MATH 300 Syllabus

Revised: November 2018  (Nathan Borchelt)

Course Description

Methods and techniques for problem solving in mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 200. Two semester hours.

Objectives

By the end of the course, the student will be able to:

  • apply appropriate techniques to solve problems involving mathematics and logic from a variety of topics.
  • analyze alternate definitions, language, and approaches to mathematical ideas.
  • analyze common problems of high school mathematics from a deeper mathematical level.
  • connect ideas that have been studied separately in different courses.
  • relate ideas studied in high school mathematics to ones encountered in university level mathematics classes.

Textbooks

Usiskin Z., Peressini, A., Marchisotto, E., and Stanley, D. Mathematics for High School Teachers: An Advanced Perspective. Pearson Education, 2003.

Grading Procedure

Grading procedures and factors influencing course grade are left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.

Attendance Policy

Attendance policy is left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.

Course Outline

  • Chapter 2: Real Numbers and Complex Numbers
  • Chapter 3: Functions
  • Chapter 4: Equations
  • Chapter 5: Integers and Polynomials
  • Chapter 6: Number System Structures
  • An exploration of Taxicab Geometry
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