MATH 1590

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The Nature of Mathematics II

Welcome to Math 1590: Nature of Mathematics II

The main course web page is at http://garsia.math.yorku.ca/~zabrocki/math1590w06

Some internet resources which are useful for this class:
The Math Forum - http://www.mathforum.org
Some tips about studying mathematics - http://euler.slu.edu/Dept/SuccessinMath.html

Class participants

Lee Dippel
Abshir Hassan
Amy Kwan
Lesia Nestorowich
Danielle Richer

What we did in class

I am a little behind on these class summaries. They have been very difficult recently because they involve lots of pictures and details that are hard to remember. The last three weeks I still need to fill in the details a bit.

  • Last class - OK so I wasn't there
  • March 28, 2006 - Amy's book report, Final four, probability paradoxes, deal or no deal (sixth assignment canceled)
  • March 21, 2006 - News stories, Lesia's card trick, milk cartons, logic
  • March 14, 2006 - Lee's presentation about calories, π Day, the game of Set (fifth assignment)
  • March 7, 2006 - Quadrilaterals and symmetry, folding paper
  • February 28, 2006 - Colbert Report, Abshir's evaluating poker hands, game theory (fourth assignment)
  • February 21, 2006 - editorial in the TO Star, cutting cake, naming quadrilaterals
  • February 7, 2006 - the debate to change Ontario math curriculum, Danielle's video of poker, counting poker hands (third assignment)
  • January 31, 2006 - the number 7 and shuffling cards
  • January 24, 2006 - Sudoku and Arithmagons, elections, polls, different voting schemes, measures of power in a parlimentary system (second assignment)
  • January 17, 2006 - sales tax, arithmagons, lines cutting a plane, Mersenne primes
  • January 10, 2006 - introduction, earthquakes, Sodoku (first assignment)

Upcoming events

January 10, 2006 - First day of class

January 23, 2006 - Canadians will go to the polls and vote in the national elections

January 24, 2006 - This class will discuss the differences between published polls before the elections and the actual results of the elections