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IMPORTANT NOTE: The following schedule represents my current best guess concerning due dates (and everything else). I am providing this information to give you a general idea of the pace and timing of the class. THESE DATES AND ASSIGNMENTS MAY CHANGE. Please do not depend upon this schedule in purchasing airline tickets or making other irrevocable scheduling decisions without consulting me first.
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DAY  TOPIC  READING (Do before class) 
Start On  Turn In 
M1  Intros, Syllabus, Intro to Discrete Math  HW A  
W1  Basics of Sets and Counting  Skim Front
Matter Read 0.1 (What is Discrete Math?) Read 0.3 (Sets) Read 1.1 (Additive and Multiplicative Principles) 
HW #1  HWA 
F1  Additive and Multiplicative
Principles, Binomial Coefficients 
Read 1.1 (Additive and
Multiplicative Principles)
Read 1.2 (Binomial Coefficients) 
HW #1  
M2  MLK DAY No Class Meeting 

W2 
Topics from F1 (F1 was Snow Day)
Combinations and Permutations 
Read 1.3 (Combinations and Permutations)  Think about prompts for Reflection #1 due by end of day Sunday.  
F2  Unfinished topics from W2  No new reading  Work on Reflection
#1
due by end of day Sunday
Start on HW #2 
Reflection #1 (due by end of day Sunday) 
M3  Combinatorial Proofs  Begin reading Section 1.4 (Combinatorial Proofs)  Keep working on HW #2  
W3  Combinatorial Proofs  Finish reading Section 1.4 

Bring Binomial Coefficient worksheet from W2 to class. 
F3  Stars and
Bars PIE 
Read sections 1.5 (Stars and Bars) and 1.6 (Principle of Inclusion/Exclusion)  Finish up HW 2 (Due Monday Week 4)  
M4  PIE  Make sure you've read Section
1.6
Read through this chapter on counting: Counting. Pay attention to the applications to CS. 
Start on HW 3  HW 2 is due today 
W4  Sequences  Read the Introduction to Chapter 2 and Section 2.1  Keep working on HW 3  
F4  Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences  Read Section 2.2  
M5  See Friday Week 4  Read Section 2.2 
Work on Exercises 2.1.1 (done in class), 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.6, 2.1.9, 2.2.1, and 2.2.2 for discussion in class on Wednesday  HW 3 
W5  Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences  Make sure you finished reading Section
2.2. (Optional Reading) Section 2.3 
Start on HW 4  
F5  Solving Recurrence Relations  Read
Section 2.4

Work on Exercises 2.4.4, 2.4.5, 2.4.6, 2.4.7 for class discsussion on Wednesday.  
M6  Induction  Read Section 2.5  HW #4 is due today  
W6  More on Induction  Work on Exercises 2.5.4, 2.5.5, and 2.5.6 for discussion in class  Start on Midquarter assessment (link forthcoming!), due on Wednesday Week7.  
F6  Winter Break  Work on Midquarter Assessment  
M7  Strong
Induction Mathematical Statements 
Read Section 0.2  Start on HW #5  
W7  Propositional Logic  Read Intro to Chapter 3 and Section 3.1  
F7  Proofs  Read Section 3.2  HW 5 is due today  
M8  Proofs  Make sure you've read Sections
3.1 and 3.2 Work problems 0.2.15, 0.2.16, 0.2.17 for discussion in class 
Start on HW #6  
W8  Proofs  Work on HW #6. Start on HW #7  Keep working on homework  
F8  Introduction to Number Theory  Read Section 5.2  Inclass
activity/worksheet Start on Cipher Project 
HW #6 is due M9 HW #7 is due F9 
M9  Continuing Number Theory  Keep reading Section 5.2  Keep working on Cipher project  HW 6 is due Monday Week 9 
W9  Modular exponentiation  Finish inclass worksheet, Work on projects  
F9  Intro to Graph Theory, Isomorphisms, Bipartite Graphs, Coloring and Connectivity  Begin reading Sections 4.1 and 4.2  Start working on inclass worksheet  
M10  More on Graph Theory Definitions, Trees, etc  Read Sections 4.2 and
4.3 Work on graph theory exercises in class 
Keep working on project  
W10  Planar Graphs, Coloring, Euler Paths and Circuits  Read Sections 4.4, 4.5
Inclass Worksheet 
Graph Theory Worksheets are due  
F10  Graph Theory
Applications Course Wrapup and review Evaluations 
Work on Final Reflection  Graph Theory Application group discussion summary  
M11  Cipher Project Due  
T11  Final Reflection due Tuesday, March 19 BY 12:00 NOON. Assignments submitted after that time will incur a late penalty.  All
work is due. Last day for submitting any late work 