Table of topics and assignments
This is a partially flipped class. This means that you are required to read and take notes from the corresponding sections of the book before the date listed in the table below. I will still go over some important points in class, but lecture time is minimized, so that there is time for groupwork in class. Most important: you have to constantly solve at home all of the suggested exercises from the sections we cover. For exams (midterms and final), most of the questions will be very similar (or even identical) with problems from the suggested assignment, from the worksheets or from the examples presented in class.
Date  Topics covered  Suggested Assignment  Comments 
Aug. 22  1.2 Intuition vs. Proof 1.3 Types of Proofs Worksheet 08/22 
1.2# 1, 2, 48all, 10,
13, 15, 16, 17* 1.3# 13, 619, 2124 
Symbol * denotes more
difficult, or more theoretical problems. Exams contain mostly standard problems, but one or two may be like the * ones. 
Aug. 24  2.2 Odd/even, decimal
representation 2.3 Divisibility rules Worksheet 08/24 
2.2# 116 all 2.3# 116 all, 18* 
Fun puzzles for your future students in pbs. 17
and 18 in 2.2! For Pbs 15&16 in 2.3, read the UPC label example on pages 2829 in the text. 
Aug. 29 
8.3 Math. Induction and Well ordering principle 2.5 The division algorithm Worksheet 08/29 
8.3# 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 2.5# 15all, 7 
The worksheet for today is now a homework due next class (Aug. 31) 
Aug. 31 
2.4 Prime decom. thm. Facts on primes Worksheet 08/31 
2.4# 115all 

Sep. 5 
2.6 The Euclidean algorithm, gcd & lcm Worksheet 09/05 
2.6# 19all  The worksheet for today
is now a homework due next class (whenever that may be!). Be Irmasafe! 
Sep. 7  University closed  Irma  
Sep. 12  University closed  Irma  
Sep. 14  University closed  Irma  
Sep. 19 
2.7 Division of polynomials 3.2 Factor Theorem 
2.7# 16 all 3.2# 120all 
Please note the
new schedule. Exam 1 is now
scheduled for Oct. 3 and covers all
sections done between Aug. 22 and Sep. 26. All problems in the worksheets and all suggested exercises are potential exam questions. Possible theoretical topics for Exam 1 (proofs you need to know): Theorem 2.18, Theorem 2.30, Theorem 2.16 (proof uses thm. 2.30), Theorem 3.1 and Corollary 3.3, Theorem 3.12. 
Sep. 21 
3.4 Fundamental Thm. of Algebra Viete's relations 
3.4# 18all  
Sep. 26  3.5 Rational Root Theorem. Applications  3.5# 16all  
Sep. 28  Review for Exam 1  
Oct. 3  Exam 1  