How do we know that the Pythagorean Theorem is true or that there are infinitely many prime numbers? It is not based on any measurement or scientific experiment. Instead, mathematical truths are known by constructing logical proofs.

Should a football team punt on 4th down or go for it? How much money should a team spend on its starting shortstop? Does home-court advantage really matter? These questions were once answered by a coach’s gut-instinct, player’s skill, or perhaps even team tradition.

Do you like playing games with strategy in them? Ever wonder how chess experts figure out winning moves? Then this is the course for you!

Students will explore encryption/decryption techniques and methods of mathematical modeling through hands-on experience with codes, biological systems, and financial markets.

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