Spring 2024

Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-220


Jessica Sidman (Section 02)
David Zureick-Brown (Section 01)


This course serves as an introduction to mathematical reasoning and pays particular attention to helping students learn how to write proofs. The topics covered may include logic, elementary set theory, functions, relations and equivalence relations, mathematical induction, sequences, and quantifiers. Additional topics may vary from semester to semester.

Limited to 25 students. Spring and fall semesters. The Department. 

How to handle overenrollment: Preference is given to sophomores, and to other math majors who are recommended by the department for additional experience with proof-writing. Students may be moved to another section that fits their course schedule.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Problem sets, In-class group work or exams, Take-home exams.

MATH 220 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Th 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Section 02
Tu 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM
Th 01:00 PM - 02:20 PM

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

Section(s) ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
All A Discrete Transition to Advanced Mathematics Brooks, Cole, 2003 Richmond, Bettina & Thomas & TBD


Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023