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225 Intermediate Programming CPSC 327 Data Structures and Algorithms Fall 2013 Courses CPSC 124 Introduction to Programming CPSC 329 Software Development Spring 2013 Courses CPSC 120 Principles of Computer Science CPSC 444 Artificial Intelligence Fall 2012 Courses CPSC 329 Software Development CPSC 343 Database Theory and Practice Spring 2011 Courses CPSC 124 Introduction to Programming CPSC 327 Data Structures and Algorithms Fall 2010 Courses CPSC 124 Introduction to Programming CPSC 329 Software Development Spring 2010 Courses CPSC 120 Principles of Computer Science CPSC 327 Data Structures and Algorithms CPSC 371 Exploring Data with Visualization Advanced Topics in Computer Science Fall 2009 Courses FSEM 092 Code Making and Code Breaking CPSC 329 Software Development Spring 2009 Courses CPSC 124 Introduction to Programming CPSC 327 Data Structures and Algorithms Fall 2008 Courses CPSC 329 Software Development CPSC 343 Database Theory and Practice Spring 2008 Courses CPSC 120 Principles of Computer Science CPSC 225 Intermediate Programming CPSC 424 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics Spring 2007 Courses CPSC 225 Intermediate Programming CPSC 371 Visualization and Data Mining Topics in Computer Science Fall 2006 Courses CPSC 225 Intermediate Programming CPSC 343 Database Theory and Practice Spring 2006 Courses CPSC 324 Fundamentals of Computer Graphics CPSC 327

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presents some sample problems discusses mathematical techniques that can be used to solve them and provides the reader with a set of similar problems to work on We will use material from this book throughout the term starting with Chapter 1 in the second week of the course In general I will ask you to read the expository material in a chapter and I might lecture on it and work through some of the problems in class Then I will assign some problems from the chapter for group work in class or for homework Note that I will also bring readings and problems from other sources into the course Assignments There will be a variety of graded assignments in this course including both individual and group work These assignments will count for 36 of your final grade for the course Each week part of at least one class will be devoted to group work usually some type of problem solving and often this work will continue outside of class The work will be collected and graded in some form Sometimes I will ask for a single report from the group as a whole in that case everyone in the group will get the same grade Sometimes I will ask each person in the group to write up one or more problems which will be graded individually There will be some short writing assignments such as reports on web research or reactions to readings These will generally be no more than a page in length If I get the idea that people are not doing the readings before we discuss them in class I might start collecting written reports on the reading before the discussions There will also be some individual problem solving assignments Final Project In addition to the regular weekly assignments you will complete one larger project which will be due towards the end of the semester This will not be a huge project and it will count for only 10 of your final grade for the course A paper of some sort probably in the range of 5 to 7 pages is one possible type of project and probably the most common However other types of project will be possible For example you might create some artwork using techniques or ideas that we cover in the course Or you might choose several of the harder problems in Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics and write up solutions for them More information for the final project will be available by the middle of the term along with some specific topic suggestions Tests There will be two in class tests which will be given on Friday February 23 and on Friday April 4 There will also be a third test which will be given as a final exam in the scheduled final exam period Saturday May 10 at 1 30 PM The final exam will not be longer than the other tests and all three tests will have the same weight

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people in your group All solutions should be written in full English sentences and paragraphs and should explain your reasoning You will not get credit for writing down an answer without any justification Over the course of the semester there will probably be a few ten minute quizzes which might or might not be announced in advance Quizzes can cover material from assigned readings before we discuss the readings in class Grades from quizzes will be added to your assignment grade and the combined grade for assignments and quizzes will count for 40 of the total grade for the course Final Project In addition to the regular weekly assignments you will complete a final project This project will count for 12 of the total grade for the course Two types of project are possible One option is to write a five to seven page research paper on some mathematical topic Another option is to build some sort of object or create some work of art that illustrates a mathematical principle along with a short one or two page paper describing what you have done Most projects of the second type will be based on chapters from Symmetry Shape and Space that we do not cover in class The final project will be due at the end of the semester but there is nothing to stop you from getting an early start More information and a list of possible topics can be found at math hws edu eck math110 final project html Supplies Many of the exercises that you will work on in class will require extra material or supplies of some kind Some of this will be supplied to you but you are responsible for having a few basic supplies and bringing them to class when required Things that you will have to supply yourself include at least regular paper pen pencil eraser ruler and scissors Any necessary supplies that you should bring to a class will be announced in advance For example for the second week of class you will need a ruler and a pencil with eraser Tests and Grading There will be two one hour in class tests which will be given on Friday October 3 and Friday November 7 There will also be a final exam which will be given at the officially scheduled time 8 30 AM on Thursday December 18 The final exam will be designed to be only a little longer than the two in class tests Please make plans to be present for all three tests The grades for this course will be weighted as follows First test 16 Second test 16 Final Exam 16 Final project 12 Assignments Quizzes 40 Attendance I will take attendance in class almost every day I expect you to be present and on time for all classes There might be extraordinary circumstances that force you to miss a few classes You should discuss any such cases with me at the earliest possible time In the absence

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whole For most assignments you are encouraged to work on the assignment with other people in the course However the work that you turn in should be your own and you should never simply copy someone else s work Some assignments might ask you to work on your own and you should be careful to follow such instructions For some essays it will be useful to consult on line or print sources you should be careful to give proper credit to any sources that you use just as you would for any writing project If you have questions about academic integrity requirements for any assignment please ask Mathematics Colloquia The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science sponsors several colloquium talks every semester They are usually scheduled at 4 15 or 4 45 PM I expect several of this semester s talks to be about mathematics It would be a good experience for you to attend these talks To encourage you to attend at least one of them you can get 1 5 points of extra credit on your final grade for the course for attending one of the mathematics talks Talks will be announced in class and by email If you attend a talk be sure to let me know that you are there Tests and Final Exam There will be three in class tests in addition to a final exam The tests will be given on Friday February 14 Wednesday March 12 and Monday April 14 The final exam will take place during the officially scheduled exam time for the course which is Sunday May 11 at 1 30 PM The final exam will not be much longer than the in class tests and will count for the same number of points It will concentrate on material from the last part of the course but will in addition have one or two general essay questions about the course as a whole A part of each test will be solving problems that test your knowledge of facts and techniques the sort of thing that you would likely think of as typical math problems However a larger part of the test will be essay questions about the terms and concepts that have been discussed in class Grading Your numerical grade for the course will be determined as follows First test 15 points Second test 15 points Third test 15 points Final exam 15 points Graded assignments 20 points Low stakes assignments 20 points For the low stakes assignment I will scale your grade so that the average grade for the class on those assignments is 85 The numerical average might then be adjusted up somewhat because of attendance at a math colloquium or a very high level of class participation It might be adjusted down if you have missed an excessive number of classes Letter grades are assigned as follows 90 100 A 80 89 B 60 79 C 55 69 D 0 54 F Grades near a cutoff get a

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calculator please buy a TI 82 If you already own a different brand of graphing calculator you can use that instead but you should not expect me to be able to offer you instruction or help on its use Homework and Labs Each day in class I will assign homework problems from the text Most of these problems will not be collected However I will ask you to carefully write up your answers to a few of them and turn them in A lab is a required part of the course Lab will meet every Tuesday from 1 30 to 4 00 I will take attendance during labs You can expect that if you miss labs without an excuse then your grade in the course will be lowered I expect you to work in lab in groups of from two to four people You will have a lab worksheet with a number of exercises to work on You can expect some of these exercises to be thought provoking and open ended with no single correct answer Each person in the class will turn in an individual report each week Reports will generally be due each Friday The report will consist of your answers to selected exercises from the lab and from the homework I expect these answers to be written up neatly and formally with full English sentences and paragraphs and with properly used and clearly explained mathematical notation as appropriate Tests and Quizzes There will be three in class tests plus a final exam The tests will be given on January 19 February 9 and March 1 The final exam will be given during the regularly scheduled final exam period for this course at 8 30 on Thursday March 14 My tentative plan is that the fist test will cover sections 1 1 through 2 3 of the text the second sections 2 4 through 3 3 and the third sections 3 4 through 4 2 The final exam will be cumulative with some emphasis on the additional material from chapter 4 that we cover in the last week of classes In addition there will be a five minute wake up quiz at the beginning of almost every class The quiz will consist of one or two standard questions Many of the questions will be taken directly from assigned homework or from a lab I might also ask you definitions or short essay type questions You are allowed to use a calculator during any quiz or test For some problems a graphing calculator might be required Please try not to miss a test I will not give you a make up test unless you have an extraordinarily good excuse Oversleeping is not an excuse Car trouble is not an excuse Having a cold is not an excuse An athletic event is not an excuse An example of a good excuse would be being in the hospital under doctor s orders Grading To compute your grade for the course I

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a graphing calculator please buy a TI 82 If you already own a different brand of graphing calculator you can use that instead but you should not expect me to be able to offer you instruction or help on its use Homework and Labs Each day in class I will assign homework problems from the text Most of these problems will not be collected However I will ask you to carefully write up your answers to a few of them and turn them in A lab is a required part of the course Lab will meet every Tuesday from 1 30 to 4 00 I will take attendance during labs You can expect that if you miss labs without an excuse then your grade in the course will be lowered I expect you to work in lab in groups of from two to four people You will have a lab worksheet with a number of exercises to work on You can expect some of these exercises to be thought provoking and open ended with no single correct answer Each person in the class will turn in an individual report each week Reports will generally be due each Friday The report will consist of your answers to selected exercises from the lab and from the homework I expect these answers to be written up neatly and formally with full English sentences and paragraphs and with properly used and clearly explained mathematical notation as appropriate Tests and Quizzes There will be three in class tests plus a final exam The tests will be given on January 27 February 17 and March 10 The final exam will be given during the regularly scheduled final exam period for this course at 7 00 PM on Wednesday March 19 My tentative plan is that the first test will cover sections 1 1 through 2 3 of the text the second sections 2 4 through 3 5 and the third sections 3 6 3 8 4 1 4 2 4 4 and 4 6 The final exam will be cumulative with some emphasis on the additional material from chapter 4 that we cover in the last week of classes In addition there will be a quiz Monday of each week when we there is no test Many of the questions will be taken directly from assigned homework or from a lab Some of the quiz questions might be definitions or essay type questions You are allowed to use a calculator during any quiz or test For some problems a graphing calculator might be required Please try not to miss a test I will not give you a make up test unless you have an extraordinarily good excuse Oversleeping is not an excuse Car trouble is not an excuse Having a cold is not an excuse An athletic event is ordinarily not an excuse An example of a good excuse would be being in the hospital under doctor s orders Grading To compute your grade for the

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with your answers to some of the problems that you worked on during the lab If you work in a group you have the option of turning in a single report for all the people in the group Alternatively each individual in the group can turn in a separate report You might not finish all the problems during the lab itself and you will certainly need to take time after the lab to write up your results This is part of your homework for the course Lab reports are due in class on the Wednesday following the lab In general I will not accept lab reports late although I might give a one or two day extension in special circumstances In addition to the lab reports I will assign homework problems each week Some of these problems will be based on WebWork a system for doing math problems on the Web I will introduce WebWork at our first lab Other problems will be taken from the textbook WebWork problems are automatically graded on line I will collect homework problems that are assigned from the textbook on Wednesday of the following week along with your lab reports Note that you should probably do lots more exercises besides the ones that I assign for homework You will find answers to all the odd numbered exercises in the text at the back of the book I encourage you to do some of these problems for practice If you have questions about these exercises you are welcome to ask me about them in class or in my office Tests and Grading There will be three in class tests plus a final exam The tests will be given on February 16 March 23 and April 20 The final exam will be given during the regularly scheduled final exam period for this course at 8 30 AM on Wednesday May 9 Note that you are allowed to use a calculator during the tests and exam You will have six grades for the course three tests a final exam a grade for homework WebWork and a grade for lab work I will drop the lowest of these six grades and count the remaining five grades equally My grading scale is as follows A 90 100 B 80 89 C 65 79 D 50 59 and F 0 49 Attendance Policy I do not take attendance at regular classes I assume that you understand the importance of being in class I do take attendance at the labs If you miss a lab without a reasonable excuse you can still do the lab work on your own but you will lose 30 off the grade for that lab I also expect you to be here for the tests and exam except in truly extraordinary circumstances Office Hours Email WWW My office is room 301 in Lansing Hall My office phone extension is 3398 I am on campus most days and you are welcome to come in anytime you can

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will be handed out during the lab Some of the problems will be for practice Others will be handed in as part of a lab report Your group can turn in a single lab report for which you will all receive the same grade I suggest that you divide the work of writing up the lab report among all the members of the group If you really prefer not to share the grade with the rest of your group you can write up and turn in a lab report on your own to receive a separate grade from your group However you are still required to work with a group in lab In general the problems that I ask you to turn in as part of a lab report will not be simple calculations They will often require some experimentation and deep thinking They might not have a single correct solution The lab report should not simply state a solution It should discuss the problem how you approached it and how you tried to solve it You can receive substantial credit even if you don t solve the problem at all Your discussion should be written up as an essay in clear sentences and paragraphs Treat each problem as a small writing assignment Except in extraordinary circumstances you must be present at lab to get any credit Lab reports will ordinarily be collected on Monday of the week after the lab Tests and Quizzes There will be a short quiz at the beginning of class approximately once per week usually on Friday There will be no quiz in the first week of class or in weeks when there is a test The first quiz will be on Friday September 10 Quiz questions will often be taken directly from homework or from labs Your lowest quiz grade will be dropped and the remaining quiz grades will be averaged to give one overall grade for quizzes There will be three in class tests which will be given on the following Fridays September 24 October 22 and November 19 The final exam for the course will take place at the time scheduled by the Registrar s office Thursday December 16 8 30 11 30 AM The final exam will cover material from the entire term with some emphasis on material that is covered after the third in class test Basic scientific non graphing calculators will be provided for use on the tests and final exams They will also be provided for quizzes in cases where they might be useful You are not permitted to use your own calculator Note that except in extraordinary circumstances there will be no make up quizzes or exams A missed quiz or exam will be graded as zero Grading At the end of the semester you will have grades for the following First Test Second Test Third Test Homework Labs Quizzes Final Exam I will include your final exam grade twice giving a total of eight grades The

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