 
Summary: Math 5AI  Jacob
Course Information and Syllabus
Winter Quarter 2006
Instructor: Bill Jacob
Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:30  12:30, held in South Hall 6719.
Also by appointment.
Phone: x8048 email: jacob@math.ucsb.edu
Teaching Assistant; Brie Finegold email: briefly@math.ucsb.edu
This is an honors version of Mathematics 5A where most of the course is developed
through problem solving and discovery. We will cover all of the crucial material from
Math 5A although we will cover it in a different order and in a different way. This class
is supported by a grant from Educational Advancement Foundation. This foundation
was set up by mathematicians and scientists who believe that the best way to prepare
future mathematicians and scientists is have them learn the big ideas through inquiry
instead of listening to lectures in a hall with hundreds of other students. Too often, in
mathematics classes the instruction is reduced to providing recipes for solving a long
list of possible problems, and students begin to view the subject that way. Because
of this most students don' learn about the big picture or grapple with the important
ideas. This course will accomplish exactly the opposite. You will be expected to
grapple with the big ideas and you will develop a deeper understanding of the subject.
