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Unformatted text preview: Math 105: Problem Solving in Mathematics Course Description This course introduces students to the true nature mathematics, what mathematicians really do, how they think, and what they try to accomplish. The focus is on using quantitative reasoning and intuitive logical thought techniques to solve problems rather than formal rigid processes. Course Objectives The student will be able to: Be able to recognize and produce a precise and formal statement of a problem. Explore various parts of a problem, including any necessary background information, basic examples, what sort of solution is required, and what techniques might help to solve it. Demonstrate a logical reasoning process in solving problems. Be able to precisely present their ideas to others. Demonstrate an ability to understand and critique nontechnical scientific writing. Course Objectives The student will be able to: Be able to recognize and produce a precise and formal statement of a problem. Explore various parts of a problem , including any necessary background information, basic examples, what sort of solution is required, and what techniques might help to solve it. Demonstrate a logical reasoning process in solving problems. Be able to precisely present their ideas to others . Demonstrate an ability to understand and critique nontechnical scientific writing. First Assignment What is Mathematics? Describe what you think Mathematicians do. How do you feel about Math? Describe your experience thus far in previous Math classes. Why Solve Problems? What major world problems need solving? Why Solve Problems? What major world problems need solving? Are all of these problems going to be solved by scientists? Why Solve Problems? What major world problems need solving? Are all of these problems going to be solved by scientists? What major problems will you need to solve in your major field of study? Why Solve Problems? What major world problems need solving? Are all of these problems going to be solved by scientists? What major problems will you need to solve in your major field of study?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.
 Winter '08
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