MTH 307 Introduction to Mathematical Rigor

MWF 10:00 – 10:50

Lippitt 200D


Nancy Eaton

Lippitt 200D

Open Office Hours MTWHF 11:00 – 12:00 (unless at a meeting)

Or ask to see me outside of those hours


Topics:  In this course, you will learn mathematical symbolism, how to write your own proofs and how to read proofs to determine if they are correct or not.  We will break course work down into these categories, with one in-class exam on each.


                    Logic and Set Theory

                    Proof Techniques



                    The infinite



Grade:    5 exams                    50 pts. each

                    Final                           200 pts.

                    Homework            200 pts.


A                540 – 600                A-              530 - 539

B+             520 – 529                B                480 – 519                B-              470 - 479

C+             460 – 469                C                420 – 459                C-              410 - 419

D+            400 – 409                D                360 – 399                F                 below 360


Illness Due to Flu

The H1N1 Flu Pandemic may impact classes this semester.  If any of us develop flu-like symptoms, we are being advised to stay home until the fever has subsided for 24 hours.  So, if you exhibit such symptoms, please do not come to class.  Notify me at 874-4439 or of your status, and we will communicate through the medium we have established for the class.  We will work together to ensure that course instruction and work is completed for the semester.


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