MATH 206 Spring 2021

| Catalogue description | Prerequisite | Course Objectives | Syllabus || Grading | Academic Conduct | DRC Statement |

DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (4 semester hours)

PREREQUISITE: Math 110 or Satisfactory performance on the Placement Exam


  • To understand and connect concepts of discrete mathematics to real world problems and computer modeling
  • To develop mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills associated with discrete and finite structures.
  • To develop abilities in the application of logical reasoning, conventions and usage in mathematics, including mathematical induction

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Click here for list of homework problems.


Notes on Counting.

GRADING: Grades will be assigned on the basis of 650 points, as follows:

  • 3 hour exams worth 100 points each
  • Quizzes and/or homework, 150 points total
  • Final exam, 200 points
Your instructor will provide more specific information about grading policies in your section.

The Final Exam will be on Wednesday, April 28, 2020. Ask your instructor for more detials.

TEXT: Discrete Mathematics, fifth edition, by Dossey, Otto, Spence, Vanden, and Eynden (publ. Addison Wesley).

ACADEMIC CONDUCT: Good academic work must be based on honesty. The attempt of students to present as their own work that which they have not produced is regarded by the faculty and administration as a serious offense. Students are considered to have cheated if they copy the work of another during an examination or turn in a paper or an assignment written, in whole or in part, by someone else. Students are guilty of plagiarism, intentional or not, if they copy material from books, magazines, or other sources without identifying and acknowledging those sources or if they paraphrase ideas from such sources without acknowledging them. Students guilty of, or assisting others in, either cheating or plagiarism on an assignment, quiz, or examination may receive a grade of F for the course involved and may be suspended or dismissed from the university.

DCR STATEMENT: DRC STATEMENT: Northern Illinois University is committed to providing an accessible educational environment in collaboration with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). Any student requiring an academic accommodation due to a disability should let his or her faculty member know as soon as possible. Students who need academic accommodations based on the impact of a disability will be encouraged to contact the DRC if they have not done so already. The DRC is located in Suite 180 of the Campus Life Building, and can be reached at 815-753-1303 (V) or

Last update: 9/20/2019 (D. Grubb)