This class was tough.
Course Overview:
It was a super challenging course, filled with tough and abstract questions that really expanded my critical thinking skills. It involved lots of writing so be prepared! It taught me a LOT about mathematical theory and the groundwork of how a real mathematician would think and solve big and conceptual problems. You'll need to focus and take very good notes, but success is possible!
Course highlights:
It taught me how to think like a mathematician - a true number scientist whose knowledge goes way beyond just using the quadratic formula. You don't do any computational math, rather you look at the reasons why math behaves the way it does. You'll be proving everything from why 1+1=2 to the why and how behind the binomial theorem. It's some crazy stuff but it is worth the knowledge because it tests and challenges the way you think.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Be prepared to be pushed to the limits of your current mathematical understanding. If you've been good at math for your whole life, that might change in this course. It's challenging but doable, provided you input the proper amount of effort and out of class study time. You'll get frustrated with some proofs and have to do lots of stuff many times to remember it so be prepared to write and to give adequate descriptions behind your thinking. Always ask questions if you're confused - that helped beyond belief - and don't be afraid to utilize office hours to make the best out of your time in the class.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
It was a super challenging course, filled with tough and abstract questions that really expanded my critical thinking skills. It involved lots of writing so be prepared! It taught me a LOT about mathematical theory and the groundwork of how a real mathematician would think and solve big and conceptual problems. You'll need to focus and take very good notes, but success is possible!
Course highlights:
It taught me how to think like a mathematician - a true number scientist whose knowledge goes way beyond just using the quadratic formula. You don't do any computational math, rather you look at the reasons why math behaves the way it does. You'll be proving everything from why 1+1=2 to the why and how behind the binomial theorem. It's some crazy stuff but it is worth the knowledge because it tests and challenges the way you think.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Be prepared to be pushed to the limits of your current mathematical understanding. If you've been good at math for your whole life, that might change in this course. It's challenging but doable, provided you input the proper amount of effort and out of class study time. You'll get frustrated with some proofs and have to do lots of stuff many times to remember it so be prepared to write and to give adequate descriptions behind your thinking. Always ask questions if you're confused - that helped beyond belief - and don't be afraid to utilize office hours to make the best out of your time in the class.