Math 6
Introduction to Finite Mathematics
Last updated June 24, 2010 10:49:55 EDT

Announcements:

• There will be no class on Friday, April 4th. We will hold class during the x-hour on Thursday, April 3rd, instead.
• There will be no office hours Tuesday, April 15th.
• In-class worksheets have been posted on Blackboard.
• By popular demand, the final exam will be held from 9 to 11am instead of 8 to 11 as scheduled in the final examination calendar.

### Homework Assigments

Week of March 24 - 28, 2008
 Monday: Study: No class Do: Enjoy those fleeting moments of freedom. Wednesday: Study: Chapter 0 (on Blackboard) Do: Explain why: 1. The sum of two even numbers is an even number. 2. The sum of two odd numbers is an odd number. 3. The smallest possible "side-sum" is 9. Hint: A general proof-writing technique is to a. do examples, b. write down the given information and definitions of the objects involved, c. write down the process used in working out the examples, and d. generalize this process. Friday: Study: Lecture notes, homework problems Do: Prepare for the quiz.
Week of March 31 - April 4, 2008
 Monday: Study: Chapter 11 (blackboard) Do: 1. Write the multiplication table for symmetries of the triangle. 2. What is the inverse to each motion? 3. Solve x^2*FR = F for x. Wednesday: Study: Chapter 1 (blackboard) Do: 1. Construct addition and multiplication tables for a field with 2 elements. 2. Construct addition and multiplication tables for a field with 7 elements. Hint: Let 0 = O and 1 = I. 3. Solve 3x + 6 = 3 in the field with 7 elements, justifying each step by the rules of fields and your multiplication and addition tables. 4. What is one "big idea" from today's lesson? How will you remember this? (Hint: Studies show that one of the easiest ways to remember something is to connect it to personal experience, either directly or by analogy.) 5. What is a test question you think you might be asked about an important concept from today's lesson? Thursday: Study: Lecture notes, homework problems Do: Prepare for the quiz.
Week of April 7 - April 11, 2008