MAT513:  Analysis for Teachers I
Prof. Scott Sutherland         Stony Brook,  Spring 2017

About this course: This is a course in the foundational ideas of calculus and the real number system. The intended audience is (prospective) secondary teachers.

Places, Times, and Contact:

Contact Info: Math 5-112 / 631-632-7306 / scott.sutherland at
for office hours, see
Class Meets: MW 5:30-6:53 in Physics P-117


Required: Understanding Analysis, 2nd ed., by Stephen Abbot (Springer, 2015)

Recommended: How to Think About Analysis, by Lara Alcock (Oxford U. Press, 2014).

Webpage and weekly schedule:
Please see the schedule at The most up-to-date version of this document can also be found there.

Evaluation and Grading: Grades in MAT513 will be calculated as follows

Class participation, homework, and quizzes (if any)
Midterm 1 (early March)
Midterm 2 (mid-April)
Paper (approx 10 pages, due last day of classes)
Final exam (cumulative)

Email and appointments: I am accessible via email and will respond to your emails as soon as I can. However, I may not check email continuously throughout the day (and especially not late at night) so please do not wait until the last minute to email concerns or questions. Detailed questions are best done in person, which can be during my office hours or by appointment.

Americans with Disabilities Act: If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, located at ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, Room 128 (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations, if any, are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Academic Integrity: Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be held personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary website at

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