Brock University - Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Math 1P66: Mathematical Reasoning - Fall 2018

Lectures:section 1: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 4:45 pm

section 2: Wednesdays 11:30 am - 12:45 pm and Fridays 12:30 - 1:45 pm

(All the lectures will be in TH325.)

Instructor: Basil Nanayakkara

Email: bnanayakkara@brocku.ca

Oﬃce: MCJ 401

Oﬃce hours: Mondays 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Tuesdays 12:45 - 3:15 pm

Wednesdays 10:15 - 11:15 am

Fridays 2:15 - 3:15 pm

Learning Centre: Math Learning Centre hours can be found on the course website.

MLC is located in MCJ434.

Teaching Assistants: Arezoo Rezaei (arezaei@brocku.ca), Leila Meskine (lmeskine@brocku.ca),

Jared Wu (jw14ct@brocku.ca) and Yucen Jin (yj12qj@brocku.ca)

TEXT:Discrete Mathematics and its applications by Kenneth Rosen, eighth edition, McGraw Hill.

PREREQUISITE: MATH 1P20 or one grade 12 mathematics credit.

ASSIGNMENTS: There will be four assignments, each worth 2.5% of your ﬁnal grade. Assignments

must be dropped oﬀ in the dropbox designated for the course by 12:00 noon on the due date. The

dropbox is located in front of MCJ 434, by the water fountain. Late assignments and electronic

submissions will not be accepted. A cover page must be attached to your assignment. The cover

page should state your name (ﬁrst and last in full), student id number and the course code. Please

staple the completed assignment at the upper left corner. Please write only on one side of the

paper, and do not write in two (or more) columns.

TESTS: There will be a midterm test on Saturday, October 20th (1:00 - 3:00 pm). This midterm test

is worth 40% of your ﬁnal grade.

The ﬁnal exam will be held in December. The exact date and time will be determined by the registrar’s

oﬃce by mid-November. This exam is worth 50% of your ﬁnal grade.

Calculators, textbooks and the like are not allowed on the midterm test and the ﬁnal

exam. You must be able to produce your student ID card during the tests.

It is the student’s responsibility to write the examinations at the scheduled times. If the midterm test

is missed due to a legitimate reason, a make-up test is not given. Instead, the weight of the test will

be transferred to the ﬁnal exam.

GRADES:

Four assignments (each worth 2.5%) 10%

Midterm test 40%

Final exam 50%

Total 100%

Note 1: Overriding these weights, a candidate must obtain at least 40% on the ﬁnal examination in

order to pass the course.

Note 2: If you have an average of 50% or more going into the ﬁnal exam, and if it is to your

advantage, then the ﬁnal exam will count 100%.