# MATH 1590

### From MathWiki

**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

## 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