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Miscellaneous handouts

Some handouts on proof-writing.

These handouts were originally written for a linear algebra class (MAS 4105), but the proof-writing principles are universal. Although you have already passed MAS 4105, you should still read these handouts; they'll give you an idea of how much mastery of mathematical writing I expect every student to bring already to MAA 4211, and even more so to MAA 4212. Ignore references to the MAS 4105 textbook (Friedberg, Insel, and Spence).Proof-writing quiz. This is a pass/fail quiz for you to take on your own. Passing grade is 100%. The quiz will not be handed in and will not be factored into your final grade; you need not tell me whether you pass it. However, if you do not pass the quiz, you should not expect to get a grade higher than C in this course. If you truly bomb the quiz (two or more wrong answers), you are not likely to get even a C. Use this information wisely. Take the quiz carefully and seriously, and complete it before looking at the answers.

Some other handouts written for more-elementary classes, but that you still may find worthwhile.

- Taking notes in a college math class
- One-to-one and onto: What you are really doing when you solve equations. This is referred to in one of the proof-writing references above.