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Math 236: Mathematical structures

Winter 2017

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Prof. Rafe Jones

Email: rfjones at carleton dot edu
Phone: 507-222-4450
Office: CMC 226
Office Hours:
9:00-10:00, 3:00-4:00
Or just stop by and see if I'm around (it helps to make appointment, though it's not strictly necessary). I have a schedule posted on my office door that gives a general idea of my whereabouts.

Class meeting times:
MW 1:50-3:00, F 2:20-3:20 in CMC 210

Textbook: Doing Mathematics, second edition, by Steven Galovich

Carleton college policy on Academic Integrity

Math skills center: a welcoming place where you can drop in any time to get help with math questions; it also functions as a place to study, to do homework, and to meet for one-on-one tutoring. Its hours are Monday-Friday: 8:30am-11pm, Saturday: 2-5pm, and Sunday: 2-5pm and 7-11pm. See the MSC website for more information. Or just stop by!

Latex resources:


"Sometimes when I stare at a telephone wire or a tabletop, I remember that it is saturated with impenetrable mystery." -- Richard Swartz, Gallery of the Infinite.

For my article on pictures of fractions, click here.

The in-class midterm is Friday, February 3. For a review sheet and practice exam, click here. For solutions to the practice exam, click here.

Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare.

Welcome to the class!


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