## Math 135, Patterns of Phenomena, Spring 2014

Patterns of Phenomena, sometimes called "Math for Poets", is a freshman level math course aimed towards humanities majors. Some of the topics covered in the class include: sets of numbers, the idea of the infinite, proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem, concepts in graph theory, and probability. Class sessions consisted of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on activities which allowed students to explore new ideas and to create their own hypotheses.

Course Syllabus

Textbook:

(See www.heartofmath.com for more information)

Textbook:

*The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking*, E. Burger and M. Starbird(See www.heartofmath.com for more information)

Course Enrollment: 24 students

## Student Course Survey

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