Getting Started in MATH 135

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Getting Started in MATH 135, Fall 2011 How MATH 135 Is Structured The course is divided into two parts. 1. The algebra part of the course will feel more familiar and will cover such topics as divisibility, greatest common divisors, primes and lots of other interesting material. 2. The mathematical language part of the course allows us to think about and describe what we are doing. Since this course emphasizes proof rather than computation, we will need to learn the language of proof. The mathematical language part of the course is done wholly outside of class and requires you to read, watch a video summary of what you have read, and test your understanding with a quiz. The algebra part of the course is more traditional and consists of lectures and assignments. The algebra makes very heavy use of mathematical language, so it is very important that you complete the tasks associated with learning the language on time. The two parts of the course happen concurrently. Things To Do Immediately 1. Purchase the textbook How To Read and Do Proofs , Fifth Edition, by Daniel Solow available at the bookstore or online at
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2011 for the course MATH 135 taught by Professor Andrewchilds during the Fall '08 term at Waterloo.

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