2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Discrete Math for Teachers

Summer quarter

Faculty: Vauhn Foster-Grahler Mathematics, Education, Anthropological Mathematics

Fields of Study: education, mathematics and teaching and social justice


Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Graduate

Offered During: Day


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.

Maximum Enrollment: 20

Preparatory for studies or careers in: Education, teaching, further studies in mathematics

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online

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