Course:SLU MATH 124: Math and Escher - Spring 2011 - Dr. Anneke Bart
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General
- Class Meets: TTh 2:15-3:30 in RH 316
- Instructor:
- Anneke Bart
- Office: Ritter Hall 115
- Office Hours: TTh 1-2 or by appointment.
- Email: barta@slu.edu
- Prerequisite: 3 years of high school mathematics or Math 120 (College Algebra).
Grading
- Attendance is required. You will have in-class work to be done in groups. One unexcused absence is allowed. Six absences will cause you to lose two letter grades. I only excuse absences when presented with official documentation.
- Homework will be due weekly. Your work should be neat, legible, and stapled. Cooperation is good, but write up results separately. Late homework is always accepted, but I will not write comments and will automatically give a score of 5 (out of 10) if the work is of reasonable quality.
- Exams. I give makeup exams only for severe and documented reasons.
- Exam 1:
- Exam 2:
- Final: Thursday May 12, 2:00-3:50
- Grading is on a straight scale, with 90%,80%,70%,60% guaranteeing A,B,C,D.
Grading is weighted as follows (a total of 1200 points):
- Homework: 200 points
- Attendance and in-class work: 200 points
- Projects (2): 100 points each
- Exams(2): 150 points each
- Final: 300 points
Textbooks
The main text for this course is the Math and the Art of MC Escher online book, at http://math.slu.edu/escher
Also required for the course is D. Schattschneider, Visions of Symmetry. H. Abrams 2004, available at the university bookstore. The paperback 1990 edition is also acceptable.
Schedule
Week | Date | Explorations | Homework | Comments |
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1 | Jan 18-20 | |||
2 | Jan 25-27 | |||
3 | Feb 1-3 | |||
4 | Feb 8-10 | |||
5 | Feb 15-17 | |||
6 | Feb 22-24 | |||
7 | Mar 1-3 | |||
8 | Mar 8-10 | |||
9 | Mar 15-17 | |||
10 | Mar 22-24 | |||
11 | Mar 29-31 | |||
12 | Apr 5-7 | |||
13 | Apr 12-14 | |||
14 | Apr 19-21 | |||
15 | Apr 26-28 | |||
16 | May 3-5 |