## Counting to Computers: Math from the Dawn of Time to the Digital Age

**Ever wonder how math was invented? **Study mathematics in its historical and cultural context, from proto-mathematics through calculus, and beyond. Differentiated weekly mathematical assignments allow students at all levels of mathematics to participate. What to expect:

- Around 15 pages of reading each week week.
- One end-of-semester creative mathematical project which could be a paper. The description of a non-writing project will be 400-800 words.
- Students must have at least started algebra and have had a successful pre-algebra experience. This course will have appropriate mathematical content for students in courses through calculus.
- Students have weekly assignments including reading, mathematical, and online discussion, as well as bi-weekly quizzes. Guided notes will be provided to develop note-taking abilities.
- Students will develop a research project throughout the semester and have incremental assignments pertaining to that project. Instructor expects everything to be completed on time as assigned.
- TOTAL weekly expectation: 4-6 hours

Text: Math Through the Ages, A Gentle History for Teachers and Others Berlinghoff and Gouvea, 2nd edition or expanded edition (the expanded edition includes problems, we will not need these for class).*

Autumn only, 10:15 am ET

Dr. K. Johnson

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