Course page for M316K (93460), Summer 2008

FOUNDATIONS OF ARITHMETIC

Instructor: Spencer Stirling

Meets MTWTHF 10:00-11:30 in GRG 424

**REMEMBER THE MIDTERM MONDAY, JUNE 23 (open book, open notes,
open calculator).**

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CHAPTER 1

Themes: Problem Solving, Deductive Reasoning

Highlights and examples:

pg 7 (investigation 1.1 in section 1.2) pg 15 (investigation 1.2 in section 1.2) pg 17 (investigation 1.3 in section 1.3) pg 21 (investigation 1.4 in section 1.3) pg 24 (investigation 1.5 in section 1.4) pg 30 (investigation 1.6 in section 1.5) pg 47 (investigation 1.14 in section 1.6)Reading: pg 36 (Deductive Reasoning) to pg 44 (end of section 1.5)

HW 1 (due Wed June 11)

pg 26-29 #1,4,14,18,19,31,34,36

pg 54 #3,6,7,8,9,11

CHAPTER 2

Themes: Sets, Algebraic reasoning, Number systems and different
bases

READING:

Inductive reasoning: Section 1.5 pg 32-36 (lions and sheep problem) Section 2.1 all Section 2.2 all Section 2.3 allHW 2 (due Monday June 16)

pg 76 # 1,2,5,12,18

pg 96 # 5,6,8,9,12,17

LEAVE PG. 119 FOR HW 3

CHAPTER 3

Themes: Arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) in
different bases, understanding ALGORITHMS

HW 3 (due Monday June 23)

pg 119 # 6,7,9,10,17,18,20

pg 150 # 19,21,22,23,24

CHAPTER 4

Themes: Number theory (study of "whole" numbers = natural numbers
and integers, i.e. ...-2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...). Prime numbers,
Composite numbers, Greated Common Divisor and Least Common Multiple.

HW 4 (due Thurs July 3)

pg 229 # 2,4,5,7,9,11,14,15,16,21,27,28

pg 239 # 2,3,4,11,13,17

CHAPTER 5

Themes: Extending *beyond* integers: fractions/rational numbers,
decimals, and real numbers

HW 5 (due Tues July 8)

pg 252 # 1,2,3,4,7,8,11,14

pg 303 # 1,28

pg 331 # 1,5,6,21

CHAPTER 6

Themes: Ratios, Percentages

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