MATH 300 Syllabus

Problem Solving

Revised: November 2006 (Kathy Ivey)

Course Description

Methods and Techniques for problem solving in mathematics. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department head. Two semester hours (1 lecture,2 lab)

Objectives

1. To provide the student with methods and techniques that are helpful in solving problems.

2. To give the student the opportunity to improve his problem-solving skills.

Text

Herr, T., Johnson, K., Kysh, J. Crossing the River with Dogs: Problem Solving for College Students. Key Curriculum Press, 2004.

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

  • Problems are selected from the first eight chapters. Students work individually and in teams. Class presentations are given by each team.
  • Note: At appropriate places in this course, time should be allotted to elaborate on the historical aspects relevant to the subject.
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