Guidelines

On each homework assignment, please write (i) your name, (ii) name of course, and (iii) homework number. You are allowed and encouraged to work together on homework. Yet, each student is expected to turn in their own work. In general, late homework will not be accepted. However, you are allowed to turn in up to three late homework assignments with no questions asked. Unless you have made arrangements in advance with me, homework turned in after class will be considered late. When doing your homework, I encourage you to consult the Elements of Style for Proofs as a reference.

Homework

The following assignments are due at the beginning of the indicated class meeting. However, most assignments will be collected at the end of the class meeting. I reserve the right to modify the assignment if the need arises. These exercises will form the basis of the student-led presentations. Daily assignments will be graded on a $\checkmark$-system. During class, you are only allowed and encouraged to annotate your homework using the colored marker pens that I provide.

  • Homework 1: Read the syllabus and write down 5 important items. Note: All of the quiz dates only count as a single item. Turn in on your own paper at the beginning of class. (Due Wednesday, August 28)
  • Homework 2: Stop by my office (AMB 176) and say hello. If I'm not there, just slide a note under my door saying you stopped by. (Due by 5PM on Friday, August 30)
  • Homework 3: Complete Problems 1-4 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, August 28)
  • Homework 4: Complete Problems 5 and 6 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, August 30)
  • Homework 5: Watch "Grit: the power of passion and perseverance" and any other 4 videos listed under Growth Mindset and Productive Failure on the Course Materials page and then write a reflection that is at least 15 sentences long. You should list the videos you watched. Rather than reflecting on each video separately, try to reflect on growth mindset, productive failure, and grit, in general. You are required to type your reflection.
  • Homework 6: Complete Problem 7 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, September 4)
  • Homework 7: Complete Problems 8-10 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, September 6)
  • Homework 8: Complete Problems 11 and 12 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, September 11)
  • Homework 9: Complete Problems 13-15 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, September 13)
  • Homework 10: Complete Problems 16, 17 from the Problem Collection. (Due Monday, September 16)
  • Homework 11: Complete Problems 19-21 from the Problem Collection. We will come back to Problem 18 later. (Due Wednesday, September 18)
  • Homework 12: Complete Problems 18, 22, 23 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, September 20)
  • Homework 13: Complete Problems 24-26 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, September 25)
  • Homework 14: Complete Problems 27-29 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, September 27)
  • Homework 15: Complete Problems 30-33 from the Problem Collection. (Due Monday, September 30)
  • Homework 16: Complete Problems 34-35 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, October 2)
  • Homework 17: Complete Problems 36-37 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, October 4)
  • Homework 18: Complete Problems 38-40 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, October 9)
  • Homework 19: Complete Problem 41 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, October 11)
  • Homework 20: Complete Problems 42-44 from the Problem Collection. (Due Monday, October 14)
  • Homework 21: Complete Problems 45-46 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, October 16)
  • Homework 22: Complete Problems 47-49 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, October 18)
  • Homework 23: Complete Problems 50-52 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, October 23)
  • Homework 24: Complete Problems 53-55 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, October 25)
  • Homework 25: Complete Problems 56-58 from the Problem Collection. (Due Monday, October 28)
  • Homework 26: Complete Problems 59-61 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, October 30)
  • Homework 27: Complete Problems 62-64 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, November 1)
  • Homework 28: Complete Problems 65-67 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, November 6)
  • Homework 29: Complete Problems 68-70 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, November 8)
  • Homework 30: Complete Problems 71-73 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, November 13)
  • Homework 31: Complete Problem 74 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, November 15)
  • Homework 32: Complete Problems 75 and 76 from the Problem Collection. (Due Monday, November 18)
  • Homework 33: Complete Problems 77-80 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, November 22)
  • Homework 34: Complete Problems 81-83 from the Problem Collection. (Due Monday, November 25)
  • Homework 35: Complete Problems 84, 86, 87, and one of 88 or 89 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, November 27)
  • Homework 36: Complete either of Problems 90 or 91 and also do 92 and 93 from the Problem Collection. (Due Wednesday, December 4)
  • Homework 37: Complete Problems 94 and 95 from the Problem Collection. (Due Friday, December 6)


Dana C. Ernst

Mathematics & Teaching

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  Flagstaff and NAU sit at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, on homelands sacred to Native Americans throughout the region. The Peaks, which includes Humphreys Peak (12,633 feet), the highest point in Arizona, have religious significance to several Native American tribes. In particular, the Peaks form the Diné (Navajo) sacred mountain of the west, called Dook'o'oosłííd, which means "the summit that never melts". The Hopi name for the Peaks is Nuva'tukya'ovi, which translates to "place-of-snow-on-the-very-top". The land in the the area surrounding Flagstaff is the ancestral homeland of the Hopi, Ndee/Nnēē (Western Apache), Yavapai, A:shiwi (Zuni Pueblo), and Diné (Navajo). We honor their past, present, and future generations, who have lived here for millennia and will forever call this place home.