*Course code:* 18120

*Location:* Beaumaris Senior Centre

*Day/time: *Thursday 12pm Weekly

*Starts*: 8 Feb *Ends:* 27 Nov

Broadly speaking, pure mathematics is mathematics that studies entirely abstract concepts. This was a recognisable category of mathematical activity from the 19th century onwards. Pure mathematics explores the boundary of mathematics and pure reason (University of Waterloo). This course will cover topics such as Set Theory, Polynomial Expressions, Relations and Functions and Indices and Logarithms and Calculus.

*Prerequisites:* A strong desire to understand mathematics. Prior mathematical knowledge is useful, but not absolutely essential. The course will proceed at a speed appropriate for the class, filling any gaps in mathematical knowledge that appear as they arise.

Students will need a standard scientific calculator, pen, pencil and workbook. If they can obtain a T1-inspire CX CAS calculator that would be good.

**Robert Reynolds
**Robert completed a Bachelor of Science and Diploma of Education at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Biochemistry. He taught senior chemistry, junior science and junior mathematics in secondary schools, as well as private tutoring in science and maths. More recently he has completed a second Science degree at Monash University majoring in Maths and Physics, with an honors year in Theoretical Physics. His main hobbies and interests are science, mathematics, politics and current affairs.

Last updated 15 November 2017