Posts Tagged: math

You Too Can (and Should) Learn Mathematics

Dr. Goodaire swooped down the stairs of the Auditoria style classroom two wide steps at a time to deliver his first lecture of the morning for a Calculus I class.  It was the first week of September 1992 and this was my first class of a six-year long engineering program at Memorial University. I was… Read more »

Course Exam—MATH 271

MATH 271 (Linear Algebra II) is a three-credit upper level mathematics course that continues the study of linear algebra from MATH 270.  Mathematics 271 is suggested for students in the science programs.  The course covers intermediate topics in linear algebra such as general vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner product spaces, diagonalization and quadratic forms,… Read more »

Course Exam-Math 309

MATH 309 (Discrete Mathematics) is a three-credit mathematics course that explains the methods of discrete mathematics, which are useful (and in most cases mandatory) for students in computer science programs.  This course has two courses listed as possible prerequisites, which include MATH 209 (Finite Mathematics) or MATH 270 (Linear Algebra I).  Though if students use… Read more »

Course Exam—Math 265

MATH 265 (Introduction to Calculus I) is a three-credit introductory calculus course with no prerequisites, though MATH 30 or an equivalent pre-calculus math course is strongly recommended.  Students should also have a good understanding of basic algebra and trigonometry prior to enrolling into MATH 265.  There is a Mathematics Diagnostic Assessment that contains seventy questions… Read more »

Course Exam—AU Courses, Up Close

According to the syllabus, MATH 315 (Methods in Applied Statistics) “is designed to enable students to develop familiarity with various parametric and nonparametric tests and to gain the knowledge and skills needed to apply statistical concepts to solve applied problems.” In this course “students will learn the logic, the procedures, and the use of common… Read more »

The Debate Around Math Education Doesn’t Add Up

The new school year is in full swing and kids are delving into another year of “reading, writing, and ’rithmetic”. But the sense of optimism for a new school year is overshadowed by the growing voice of those who question the quality of children’s education. The K-12 curriculum and the teachers who deliver it are… Read more »