Discrete Mathematics I

CSI30     D01 (43882)

Mondays and Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 11:15 am, North Hall 109

Textbook: textbook: CSI 30: Discrete Mathematics I (zyBooks)
you can get the book
  1. through the BCC online bookstore
    In this case you will receive a code in the email with purchase confirmation. Use this code to subscribe to the book at zyBooks: see the instructions in step 2.
  2. at zyBooks directly:
    1. Sign in or create an account at learn.zybooks.com
    2. Enter zyBook code: CUNYCSI30Fall2021 to find our textbook
    3. Subscribe to it ( either pay for it on the spot or use the code you received from BCC online bookstore)

  3. Comment: If you cannot buy the book at this moment, zyBooks gives you two weeks free access to the book. Also, you can fill out the deferral form at zyBooks explaning that you cannot buy the book withing the two first weeks and need more time (when you click on the "Have payment questions?" you will be forwarded to the page with a list of questions. Choose the last one: "What if I can't pay right away" and fill out the deferral form).
Additional Textbook (not mandatory to buy):
Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, 7th Edition or 8th Edition, by Kenneth H. Rosen, McGraw Hill
Classes Structure (usually, but now always) :
lecture (2/3), then (or during the lecture) practice (1/3)
we will have four tests. One lowest test grade will be dropped
All homework assignments are given online and have the due date, therefore they must be completed by the due date and submitted to me at the end of our class meeting. Late completions are not accepted. You can get somebody's help but keep in mind that you need to understand what you are doing, since on the test you will be on your own. Several of the worst homework grades will be dropped.
  (approximate weights)
  HWs (20%)
  zyBooks activities (15%)
  Tests (35%)
  Final Exam(30%)
  • There will be no extra assignments in order to raise you grade.

  • There will be no review classes before the tests, but sample tests with solutions will be distributed.

  • If you miss a class on any reason it is your responsibility to study the material presented, get the homework assignment, do the homework and submit it on time.

  • I will be sending some e-mails (with reminders and other useful stuff) from CUNY First, therefore make sure that you have an e-mail you often check as a preferred e-mail address at CUNY First.
Syllabus CSI30_zyBooks
optional textbook: 7th Edition: csi30syllabus7thEdition.pdf
Office hours
Place: CP 312
Time: Mondays and Wednesdays,  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Place: online, via Zoom meeting
Time: Tuesdays, 4 pm - 6 pm
Tutoring support
CSI 30 tutoring support:

1) Virtual Support Schedule (online):
Monday 12 pm-10 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 5 pm,
Thursday 3 pm - 5 pm
Friday & Saturday 3 pm - 6 pm
Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm
For virtual support, students may visit our BCC Tutoring Tab (located at the upper-right) via Blackboard to access support service

2) In-Person Support: Appointments are required
Please see details here: http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/academics/learning-commons/
Wednesday 3 pm - 6 pm
Friday 12 pm - 6 pm