MTH 802 (01) - Mathematical Proof for Educators

Mathematical Proof

CPS Online   Coll of Professional Studies :: Mathematics-CPSO
Online Course Delivery Method: Online Asynchronous
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2024 - Term 1 (08/26/2024 - 10/18/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   30  
CRN: 15077
This course introduces students to the language and methods used to create and write mathematical proofs and solve problems. Methods of proof will include: direct, contrapositive, contradiction, and induction. Methods of problem solving will be based on Polya's four steps for solving problems. Students will learn about and utilize the many functions of proof including: verification, explanation, communication, discovery, justification, and inquiry. The course will also explore the relationship between problem solving and the process of proving. Students will explore fundamental abstract concepts in mathematics chosen from the following areas: functions and relations, set theory, number theory, and logic, Euclidian and non-Euclidian geometry, algebra, mathematical reasoning, proof, and problem solving. Connections to middle and secondary school mathematics curriculum emphasized. Students enrolled in this course at the 700 level will meet additional academic requirements including an applied project. Pre-calculus required prior to taking this course.
Equivalent(s): MATH 700G
Instructors: Sandra Found

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2024 10/18/2024 Hours Arranged ONLINE