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Jan 20, 2017 by Peter Pivovarov (pivovarovp)
Feb 24, 2017 by Steven Goldschmidt (goldschmidtsr)
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MATH 3000W pivovarovp : Introduction to Advanced Mathematics - Writing Intensive
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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:07:35 GMT
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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:07:29 GMT
Proposal Type
I am proposing
Writing Intensive
Contact Information
Proposer User ID:
goldschmidtsr
First Name:
Steven
Last Name:
Goldschmidt
E-mail:
goldschmidtsr@missouri.edu
Phone:
573/882-4473
Department:
Mathematics
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
Instructor User ID:
pivovarovp
First Name:
Peter
Last Name:
Pivovarov
E-mail:
pivovarovp@missouri.edu
Phone:
573/884-7324
Department:
Mathematics
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
Chair/Director User ID:
asmarn
First Name:
Nakhle
Last Name:
Asmar
E-mail:
asmarn@missouri.edu
Phone:
573/882-0634
Department:
Mathematics
Term for Proposal
Semester:
Semester:
Fall 2017
Course Catalog Information
Academic Unit:
A&S
Subject area:
Mathematics (MATH)
Subject (Hiden for filtering CWP committee)
Mathematics
Course number:
3000W
Minimum credits:
Credit hours:
3
Maximum credits:
Expected enrollment:
15
Full course title:
Introduction to Advanced Mathematics - Writing Intensive
Catalog description:
Gateway to theoretical math courses. Focus on reading and writing math proofs/rigorously developing background needed in Adv Calc/Abstract Alg. Topics include logic, set theory, properties of functions and integers, the real number system, completeness of the real numbers, sequences of real numbers.
General education:
Mathematical Science
Components:
Lecture/Standard
Grading option:
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
Prerequisites:
Consent of Department required.
Corequisites:
Prerequisites or Corequisites:
Recommended:
MATH 1700.
Cross-listed courses:
Instructor Information
Instructor User ID:
pivovarovp
First Name:
Peter
Last Name:
Pivovarov
E-mail:
pivovarovp@missouri.edu
Phone:
573/884-7324
Department
Mathematics
Employee ID:
(numbers only)
Faculty rank:
Tenure Line Assistant Professor
Campus address:
304 Math Sci Bldg
Attendance at Campus Writing Program workshop:
Percent of Course Duties:
The Campus Writing Program conducts a two-day faculty workshop to assist with the design and implementation of your writing intensive course. Once your course proposal has been approved by the Campus Writing Program, you will receive information on time, date and location of the workshop.
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Type of Additional instructors:
Graduate Student
Briefly describe the qualifications of the known graduate instructors, or planned qualifications if graduate instructors are still to be selected, bearing in mind that graduate students teaching honors courses should be advanced students with a record of excellent teaching.
Grad Instructor Qualifications:
Honors Course Information
Overview of Honors course content:
How many sections of this course does this instructor intend to teach for this term?
Answer the questions below as they would apply to one section. For all other sections, provide similar information in the Additional Sections Information box below.
Course topic:
Days of class meeting:
Class start time:
Class end time:
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Course assignments:
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Honors enrollment cap:
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Additional Sections Information
Writing Intensive Course Information
WI course overview:
This course is a gateway to theoretical math courses. The focus is on reading and writing mathematical proofs and rigorously developing background needed for Advanced Calculus and Abstract Algebra. Topics include logic, set theory, properties of functions and integers, the real number system, completeness of the real numbers, sequences of real numbers.
What changes have you made to your course since its last offering?
None
Delivery mode (select one):
Face-to-face
Self paced?
Previous WI enrollment:
33
Expected WI enrollment
35
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
Explain the class structure:
How do you plan to monitor your students' performance?
How will you ensure that GTAs grade and mark as you would
Writing Intensive Assignments
I count the lengths of my assignments by:
Pages
Assignment title:
All Assignments
Purpose:
Three writing-intensive homework assignments will be revised based on instructor feedback, and resubmitted. Since mathematical language tends to be concise, the length of the initial draft of each of these assignments will be 2-3 pages. I will evaluate each draft, and provide feedback as well as the opportunity for discussion and clarification. The revised drafts will be approximately 3 pages. The final revision should contain model solutions to all problems and the emphasis will be on clarity and quality of presentation and mathematically sound reasoning.
There will also be three non-revised homework assignments, each approximately 2-3 pages of written work to be graded by the instructor. These more traditional homework assignments will focus more on the actual mathematics and problems solving skills, although clarity and quality of presentation will also be graded. There will be two midterms and a final exam. Each midterm will be designed to require at least two pages of concise mathematical writing by students, and the cumulative final at least four pages. Since the in-class exams will be completed under time limits where students may not have time to revise points of style and mathematical conciseness, the mathematical correctness will be the dominant factor for grading the exams. The cumulative final will include problems that are very similar to some of the problems on the midterm exams and writing assignments
Length of assignment:
First Draft #
pages
words
:
18
First Draft Evaluator:
Instructor
Revised Draft(s) #
pages
words
:
12
Revision Evaluator
Instructor
Total length of assignment:
30
Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
Total # of pages:
18.00
Revisions:
Total # of pages:
12.00
Total # of pages for all assignments:
30.00
Additional comments regarding assignments:
Writing Intensive Teaching
Method for teaching revision:
Instructor provided feedback
Other method for teaching revision:
If your writing assignments include group writing, please explain how individual work is assessed:
Explain briefly the nature of the assignment(s) which address(es) a question for which there is more than one acceptable interpretation, explanation, analysis, or evaluation:
In solving the given mathematical problems and writing proofs of mathematical statements, students are free to choose their own approach, provided they produce logically sound arguments and correct reasoning. Since the course emphasizes deductive reasoning to obtain correct solutions and structure sound arguments, critical thinking is an essential component
Explain how the writing is distributed throughout the semester:
Evenly throughout the semester
Percent of course grade determined by writing-intensive assignments?
36
%
Explain how the remaining percent of course grade is determined:
2 midterm exams worth 12% each
3 regular assignments worth 10% total
1 final exam worth 30%
Estimated number of TAs or graders:
0
Explain how you plan to select and train them and what their role in the course will be:
Course Syllabus
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3000syllabusS17.pdf
Administrative Information
CWP Sub-Committee:
Natural and Applied Sciences
CWP Notes:
Correspondence with Instructor:
Acknowledgement
I have read and reviewed the updated proposal:
I have read and reviewed the updated proposal
Additional Comments
Additional Comments:
Delivering this course in a writing intensive format allows math majors (and other STEM majors) to fulfill their writing intensive requirement while making progress towards their degrees. Many are pursuing an actuarial science concentration and are double majoring in economics or statistics. Delivering this course in a writing intensive format is essential to the academic progress of these students.
Reviewer Comments
Tammy Limbach (limbacht) (
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:07:29 GMT
):
added Math 3000W on 2/24/17. emailed department and instructor. canceled Math 3000 sec 1
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