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Combinatorial Puzzles and Games

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Fall 2009
Math 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

**NOTE::  THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS HAS BEEN CHANGED RECENTLY AND HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY SEPT16 FROM 4-5:30 .  LOCATION: B56 HILDEBRAND.  RSVP BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!  EMAIL mell@berkeley.edu 

This is a hands-on mathematics course emphasizing combinatorial methods for solving Sudoku, investigating a variety of other types of puzzles, and winning two-palyer games.  This is an introductory course, so no knowledge of Sudoku or Sudoku-solving methods is required.  In class, students will be given the resources to complete puzzles and play games, and will be given the chance to practice these methods with peers in class.  

Pretty much, what's gonna go down is I provide you with the resources, you make it happen.  Most learning will happen through discussion and hands-on activities.  I'll just lead you in the right direction :)

We're going to have a kick ass time. 

 

The course will be divided into three units.

-The first unit will focus strictly on Sudoku, methods for solving Sudoku, and Sudoku variations.

-The second unit will focus strictly on non-sequitur puzzles not particularly available in the United States (see the course schedule for a complete list of these puzzles.)

-The third unit will focus strictly on combinatorial games.

 

For more info, download the course syllabus** (attached).

 **Subject to change. 

 

 

How to Enroll:

I AM SORRY FOR DELAYS ON ENROLLMENT AND SCHEDULING INFO.  EMAIL ME FOR SPECIFICS AT mell@berkeley.edu.  

THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS HAS BEEN CHANGED AND IS SEPT 16 at 4-5:30 in B56 HILDEBRAND.  PLEASE RSVP BEFORE SHOWING UP.  The CCN will be given out in class.

To be considered for enrollment, all students MUST ATTEND THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS!!  If you do no attend or accidentally miss the first day, PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP TO LATER SECTIONS!  This course is cumulative, so it is imperative that students do not miss class or decide half-way through the semester that they want to take a DeCal.

If you have specific questions about enrollment, please contact Mell at mell@berkeley.edu.  

RSVP to the first day of class:  If you plan on attending the first day of class, please email Mell at mell@berkeley.edu.  This is so I have an idea of how many people will be in the class. 

Course Contact: mell AT berkeley.edu

Faculty Sponsor: Michael Hutchings

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