Math 240: Introduction to Discrete Mathematics


 

 

 

 Lectures:

Lecture 1

MWF 8:50 9:40 am

19 Ingraham

Lecture 2

MWF 2:25 3:15 pm

5206 Social Sciences

 

Staff:

Names and Sections

Office

email

Office hours:

Gabriele Meyer

417 Van Vleck

meyer@math.wisc.edu

M 10 - 1 pm

Will Hardt

820 Van Vleck

whardt@math.wisc.edu

M 2:30 - 4:30 pm and Th 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Peter Ruan

101-08 Van Vleck

cruan4@wisc.edu

M 3:30m - 5 pm and Th 12:50 - 2:20 pm

Bhaskar Puggal

B205 Van Vleck

puggal@wisc.edu

M 9:50 - 10:50 am and Tu 9:50 - 11:50 am

Adrian Tovar Lopez

618 Van Vleck

tovarlopez@wisc.edu

Tu 2:20 - 3:30 pm and Th 9:50 - 11:40 am

 

 

Further Math Help:

       Math Lab:

In B227 Van Vleck,

Monday through Thursday, 3:30 - 8:30 pm, and Sunday 3:30 - 6:50 pm.

       Private Tutoring:

The Math department endorses these private tutors.

 



  E-
Text:      Kenneth H. Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and its Applications, eighth Edition with learning environment.

 

Syllabus

 


 

Grades:

You will be able to achieve a total of 100 points in this class. There will be two evening midterms and one cumulative final. The scores will be curved. The curve for the course grade will NOT be determined until after the final exam.

Exam 1, Friday, March 1

23

Exam 2, Friday, April 12

23

Homeworks

18

Pre Lecture Practice Modules

6

Final, (date: TBA)

30

Total

100 

You will need to participate in the final to pass the class. The time and location of the final are set by the university and cannot be changed.  Do NOT make arrangements to leave town until after the final time.

 

Exams:
Bring your student ID to each exam. Calculators and other computing devices will not be allowed on exams in this course. There will be no make ups for exams. Please, contact your lecturer, if you have to miss an exam.

 

Welcoming message

As a diverse group, the Mathematics Department strives to foster an open and supportive community in which to conduct research, to teach, and to learn. In accordance with these beliefs and 36.12 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Mathematics Department affirms that all community members are to be treated with dignity and respect and that discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated. We further commit ourselves to making the department a supportive, inclusive, and safe environment for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other aspect of identity. For more information, refer to https://www.math.wisc.edu/climate 

I am firmly committed to promote an anti-discriminatory environment where everyone feels safe and welcome. As such, you are expected to treat your instructor and all other participants in the course with courtesy and respect. Your comments to others should be factual, constructive and free from harassing statements. Students need to contribute in intelligent, positive, and constructive manners within the course.

 

Disability

Your success is important to me. Reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities is a shared faculty and student responsibility. Students are expected to inform me of their need for instructional accommodations by the end of the third week of the semester, or as soon as possible after a disability has been incurred or recognized. I will work either directly with you or in coordination with the McBurney Center to identify and provide reasonable instructional accommodations. Disability information, including instructional accommodations as part of a student's educational record, is confidential and protected under FERPA.

 

Mental Help

As a student you may experience a range of issues that can cause barriers to learning. These might include strained relationships, anxiety, high levels of stress, alcohol/drug problems, feeling down, or loss of motivation. University Health Services is here to help with these or other issues you may experience. You can learn about the free, confidential mental health services available on campus by calling 608-265-5600 or visiting uhs.wisc.edu. Help is always available. 

There are several options for confidential support, counseling, and medical services for student victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence on and off the UW-Madison campus. Student victims also have options for reporting to campus and/or law enforcement. For information about all of these options, please visit 
https://uhs.wisc.edu/assault/sa-resources.shtml

 

Academic Integrity

Students in this class have the right to expect that their fellow students are upholding the academic integrity of this University. Academic dishonesty is a serious offense at the University because it undermines the bonds of trust and honesty between members of the community. On homework assignments, academic dishonesty involves using someone else's work without attribution (see the homework section for details). On quizzes and exams, academic dishonestly includes but is not limited to: looking at another students' work, making use of a disallowed reference during an exam, looking at a cellphone for any reason (even if it's just to check the time) during an exam, or not following the stated policies for take-home exams. 

The math department treat all incidents of academic dishonesty very seriously. For instance, the consequences for cheating on an exam may range from automatically failing the course to suspension or expulsion. We will not hesitate to initiate disciplinary procedures should such a case arise. For more information, refer to 
https://www.students.wisc.edu/doso/academic-integrity/