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Course Overview:
This course focuses on the use of technology as a tool for solving problems in mathematics, learning mathematics and building mathematical conjectures; electronic spreadsheets, a Computer Algebra System (CAS), and a graphing calculator; the use of these tools, programming within all three environments, including spreadsheet macros, structured CAS programming, and calculator programming. A TI-89 graphing calculator is required.
Course highlights:
. demonstrate the usefulness, pervasiveness, and inherent beauty of mathematics b. embrace current and emerging technologies in mathematics c. introduce the logical foundations of mathematics and develop students’ proof-writing skills d. expose students to the fundamentals of probability theory e. provide students with a wide array of elective offerings in pure and applied mathematics f. provide students with examples of applications of mathematics and develop students’ abilities to create mathematical models g. prepare students for careers as educators, actuaries, analysts, statisticians, or other careers that will utilize their mathematical skills and h. prepare students for further study in mathematics i. utilize our vast alumni network to enhance curricular and co-curricular opportunities for our students j. provide Math-B.S. students with the firm foundation in theoretical mathematics necessary for graduate study in mathematics k. provide math-education students with an historical perspective of the development of mathematics and a comprehensive treatment of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
demonstrate competency in the areas that comprise the core of the mathematics major 2. demonstrate the ability to understand and write mathematical proofs 3. be able to use appropriate technologies to solve mathematical problems 4. be able to construct appropriate mathematical models to solve a variety of practical problems 5. obtain a full-time position in a related field or placement in graduate school within one year of graduation