Spring 2022 - MACM 101 D200

Discrete Mathematics I (3)

Class Number: 6083

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

    We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 23, 2022
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SRYC 2600, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    BC Math 12 (or equivalent), or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, 157.



Introduction to counting, induction, automata theory, formal reasoning, modular arithmetic. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.


This course is an introduction to discrete mathematics. The course will focus on establishing basic principles and motivate the relevance of those principles by providing examples of applications in Computing Science and other related areas. This course will be taught in-person, and students will be required to attend in-person tests. Should this course be moved to remote teaching during the semester due to pandemic restrictions, students must have access to a computer with internet access, allowing the use of a conferencing system such as Zoom or BB Collaborate Ultra. Some components of the course will require synchronous (real-time) participation during the scheduled lecture and/or exam times. Visual proctoring may be required, subject to university approval.


  • Counting
  • Logic and Quantifiers
  • Set Theory
  • Formal Reasoning and Induction
  • Functions and Relations
  • Number Theory
  • Graphs and Trees (if time permits)



There will be several assignments, multiple midterms, and a final exam. The details will be discussed in the first week of classes.

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).



Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics (an Applied Introduction), 5th Edition, Ralph P. Grimaldi, Addison-Wesley, 2017
ISBN: 9780321385024


Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, 7th Edition (Looseleaf Version), K. H. Rosen, McGraw Hill, 2011, 7th or 8th Edition is acceptable
ISBN: 9780077431440

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.