Faculty: | Nate Ackerman | TA 201: | Daniel Pomerleano | TA 202: | Daniel Pomerleano | TA 203: | Daniel Pomerleano | TA 204: | Daniel Pomerleano | TA 205: | Chintan Mehta | TA 206: | Chintan Mehta |
Office: | DRL 4N53 | Section Location: | DRL 3W2 | Section Location: | DRL 3W2 | Section Location: | DRL 3W2 | Section Location: | DRL 3W2 | Section Location: | DRL 3C8 | Section Location: | DRL 3C8 |
Office Hours: | Wednesdays 2:15 pm-3:15 pm or by appointment | Section Time: | Tuesdays 8:30 am - 9:30 am | Section Time: | Tuesdays 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Section Time: | Thursdays 8:30 am - 9:30 am | Section Time: | Thursdays 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Section Time: | Tuesdays 8:30 am - 9:30 am | Section Time: | Tuesdays 9:30 am - 10:30 am |
E-mail: | nate AT math.upenn.edu | E-mail: | dpomerle AT math.upenn.edu | E-mail: | dpomerle AT math.upenn.edu | E-mail: | dpomerle AT math.upenn.edu | E-mail: | dpomerle AT math.upenn.edu | E-mail: | chintanm AT math.upenn.edu | E-mail: | chintanm AT math.upenn.edu |
Title: | Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz: Making Light of Weighty Ideas | |
Authors: | Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird | |
Publisher: | W. W. Norton and Co. | |
Year: | 2005 |
Title: | The Magic of Numbers | |
Author: | Benedict Gross and Joe Harris | |
Publisher: | Pearson, Prentice Hall | |
Year: | 2004 |
Homework: | 30% | |
Presentation: | 20% | |
Midterm Paper: | 20% | |
Final: | 30% | |
Bonus Points: | 5-10% |
Discussion of the homework before it is due is strongly encouraged. However, each person must write up their solutions themselves and put on the homework the names of everyone they worked with.
In addition to the presentation each student will be required to type up the notes they used during the presentation so they can be posted on the website (these note should, at the very least, contain an outline of your presentation along with the key points you wish to make.
You will sign up for a date during your first recitation and the Wednesday of the week before your presentation you must meet with me and your TA between 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm in my office. If you have a conflict with this time you must let your TA know a least a week before the scheduled meeting.
Your presentation will be graded by your TA as well as your peers.
In the paper you must at least answer the following questions:
The paper should be 3-4 pages long, written in English and typed. The novel you read must be one of your sources however you are welcome to use other references if they are properly documented. However merely collecting other peoples comments is not acceptable.
Each student of a given TA must chose a unique book. So, you will need to sign up for your book by Monday January 29. The book report is due on Friday March 2.
For example suppose the value was set at 10% and we might have the following:
Grade | Bonus Points | Final Grade | |
Student A | 80% | 100 | 90% |
Student B | 75% | 50 | 80% |
Student C | 85% | 0 | 85% |
Among other places, bonus points will be assigned for quizzes given during lecture. The purpose of these quizzes is to encourage all students to come to lecture as attending lecture as, while not mandatory, attending lecture will greatly improve your understanding of the material.
This page was created by Nate Ackerman, and last revised on January 4, 2006.