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### Homework and In-class Assignments

- Section 2.6
- Mindscapes: 1, 3, 4, 7, 6, 9, 11, 22, 26, 37, 40
- Due on Monday September 25 (assigned September 20): Reading Response and Number 2
- Due on Wednesday September 27 (assigned September 25): Turn in a proof that the square root of three is irrational

- Section 2.5
- Mindscapes: 7, 8, 11, 13, 15-17, 19, 22
- Due on Monday September 25 (assigned September 20): one of 23, 25 or 26

- Section 2.4
- With reading: do Mindscapes 1-5
- Mindscapes: 6, 10, 13, 17, 19, 20-22, 26, 29, 32, 33, 39, 40
- Due on Friday September 15 (assigned September 13): Reading response and Number 1

- Section 2.3
- With reading: do one Mindscape from each of the following ranges: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, 21-25
- Mindscapes: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 26-28, 31, 35, 36, 45
- Due on Wednesday September 13 (assigned September 11): Write a complete and careful proof that there is an infinite number of primes.
- Due on Friday September 15 (assigned September 13): A short paper of at least 300 words on one of the unanswered questions about prime numbers (the twin prime conjecture or the Goldbach conjecture). Discuss the question's history, describe what progress has been made on the question, and include any interested related information. Take note of the following requirements:
- Include a list of references at the end of your paper.
- If you include a quote from your sources, make sure that you give attribution to the source of the quote and make it clear exactly what is quoted.
- Be careful not to plagiarize from any source - do not copy anything without attribution. Write the majority of the paper in your own words!
- Your paper will be graded on content (amount of information), mathematical accuracy, use of correct grammar and spelling, and on overall quality.

- Section 2.2
- With reading: do calculations, play Fibonacci Nim
- Mindscapes: 7, 8, 26, 6, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 45, 47, 49
- Due on Monday September 11 (assigned September 8): One of 7, 8, 26 and one of 41, 43, 44

- Section 2.1
- With reading: do one Mindscape from each of the following ranges: 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, 16-20, then do 21, 22, 24, 25. Add the following to 21: (b) OTTFFSSEN... and (c) JFMAMJ...
- Due on Wednesday September 6 (assigned September 1): Reading response and one of 1-5.

- Section 1.4
- Work on these stories: 1-3, 5-12. Number 15 is a semester challenge problem.
- Due on Wednesday September 6 (assigned September 1): Write a solution for your favorite Mindscape from this section, and also explain why you chose this Mindscape.

- Section 1.1
- Work on the stories not discussed in class (omit Stories 7-9). You will takes turns presenting your solutions and ideas.

- Due on Friday September 1 (assigned August 28): Please write (or, preferably, type) a paragraph or two about yourself. What is your major? What is your mathematical background? Why are you taking this class? What are you hoping to get out of this class? How do you intend to ensure a successful experience in this class?

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Where is New Zealand?

*Also: send an email to your family, telling them when your tests and final exam are in this class, advising them NOT to book travel that conflicts with these events.*