Date  #  Topics  Quizzes and Assignments Due Dates  Presentations 

M 1/22  1  Beginnings of mathematics, info about the course  
W 1/24  2  Beginnings of mathematics, info about the course  HW0 Due Optional Reading: On the origin of numbers 

M 1/29  No class  
W 1/31  3  Beginnings of mathematics /Number systems  Reading: Number systems  
M 2/05  4  Number systems  HW1 due (Sources, beginnings)  
W 2/07  5  Mathematics in Ancient Egypt  Reading : These notes from the beginning until Question 2 in Section 1.1.2. (Of course you are welcome to read them all...)  
M 2/12  6  Mathematics in Ancient Egypt  HW2 due (Number systems)  
W 2/14  7  Mathematics in Ancient Egypt /Mesopotamia  Reading: This text from the beginning to Section 1.5 Plimpton 322 (as usual, you are encouraged to read it all.)  
M 2/19  8  Mathematics in Ancient Mesopotamia  Quiz 1 about Number systems  
W 2/21  9  Mathematics in Ancient Mesopotamia  This text about Mayan mathematics.  
M 2/26  10  Inca and Mayan Mathematics  HW3 due (Egypt and Mesopotamia)  
W 2/28  11  The earliest Hellenic mathematics  Annotated bibliography due (see here.) Reading: The first two pages of this paper. 

M 3/04  The earliest Hellenic mathematics  Abstract and outline of the paper due  
W 3/06  12  The earliest Hellenic mathematics  Quiz 2 about Mathematics in Egypt  
M 3/11  13  No Class (spring break)  
W 3/13  14  No class (spring break)  
M 3/18  15  Hellenic mathematics: Euclid's Elements  Axiom Systems  Reading: This article about the diagrams on Euclid's Elements.  Quiz 3 about Mathematics in Mesopotamia 
W 3/20  16  Hellenic mathematics: Euclid's Elements  Axiom Systems  Baby Draft of paper (500 words)  
M 3/25  17  Hellenic mathematics: Archimedes  HW4 due (Euclid's Elements)  
W 3/27  18  Hellenic mathematics: Apollonius, Erathostenes, Ptolemy, Diophantus  
M 4/01  19  Ancient and Medieval Chinese Mathematics  Quiz 4 about Euclid's Elements. Draft of paper (1000 words) 

W 4/03  20  Ancient and Medieval Chinese Mathematics  
M 4/08  21  Ancient and Medieval Indian Mathematics  HW5 due  
W 4/10  22  Medieval Indian Mathematics  
M 4/15  23  Mathematics in the Islamic World  Paper due  
W 4/17  Mathematics of the Islamic World  
M 4/22  24  Mathematics in the Renaissance  HW6 due Review  
W 4/24  25  Mathematics in the Renaissance  
M 4/29  26  Calculus  Quiz 5: Review  
W 5/01  27  Selected topics  
M 5/06  28  Review 