Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Upcoming information session - Feb 27 @ 5pm

We will be holding an information session at York University on
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Place: N620 Ross
Light refreshments will be served
I would welcome any help advertising this event to teachers that might be interested. We have sent letters around to schools in the York region, but are not universally able to get everyone.

Here is a copy of the letter sent to schools.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Summer 2013 - Topics course = Combinatorics and Graph theory

Here is the course description for the topics course that will be offered Summer 2013.

Math 5510 3.0: Topics in Mathematics for Teachers

This course is an introduction to three areas in combinatorics - coding theory, design theory and graph theory. We will introduce various well known objects and problems in each of these areas such as Latin squares and Euler's Officer problem, system of distinct representatives and bipartite matching, Hadamard matrices, Steiner triple system and Kirkman Schoolgirl problem, projective planes, linear codes and Hamming codes. Through studying these objects, we will learn proof techniques and construction methods used in combinatorics. More importantly, we will see the interplay among these three beautiful areas in combinatorics.

Combinatorics - Topics, Techniques, Algorithms
Peter J. Cameron, Cambridge University Press

This course will be offered by Ada Chan from Monday June 24 to Wednesday Aug 7
Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-9pm

Upcoming course offerings - Summer 2013 and Fall/Winter 2013-14

The course assignments are more or less finalized. I am sending out this announcement a little bit later this year because it took much longer than normal to establish precisely what we would be offering in the next year.

Summer 2013 - we will be offering two 3.0 courses. They will be in the evenings twice a week.

Math 5350 3.0: An introduction to Mathematical Modeling - Discrete-Time and Probability
Michel Chen
Monday May 6 to Thursday June 13, 2012
Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-9pm

Math 5510 3.0: Topics in Mathematics - Graph Theory
Ada Chan
Monday June 24 to Wednesday Aug 7
Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-9pm

Fall/Winter 2013-14

Math 5020 6.0: Fundamentals in Mathematics for Teachers
Asia Weiss
Thursday evenings 6-9pm

Fall 2013

Math 5210 3.0: Problem Solving I
Yun Gao
Tuesday evenings 6-9pm

Winter 2013

Math 5350 3.0: An introduction to Mathematical Modeling - Continuous Time and Probability
Neal Madras
Tuesday evenings 6-9pm