Summer 2022 - MACM 101 E100

Discrete Mathematics I (3)

Class Number: 3395

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

    We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 16, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

  • 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.


  • Counting
  • Logic and Quantifiers
  • Introductory Number Theory + Proof Writing
  • Set Theory
  • Finite Probability + Expected Value
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Functions and Relations
  • Growth of Functions
  • Introduction to Graphs and Trees (Time Permitting)



There will be a series of weekly tutorials, weekly assignments, two midterms and a final exam. The details will be discussed in the first week of classes. Students must pass the final exam in order to pass the course.

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), Ralph P. Grimaldi, Addison-Wesley, 2004
ISBN: 9780201726343

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