Math 239: Introduction to Mathematical Proof

Office Hours:

All office hours will be held in my office, 326C South Hall. My office hours are at the following times, and by appointment.

Mondays: 2:30-3:30pm

Wednesdays: 8:15-9:15am (Note: this office hour is primarily for Intro to Proof students)

I expect most special appointments to be close to exams, and I will advertise most special appointments to the whole class as an extra office hour.

Everyone can benefit from office hours, and in fact the best students come to them to ask deeper questions.

Feel free to drop by and just hang out, though it is best to come with a list of questions. Its best to use your homework to figure out what types of problems you have trouble with and to isolate which part of the problems are causing that trouble. When working on your homework, I recommend (1) writing down the problems you don't understand, (2) going back and looking for common characteristics of these problems, (3) grouping them into problem types, (4) re-attempting the problems with your newfound knowledge, and finally (5) coming to me with well-thought out questions.


For a copy of the syllabus which was handed out on the first day of class, click here. This syllabus includes the schedule of all exams and quizzes for the semester.


Most homework assignments will be in the form of readings (which you will be quizzed on) and problem sets. At the moment I am posting these on Mycourses as announcements. Please contact me if you have trouble viewing these.

Exam solutions:

Midterm exam 1
Midterm exam 2


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