All readings given as chapters or parts of chapters are taken from the textbook History of Mathematics: Brief Version by Victor J. Katz.

 Week of Readings 29 August Chapter 1, Chapter 2.1-2.2.3 5 September Chapter 2.2.4-2.2.6, Chapter 3 12 September Chapter 4, Chapter 5 19 September Chapter 6, Chapter 7.1-3 26 September Chapter 7.4-7.6, Chapter 8 3 October Chapter 9 10 October Chapter10, Chapter 11.1-2 17 October Chapter 11.3-5, Chapter 12.1-2 24 October Chapter 12.3-4, 13 31 October Chapter 14, Chapter 15 7 November Chapter 16, Chapter 17.1 14 November Chapter 17.2-4, Chapter 18 21 November Chapter 19, Chapter 20 28 November History of American K-12 mathematics education Math Wars Scroll down to access .pdf file

#### Homework

The homework problems are in the textbook unless otherwise specified.

 Homework Problems Reading Due Date 1 2,8,9,12,14,18,24,281,3(induction),9, 11(equivalent means if and only if so you need 2 proofs) Chapter 1 Chapter 2 7 September 2 8,18,20,258,17,28,38,41 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 14 September 3 2,6,14,176,10,15, 20, 25 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 21 September 4 4,12,14,18,22,282a,4,8,17 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 28 September 5 18,20,262,6,8,16,22 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 5 October 6 14,18,21 (a is not an integer),28,30,36 Book Report due Chapter 9 Your book 12 October 7 4,5,11,12,16,22,242,8,10 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 19 October 8 20,25,33,34,368,10,12,15 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 26 October 9 22,28,30,31,324,8,12,16 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 2 November 10 2,3,6,12,132,5,8,9 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 9 November 11 2,6,14,25,26,322,5,6,8 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 16 November 12 13,17,22,232,5,7,8 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 23 November 13 52,4,8,14 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 30 November 14 See below. 6 December Term paper Your topic 9 December Final exam - none scheduled

Question for Homework 14: Based on the reading, what is your opinion - traditional or reform or ???? - and why. Your answer should include sufficient information from the reading (e.g., I agree (or disagree) with ... because, or X makes a good point when he says Y but I think ...) so that I know you have read the articles and thought about them. Your answer should be as long as you need it to be but I doubt you can answer the question sufficiently in under one double-spaced page.