### Presenting Proof, Certainty and Discovery in Mathematics

Which video presentation did you find most effective?

a) *The Proof*

b) *SYNC*

c) equally effective

Which article did you find most effective on conveying information about

Proof, Certainty, Success and Discoveries in Mathematics?

a) *The View from Here: The Edge of My Seat* by Katherine Merow

b) Chapter 1 of *SYNC: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order* by
Steven Strogatz

c) *The Beauty of Bounded Gaps* by Jordan Ellenberg

d) two of the above are more effective than the third

c) all are about equally effective

Which did you find most effective?

a) *SYNC* video

b) *SYNC* article

c) equally effective (or ineffective)

*My mind, trained to cave under the force of logical argument, has accepted
the existence of these rogue lines, but my gut isn't so tractable*. [1st hw reading]

Mathematician David Henderson explains that an *ideal* proof
Think of a mathematical argument or proof from your past experiences.
Did it fail any of the portions of David Henderson's definition of an ideal
proof?

a) no - satisfied them all

b) failed at communication

c) failed at being convincing

d) failed at answering why

e) failed at more than one

According to the article, what causes SYNC in fireflies?

a) coincidence

b) peculiar atmospheric conditions

c) a maestro firefly

d) internal oscillator that adjusts automatically in response to others leads to synching under certain conditions

e) there is no synching - it is a trick of our eyes