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Margie Christensen

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This course has been one of the greatest learning experiences of my life. It had been over 40 years since I had taken a math class, and although I earned a teaching certificate with a math minor, I didn't learn to think mathematically. I wanted to learn how to think and write proofs. A great learning experience comes with a price, however, and that price included frustration as I wrestled with topics I hadn't learned previously, and problem set scores that got lower every week. The lectures are stimulating and clear, and Dr. Devlin has a unique teaching style and ability to connect with students through video. When I sat down to write the final exam, I was surprised and excited to find that somewhere among the frustration and discouragement I had actually gained the ability to write a mathematical proof! As Dr. Devlin says, it's like learning to ride a bike. It seems like you aren't making much progress, and then, suddenly, you can do it! Thank you, Dr. Devlin for a great course!