Math, Aftermath and Beyond – Barrie Campus
April 05, 2011

norm smith

Prof. Norm Smith

Whether you like, dislike or are simply terrified of math, this course will engage you with some of the great philosophical, spiritual, physical and biological ideas of mathematics. This is not a course about numbers but about the great gifts that math provides.

Topics covered include the concept of zero, the idea of limits, how math connects to our everyday world, mathematical modeling, the foibles and fallacies of statistics. This five-session course will change the way you thought about mathematics.

This non-credit course is part of the Open University Learning series sponsored by Georgian’s University Partnership Centre.

Tuesdays; May 3 to May 31, 1 – 3 p.m.5 sessions, $100

UPCG0022 CRN 35749

Instructors:

Jack LeSage is Professor of Mathematics in the UPC and a former teacher of Mathematics at Eastview Collegiate. Topic: Number Patterns and Why Elephants Don’t Look Like Grasshoppers.

This non-credit course is part of the Open University Learning series sponsored by Georgian’s University Partnership Centre.

Norm Smith is Professor of Economics at Georgian College. Topic: The Idea of Zero.

Dr. Guangjun Cao is Professor of Mathematics and teaches in the UPC with the Laurentian BA Program. Topics: Mathematical Modeling, The Idea of Limits.

Fiore Sicoly is a Professor of Statistics in the UPC and teaches in the Laurentian University BA Program. Topic: The Foibles and Fallacies of Statistics.

For more information including how to register, please call, e-mail Beth Galea at bgalea@georgiancollege.ca or call (705) 728-1968, ext. 1864.