This course is designed to be accessible and approachable for people
who will be future teachers of elementary school mathematics. It is
also intended for people who want to broaden their knowledge in mathematics
and experience it as a relevant, challenging, and enjoyable field. It is
not intended for math majors. It will be taught as a problem-based course,
that allows for students to explore and develop new ideas, and apply them
to real life situations. The course builds on intuitive understandings of
fundamental ideas of counting and chance and moves gradually to more
formal knowledge of combinatorics and probability concepts and techniques.
The learning experiences offered throughout the course are designed
to facilitate student interactions and active role in the learning process.