MATH 654: Curricular
Studies in Discrete Mathematics
Summer 1997
Instructor: Theresa
J. Grant Office: 4427 Everett Tower
Office Phone: 3873842 EMail: terry.grant@wmich.edu
Office Hours
tentatively scheduled for
Mondays
1  2 pm, Thursdays 9  10 am, and by appointment
Course Goals
To explore the teaching
and learning of discrete mathematics recommended for inclusion in the secondary
school curriculum.
Course Materials
Discrete Mathematics
Across the Curriculum K12 , the 1991 Yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics, and additional readings to be distributed during the
semester. A $5.00 fee payable to
the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is required to support the cost of
duplicating these additional materials.
Course Requirements
Students are expected to
attend each class session, participate in and complete all activities, and
share in discussions of assigned activities and readings. The following are tentative plans
for the weighting of course requirements:
1525% Assignments (primarily inclass)
2535% Group
Project (all written portions due on Monday July 21)
2030%
Exam
1 (July 18th or July 21)
2530% Exam
2 (August 4 or 5)
Course Grades
If all the course
requirements have been met, course grades will be assigned according to the
following scale:
A 93%
 100% CB 77%  81% D 60%
 65%
BA 88%
 92% C 71%
 76% E Below
60%
B 82%
 87% DC 66%  70%
Policy on Incompletes
Three conditions must be met for an
incomplete: (1) you must
have completed most of the coursework;
(2)
your current grade is C or better and (3) circumstances
beyond your control prevent the completion of the coursework on time. All incomplete grades must be approved
by the Chair of the Mathematics Department.
Tentative
Schedule
DATE 
TOPIC 
Assignment 
June 30 
Intro 
Read Preface, and Chapters 1& 2 
July 1 
What is Discrete
Mathematics? Graph Theory Quiz 1 
Read Chapters 3 &
4 Project reading 
3 
Graph Theory Quiz 2 
ÒCount your voteÓ Project reading 
7 
Decision Making
(Voting Systems) Quiz 3 
Read Chapter 6 Project Preparation 
8 
Project Lab 
Read Chapter 9 Project Development 
10 
Generating Patterns Project Lab Quiz 4 
Project Development 
11 
Project Lab, Project
Approvals 
TBA Project Development 
14 
Relations and
Functions 
TBA Project Development 
15 
Counting I Project Quiz 5 

17 
Counting II Project #2 

18 
Midterm Exam 

21 

All Projects Due 
22 
Matrices Project 
TBA 
24 
Induction Project Quiz 6 

26 
Linear Programming
Project 

28 
Algorithms Project Quiz 7 

29 
Recursion Project 

31 
Game Theory I Project Quiz 8 

August 1 
Game Theory II Project Quiz 9 

4 


5 
FINAL EXAM 

7 
Chaos Project 

8 
Quiz 10 (double) 

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