** PREREQUISITES**:

1. The prerequisite for this course is three units of high school
mathematics at the level of Algebra I or higher, and a passing score on
the mathematics section of the Texas Academic Skills Program (TASP)
test.

2. PLEASE NOTE: Contrary to what the name of the
course might suggest, this course is *not* a prerequisite for any
math course except M 316K: Foundations of Arithmetic. If you are
looking for a prerequisite for other UT math courses, please consult
the catalogue or course schedule.

**TEXT**: Berger and Starbird, The Heart of
Mathematics:
An Invitation to Effective Thinking, *second* edition.

**OPTIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS**: The manipulative
kit that comes with the textbook. (You should be able to purchase the
kit
separately at the local bookstores if you buy a used book that does not
include the kit.) If you do not purchase this manipulative kit, you
will
need to provide substitute materials for some of the class activities.

**TOPICS COVERED**: Chapter 1; selections from Chapters
2, 3, 4, 5, and/or 6; Chapters 7 and 8.

**INSTRUCTOR**: Professor Smith

**OFFICE**: RLM 10.136 PHONE:
471-6142 (message at 471-7711) EMAIL:
mks@math.utexas.edu

HOME PAGE: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/mks/

**OFFICE HOURS**: Posted on home page (see above)

**CLASS WEB SITE**: http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/mks/302sp05/302home.html

**TA**: Jonathan Pearson
EMAIL: jpearson@math.utexas.edu

**TA OFFICE**: RLM 13.152

**TA OFFICE HOURS**: (In RLM 13.152)

- Mon.
~~3 - 4~~11 - 11:50 (Please note change.) - Tues. 11:15 - 12:15
- Wed.
~~3 - 4~~11 - 11:50 (Please note change.) - Th. 11:15 - 12:15 (Added 4/10/05)

- Fri. 1 -
1:50 (Please note change)

**GRADING**: Your course grade will be calculated as
follows:

Homework Quizzes: 16%

Midterm Exams: 28% each

**HOMEWORK**: Reading and problems will be assigned
regularly. *Be sure to do the homework and bring it to class for
reference on homework quizzes.
*

**TIP FOR SUCCESS IN THIS COURSE**: Be sure to do the
homeowork for evey class. Plan your time so that you can spend about
two hours between each two classes on homework.

**HOMEWORK QUIZZES**: Unannounced homework quizzes will
be given frequently in class. Rules for homework quizzes:

- A homework quiz may include any question assigned for any day starting two weeks before the date of the quiz and up to and including the date of the quiz.
- Closed book
- You must write your solutions on the paper provided.
- You need to provide your own pencil or pen.
- You
*may*use any notes you have prepared. - You may
*not*use any notes prepared by anyone else. - No talking or sharing of materials is permitted during homework quizzes.
- No programmable devices (this includes graphing calculators and Palm Pilots) permitted on homework quizzes. Nonprogrammable calculators will only be permitted on some homework quizzes.
- No makeups on homework quizzes. Excused absences will be given for good cause with documentation. In addition, in calculating the average for homework quizzes, the lowest two grades will be dropped.

**MIDTERM EXAMS**: There will be three midterm exams,
given at the regularly scheduled class time. All midterm exams will be
in WEL 1.308.The dates of the midterm exams are *Friday, February 28
18; Friday, April 1; and Friday, May 6*.

- There will be
*no makeups*on midterm exams. There will, however, be "retakes" of all midterms available at the final exam time, in place of a comprehensive final exam. If you miss a midterm exam for any reason (illness, accident, participation in athletic event, family emergency, jury in studio class, etc.), you must take the retake for that exam at the time of the final exam, as described below. You may also take the retake to try to raise your grade on a midterm that you take. - Midterm exams will be "semi-take-home." This means that a week before each midterm, I will give you a list of possible exam questions. The questions on the actual exam will be very similar to some selection from the list of questions you are given. By "very similar" I mean, for example, that the numbers might be changed, the wording might be different or a figure involved might be slightly different. (The retake at the final exam time will be a slightly different selection, but also taken from the questions passed out for the midterm.) The questions on the actual exam might be in a different order from the questions in the list given to you. There might be an optional bonus problem not like any on the list.
- You are allowed to get help
with the list of possible midterm questions before the exam from anyone
*except*me or the TA. (You may ask me or the TA questions about anything assigned for class or covered in class, but not about the questions given to you as possible exam questions or about very similar questions, unless they have been assigned in the reading, assigned as homework, or discussed in class.) - Midterms and retakes will be closed book, closed notes.
- You may bring a
*non-programmable*calculator to exams. However, programmable calculators (including graphing calculators) and other programmable devices (such as Palm Pilots) are*not*permitted in the exam. - Bring your UT picture ID to exams.
- Bring pencil, eraser, and scratch paper to exams.

**STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES**: Please notify me as
soon
as possible of any modification or adaptation you may require to
accommodate a disability-related need. You will need to provide
documentation to
the Dean of Students' Office, and bring me a letter from that office,
specifiying the appropriate accommodations. Please be sure that I have
information on any modifications regarding exams at least two weeks
before
the first exam. Specialized services are available on campus through
Services
for Students with Disabilities. For more information, contact the
Office
of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY.

**DEADLINES FOR DROPPING COURSES**:

- Friday, January 21 - Last day of official add/drop period; drops after this date require approval .
- Monday, February 2 - Last day to drop a course for a possible refund.
- Monday, February 14 - Last day to drop a course without a possible academic penalty.
- Monday, March 28 - Last day for undergraduates to drop with Dean's approval except for urgent and substantiated nonacademic reasons. Last day to change to or from pass/fail.