Description: Do you really understand how numbers work? We are so accustomed to our base-10 positional notation system that it’s hard to make our brains work in any other way; but, think about what mathematics must have been like before Leonardo Fibonacci introduced the Hindu-Arabic numeral system to Europe in the 13 - Week 1 – The Basics: Primes, Divisibility Rules, Exponents, Prime Factorization, Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic, Counting Factors
- Week 2 – Systems of Numeration, Place Value, Binary, and Other Number Bases
- Week 3 – Base Number Arithmetic and the Units Digit
- Week 4 – Modular Arithmetic
- Week 5 – Diophantine Equations
- Week 6 – Review and Practice
Homework: Math is not a spectator sport. You never really know if you truly understand math until you solve problems. Practice is essential, hence twenty to thirty minutes of homework three times a week and a desire to improve will be the key to getting the most out of this course. Prerequisites: Students should be advanced in mathematical reasoning beyond grade level and must be fluent with basic pre-algebra skills such as fractions, decimals, percents, and ratios. Algebra is not a prerequisite, but students should have some experience solving basic linear equations and working with square roots and exponents. Instructor: Jolene Gleason |