## What you need to know about this course

This course is about **mathematical thinking, mathematical communication and proof-writing**. **Content is secondary**, but includes the basic material you will need in future mathematics courses: sets, logic, functions and relations.

## How the course will run

- You will be assigned a study group (changing every three weeks), which you will meet with outside of class weekly.
**This is mandatory.** - I run a very adaptive (read: sometimes upredictable) and very active-learning, participative, classroom. Students are active in their learning and supportive of one another. Participation is key.
- I expect you to learn outside class. Much material will not be lectured, because in-class time is better used in other ways. The Boulder Faculty Assembly has made a motion (BFA-X-M-9-0105) that “An undergraduate student should expect to spend approximately 3 hours per week outside of class for each credit hour learned.”
**That’s 9 hours outside class each week.** - There will be written quizzes
**most days**.

Weekly schedule:

**MONDAYS**we will have**badges (content) quizzes (15 minutes)**.**FRIDAYS**are**Solution Sharing Days**— study groups will share their work with the class. We will also have**proof quizzes (15 minutes)**.

We are learning skills, not material. The only path to mastery is practice (think sports or foreign languages), and this course is designed to provide a support system for copious practice. You will be challenged in many ways you’re not used to from previous math classes.

*See the links in the header menu above for course goals and grading practices.*