Last updated 15aug16
The section on Room Keys and Rules is moot. The rest applies but with
Apropos Advice (=http://new.math.uiuc.edu/netgeom/advice)
(Open Advice in another tab to see what this all about.)
1. Browser Check and Logic
This serves two purposes. The second purpose, to make sure that
your browser can interpret math symbols and structures correctly,
is not essential right from the start. Just be aware that unless
your browser is Firefox, or has the necessary extensions (as for
Chrome, Safari or IE), some equations and symbols in some of the
lessons in the course can appear to be mistyped because your
browser is unable to interpret MathML correctly.
This is your weekly schedule (as you know it currently) and is
most easily filled out on paper. It is used for planning extra lab
time and asks for some rudimentary information to help the instructor.
The online version of the form in Advice is also an exercise in
using the simplest image handling techniques:
- Copying an image image from a webpage
- Modifying it in Paint or something similarly such as Paintbrush
on a mac. Students are discouraged from using fancier image
processors for this purpose.
- Printing out documents for submission in class.
This feature is essential here. Learning how to keep an intellectual
journal (which is not diary) is an important skill. As soon as
circumstances permit after the 2nd week of classes, the Journals
are checked by the instructor. So please read this lesson.
Items 4-8 are not of immediate significance. It will prove useful
to know where to find them again when you need this advice.
9. Project Proposal
You should read this since the class project is the most important
part of the course. As requested by former students on their course
evaluations for many years, this year (2016) the project will begin
much earlier. The main difference from the past is that a
proof-of-concept pre-project based on a pre-proposal will
be examined for feasibility before you commit with a final
proposal described described here.
Items 10-13 can also be neglected for now.
This lesson is not assigned for the duration.
There are no labs scheduled for this week. The room is not ready yet.