**Instructor:** Dr. G. Bullington, Office:
Swart 121, bullingt@uwosh.edu, 424-7351

**Office Hours: **Monday

Wednesday

Friday

Outside
these times, please contact me to make an appointment.

The
math that you know and can do is profound.
You possess a canon of our civilization.
Through the ages, humankind has formed mathematics; math in return has
formed the way we view our world and our lives.
The great ideas that are present in math are comparable to works of
Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Plato and Dogen, and they
can enrich our lives with the same type of texture and beauty if we look. The objective of this course is to revisit
your knowledge with fresh eyes and see how it can render deep and amazing
results.

**Text:** *The heart of
mathematics: an invitation to effective thinking*, 2^{nd} ed., E.
Burger and M. Starbird, Key publishing.

**Calculator: **You
will need a scientific calculator. (I suggest the TI-83 Plus.) It is not okay to use a calculator on a
mobile phone or laptop computer.

**Connection to the liberal arts: **According to Encyclopedia.com, one connotation of the
term “liberal arts” is all studies that impart a general as opposed to a
vocational or specialized education.
Every element of this course has been designed with the philosophy that
mathematics is a liberal art. Math is not reserved for specialists; Math belongs
to us all.

**Question sets and in-class
activities: **

- Daily questions will be assigned.
- Often, in-class
activities will be collected for a grade, so it is important that you
attend each day. Each in-class
activity will count as ˝ a Question Set.
- Each student will
present solutions to two assigned questions from the daily questions in
front of the class. These two solutions will count as a Question Set.
- Four Question Sets
composed mainly of questions from the daily questions will be
collected. It is important when
writing these solutions to strive for clarity of exposition. Well-written, polished solutions should
be submitted.

Collaboration on question
sets and in-class activities with other members of this class is allowed,
although solutions must be individually written up and collaborators should be
acknowledged. It will be made clear when
collaboration is not permitted.

**Quizzes: **There
will be three quizzes during the term.** Quiz dates are as follows:** Test
1: Oct. 7 (Friday); Test 2: Nov. 7 (Monday); Test 3: Dec. 14 (Wednesday). Quizzes will be administered outside of class
time at Testing Services (basement of Polk, Hours: **Monday-Thursday:**
**Friday:**

*There will be no make-ups
for any form of assessment (e.g., problem sets, quizzes, in-class activities,
etc).*

**Attendance and
Participation **are will affect your
grade since this course is more an experience than a set of material to be
learned. A lot of what I hope will
happen for you in Math 187 will take place inside the classroom, working in groups
and talking with others. It is in your
interest to participate in the group problem solving sessions since active
learning is better than passive learning.

**Grading Policy:**

Quiz 1 27%

Quiz 2 27

Quiz 3 27

Total 100

[90-100% is an A, 80-89% is a
B, 70-79% is a C, 60-69% a D, and 0-59% an F.]

Intermediate grades (e.g.,
AB) will be assigned when a student is sufficiently close to the cutoff for the
next highest grade.

*Accommodations:* The

*Academic Integrity** at UW-Oshkosh*: The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to a
standard of academic integrity for all students. The system guidelines state: “Students are responsible
for the honest completion and representation of their work, for the appropriate
citation of sources, and for respect of others’ academic endeavors.” (UWS 14.01, Wisconsin Administrative Code)

Students are subject to
disciplinary action for academic misconduct, which is defined in UWS 14.03,
Wisconsin Administrative Code. Students
on the UW Oshkosh campus have been suspended from the University for academic
misconduct.

Students are encouraged to
review the procedures related to violations of academic honesty as outlined in
Chapter UWS 14, Wisconsin Administrative Code.
The system guidelines and local procedures are printed in the University
of Wisconsin Oshkosh Student Discipline Code.
The student discipline code can be viewed on the web at http://www.uwosh.edu/dean/studentdisciplinecode.html

Specific questions regarding the provisions in Chapter
UWS 14 (and institutional procedures approved to implement Chapter UWS 14) should
be directed to the Dean of Students Office.

Here is a **tentative list of the daily questions**
that can be found in your text. Most of the Question Sets will come from the
underlined questions.

Section 2.1 # 4, 6, __8__,
10, 11, __14__, 19, 21

Section 2.2 # 2, 6, 7, 17, __28__,
__30__, 37

Section 2.3 # 2, 7, 14, 15, __19__,
24, 32, 35, __36__

Section 2.4 # 4, 6, 7, 9, __13__,
26, __32__, 37

Section 2.6 # 3, 4, 6, 9, 10,
__30__, __40__

Section 2.7 # 2, 3, 7, 10,
20, 21, 22, 23, __24__, 25, __36__

Section 3.1 # 2, 4, 8, 9, 14,
__16__, 17, __20__

Section 3.2 # 2, 3,
14, 16, 19, __30__, 32, __36__

Section 3.3 # 2,
4, __9__, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, __21__

Section 4.3 # 3,
5, 9, 12, 13, 16, __17__, __20__

Section 4.5 # 1, 2, 4, 9, 11,
__18__, __19__

Section 5.1 # 4,
6, 9, 10, 11, __12__, __31__

Section 5.2 # 3,
8, 9, __14__, 25, __36__

Section 5.3 # 2,
7, 9, __13__, __26__, 40

Section 5.4 # 1,
6, __13__, 14, __16__, 27, 37

Section 7.1 # 4, 8

Section 7.2 # 2,
4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 18, 19, __20__, 21, 28, 31, __33__, 40

Section 7.3 # 2,
5, 23, __26__, __29__, 32

Section 7.4 # 3,
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, __12__, 15, 18, 28, __31__

Section 8.1 # 1,
3, 7, 13, 15, __16__, 22, 27, __34__, 40

Section 8.2 # 3,
9, 11, 13

Section 8.4 # 2, 6