Illinois State University Mathematics Department

MAT 409: Topics in Algebra and Combinatorics for K-8 Teachers


Dr. Roger Day (day@ilstu.edu)


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Session 2: 20 June 2006



Basic Counting Strategies
  • The Addition Principle
  • The Multiplication Principle
  • Permutations
  • Factorial Notation
  • Combinations
  • Circular Permutations



Summation and Product Notation


Assignment #1 Review

Questions from Session #1





Assignment #2

Read

  • Chapter 2 Section 2 (pp 24-25)
  • Chapter 2 Section 3 (pp 28-32)
  • Chapter 3 Section 1 (pp 37-42)
  • Chapter 3 Section 2 (pp 48-51)
  • Learning from Others: Counting Variable Names (pp 57-60)

Problems

  • Chapter 2 Section 2 (pp 26-27): 2,3,4,5,6; 11
  • Chapter 2 Section 3 (pp 32-33): 1,2,3,5,6,8,10
  • Chapter 2 Review (pp 33-36): 1,2,4,8
  • Chapter 3 Section 1 (pp 42-47): 1,5,7,8,11,13,15,19,24
  • Chapter 3 Section 2 (pp 51-56): 1,3,5,9,11,14,15,20,22,24



Syllabus
Grades & Grading
Session Notes
Assignments and Problem Sets
Tests and Quizzes