MATH 110 - Fall 2016
Discovering in Mathematics

Professor: Erika L.C. King
Email: eking@hws.edu
Office: Lansing 304
Phone: (315) 781-3355
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Office Hours: M: 1:30-3:30pm, W: 12:30-2:00pm, Th: 4:30-5:30pm, F: 11:00am-Noon, and by appointment
Class Schedule: held TTh 1:30-2:55pm in Eaton 110

Course Syllabus
Course Grade Scale


READING/EXAM WEEK

One Last Journal Homework:

Review Session: Monday, December 12th 1:00pm-2:00pm in Eaton 110.

Office Hours:

Final Exam: Tuesday, December 13th 1:30PM until 4:30PM in Eaton 110.

Remember your journal (including the last assignment above) is due at the final exam! (Check out this list for a condensed version of what should be in your journal.)


WEEK 15: December 5 - December 9

Put in your calendar: Review Session Monday, December 12 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm in Eaton 110. Attendance is optional and you are welcome to come for any portion of the review session. Bring lots of questions.

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, December 6:

Journal Homework for class Thursday, December 8:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, December 12, 3:00PM):


WEEK 14: November 28 - December 2

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, November 29:

Journal Homework for class Thursday, December 1:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, December 2, 2:00PM):


WEEK 13: November 21-25

Due an appointment, I need to shift my Monday office hours to start earlier. My hours will be 12:30-2:30.

There will be no collected homework due this week.

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, November 22:

Have a great Thanksgiving Break!


WEEK 12: November 14-18

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, November 15:

Journal Homework for class Thursday, November 17:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, November 18, 2:00PM):


WEEK 11: November 7-11

Exam 2 will be in class on Thursday, November 10th covering Sections 2.7, 10.4 and 3.1-3.3 of the text. Remember to bring your journal to be turned in!

Due to the exam, there will be no collected homework due this week.

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, November 8:

Preparing for the exam Thursday, November 10:


WEEK 10: October 31 - November 4

Happy Halloween!!!

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, November 1:

The first departmental colloquium is this Thursday, November 3 at 4:45pm in Napier 201 with snacks starting at 4:30. Yu (Phoebe) Cai and Casey Coffey will be speaking about their summer research experience (with Prof. Rusinko!) in a talk entitled Mathematical Phylogenetics. Be sure to check in with me after the talk to make sure I recorded your presence to count for bonus points!

Given that we have the departmental colloquium during my usual office hours, my Thursday office hours will be moved earlier this week. They will begin at 3:45 and end at 4:35 in time for us to go down to the talk and get snacks!

Journal Homework for class Thursday, November 3:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, November 4, 2:00PM):


WEEK 9: October 24-28

The group Coding Project is due Friday, October 28th at 2:00pm. Thus there is no collected homework this week.

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, October 25:

Journal Homework for class Thursday, October 27:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, October 28, 2:00PM):


WEEK 8: October 17-21

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, October 18:

Journal Homework for class Thursday, October 20:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, October 21, 2:00PM):


WEEK 7: October 12-14

Have a great fall break!

Important: [You should have done this for LAST Thursday! If you have not yet, please do so ASAP. Emailing your group list is acceptable.] Your project assignment will be handed out soon. You will be working in groups of three on the project. Find a group of three, agree to work together and turn in a piece of paper with your team members listed (one paper per group). Bring this with you to class on Thursday October 6th to hand in.

Journal Homework for class Thursday, October 13:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, October 14, 2:00PM):


WEEK 6: October 3-7

Exam 1 will be in class on Thursday, October 6th covering Chapters 1 and 2 (through Section 2.6) of the text. Remember to bring your journal to be turned in!

Important: Your project assignment will be handed out soon. You will be working in groups of three on the project. Find a group of three or two, agree to work together and turn in a piece of paper with your team members listed (one paper per group). Note that there will be only two groups of two and seven groups of three, so do your best to find a group of three. Bring this with you to class on Thursday to hand in.

Due to our exam, there will be no collected homework due this week.

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, October 4:

Check out this list for a condensed version of what should be in your journal. If you find something missing (i.e. it is on the website, but did not make it on the list), inform me immediately; your classmates will thank you.

Preparing for the exam Thursday, October 6:


WEEK 5: September 26-30

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, September 27:

Due to needing to visit another colleague's class, my office hours on Friday will be shifted. My hours will be 12:30pm-1:30pm. Please contact me if you cannot make these times and have questions.

Journal Homework for class Thursday, September 29:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, September 30, 2:00PM):


WEEK 4: September 19-23

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, September 20:

Journal Homework for class Thursday, September 22:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, September 23, 2:00PM):


WEEK 3: September 12-16

Last call for pictures/appointments! Final autobiography grades will be made Wednesday. All students who wish to be in the class must have submitted an autobiography and had their appointment by that time.

Please use office hours whenever you have questions! It was great seeing so many of you last week. I hope you will continue to come and continue to use the hours in the early part of the week especially!

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, September 13:

The my office hours on Thursday will be shifted. My hours will be 3:15pm-4:15pm. Please contact me if you cannot make these times and have questions.

Journal Homework for class Thursday, September 15:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, September 16, 2:00PM):


WEEK 2: September 5-9

Remember to keep your appointments!!!

Note that due to introductory appointments with many of you, some of my office hours have scheduled appointments this week. The open hours for Monday are: 2:10pm-3:30pm. If you cannot make those times and need to see me, please make an appointment.

Journal Homework for class Tuesday, September 6:

Keep your appointments! If you haven't met with me and do not yet have an appointment, email me ASAP with your schedule! If you have met with me and forgot to bring your picture, remember to bring one with you to class.

Journal Homework for class Thursday, September 8:

Collected Homework (Due Friday, September 9, 2:00PM):


WEEK 1: August 29 - September 2

Welcome to Discovering in Mathematics!!!

Collected Homework (Due Thursday, September 1 at the beginning of class):

Journal Homework for class Thursday, September 1 (i.e. due as preparation for class):

Collected Homework (Due Friday, September 2, 2:00PM):




Hobart and William Smith Colleges: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Erika L.C. King