For some topics of the course we will be using the Notes for Mat331, Mathematical Problem Solving with Computers, by Santiago Simanca and Scott Sutherland, Summer 2002 edition. (http://www.mathlab.sunysb.edu/%7Escott/Book331/). In Blackboard you will find a more extensive bibliography. Exploring books is highly recomended!
Working together on the projects and problems is encouraged, although each student will be responsible for turning in a write-up of the problem and solution. This should contain a detailed description of the problem or topic, what means were used in solve it, and the solution. These write-ups should be produced by each student individually, and should be detailed enough so that someone who has not taken the class can read and understand them, and will believe the solution is correct. These write-ups are often acceptable for the mathematics writing requirement.
The final grade will be based on the projects (60% of the grade), the homework problems (30% of the grade), and in-class participation (10% of the grade). There will be some “extra credit” problems. This means that without the extra credit, problems, perfect score will add to 100.
If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential. Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and Disability Support Services. For procedures and information, go to the following web site. http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/disabilityservices/