Teaching Spring 2018


Office: MSPB 475 (formerly known as ILB 475)

Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays & Fridays 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., or by appointment.

However, you may stop by my office at any time, and if the door is open, I will see you. Alternatively, you can e-mail me and schedule an appointment.


MA 320 - 101 Foundations of Mathematics

Mondays & Wednesdays & Fridays 1:25 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. in room MSPB 345 (formerly known as ILB 345)

First-Day Handout pdf   Note that the first-day handout was updated recently!

Coverage & Practice Homework xlsx

Homework 1 (due on Monday, January 22, 2018): Exercise 11 on p. 5 and Exercise 41 on p. 14

Homework 2 (due on Friday, February 2, 2018): Exercises 67 and 70 on p. 22

Homework 3 (due on Friday, February 9, 2018): Exercise 14 on p. 29 and Exercise 30 on p. 34

Homework 4 (due on Friday, February 16, 2018): Exercise 51 on p. 39 and Exercise 68 on p. 42

Homework 5 (due on Friday, February 23, 2018): Exercise 86 on p. 47 and Exercise 21 on p. 64

Homework 6 (due on Friday, March 9, 2018): Exercise 34 on p. 69 and Exercise 44 on p. 73

Homework 7 (due on Friday, March 16, 2018): Exercises 57 on p. 77 and Exercise 13 on p. 113

Homework 8 (due on Friday, April 13, 2018): Exercises 55 on p. 126 and Exercise 33 on p. 145

The first exam will be on Friday, January 26, 2018. The problems on the exam will be from the practice homework I assigned for Chapter 1.

The second exam will be on Monday, March 5, 2018. The problems on the exam will be from the practice homework I assigned for Chapters 2 and 3.

The third exam will be on Friday, April 20, 2018. The problems on the exam will be from the practice homework I assigned for Chapters 5 and 6.

Important: The Final Exam will be on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in room MSPB 345 (formerly known as ILB 345).


MA 321 - 101 Elementary Geometry

Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. in room MSPB 235 (formerly known as ILB 235)

First-Day Handout pdf

Coverage & Practice Homework xlsx

Homework 1 (due on Monday, January 29, 2018): Exercise 20 on p. 39 and Exercises 26 - 31 on p. 40

Homework 2 (due on Monday, February 12, 2018): Exercises 16 - 27 on p. 76

Homework 3 (due on Monday, March 12, 2018): Exercises 19, 20 on p. 120 & Exercises 9, 17 on p. 148/149

Homework 4 (due on Monday, March 19, 2018): Exercises 17, 29 on p. 183 & Exercises 43, 46 on p. 217

Homework 5 (due on Monday, April 23, 2018): Exercise 38 on p. 506, Exercise 21 on p. 511 & Exercises 30, 32 on p. 512

The first exam will be on Monday, February 26, 2018. The problems on the exam will be from the practice homework I assigned for Chapters 1 - 3.

The second exam will be on Monday, April 9, 2018. The problems on the exam will be from the practice homework I assigned for Chapters 5 & 6.

Important: The Final Exam will be on Tuesday, May 1 2018, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in room MSPB 235 (formerly known as ILB 235).


MA 413 - 501 Abstract Algebra I

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. in room MSPB 235 (formerly known as ILB 235)

First-Day Handout pdf

Coverage & Practice Homework xlsx

Homework 1 (due on Monday, January 29, 2018): Exercises A.1 & A.5 in Chapter 2 and Exercises C.1 - C.3 in Chapter 3

Homework 2 (due on Monday, February 5, 2018): Exercises C.5 & 6, D.6, and H.7 in Chapter 4

Homework 3 (due on Monday, February 12, 2018): Exercises A.7, B.3, D.4, and F.3 in Chapter 5

Homework 4 (due on Monday, February 19, 2018): Exercises C.1, E.4, G.1 in Chapter 7, and Exercise H.3 in Chapter 8

Homework 5 (due on Monday, March 12, 2018): Exercises D.1 & H.1 in Chapter 9 and Exercises A.2 & B.5 in Chapter 11

Homework 6 (due on Monday, March 19, 2018): Exercises D.1 & 4 in Chapter 10 and Exercises C.1 & C.3 in Chapter 13

Homework 7 (due on Monday, April 9, 2018): Exercises A.3 & C.8 in Chapter 14, Exercise C.5 in Chapter 15, and Exercise A.1 in Chapter 16

The first exam will be on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The problems on the exam will be from the practice homework I assigned for Chapters 2 - 5 and 7 - 9.

The second exam will be on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The problems on the exam will be from the practice homework I assigned for Chapters 10 & 11 and 13 - 16.

Important: The Final Exam will be on Monday, April 30, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in room MSPB 235 (formerly known as ILB 235).