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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: (365 Carney, 2-3769) Mondays 12-1, Wednesday 2-3, Fridays 11-12, 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 Monday, January 27) solns

2: Reflecting on One's Problems Class Notes HW2 (due Wednesday, February 5) solns

3: Stand Up Conics Class Notes HW3 (due Monday, February 17) solns

4: A Thousand Points of Light Class Notes HW4 (due Monday, February 24) solns

5: Tri, Tri Again Class notes HW5 (due Monday, March 17) solns

6: Thinking Globally Class Notes Midterm (due Monday, March 24) solns

7: The Middle Class Class Notes HW7 (due Monday, March 31) solns

8: Snoitcnuf Class Notes Class Notes HW8 (due Wednesday, April 9) solns

9: You Say You Want a Revolution Class Notes HW9 (due April 16) solns

10: Worth the Weight Class Notes HW10 (not collected) solns Figure 3

11: Evens, Odds and Ends Class Notes Final exam