Nature of Mathematics
MATH 120 - Fall 2015


Instructor: Mr. Matthew Weathers

Link to Canvas Site

Basic Info

See a PDF Version of the Syllabus Summary.

Use our Canvas site to look up your grades and for online homework. (Use your Net ID to log in).
Once you log in, go to "Fall 2015: Nature of Math."

Homework Help Videos

Math Lab Schedule - The Math Lab is open about 20 hours a week. It's in the Grove Modulars #10.

Office Hours - Click here to see instructions for coming to my office hours.
(Or stop by my "Informal Office Hours" at 5:45 p.m. Mondays outside Eagle's Nest)

Calendar of Lectures

Link for Finals Schedule:

Homework Due Dates

Quiz Lookup

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When you use your cell phone for quizzes, you can use this form to check whether the system received your text message. Enter you 10-digit cell phone number, plus at least 3 digits of your Biola ID number.

Quiz Phone Number: (949)390-9936 - For texting quiz answers during class.


Do I need to buy the textbook? Maybe. It's a "coursepack" written by another professor here at Biola, so it's only $20.63 (after tax) from the bookstore for a printed copy. It is also available online for free (See below for the first few chapters). But some people prefer to have a printed version. Also: the book is the same as previous semesters, so if you know someone with an old copy, that will be fine. The Flatland book is $3.30 (after tax) at the bookstore but also available online for free.


Here are the first few chapters of the coursepack: After Chapter 7, see Canvas for the remaining chapters.

Chapter 1 (PDF Document)
Chapter 2 (PDF Document)
Chapter 3 (PDF Document)
Chapter 4 (PDF Document)
Chapter 5 (PDF Document)
Chapter 6 (PDF Document)
Chapter 7 (PDF Document)

Mr. Weathers' Contact Info

By email: Matthew Weathers on Biola's Email (which is matthew_email)
By Phone: Cell Phone: (562) 322-7427 (Okay to call or text 24 hours a day, I turn off the ringer at night and when I'm in class) Biola extension 3277 which is
(562) 944-0351 x 3277 from off-campus
Office: Grove Modulars #10. Or in Math Dept: Grove Modulars #8.

Quiz Phone Number: (949)390-9936 - For texting quiz answers during class.


If you have a comment, suggestion for making the class better, or complaint, you may email me, or if you would like to send it anonymously, use this form here:

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