For people who want to learn or teach mathematics on the basis of reason …
This is where the
for Schremmer's MATH 161 will be posted.
You will have to check here regularly .
Materials for MATH 161 are to be found on that page
The latest announcement will always be at the top, in red.
February 24, 2017.
I have just uploaded My solutions for EXAM I (Spring 2017). Please let me know if and when you find mistakes. In fact, I found a few which I corrected as of Saturday 11:20 am.
February 12, 2017.
January 22, 2017.
In order to make up the time due to the snow emergency closing of the College on Feb. 9, faculty are asked to make up classes as follows:
Classes in the spring 2017 15A term that were canceled on Thursday, Feb. 9, will make up the instructional time on Thursday, April 27, which is one of the designated Emergency Closing make-up days, at their regular class times and in their regular classrooms.
The 161 Calendar has been modified accordingly.
As a few of you noticed, HOMEWORK 1 was in a bit of disarray and so in fact was HOMEWORK 2. That is a leftover from my reallocating topics between Chapter 1 and Chapter 2. I just uploaded a cleaned-up version of HOMEWORK 2. The rest of the HOMEWORKS should be OK but I will look at them before you get to them. You will know I have when they have been renamed HOMEWORK---as opposed to REALITY CHECK which is what they really are but it's too much of a mouthfull. (But it was suggested by students.)
The functions in Example 2.28 to Example 2.31 on page 34 of CHAPTER 2 were all the same. It's now fixed.
January 16, 2017.
This is my first announcement for Spring 2017.
My email address is:
. Please do NOT use my CCP email address or CANVAS which uses the CCP email system which makes it practically impossible to insert mathematics in an email.
ALL the materials you will need are to be found on this site at Materials for MATH 161. The TEXT and the HOMEWORK are in the top half of that page and ADDITIONAL MATERIALS are in the bottom half of that page.
Please be aware that I do NOT lecture. This has several consequences discussed in
the 161 User Manual which you should study IMMEDIATELY, before anything else. In particular, you should be aware of the 161 Calendar for when to study a CHAPTER and submit the HOMEWORK, as well as for the dates of the REVIEW TESTS, the EXAMS and the MAKEUPS.
BEFORE EACH CLASS according to the 161 Calendar, you will need to:
DOWNLOAD from Materials for MATH 161 and PRINT in one of the computer rooms the corresponding CHAPTER,
DOWNLOAD from Materials for MATH 161 and PRINT in one of the computer rooms the corresponding HOMEWORK,
(Some of the computers in the computer rooms do not print mathematical symbols correctly because their software is not up to date. In that case, ITS would like you to give me the number of the computer so that I can forward it to ITS which will then be able to update the software.)
Read the CHAPTER pencil in hand and check your understanding by doing the HOMEWORK
We will then be able to discuss in class YOUR understanding of the CHAPTER and make sure everything is OK.
Last but certainly not least, it should be noted that my reason for NOT lecturing is that I want my students also to learn that "the truth or falsehood of mathematical statements does not originate in textbooks, or in teachers saying so, but because the real world makes them necessarily so". In other words, I want my students to stand on their own feet and do their own thinking on what is presented in the text. And, for that, I will be both a foil and a resource. Also, see Twilight of the Lecture abridged by Schremmer and the original version. And you may also want to look me up at What previous students have said of Schremmer.