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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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(Do before class)
Start On Turn In
M1 Intros, Syllabus, Intro to Discrete Math
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)
F1 Additive and Multiplicative Principles,
Binomial Coefficients
Read 1.1 (Additive and Multiplicative Principles)
Read 1.2 (Binomial Coefficients)
HW #1
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

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 Mid-quarter assessment (link forthcoming!), due on Wednesday Week7.
F6 Winter Break Work on Mid-quarter 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 In-class 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 in-class 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 in-class 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

In-class Worksheet
Graph Theory Worksheets are due
F10 Graph Theory Applications
Course Wrap-up and review
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