This site is where to go for all information about this class, including assignments. Canvas may be used for the online grade book, but will not be used for anything else.
The textbook is available for free online at the link above, or can be ordered from various places (see the web site).
Here are some things for you to know heading into this class, or deciding whether to take it.
If you're not already comfortable with most of the material in all three of these, then Math 305 may be for you. (I'll only cover some of the material in the Appendix of the book explicitly, and I will assume everyone is comfortable with all of it throughout the semester.)
For most lectures there will be a reading assignment. The lecture will begin with a short group quiz based on the reading (so don't be late!). I will assign groups for the quizzes. You will receive an email with your group assignment before the first quiz. (Note that for this reason, you will need to attend the section of the class for which you are registered.)
After each lecture, there will be homework problems based on the reading and lecture material, normally due at 4 p.m. on the next class day.
There will be no make-up quizzes and late homework will not be accepted. If unusual circumstances arise and you contact me in a timely manner, then we can discuss alternative arrangements.
Throughout this class, you need to explain your answers even when the problem doesn't explicitly ask for a proof; this typically means writing in complete English sentences. When deciding how much detail to include, here's the standard to keep in mind: your solution to a problem should be complete and clear enough that one of your classmates, who has paid attention in class but hasn't thought about that specific problem yet, could read your solution and understand exactly how it works. If you only try to convince me that you understand the solution, then you almost certainly won't write enough.
Students may work together on homework. However, each student must figure out how to write up his or her own solution to be turned in. That means for example that you and a friend may figure out together how to prove a statement, but the written-out proofs you turn in should not be verbatim copies of each other.
Reading assignments and homework problems will be posted on this page (again: not on Canvas).