Math 441 - Topology

Autumn Quarter, 2018; University of Washington, Seattle
MWF 12:30 LOEW 105

If trying to add a math class that is closed ...

No overloads will be allowed for this class. The best way to try to add the class if it is closed is to use Notify.UW to find out when an opening occurs.

Also while trying to add a class, attend and do assignments so you are not behind if you do suceed in enrolling.

All questions about getting into math classes, including this one, should be directed to the Math Student Services Office, If you have some special situation that has prevented you from adding Math 441 through MyUW, the only other way to add it is by an email request to Math Student Services Office,

Do you like solving math problems, or want to learn more about it?

Then consider taking Math 380A, the Art of Problem Solving. That class also serves as preparation for entering the Putnam Mathematical Competition.
You can take the class and not enter the competition, or enter the competition but not take the class. Read more about it at the two links above.
(For Math 380 and the Putnam, as in Math 441, "soving a problem" usually means "writing a proof.")

Some basic course information

Class materials for enrolled students will be available primarily through the course Canvas site. Some of that information is duplicated here for the benefit of those still considering or trying to enroll in the class, and to be available before course Canvas is open.

Prof. Judith M. Arms,
Office: PDL C338 (3rd floor opposite C-Wing stairs), (206)543-9458, messages at (206)543-1150
TA: Josh Southerland,; Office: PDL C552.

Office hours:
JMA: Tu 12:30-2:30, usually after class MWF until 3:30, and by appointment.
JS: M 3:30-4:30, Tu 4:30-5:30.
After Thanksgiving, so Nov. 26-Dec.7:
JMA: Th 12:30-2:30, usually after class MWF until 3:30, and by appointment.
JS: W 3:30-4:30, Th 4:30-5:30.
For appointments, email requests are best.


Course information discussed on first day of class: Course introduction.
Reference: M. Kogan, S. Laursen, "Assessing Long-Term Effects of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Case Study from College Mathematics," Innov. High. Educ. 39 (2014), 183-199. To see online, search title at UW Libraries & log in with UW NetID.
For a briefer discussion, here is a blog entry summarizing the article. (See me if interested in more references.)
Reading Response Guidelines.
Warmup Problem Guidelines.
Guidelines for Followup Problems will be posted here soon, and also all these handouts will be duplicated on Canvas.

Assignment information: The first Reading Response is due by Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 pm, and the first set of Warmup Problems is due before the start of class, on Friday, Sept. 28, 12:30 pm.
Go to Canvas for details and submission if you are enrolled in the course. For those still trying to add during the first week, here are html versions: For the first week. For the second week.

Test dates: Midterm tentatively on Friday, 11/2, in class.
Final exam Thursday 12/13, 8:30-10:20. The date and time of the final exam are assigned by the university and cannot be changed.
There may be a take-home component of either or both of these exams.

Other Resources:
Student Counseling Center: individual and group counseling for career decisions and personal problems (including procrastination and test anxiety).
Mathematics Department Policy on Course or Instructor Concerns

Return to the UW Math Department Homepage.
Most recently updated on November 21, 2018.