Senior Problem Solving 
Mathematical Patterns by John Allen Paulos paulos@temple.edu
There is three basic units in the course: Basic Numeracy, Probability, and Logic and Puzzles. The approach is primarily via suggestive stories that illuminate the ideas in question rather than through general principles or excessive computation. This means that the course focuses on mathematical ideas, not computation and formulas, and on the vignettes and applications to everyday life and social issues that illustrate them. The topics are: Basic Numeracy, Probability Statistics and Psychological aspects of statistics, and Elections, Geometric Scaling, Puzzles and Paradoxes.

Taught During:

  • Spring 2015 
Calculus I
Calculus II

Taught During:

Taught During:

  • Spring 2014 
  • Summer 2014 
  • Summer 2015 
  • Spring 2015​
  • ​ Fall 2015
Math Patterns

Taught During:

  • Fall 2012 
  • Summer 2013
  • Fall 2013