Math 109 Fall 2022 Sections A,D

General Logistics

Instructor: Angus Chung. You can call me by Angus.
Email: k7chung (at) ucsd (dot) edu
Office: AP&M 6442
Section A: Felipe Castellano-Macias
Email: fcastellanomacias (at) ucsd (dot) edu
Office: HSS 5044
Section D: David Cavender
Email: dcavende (at) ucsd (dot) edu
Office: TBD
Course Title: Math 109: Mathematical Reasoning
Textbook: Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof, by Sundstrom, Version 2.1
An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning, by Conroy and Taggart

Both textbooks are free online, via the above links.

Lecture Time: Section A 2:00 - 2:50 pm
Section D 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Location Section A Peterson Hall 104
Section D Warren Lecture Hall 2204
Final Exam Section A Dec 7 (Wed), 3pm-5pm, Location TBD
Section D Dec 5 (Mon), 11:30am-1:30pm, Location TBD

Syllabus PDF

Section A, Section D

Office Hour

My office hour: MWF 3-4pm at my office

David's office hour: Tuesday 11am-2pm at Zoom (check canvas for zoom link)

Felipe's office hour: Thursday 1-4pm, at his office

If you are not sure what "office hour" is, it is an opportunity for you to talk to me about the class, seek help in topics you are unsure about, discuss the homework problems you are stuck at. A lot of students tend to be intimidated to talk to the instructor, fearing that they are judged for not knowing the material. The fact is, we are trying to help you succeed, and we do not evaluate student at all during office hours. A student who comes to office hours regularly will generally leave a good impression to the instructor, in contrast to the misbelief that the instructor would think such student is not performing well. So, if you need anything, come to office hours. Seek help soon, rather than later!

Class Format

The class will not be in a traditional "lecture-only" style. I will ask you to actively participate. This includes have you work and talk both as a small group in class, and in front of everyone. See "Reading" in Syllabus.pdf.

Attendance is not part of your grade, but it is required via oral presentation. If I pick a person to present and they are not in class, they get a 0 for the presentation.