University of Connecticut

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MATH 1020Q: Problem Solving

Description: An introduction to the techniques used by mathematicians to solve problems. Skills such as Externalization (pictures and charts), Visualization (associated mental images), Simplification, Trial and Error, and Lateral Thinking learned through the study of mathematical problems. Problems drawn from combinatorics, probability, optimization, cryptology, graph theory, and fractals. Students will be encouraged to work cooperatively and to think independently.

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: MATH 1010 or the equivalent. Not eligible for course credit by examination. Not open for credit to students who have passed any mathematics course other than MATH 1010, 1011, 1030, 1070, 1040, 1050 or 1060.

Offered: Fall Intersession Spring Suummer

Credits: 3


Sections: Fall 2017 on Storrs Campus

Coordinator: Naigles, Mark

Coordinated Sections: all


PSCourseID Course Sec Comp Time Room Instructor
05514 1020Q 001 Lecture Th 03:30:00 PM-06:00:00 PM MONT319 Naigles, Mark
05551 1020Q 002 Lecture MWF 09:05:00 AM-09:55:00 AM MONT320 Dolan, Robert
05552 1020Q 003 Lecture MWF 08:00:00 AM-08:50:00 AM MONT320 Dolan, Robert
05572 1020Q 004 Lecture TuTh 09:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM MONT421 McArdle, David
05906 1020Q 005 Lecture MWF 01:25:00 PM-02:15:00 PM MONT110 Tae Park
05858 1020Q 006 Lecture MWF 10:10:00 AM-11:00:00 AM MONT225 Bowen, Nicole
05907 1020Q 007 Lecture TuTh 12:30:00 PM-01:45:00 PM MONT225 McArdle, David
05859 1020Q 008 Lecture MWF 11:15:00 AM-12:05:00 PM MONT225 Sandberg, Kristen
09364 1020Q 010 Lecture MWF 09:05:00 AM-09:55:00 AM MONT421 Tae Park
09365 1020Q 011 Lecture MWF 12:20:00 PM-01:10:00 PM MONT321 Sandberg, Kristen