DUE Date

Work is always due at the BEGINNING of
class. Additional hw TBA.

8 Dec  Tues 
****Research
Presentations: Mathematical Breakthroughs
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our assigned time is 35:30. Mandatory to pass the class.
Look in the ASULearn forum for my message about some
mathematical connections and scholarly references for your topic.

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3 Dec  Thur 
Choose a topic for the final research presentation and
prepare to share that with the rest of the class.
Work on the twopage typed product (plus an annotated
bibliography)

1 Dec  Tues 
****Project 4: What is Mathematics: A Class Review
****
is due if you have decided that this is one of the projects you will complete.
If you didn't finish the video questions
questions (to turn in)
from last Tuesday,you
can finish that up for today.
We watched the Nova version, but here is the
BBC version
as well as a text transcript
Also, if you weren't in lab the Monday before Thanksgiving,
be sure that you have watched
Liz Coleman on General Education

30 Nov  Mon 
(to turn in) Search for information on the mathematicians David
Blackwell and Andrew Wiles and report on a few interesting items that you
foundinformal bullet points are fine.
Work on Project 4 and/or the final research presentations
Bring your
stock purchase info with you
 
24 Nov  Tues 
(to turn in) What mathematics is research and readings assignment
If you did not finish the lab then do so (part 3 to turn in).
 
23 Nov  Mon 
Begin working on hw for Tuesday
Begin working on Project 4,
if you have decided that this is one of the projects you will complete.
Bring your stock purchase info
with you to lab
 


19 Nov  Thur 
****Test 3****
study guide

17 Nov  Tues 
Take a
try of the ASULearn
practice questions
Study for test 3 via the
study guide and
write down any questions that you have.
If you didn't finish the lab, do so. You'll
need the stock purchase
price for future labs.

16 Nov  Mon 
Review the statistics labs [Stock Data and Graph and ASULearn Data Collection, Representations of Data, and Can We Predict the Future? Stocks, Class Data, and Raw Egg Regressions] and bring your notes on them with you to lab, along with your stock graph.
Begin the hw for Tuesday

12 Nov  Thur 
****Project 3: Critical
Analysis
of Recent
Media
****
is due if you have decided that this is one of the projects you
will complete.

10 Nov  Tues 
(to turn in)
Search google news, scholar.google.com,
newspapers, journals or magazines to find a news
article that discusses boxplots and/or predictors
from the last 12 months.
Write down the title, the source reference and the date the news article appeared in print or on the web.
Work on project 3
if you have decided that this is one of the projects you will
complete.

9 Nov  Mon 
Read about linear
regression, predictors and the stock market
(to turn in)
Complete How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c)
Work on project 3
if you have decided that this is one of the projects you will
complete.

5 Nov  Thur 
Read and take notes on (keep track of the pages #s too) the themes
of collecting and presenting data, predictors, boxplots,
truth and consequences, and local to global
In
Heart of Mathematics
p. 5355, the chart on p. 56,
and p. 61 Numerical Patterns in Nature
p. 734735 and 738745 Statistics Throughout our Lives
p. 776788 Deciding Personal and Public Policy
(to turn in) Here is a second application of
all we've been reading and discussing. Critique the
following article (pros and cons). Informal bullet points are fine
here:
Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance

3 Nov  Tues 
Read and take notes on (keep track of the pages #s too) the themes
of collecting and presenting data, predictors, boxplots,
truth and consequences, and local to global
In Heart of Mathematics
p. 591593 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
p. 712722 Making Inferences from Data
In How Do You Know:
p. 185188 on Linear Relationships
(To turn in) It's election day, so here's a themed application of all we've
been reading and discussing.
In articles on the
impact of young voters in the 2008 Presidential election
the authors have
opposite conclusions about the same election. Critique the articles
(pros and cons). Informal bullet points are fine here.
Read through Project 3: Critical
Analysis of Recent Media and write down any questions.

2 Nov  Mon 
Read and take notes on or highlight:
MSFT conflicting graph viewpoints
You will need the full page printout of the
stock graph
(which has both the bar chart for volume and the boxplots for prices
on it)
and access to the Excel file you used to create it.
Begin working on the hw for Tuesday.

29 Oct  Thur 
Take notes on
(keep track of the pages #s) aspects related to:
Theme 1: Collecting Data and the Role of Chance and Probability
Theme 2: Predictors
Theme 3: Boxplots
In Heart of Mathematics
p. 645651 and 654661 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
In How Do You Know:
p. 156 on When
Good Graphs Go Bad,
p. 172176 on the
Center of a Distribution,
the Spread of a Distribution, and Box Plots,
Use the following lo, q1, median, q3, and hi
to sketch three boxplots on the same graph for these Nielsen
ratings points
(that roughly represent the percentage of households tuned in).
ABC [13.5, 14.4, 16.6, 17.2, 20.2]
CBS [13.1, 15.5, 16.35, 17.3, 21.9]
NBC [13.1, 13.6, 14.5, 15.0, 17.6]
Which network does the best? The worst? Can you say something
positive about each network using the boxplots? Explain.
If you have not done so already, then print out a copy of your
stock graph  just the graph, not the data  and bring it to all statistics segment classes and labs [we'll reuse
the data in lab]

28 Oct  Tues 
Complete How Do You Know p. 180181 #6 on measures of center
and be prepared to discuss why you chose what you did
Read and take notes on (& keep track of the page #s) aspects related
to:
Theme 1: Collecting Data and the Role of Chance and Probability
Theme 2: Predictors
Heart of Mathematics
p. 594 (How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz),
p. 674677 (Measures of Center and FiveNumber Summaries), and
ASULearn reading
(History of Statistics, Census, Sampling and Random Sampling).
p.
131134 on History of Statistics, Census, Sampling and
Random Sampling,
p. 138 on estimating a characteristic as well as
sample size,
p. 140 from item 3. to the bottom of the page on
misleading questions, and
p. 142 on Human Subject Research
and bring the workbook to
class.
Bring your stock graph to class



26 Oct  Mon 
****Test 2****
study guide
Begin working on hw for Tues, although it is not on test 2! 
22 Oct  Thur 
Take a try of the
ASULearn Material Review Questions
for Test 2 and read the
study guide and write down any questions that you have.
Use class time as a study day for test 2. I will be in the class to answer
any questions, although you may study from elsewhere, and I'll be in office
hours and on the forums as usual.

20 Oct  Tues 
How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 (beginning on p. 23) #9,
14, 21, and 24 and Exercise Set 1.3 (beginning on p. 32)# 8 and 10
Bring your responses from lab on
Mon Aug 31 with you on the
Equations and Finance portions
Bring your stock graph from
lab on Mon Sep 21 with you, the printed
Stock Graph and
Statistics of Nature responses.
You'll need your Excel file in the statistics segment, so be sure you can
also locate that email.

19 Oct  Mon 
(To turn in)
Search the web for information about personal or consumer debt or
loans in the US. How about for the entire world? How about for
North Carolina? Also
search for information about the federal deficit. Report back on
what you found.
Read and take notes on or highlight
How Do You Know p. 3847, and be sure to write down the
formula for
dept to income ratio, which we will use in lab.
Review your responses and work for #1, #2, #7 and #8 on the
last lab and write
down any questions. You will also need #14 and #15 for lab, so
bring that will you.
Begin working on hw for Tues.

13 Oct  Tues 
(To turn in) Review the class highlights page and your notes, reflect, and list all instances from this segment as related to the themes of:
a. what mathematics is,
b. what it has to offer and why it is useful,
c. the diverse ways that people succeed in it and impact it,
d. local to global theme,
e. truth and consequenses theme. As part of this, review and include
the lump sum philosophy,
philosophy of derivation of periodic
payment, and philosophy and derivation
of loans in your responses.

12 Oct  Mon 
Car Loan Practice Problem on ASULearn. Keep track of your calculations on a
sheet of paper (if you scroll over an answer box after you submit it, you
will receive feedback and hints, and you can resubmit the correct answers
online).

8 Oct  Thur 
Skim p. 2629 in How Do You Know? and
p. 799801 in Heart of Mathematics on loans and amortization.
Complete You Try It 3.4 on the top of page 30. Show work.
Hint: When you solve for the
monthly payment, you should obtain 381.84 and the balance due at the end of
3 months is 13782.35.

6 Oct  Tues 
****Project 2:
Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy
****
is due if you have decided that this is one of the projects you will
complete.

5 Oct  Mon 
Reading and questions on
Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy: Middle and Later Years
(to turn in)
We are going to use lab time to work on Project 2 or as an
open office hour to answer any finance questions.
If you have decided that this is one of the projects you will complete,
you may work in the lab or at home or elsewhere. Regardless,
if you won't be coming in to lab, then turn in the above homework on
ASULearn.

1 Oct  Thur 
Complete the $37 savings
Complete Jane and Joan on ASULearn.

29 Sep  Tues 
Complete How Do You Know? p. 22 Exercise Set 1.2 #5 and 7
Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics p. 793797 and
How Do You Know? p. 913
Read through the Project Criteria under next Tuesday's due date
and write down any questions you have
(if you didn't finish the lab from this or last week, do so).

28 Sep  Mon 
Review the lump sum formula and write down any questions you have
Read and highlight or takes notes on
Ben Franklin's Plan  Web Reading for Lab
Complete the
Benjamin Franklin's WillEarly
Years activity (to turn in)

24 Sep  Thur 
Read and take notes on or highlight
How Do You Know? p. 1 and 57
Practice Problems (to turn in) from
How Do You Know?
Exercise Set 1.2 p. 22 # 1 and 2.

22 Sep  Tues 
Talk to your friends or relatives,
collect information that you receive in
the mail, search on the web
and/or go to a bank
to find recent interest rates on...
savings,
checking accounts,
cds (certificate of deposit),
credit card rates,
student loan rates,
house loan (mortgage) rates,
and car loan rates.
Summarize your findings and be sure to list the source(s) of each rate.
Practice Problems (to turn in) from How Do You Know?
Exercise Set 1.1 beginning on p. 7:
# 1, 13, 16, 17, and 20.
You may write in the workbook and rip out the pages to save paper.
Show your calculation work!

21 Sep  Mon 
You will need money on your card to print 1 sheet from lab.
Find the stock symbols of a few companies that are actively traded and
that you are interested in "buying" 
for example, you might search
http://finance.yahoo.com/lookup for stocks with certain names
or www.google.com for
"stock symbol" "COMPANY NAME"
where COMPANY NAME is the name of the company that you are interested in.
Take notes on and/or highlight: section 1.5: Personal Finance: Investments
in the How Do You Know? book (beginning on p. 51)
to gain some familiarity with personal investments and stock information.
Begin working on hw for Tuesday



17 Sep  Thur 
****Test 1****
study guide

15 Sep  Tues 
Read through the
test 1 study guide and
write down any questions.
Take a try of ASULearn Review Questions [participation
requires at least one try of the "quiz", but the specific grade does not matter  it is only there to provide you with
feedback.]

14 Sep  Mon 
Read through the following and take notes:
1. An article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month: The
Shape of the Universe
2. Gluing Spaces
Begin working on hw for Tuesday

10 Sep  Thur 
(To turn in)
Review the class highlights page and your notes, reflect, and list all instances from this segment as related to the themes of:
a. what mathematics is,
b. what it has to offer and why it is useful,
c. the diverse ways that people succeed in it and impact it,
d. local to global theme,
e. truth and consequenses theme.

8 Sep  Tues 
Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics Section 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
Read through the following and write down two
items that you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done:
Jeff Weeks Interview

3 Sep  Thur 
Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The
Shape of Reality)

1 Sep  Tues 
Bring a 1012 inch diameter child's ball (one per group of your neighbors
is fine) these are usually found in bins in
stores and cost a couple of dollars. Be sure that this ball is smooth, can
bounce, and that you will not mind writing on it during class.


****Project 1: Earth
and Universe  Annotated Bibliography****
is due if you have decided that this is one of the projects you will
complete.

31 Aug  Mon 
Continue working on project 1
(if you have decided that this is one of the projects you will complete).

27 Aug  Thur 
Review material from class on Tuesday and write down any questions
To turn in:
Choose a question and begin looking for at least two different
perspectives for
project 1 due 9/1
[for the project itself you are looking for as many diverse and
contradictory perspectives as possible,
including scholarly and nonscholarly references and books]

25 Aug  Tues 
Go to ASULearn and send me a posting in the private forum (only you and
Dr. Sarah): what you would like to be called (your nickname / first name);
your phone number; your major; any additional academic concentrations/minors;
whether you are or have been affiliated with Watauga Residential College,
what you might like to do as a career; your nonacademic interests and
hobbies; anything else you want me to know
On ASULearn add a picture of yourself (Profile)
so that it is easier to get to know each other.
Review class notes and the class highlights
webpage from last week and bring your iclicker to class.
If you did not complete the
Mathematical Experiences Reflection on ASULearn during the first lab
(or any other work from last week due to a later registration),
then finish that via the class highlights page.

24 Aug  Mon 
Go through the 2D Universes Readings and
Videos
and take notes (which may take the form of informal
written notes, highlighting and/or underlining) in preparation for lab.

20 Aug  Thur 
Read through Project 1 due
on 9/1 and write down any questions.
Obtain from the bookstore:
purchase the How Do You Know? workbook and the iclicker
and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics book.
Obtain a scientific calculator (with a
y^{x}, x^{y}, or ^ key on it)
Bring the iclicker and calculator to all classes.
Bring books to classes when we have readings or problems due from them.

18 Aug  Tues 
Read through the Syllabus online (google Dr.
Sarah...) Come prepared to share something you read and write down any
questions you have  the university considers this a binding contract between
us.
If you did not complete the Excel portion of the
lab, then do so (it is on the
class highlights page)

17 Aug  Mon 
First lab
