The catalog description for Math 131 states: "General Education course intended to acquaint the student with basic mathematical ideas." This is about as vague a course description as you'll find in the catalog. We'll have to fill this empty shell with some substance. I have sevreal topics in mind that I would like to work on with you. If you have topics in mind that you would like to work on please let me know. The syllabus, if one exist at all, is very flexible.
Student Learning Outcomes
Have fun and learn how to think.
Textbook and Instructional Materials
There is no textbook for this course. We will use freely availbale resources as needed.
On occasion I will post Class Notes.
What I expect from you
Bring an open mind and a willingness to engage with mathematical ideas. This class will be driven by student inquiry.
I expect you to complete work on time and with care. If you need help, you should contact me or class mates right away. Learning is NOT a spectator sport.
What you can expect from me
I will treat every student with respect. I will come to class prepared to be an effective guide to make every meeting worth your time.
I will prepare each class with care so that you can have the best possible learning experience. I will be available to answer all your questions during office hours, via email and/or via telephone.
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You should also read the following two articles.They will give you a good idea what I want to accomplish in this class.