- The dates in the first column are
**due**dates. For instance,**before class**on January 30, you need to have read Guidelines for Submitting Reading Assignments, Suggestions for Reading a Math Text, Course Polices, and Section 1.1. - In the 3rd column, the (group) or (ind) following a problem set -- PS 2 (group) or PS 3 (ind), for instance -- tell you whether the problem set is a group assignment or an individual assignment.
- You can find the problems at the end of the chapter. Thus even if we've only read Section 1.1 and 1.2, you need to go all the way to the end of Chapter 1 to find the problems.
- Looking at column 3, you will notice that I refer to PS 2 twice before you ever see what the problems in PS 2 are. I know it's not a perfect system, but I decided it made the most sense to list the problems in the row corresponding to the day it's due, not the day I first suggest you start working on it.

Spring 2002, Math 120

**January and February, 2002**

In the following table, please note:

Due | Reading | ||||

Date | Assignment | Problem Sets | |||

1/30 | Guidelines for Submitting Reading Assignments | ||||

Suggestions for Reading a Math Text | |||||

Course Polices | |||||

Section 1.1 | |||||

2/1 | Section 1.2 | PS 1 due: Letter/Essay to me in | |||

reaction to the course policies | |||||

2/4 | Re-read Section 1.2; make sure you understand | Begin working on PS 2 (group) | |||

Section 1.3; focus on the main point | |||||

Hand out on Problem Sets | |||||

Guidelines for Homework Presentation (website) | |||||

2/6 | Sections 1.4, 1.5 | Continue working on PS 2 | |||

2/8 | Re-read all of Chapter 1, and all your notes; | PS 2 (group) due: | |||

make sure you really understand all of it. | Ch. 1: 1, 3b, 4b, 6b, 11 | ||||

(for 3b, 4b, 6b, the necessary | |||||

definitions begin in the middle of | |||||

of page 17) | |||||

2/11 | Section 2.1 | Begin working on PS 3 (ind) | |||

2/13 | Section 2.2 | Continue working on PS 3 (ind) | |||

2/15 | Section 2.3, 2.5 | PS 3 (ind) due: | |||

Re-read Section 2.2, apply the ideas to 2.3, 2.5 | Ch. 1: 15, 16, 17 | ||||

and | |||||

do a game-tree analysis for a | |||||

dollar auction where the bankroll is 4 | |||||

the stakes are 4, and where the | |||||

punishing convention is used. | |||||

2/18 | Section 2.4, 2.6 | Begin working on PS 4 (group) | |||

Description of Project 1 | Think about Project 1 over weekend | ||||

2/20 | Re-read all of Chapter 2, and all your notes; | Continue working on PS 3 (group); | |||

make sure you really understand all of it. | Project 1 should be well underway | ||||

Description of Project 2 | Begin organizing for Exam 1 | ||||

2/22 | Section 7.2 | Begin studying for Exam 1 | |||

Project 1 due | |||||

PS 4 (group) due: | |||||

Ch. 2: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 | |||||

2/25 | Review all of Chapters 1 and 2, and your notes | Continue studying for Exam 1 | |||

Prepare sheet of notes | |||||

(one 8.5 x 11 page, front only, | |||||

handwritten by you) | |||||

Bring any questions to class Monday | |||||

2/27 | Section 7.3, up to bottom of page 163; | Work on PS 5 (ind) | |||

Really pay attention to connection between the | Work on Project 2 | ||||

game-tree and what the author is saying. | |||||

Re-read description of Project 2 | |||||

Re-read website, handout on problem sets |

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