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Course Materials

The course materials for Mathematics Illuminated are available below as PDF files for easy download.

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Facilitator and Participant Guides
The facilitator guides are available for use by a course facilitator or anyone wishing to lead a group of learners through the complete set of materials (video, print, and web) for Mathematics Illuminated.

Each of the facilitator guides includes notes on how to facilitate the session, a list of materials needed, tips, and answers for prepping and leading the session.

Each of the facilitator and participant guides includes concept application, problem-based learning activities, and opportunities for analyzing data—all in an inquiry-based model. A framework for applying concepts to state and local standards is also included.  The activities seek to model best teaching practices by requiring the participant to be an active explorer rather than a passive recipient of information and are designed to be used between each of the video segments and to draw from content in the unit’s video, and the text chapter.

Click on the unit titles below to download PDF versions of the facilitator guides, participant guides, and text chapters.

Overview (472 KB)

1 The Primes Facilitator Guide (848 KB)
1 The Primes Participant Guide (436 KB)
1 The Primes Text Chapter (3 MB)

2 Combinatorics Counts Facilitator Guide (648 KB)
2 Combinatorics Counts Participant Guide (428 KB)
2 Combinatorics Counts Text Chapter (2.2 MB)

3 How Big is Infinity? Facilitator Guide (700 KB)
3 How Big is Infinity? Participant Guide (44 KB)
3 How Big is Infinity? Text Chapter (944 KB)

4 Topology's Twists and Turns Facilitator Guide (1.9 MB)
4 Topology's Twists and Turns Participant Guide (1 MB)
4 Topology's Twists and Turns Text Chapter (3.3 MB)

5 Other Dimensions Facilitator Guide (1.2 MB)
5 Other Dimensions Participant Guide (768 KB)
5 Other Dimensions Text Chapter (4 MB)

6 The Beauty of Symmetry Facilitator Guide (840 KB)
6 The Beauty of Symmetry Participant Guide (676 KB)
6 The Beauty of Symmetry Text Chapter (4.8 MB)

7 Making Sense of Randomness Facilitator Guide (1.7 MB)
7 Making Sense of Randomness Participant Guide (1.7 MB)
7 Making Sense of Randomness Text Chapter (2.2 MB)

8 Geometries Beyond Euclid Facilitator Guide (816 KB)
8 Geometries Beyond Euclid Participant Guide (512 KB)
8 Geometries Beyond Euclid Text Chapter (2 MB)

9 Game Theory Facilitator Guide (436 KB)
9 Game Theory Participant Guide (392 KB)
9 Game Theory Text Chapter (944 KB)

10 Harmonious Math Facilitator Guide (12 KB)
10 Harmonious Math Participant Guide (20 KB)
10 Harmonious Math Text Chapter (1.9 MB)

11 Connecting with Networks Facilitator Guide (1 MB)
11 Connecting with Networks Participant Guide (748 KB)
11 Connecting with Networks Text Chapter (3.8 MB)

12 In Sync Facilitator Guide (1.3 MB)
12 In Sync Participant Guide (1.1 MB)
12 In Sync Text Chapter (3.5 MB)

13 The Concepts of Chaos Facilitator Guide (488 KB)
13 The Concepts of Chaos Participant Guide (440 KB)
13 The Concepts of ChaosText Chapter (2.6 MB)

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