**Fretwell 128, Tuesday
and Thursday 9:30-10:45; Office 345A Fretwell; hours, 1-3 Tuesdays and
Thursdays;
**

Email: Harold Reiter, hbreiter@email.uncc.edu

Complete This Form before the end of the first week.

Information (office hours, policies, grading system, etc.) READ THIS FIRST

The textbook for the course is The Heart of Mathematics. Click here for The Heart of Mathematics Resource Center.

List of assignments: This list will be updated regularly during the semester. I want you to read the book. We'll cover several sections of each of the first four chapters and part of chapter 7 as well.

Here's a list of items discussed on the first day. Here’s a list of topics for test 1. In case you did not understand lecture 5 on Sept 5, I’ve typed it out, including the problem I’d planned to ask you about for homework…the possibility of not getting a 3 number sector with sum of 19 or more.

Study guides for the tests I’ll update this before the test.

Tests The tests and solutions will go here after they are graded.

- Test 1 and Test 1 with solutions.
- Test 2 and Test 2 with solutions.
- Final Exam and Final Exam with solutions.

Homework Problems and Solutions

- Sudoku and Sudoku solution
- Binary Enumeration and solutions
- Binary and Base six representations Problems and solutions
- Pigeonhole Principle Problems and solutions
- Games and solutions
- Fibonacci Problems and solutions
- Primes and solutions
- Modular Arithmetic and Place Value Problems and solutions
- Decanting Problems and solutions. Please go to the Cut The Knot website to enjoy the 3 jugs problem.
- Irrational Numbers Problems and solutions
- Rational Numbers Problems and solutions
- Card Trick problems and solutions
- Nim Problems and solutions
- Miscellaneous Problems and solutions
- Section 3.1: 5, 8-13, 16; solutions
- Section 3.2: 1-8, 13-19, 28; solutions
- Section 3.3: 1-8, 15-16; solutions. Thanks to
**Christy Case**for typing sections 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 for the class.

Access to Grades

Nim and other Puzzles/Games/Algorithms

- John Conway's Doomsday algorithm. Alternatively, try Rudy Limeback's explanation of the Doomsday algorithm.
- Alex Bogomolny’s Cut the Knot website has a lot of the problems we’ll discuss in this course.
- For a discussion of static and dynamic Nim, click on NCTM Illuminations lesson.
- Try this one first: Coin Nim Game
- Bryan Clair's Combinatorial Nim Game
- Timothy J. Rogers' Nim and other Games
- Kadon Enterprises Puzzles
- Cut the Knot's Nim website
- Srdjan Susnic's Java Nim Page
- http://www.geocities.com/srdjan_susnic/nim/nim.html
- Erik Demaine's Combinatorial Games Page
- David Eppstein's Combinatorial Game Theory
- Nick Glover's base converter.

Here's
a paper Harold Reiter wrote in August 2000 about teaching and learning.
It’s mainly intended for Math 1100 students, but also applies to other
classes. His philosophy of teaching, part 1 and

Philosophy of teaching, part 2 and be
found here.