The Art of Mathematics
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Mathematics is often erroneously viewed as the application of rote formulas to contrived exercises: a more informed view would see it as a language to describe the universe (Galileo), or as an art form to express abstract thought. This course will provide students with opportunities to explore the creative underpinnings of mathematics and its ubiquitous nature. Students will engage in non-routine problem-solving activities and develop an understanding and appreciation of alternate heuristics and ways of communicating mathematical thought.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 465, EDUC 446.
Formerly: EDUC 446
Undergraduate course offered by the Faculty of Education.