
Course Information

Time 
1:001:50 pm Monday/Wednesday 
Location  VNZORN 142 

Instructor 
Chuck Cusack 
Email  cusack@hope.edu 
Office  VWF 233 
Phone  3957271 
Office Hours  MW 2:003:00pm OR dropin OR by appointment
(use Google Calendar invite) 

Textbook 
Discrete Mathematics: Mathematical Reasoning and Proof with Puzzles, Patterns, and Games, Douglas E. Ensley and J. Winston Crawley, Wiley, 2006.


Resources 
 Answers in the back of your book
The back of your book contains answers to the exercises numbered in
blue.
 Discrete Math Resources
The companion site to the textbook maintained by one of the book's authors.
 Me
Come see me during office hours, or take a chance that I am free at other times,
or make an appointment to see me.
 My Notes pages
 My Programs pages
 Suggested Exercises (by chapter)
These are also available by section in the schedule for each day—just click on the
links that say Ensley X.Y (e.g. Ensley 2.3).


Coverage 
Lots of fun topics. See the schedule for more details.


Expectations 
This course is very heavily mathematical.
You will have to solve many mathematics problems and write some proofs.
To succeed in this course, you will need to do the following.

Read the specified chapters of the textbook when they are assigned. You should
read each section before the class period it is assigned forsee the schedule.
As you read, you should complete and check your answers to all of the
Practice Problems. You may need to read some sections twice.

Attempt as many of the suggested exercises as you can.
You can see the list by clicking on the book sections on the schedule page.
You do not understand the material unless you are able to complete most of the
exercises, and the best way to learn mathematics is by doing it.
Remember, practice makes perfect!

After you have attempted the suggested exercises, you should
attempt the homework problems. Again, do as many of these as you can
before class. Of course, you only need to attempt those from the
sections relevant for the given day.

Ask questions in class if you do not understand any part of the
reading assignment or you are unable to complete any of the
suggested exercises. This is very important! If you don't ask, I can't
help.
Generally speaking, each class will go as follows:

You will hand in homework before class begins.

We may have a quiz.We may have a quiz.

We will spend time answering any questions you have. If the question
is about a suggested exercise, anyone in the class can show the answer, and
it will count as a problem presentation (See the Grades page).

I may give a brief lecture about one or more topics that are particularly
difficult.

I will randomly ask students to do suggested exercises and/or we will work in
groups solving problems.

We may end the class with a quiz (assuming we did not begin class with a
quiz).



