Hons 1020

Mathematical Connections

Spring, 2004

**Instructor:** Dr. Tom Carter

Office: PSB 287a

Phone: 667-3175

e-mail: tom@csustan.csustan.edu

http://csustan.csustan.edu/~tom

**Texts:**
*A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper,*
John Allen Paulos

*How to Lie with Statistics,*
Darrell Huff

**General Introduction: **This
course is intended to help you develop aspects of your
mathematical maturity. We will be doing various explorations in
the use of mathematics (as opposed to, say, arithmetic) in your
real life. This will involve problem solving skills, and the
application of rigor and analysis.

**Requirements/Responsibilities:
**The grades for this course will be
based on four components: participation/discussion, a
midterm test, a presentation (group based),
and a final paper/project. Each component will carry
approximately the same weight. Plus/minus grading may be used.

The work you do for this course will be your own. You are not to submit other people's work and represent it as your own. However, I do expect and encourage you to work collaboratively with others during the course.