McGill Discrete Structures I

Math 240, Winter term 2017


Bruce Shepherd
Office hours: Tuesday 3:00-4:30 in Burnside 1B39 - new tutorial location, or by appointment.


Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11:30-12:30
Location: MAAS 112

Teaching Assistant

Alexandre Brandts-Longtin, Burnside 1032
Office hours: Wednesday 1:00-2:30


Tuesday 1235-1335 in BURN 1B24
Friday 1435-1525 in RPHYS 114

Remaining Quiz Dates (all in class)

Wednesday March 8. Friday March 24. Monday April 10.

Remaining Graded Assignment Due Dates

Friday March 17. Tuesday March 28.

Course Outline

The course outline can be found here.


There is no required textbook for the course but students may find the following books helpful.


Course grades will be based upon assignments (20%), quizzes - best 4 of 5 (20%), and a final exam (60%).

Math helpdesk

Burnside 911, 12:00-17:00 Monday-Friday


No late assignments will be accepted.

Assignments are due in the Math Office at 4:30 PM on their due date.

A LATEX template for the assignments can be found here.


There will be no midterm this year. Instead there will be a sequence of 5 quizzes. Here are past midterms which may be useful in preparing for quizzes or the final exam.

Midterms from previous years (for practice): here [solutions] and here [solutions].

What we've done so far

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Week 9.

Reading Break

Week 10.

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