Illinois State University Mathematics Department

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

Dr. Roger Day (day@ilstu.edu)





Session 2: 14 June 2016



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The Pigeonhole Principle
Summation and Product Notation

Questions on Assignment #1? Assignment #1 Notes and Comments

Basic Counting Strategies
Quiz #1





Assignment #2

Read

  • Learning from Others (pp 23-25)
  • Chapter 2 Section 2 (pp 26-27)
  • Chapter 2 Section 3 (pp 30-34)
  • Chapter 3 Section 1 (pp 40-45)
  • Chapter 3 Section 2 (pp 51-54)

Problems

  • Chapter 2 Section 2 (pp 28-29): 2,3,4,5,6; 11
  • Chapter 2 Section 3 (pp 34-35): 2,3,5,7,8
  • Chapter 2 Review (pp 35-38): 2,4,7
  • Chapter 3 Section 1 (pp 45-50): 1,2,6,8,13,15,18,23

Early Send-Ins

  • By 9:24 pm tonight (Tues 6/14/16), email to me (day@ilstu.edu; write MAT 409 Assignment #2 as subject line) your responses to:
    • (a) Ch 2 Sec 2: #11
    • (b) Ch 2 Sec 3: #5
    • (c) Ch 3 Sec 1: #15


Fundamental Components of a Problem-Solving Approach to Combinatorics Problems