Fall 2024

Mathematical Reasoning and Proof

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-220


Katherine E. Moore (Sections 01 and 02)


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.

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Other years: Offered in Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Fall 2024, Spring 2025