Sources and Links

Links to Activity

Textbook: Book of Proof (official website – free)




Main Concepts

Mathematical Proofs




Summary of Activity

The textbook is available for free on Richard Hammack’s page. See link above. “This book is an introduction to the standard methods of proving mathematical theorems.”

Notes and Insights

When I first got the book, I just couldn’t stop reading. It is so well structured and well presented, the examples and exercises are inspiring and offer awesome glimpses into some milestone discoveries of mathematics, and the text shows an acute understanding of where readers might be confused and how to clarify these difficulties. I basically gave up all my free-time to read the book — at least as fast as my brain could remain focused. I highly recommend it.

On, you should be able to find an excellent activity that is an application of conditional statements using Excel. If you can’t find it, email Mr. Bertman directly.