2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Discrete Math for Teachers

Summer 2011 quarter

Faculty
Vauhn Foster-Grahler mathematics, education, anthropological mathematics
Fields of Study
education
Description
Discrete mathematics can be loosely organized into four areas, thinking and writing about mathematics, sets, functions and relations, combinatorics and probability, and graph theory.  This course will cover parts of each of these areas including logic, mathematical writing and introduction to proofs, introductory work with sets and Boolean Algebra, counting and probability, graphs, and trees.  The classroom will be student-centered with a strong emphasis on collaborative learning.  Students will be expected to engage in a rigourous study of the mathematics and participate fully in reflective practices centered on teaching and learning.  This discrete mathematics course is designed for students who have an interest in mathematical reasoning and for those who are preparing for further study in mathematics, computer science, and math education.  You are encouraged to have successfully completed at least one college-level math class in preparation for this course.
Advertised Schedule
8a-12p;  Mon/Wed; June 27-Aug.3
Location
Olympia
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Day