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Visit this site: http://zaphod.uchicago.edu/~bryan/math/

Author:Breindel, Clair; University of Chicago
Description: The University of Chicago's alternative course to calculus. The first quarter is number theory, and the second quarter is geometry and symmetry. When Bryan Clair taught the courses, he covered the history of number systems, different base number systems and nim, modular arithmetic, cryptography, and public key cryptography. In the second quarter, they did axiom systems, non-euclidean geometry, and tessellations. The main parts of this page that still function are: Clair's favorite puzzles; his syllabus; Web resources; and homework assignments. The Puzzler Of The Week is no longer active, but you can see the twenty weeks' worth from 1996.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Courses, Problems/Puzzles, Link Listings
Math Topics: Non-Euclidean Geometry, Symmetry/Tessellations, Axiomatic Systems, Number Theory, Cryptography

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