Illinois State University Mathematics Department

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

Dr. Roger Day (day@ilstu.edu)





Session 7: 27 February 2018



Basic Counting Strategies
Solving Equations Restricted to Non-Negative Integer Solutions (4.2)

Patterns in Pascal's Triangle






Assignment #7

Read

  • Chapter 5 Section 1 (pp 140-151)
  • Chapter 5 Section 2 (pp 156-161)
  • Chapter 6 (pp 162-171)

Problems: No assigned problems this week. See below for suggested problems to review/study for upcoming Quiz #2 and Test #2.

Early Send-Ins: None this week.

Problems to Study/Review for Upcoming Quiz and Test

Reminder: Tentative Schedule for Remaining Tests (subject to change . . . )

  • Quiz #2: Tuesday 3/6/18 (Session #8)
  • Session #9: 3/13/18: No Class Meeting (ISU Spring Break)
  • Test #2: Tuesday 3/20/18 (Session #10)
  • Test #3: Tuesday 4/17/18 (Session #14)
  • Semester Exam: Tuesday 5/8/18, 5:30 pm (as announced by ISU Registrar's Office)


Fundamental Components of a Problem-Solving Approach to Combinatorics Problems