University of Connecticut

Course Info


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: Spring 2018 on Storrs Campus

Coordinator: Naigles, Mark

Coordinated Sections: all


PSCourseID Course Sec Comp Time Room Instructor
06217 1020Q 001 Lecture Th 03:30:00 PM-05:55:00 PM MONT111 Naigles, Mark
02360 1020Q 002 Lecture MWF 10:10:00 AM-11:00:00 AM MONT110 Taehyun Park
04072 1020Q 003 Lecture MWF 02:30:00 PM-03:20:00 PM MONT225 Amy Peterson
05203 1020Q 004 Lecture MWF 03:35:00 PM-04:25:00 PM MONT225 Taehyun Park
12183 1020Q 005 Lecture TuTh 08:00:00 AM-09:15:00 AM MONT110 Kristen Sandberg
06012 1020Q 006 Lecture TuTh 09:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM MONT225 Kristen Sandberg
06237 1020Q 007 Lecture MWF 10:10:00 AM-11:00:00 AM MONT319 Amy Peterson
06821 1020Q 008 Lecture TuTh 02:00:00 PM-03:15:00 PM MONT225 Nicole Bowen
12185 1020Q 009 Lecture TuTh 09:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM KNS105 Nicole Bowen