In Nature and Beauty of Mathematics, students will explore elegant mathematics outside of the traditional P-12 Mathematics curriculum.
Students will explore the world of fractals, multiple dimensions, irrational numbers and their relationship with the natural world, the mathematics of paper folding and topology, the nature of mathematics itself, as well as the complexities of infinity.
Students will be asked to grapple with difficult mathematical ideas and will spend time working on how to best communicate complex ideas in a logical manner. This will be done by exploring the nature of mathematical proofs, through dialogue, or through written form.
Mathematical skills required include:
The focus of the course is geared towards complex ideas rather than learning mathematical skills.
By the end of this course students will:
Students will be required to complete on average 1 hour of homework per week for the duration of this course.
For successful completion of this unit students will be required to submit the following tasks:
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