Math 170 Information
Instructor: Rachel Pries
Class: Mon-Thur 4:20-5:55, DRL 4E9, 1st Summer Session, 1998
Office Hours: M-Th 3-4 or by appointment
Office Phone: 898-6218
Course Description: Math 170-Ideas in Math is an
introduction to the beautiful and accessible area of
Number Theory. We will investigate questions and discover patterns
about integers which have fascinated people for centuries.
The only prerequisites are curiosity and dedication.
Course Philosophy: The goal for this course is for everyone to learn
by being actively involved and by exploring material through
experimentation. Everyone who works hard will succeed in
grasping the ideas and solving problems. In order to do this in 6
weeks, you must make spend a lot of time trying homework problems and
preparing for class
20% Class Participation
20% Written Projects
In order to pass you must pass every part of the class.
You can miss no more than 2 days in order to pass.
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