## What you need to know about this course

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

## How the course will run

**You will be expected to set aside 60 minutes of time between each lecture to read the most recent “Daily Post” on this website and do the activities described therein.**You can distribute your other study time throughout the week as you desire.

- 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 earned.”
**That’s 9 hours outside class each week.** - There will be written quizzes
**most days**.

Weekly schedule: (TENTATIVE RIGHT NOW!)

**FRIDAYS**we will have**badges (content) quizzes (15 minutes)**.**MONDAYS**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.*