"Mathematics of the Secondary School Curriculum II"
by Hung-Hsi Wu,
available at Copy
Central
Examinations
Please do not plan travel on these dates:
First midterm exam:
Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 11:10AM-noon;
mean 18.167 (out of 30); standard deviation 6.058
Last midterm exam: Tuesday,
October 26, 2010, 11:10AM-12:30PM;
mean 17.05; standard deviation 5.28
Final Exam:
Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 8-11AM (exam group 9) in 72 Evans;
mean 32.8 (out of 50); standard deviation 7.58
The College's
calendar
of
Fall, 2010 add/drop/grading option change deadlines
is definitely worth consulting.
For
L&S
students, the drop deadline is September 24 and the
deadline to change a course's grading option is October 29.
Other students:
YMMV.
Homework
Problems due Tuesday, August 31:
§ 7.1 (p. 24) 1, 4, 5, 6
Problems due Thursday, September 2:
§ 7.2 (pp. 33-34) 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10
Problems due Thursday, September 9:
§ 7.3: 5, 7, 8, 11; § 7.5: 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 19
Problems due Thursday, September 16:
§ 7.4:
2, 8, 9;
§ 7.7: 1, 3, 4 (part c only), 5 (part a only);
§ 7.8: 2, 3 (parts a and c only)
Problems due Friday, September 24:
§ 8.1: 1 (c and d), 2 (cute!), 7, 8;
§ 8.2: 2, 3
Find the circumcenter of the triangle whose vertices are at the three
points (-3/5, 4/5), (0, 1), (5/13, 12/13).
§ 11.2: 6, 8, 9, 10, 13
§ 11.3: all problems
§ 11.5: 3, 4
Problems due Election Week (November 4, 2010):
Prove that the bisector of an angle is the set of points
in the angle that are equidistant
from the two sides of the angle (cf. page 266 of the book).
§ 11.6: 3, 4, 5, 7, 8
§ 11.7: 1 (b,c), 2, 3, 6
Problems due November 12 at 9PM (slide under office door, 885 Evans):
§ 11.8: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
Problems due November 18:
§ 11.8: 14, 15, 16a, 18
§ 11.9: 2, 3, 4, 5
Problems due December 2:
§ 12.1: 4, 5, 6, 11, 12
§ 12.2: 2
§ 12.3: 2, 3
Grading
My usual procedure is for each of the two midterms to count 15 points,
for the final exam to count 50 points and for the homework to count
20 points. At the end of the semester, every student will have a composite
numerical grade between 0 and 100. Letter grades will depend
monotonically on the composite numerical grades.