Agenda. Solve! Solve! Write!
Instructor. Dror Bar-Natan, drorbn@math.toronto.edu (for administrative matters only; math on email is slow and prone to misunderstandings, so I generally avoid it). Office: Bahen 6178, 416-946-5438. Office hours: here.
Office hours.
Teaching Assistant. Ian Greig, ian.greig@mail.utoronto.ca.
Classes. Tuesdays 12-2 and Thursdays 12-1 at MP 137.
# | Week of ... | |
1 | January 11 |
Handout: About This Class.
Blackboards for Tuesday January 12. Quiz #1 - Search for a Pattern. Results (of 10, median underlined, 38 students): 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. Blackboards for Thursday January 14. |
2 | January 18 |
Handout for January 19, "Draw a Figure".
Blackboards for Tuesday January 19. Quiz #2 - Draw a Figure. Results (of 10, median underlined, 40 students): 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. Blackboards for Thursday January 21. |
3 | January 25 |
Handout for January 26, "Formulate an Equivalent Problem".
Blackboards for Tuesday January 26. Class Photo. Quiz #3 - Formulate an Equivalent Problem. Results (of 10, median underlined, 39 students): 0 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 6 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. Blackboards for Thursday January 28. |
4 | February 1 |
Handout for February 2, "Modify the Problem" / "Choose an Effective Notation".
Blackboards for Tuesday February 2. Quiz #4 - "Modify the Problem" / "Choose an Effective Notation". Results (of 10, median underlined, 40 students): 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. Blackboards for Thursday February 4. |
5 | February 8 |
Handout for February 9, "Modify the Problem" / "Choose an Effective Notation".
Blackboards for Tuesday February 9. The 1206 Riddle. Handout for February 11, "Choose an Effective Notation" and "Exploit Symmetry". Quiz #5 - "Modify the Problem" / "Choose an Effective Notation". Results (of 10, median underlined, 32 students): 2 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 10. Blackboards for Thursday February 11. |
R | February 15 | UofT Reading Week. |
6 | February 22 |
Handout for February 23, "Exploit Symmetry".
Blackboards for Tuesday February 23. No Thursday class, makeup next week. No quiz this week. (I'll be at Northeastern University). |
7 | February 29 |
Handout for March 1, "Exploit Symmetry".
Blackboards for Tuesday March 1. Quiz #6 - "Exploit Symmetry". Results (of 10, median underlined, 27 students): 1 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. Blackboards for Wednesday March 3. Friday March 4: Makeup for last Thursday's class, 12-1 at Bahen 1210 (cancelled). |
8 | March 7 |
Handout for March 8, "Divide into Cases" and "Work Backwards".
Blackboards for Tuesday March 8. Quiz #7 - "Divide into Cases". Results (of 10, median underlined, 36 students): 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 10. Blackboards for Wednesday March 10. Sunday March 13 is the last date to drop this course. |
9 | March 14 |
Handout for March 15, "Divide into Cases", "Work Backwards", Pigeonhole.
Blackboards for Tuesday March 15. Quiz #8 - "Divide into Cases", "Work Backwards", and the Pigeonhole Principle. Results (of 10, median underlined, 33 students): 0 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 10. Blackboards for Wednesday March 17. |
10 | March 21 |
Handout for March 22, "Work Backwards", Pigeonhole, "Argue by Contradiction".
Blackboards for Tuesday March 22. Quiz #9 - "Work Backwards", the Pigeonhole Principle, and "Argue By Contradiction". Results (of 10, median underlined, 36 students): 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. Blackboards for Wednesday March 24. Friday is "Good Friday". |
11 | March 28 |
Handout for March 29, "Argue by Contradiction" and "Pursue Parity".
Blackboards for Tuesday March 22. Quiz #10 - "Argue By Contradiction" and "Pursue Parity". Results (of 10, median underlined, 38 students): 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10. Blackboards for Wednesday March 31. |
12 | April 4 |
Handout for April 5, "Consider Extreme Cases" and "Generalize".
Blackboards for Tuesday April 5. Quiz #11 - "Consider Extreme Cases" and "Generalize". Results (of 10, median underlined, 37 students): 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10. On the Final Exam. Friday is the last day of classes. |
F | April 11 | UofT Examination Period begins on Tuesday. |
F | April 18 | UofT Examination Period. |
F | April 25 |
Our Final Exam
took place on Thursday April 28, 9-12, at BN 2S.
Results (of 80, median underlined, 38 students): 12 29 31 32 36 39 40 41 46 50 53 54 55 56 58 58 58 60 62 63 64 67 69 69 69 71 72 72 73 74 77 77 77 77 77 80 80 80. Overall course marks (of 100, median underlined, 38 students): 52 53 61 62 64 65 65 66 68 68 70 70 74 75 77 78 78 78 80 81 82 82 84 85 86 86 86 89 91 93 94 95 96 96 97 98 98 99. |
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