310---Foundations for Higher Mathematics, Fall 2020
- Xiang Tang, Cupples I, 112B, email@example.com
- A Concise Introduction to Pure Mathematics (4th Edition) by
- Monday 1-2 p.m., Tuesday 5-6 p.m., and Wednesday 3-4
p.m. or by appointment.
- We will have synchronous zoom lectures at the scheduled
class time. You are strongly suggested to attend the lectures.
Information about materials covered and homework assigned
every week will be updated on the course website. The zoom
lectures will be recorded and available to watch on Canvas.
You will have graded homework turned in
every Wednesday by 4 p.m. Late homework will not
be accepted! The homework collected is to be
considered a bare minimum of homework that you should do.
"A" students will generally do nearly every problem in the
We will use an online system called
CrowdMark to collect and distribute homework,
https://app.crowdmark.com/sign-in/wustl, which you can sign
in with your Canvas account. Only PDF and JPEG format files
will be accepted by CrowdMark. You will need to upload your
work for each problem separately. Simply drag and drop your
files to the upload areas under the questions or browse to
locate them. You can drag between questions, and add or
delete pages under each question. Please make sure your
pictures are sharp enough to be graded. And please
ensure the uploaded pages are in order and rotated
correctly if your solution is written on several
- Homework is graded according to the following distribution.
Each homework set consists of 5 problems. Each problem counts
for 10 points and the total score of a homework is 50
- There will be one midterm and one final exam. The following is
|November 4th, 2020
|Take home exam
|January 6th, 2021
|Take home exam
- Homework: 50%, Midterm: 25%, Final: 25%. The grades are
assigned according the percentage you are in the class.
- You are expected to take the exams at their
scheduled times. If you are away because of a
university sporting event or field trip, then you may
arrange for your coach or professor to administer the exam.
Excused absences may be granted in the case of illness or
bereavement. All excused absences must be granted before the
exam is taken. The final exam date cannot be changed for
reasons of traveling convenience.
- Letter grades will be given based on your overall score. The
cutoffs for the various letter grades will be no higher than
- In total, we will collect 10 homework sets. You are allowed
to drop the lowest homework score.
- You are NOT allowed
to use a graphing calculator on the exams. You will be
allowed to use a scientific calculator, (for example, a TI30X,
generally available for $13 or less). Be sure the
calculator you choose can handle logarithmic, exponential, and
trigonometric calculations. It would be wise to use this
calculator when you work your homework problems so you will be
comfortable with it when you take the exams.
(due 09/30) Ch.1. 2,4,6(b)(c),8,10.