATIONS (10 marks):
You will give a lecture in which you will

- Recall some motivation for your project.
- Introduce relevant definitions and give examples so that you can
- 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.

Resources on learning- 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.

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

**Other useful links**