Instructor: Professor Ian Hambleton
Class Times: Monday and Wednesday @ 11:30 in GS/207
@ 1:30 in GS/207
Text: "Laboratories in Mathematical Experimentation",
Mount Holyoke College
To learn ways of approaching new mathematical ideas through investigation
and experimentation. To learn to communicate mathematics effectively
in speaking and writing.
You will work in small groups (up to four students) on four topics during
the semester. The topics can be selected from the text or from other
sources by the group in consultation with the instructor. The conclusion
of each project will be a "lab report" and (if time allows)
a class presentation. The lab reports will be written by the group and
graded jointly. Each report should contain a careful exposition of the
problem, your results and analysis, and a description of the mathematics
Assessment: Your grade will be calculated as follows:
Reports: 4 x 15% = 60%
participation and presentations: 40%
Web Page: Consult the course web page for all announcements.
Final policy notes:
- You are reminded of the "Statement of Academic Ethics"
and the "Senate Resolutions on Academic Dishonesty"
as found in the Senate Policy Statements distributed at registration
and available in the Senate Office Any student who infringes one of
these resolutions will be treated according to the published policy.
- I reserve the right to change or revise information contained in
this course outline.