- For Friday September 5 lecture: Answer the following Introduction questions in a blog entry.

- What is your year in school and major?
- Which calculus-or-above math courses have you taken? (Use names or BYU course numbers.)
- Why are you taking this class? (Be specific.)
- Tell me about the math professor or teacher you have had who was the most and/or least effective. What did s/he do that worked so well/poorly?
- Write something interesting or unique about yourself.
- If you are unable to come to my scheduled office hours, what times would work for you?

- For Friday September 5 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 1.1-1.6.
- For Monday September 8 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 2.1-2.4.
- For Wednesday September 10 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 2.5-2.8.
- For Friday September 12 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 2.9-2.10.
- For Monday September 15 lecture: Read and blog about the section in chapter 0 on mathematical writing, from pages 5 to 12.
- For Wednesday September 17 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 3.1-3.2.
- For Friday September 19 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 3.3-3.5.
- For Monday September 22 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 4.1-4.2.
- For Wednesday September 24 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 4.3-4.4. Additionally, write responses to some or all of the following questions.
- How long have you spent on the homework assignments? Did lecture and the reading prepare you for them?
- What has contributed most to your learning in this class thus far?
- What do you think would help you learn more effectively or make the class better for you? (This can be feedback for me, or goals for yourself.)
- For Friday September 26 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 4.5-4.6 and 5.1.
- For Monday September 29 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 5.2-5.3.
- For Wednesday October 1 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 5.4-5.5.
- For Friday October 3 lecture: As you study for the exam (note that there is a study guide available here and sample midterms available on the main course website), write responses to the following questions.
- Which topics and theorems do you think are the most important out of those we have studied?
- What kinds of questions do you expect to see on the exam?
- What do you need to work on understanding better before the exam? Come up with a mathematical question you would like to see answered or a problem you would like to see worked out.
- For Monday October 6 lecture: Read and blog about Section 6.1.
- For Wednesday October 8 lecture: Read and blog about Section 6.2.
- For Friday October 10 lecture: Read and blog about Section 6.4.
- For Monday October 13 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 8.1-8.2.
- For Wednesday October 15 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 8.3-8.4.
- For Friday October 17 lecture: Read and blog about Section 8.5.
- For Monday October 20 lecture: Read and blog about Section 8.6.
- For Wednesday October 22 lecture: Read and blog about Section 9.1-9.2. Remember that you can make up a missed blog entry by attending the Focus On Math talk by Ed Moylan (formerly of Ford Motors) at 4 PM (refreshments at 3:45) in 1170 TMCB on Thursday October 23 and writing a blog entry about the talk.
- For Friday October 24 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 9.3-9.4.
- For Monday October 27 lecture: Read and blog about Section 9.5.
- For Wednesday October 29 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 9.6-9.7.
- For Friday October 31 lecture: As you study for the exam (note that there is a study guide available here and there are sample midterms available on the main course website), write responses to the following questions.
- Which topics and theorems do you think are the most important out of those we have studied?
- What kinds of questions do you expect to see on the exam?
- What do you need to work on understanding better before the exam? Come up with a mathematical question you would like to see answered or a problem you would like to see worked out.
- For Monday November 3 lecture: Read and blog about Section 10.1.
- For Wednesday November 5 lecture: Read and blog about Section 10.2.
- For Friday November 7 lecture: Read and blog about Section 10.3.
- For Monday November 10 lecture: Read and blog about Section 10.4.
- For Wednesday November 12 lecture: Read and blog about Section 10.5 up to Theorem 10.18.
- For Friday November 14 lecture: Read and blog about the rest of Section 10.5.
- For Monday November 17 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 11.1-11.2.
- For Wednesday November 19 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 11.3-11.4.
- For Friday November 21 lecture: As you study for the exam (note that there is a study guide available here and there are sample midterms available on the main course website), write responses to the following questions.
- Which topics and theorems do you think are the most important out of those we have studied?
- What kinds of questions do you expect to see on the exam?
- What do you need to work on understanding better before the exam? Come up with a mathematical question you would like to see answered or a problem you would like to see worked out.

- For Monday November 24 lecture: Read and blog about Sections 11.5-11.6.
- For Tuesday November 25 lecture:
Write responses to the following questions.
- What have you learned in this course?
- How might these things be useful to you in the future?

- For Monday December 1 lecture: Read and blog about Section 12.1.
- For Wednesday December 3 lecture: Read and blog about Section 12.2.
- For Friday December 5 lecture: Read and blog about Section 12.3.
- For Monday December 8 lecture: Read and blog about Section 12.4.
- For Wednesday December 10 lecture: Complete your student ratings for this course. As you study for the final exam, write responses to the following questions.
- Which topics and theorems do you think are the most important out of those we have studied?

should know all relevant definitions, correct statements of the major theorems (including their hypotheses and limitations), and examples and non-examples of the various concepts. The students should be able to demonstrate their mastery by solving non-trivial problems related to these concepts, and by proving simple (but non-trivial) theorems about the…concepts, related to, but not identical to, statements proven by the text or instructor.

If for whatever reason you are uncomfortable doing a certain assignment on your blog (for instance, if you'd rather not have your answers to specific questions out there on the Internet), you may send me that particular assignment by email.

- Set up a blog for this class and do the first two assignments by 11:59 PM on September 4.
- Complete each reading assignment (listed above) before lecture.
- Write
a blog entry for each reading assignment.

The title of the blog entry should be

**(Section Number), due on (Date)**

so, for example, your first blog entry will be titled

**Introduction, due on September 5**

and the second entry will be titled

**1.1-1.6, due on September 5.**

A blog entry should have two parts:

1. (Difficult) Answer the question "What was the most difficult part of the material for you?" Note that "nothing" is not an acceptable answer. If nothing challenges you, then you should think about the material at a deeper level and generate some honest questions.

2. (Reflective) Write something reflective about the reading. This could be the answer to the question "What was the most interesting part of the material?" or "How does this material connect to something else you have learned in mathematics?" or "How is this material useful/relevant to your intellectual or career interests?" or something else. - The blog posting is due by 11:59 PM on the day before lecture (for example, you should post about the reading for Wednesday's lecture before midnight Tuesday night).
- Blog posts will be graded according to the following scheme:

0 points: No blog submission on time.

1 point: Submission of both parts (Difficult and Reflective) on time, but first part (Difficult) is irrelevant or does not sufficiently show that reading has been done.

2 points: Submission of both parts (Difficult and Reflective) on time, demonstrating that you have done the reading and thought about it. - You may make up a missed blog entry by attending a mathematics department colloquium, Focus On Math, or Careers In Math talk and writing about it on your blog. Answer the same two questions about the talk that you would normally answer for a reading assignment.

Note: these instructions should only be followed once. Once you've created a blog, just add new posts to it for each reading assignment.

- Open your browser to www.blogger.com.
- Log in with a Google account, choose appropriate public profile information, and click on "New Blog". If you already have a blog, please create a new one for this class; I'll be dumping all entries into a feed reader, and would like to see only entries related to the course.
- Follow the instructions. Make sure you note your account details (username, password, url).
- The default settings are correct, so you don't have to change anything, although you may if you wish. Please leave comments and full blog feeds enabled.
- For your first blog post, please answer the Introduction questions above (Assignment 1).
- Once you have made your first blog post, send me an email with the URL for the main page of your blog. Include your full name in the email message, especially if your name does not appear on your blog.