Course webpage for Freshman Seminar 24i: Mathematical Problem Solving (Fall 2009)

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Your favorite problems or solutions
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September 2
Initial meeting:

September 14

September 21

October 5

October 15
More about induction, mostly motivated by Pascal's triangle:

October 19

October 26

[from 2008] Here are some more generating function problems (and the LaTeX source).

November 2

November 9

Here are some pigeonhole problems from the 2009 PCMI. [Yes, the concluding (non-pigeonhole) problem A7 should end with a period, not a question mark.]

November 16