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Course module: 202001332
Project: Prooflab-II
Course info
Course module202001332
Credits (ECTS)2
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. J. de Jong
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dr. T.S. Craig
dr. J. de Jong
dr. J. de Jong
Contactperson for the course
dr. J. de Jong
dr. P.K. Mandal
Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksMinor students: register for the minor!
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Upon completion of this course the student is able to:
  • develop simple proofs for mathematical statements and can write them down correctly;
  • recall different techniques for mathematical proofs and examples thereof;
  • assess the correctness of mathematical proofs and can find mistakes and can refute incorrect statements by means of counterexamples;
  • work in a small groups of students to find proofs of mathematical statements.
Prooflab II is a continuation of Prooflab I in Module 1 of the Applied Mathematics Bachelor Curriculum. Prooflab II consists of two three-hour Team-based Learning sessions and a project, which is evaluated by a written report. All of the TBL sessions involve material from the different parts of the module. In two of the TBL sessions, students learn to critically read and evaluate propositions by discussing multiple choice questions in groups. In the other two TBL sessions, students learn how to formally write down a proof, by working on some of the more challenging proofs of the module parts, and by peer-review. For the prooflab project, students study a classic proof from literature. The students are evaluated by a written report, but the last part is a presentation session, where students can show what they have learned.
Assumed previous knowledge
AM module 1 - 202001324 Structures and Models
Module 2
Participating study
Bachelor Applied Mathematics
Required materials
Recommended materials
Chartrand, Polimeni, Zhang, "Mathematical Proofs". ISBN: 978-0-321-78251-9
Instructional modes

Presence dutyYes

Project supervised

Team Based Learning
Presence dutyYes

Written report

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