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The primary goal of the course is to give you a deeper understanding of various topics in secondary mathematics, using problem solving and generalization as the tools. These topics include algebra, trigonometry, analytic geometry, probability, enumeration, functions, and one-variable calculus. The focus is on acquiring depth of knowledge by working through challenging (but fun) problems which, in almost every case, do not require mathematical ideas beyond the topics listed above.

Academic integrity is taken seriously and University procedures will be followed for any cases of cheating. See here for a description of these procedures.

Office Hours: (543 Maloney, 2-3769) Mondays 10-11, Wednesday 2-3, Fridays 12-1, or by appointment.

There is no textbook for this course. Notes should be taken in class and class notes will be distributed through this website.

Here's a copy of the syllabus.

Graph Paper in case you need it.

Topics,
class
notes, and homework assignments:

1: Dating Games Class Notes HW1 (due Wednesday, February 1) solns

2: Reflecting on One's Problems Class Notes HW2 (due Wednesday, February 8) solns

3: Stand Up Conics Class Notes HW3 (due Monday, February 20) solns

4: A Thousand Points of Light Class Notes HW4 (due Wednesday, March 1) solns

5: Tri, Tri Again Class notes HW5 (due Wednesday, March 15) solns

6: Thinking Globally Class Notes HW6 (due Wednesday, March 22) solns

7: The Middle Class Class Notes HW7 (due Monday, April 3) solns midterm solutions

8: Snoitcnuf Class Notes HW8 (due Wednesday, April 12) solns

9: You Say You Want a Revolution Class Notes HW9 (due Monday, May 1) solns

10: Worth the Weight Class Notes

11: Evens, Odds and Ends Class Notes