MATHS 190G Great Ideas Shaping our World

MATHS 190G | ARTS, EDSW, LC | Semester Two 2024 | City Campus | 15 points


Mathematics contains many powerful and beautiful ideas that have shaped the way we understand our world. This course explores some of the grand successes of mathematical thinking. No formal mathematics background is required, just curiosity about topics such as infinity, paradoxes, cryptography, knots and fractals.

Restriction: MATHS 190 may not be taken after any Mathematics course at Stage III

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Encounter, enjoy, and share with others some of the most beautiful mathematics discovered by humanity over the centuries (infinity, fractals, tilings, and more!) 
  2. Apply abstract mathematical ideas to solve real world problems. 
  3. Interpret and communicate abstract mathematical concepts. 
  4. Work in teams to solve mathematical problems and discuss mathematical ideas.

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