# Math 3325: Transitions to Advanced Mathematics, Fall 2017

## Basic Info

Office: 601 PGH Instructor: Dr. Mark Tomforde

### Assignments

Homework #10, Due Wednesday, November 29
Sec. 5.3 #9(a), (b), (c), (d), (e), (f), #10 (a), (b), (c), (d), (e); Sec. 5.4 #5(a),(b),(c), #7, #8 (a),(b),(c), #10, #12
(Also: Look at and try to do Sec. 5.4 #16, but do not turn in.)

Proof Problem #5, Due Monday, November 27
Here is Proof Problem #5.

Reading Assignment #9, to be done prior to class on Monday, November 27

Proof Problem #4, Due Friday, November 17
Here is Proof Problem #4.

Homework #9, Due Wednesday, November 15
Sec. 4.3 #1 (c), (d), (h), (j), (l), #2 (c), (d), (h), (j), (l); Sec, 4,4 #1(c),(d),(e); Sec. 4.5 #2(b)(d), #8(a)(b)(c)(d), #16

Reading Assignment #8, to be done prior to class on Wednesday, November 15
Also, watch this video.

Exam 2 is Friday, October 27

Homework #8, Due Friday, October 27
Sec. 3.2 #5(a)(e)(h), #7(a)(b)(c)(d), #8(b)(c); Sec. 3.3, #8(a)(b)(c); Sec. 3.4 #1, #5, #6, #10 (a), (b), (c), #12 (a) (b)

Proof Problem #3, Due Monday, October 23
Here is Proof Problem #3.

Homework #7, Due Wednesday, October 18
Sec. 2.4 #6(c), (e), (g), (h), #7 (d), #8(b), #11; Sec. 2.5 #1(b), 2, 5(b)

Reading Assignment #7, to be done prior to class on Monday, October 16

Homework #6, Due Wednesday, October 11
Please do these problems.
For Fun: Harry Potter and the Set of All Sets that Do Not Contain Themselves

Proof Problem #2, Due Monday, October 9
Here is Proof Problem #2.

Reading Assignment #6, to be done prior to class on Monday, October 9
Read Sec. 2.4-2.5 (Note: We will be skipping Section 2.6.)

Homework #5, Due Wednesday, October 4

Reading Assignment #5, to be done prior to class on Monday, October 2
No new reading assignment. Look over your exam and make sure you know how to do any problems you missed. I also suggest you go through this Post-Exam Reflection that I put together. We will be going over Sec. 2.1-2.3 in class this week.
For Fun: The Zermelo-Fraenkel Axioms and the Axiom of Choice for sets. (As we said in class, you do not need to know these axioms and we won't be using them explicitly. I'm providing them here only in case you are curious and would like to see the list of axioms from which all of set theory is constructed.

Exam 1 is Wednesday, September 27

Homework #4, Due Wednesday, September 27
Sec. 1.5, #3(f), #5(a), #7(c), #10; Sec. 1.6 #4(g), #6(f); Sec. 1.7 #2(a),(b),(c), #4(c)

Proof Problem #1, Due Monday, September 25
Here is Proof Problem #1.

Reading Assignment #4, to be done prior to class on Monday, September 25

Homework #3, Due Wednesday, September 20
Please do these problems.

Reading Assignment #3, to be done prior to class on Monday, September 18

Homework #2, Due Wednesday, September 13
Please do these problems.

Reading Assignment #2, to be done prior to class on Monday, September 11

Reading Assignment #1, to be done prior to class on Wednesday, August 23
Read Sec. 1.1-1.2 of the textbook.

Learning to write proofs is difficult, and you will be challenged in many ways throughout this course. Research has shown that the students that are the most successful are the ones who have two qualities: Growth Mindset and Grit. View, read, and watch the following resources on Growth Mindset and Grit. Throughout the course, do your best to keep these ideas in mind as you encounter difficult portions of the material.
• Growth Mindset is the belief that your ability to learn is not fixed, that you become better at any subject with effort and practice, and that failure is not permanent.
• Grit is the ability to stick with and pursue a goal over a long period of time. This includes the ability to stay determined and motivated despite experiences with failure or adversity.

Homework #1, Due Wednesday, August 23
Please complete and turn in this information sheet.

### Dates of Exams

Exam 1: Wednesday, September 27 in class. (Note: Date changed due to hurricane Harvey.)
Exam 2: Friday, October 27 in class.
Final: Wednesday, December 13, 11AM--2PM in our usual classroom.