DUE Date

WORK DUE at the beginning of class or lab
unless otherwise noted.
Turn in work that meets the criterion in
Presenting Homework and Projects ****
means that the assignment will receive a
numerical grade, while the other assignments (TBA) are
counted in the participation grade.

6 May  Mon 
Check for my reference and content suggestions on ASULearn over the weekend
[I messaged Saturday morning].
****Research
Presentations**** 122:30 is
our
assigned time. Mandatory to pass the class.

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2 May  Thur 
Choose and write down on a piece of paper your final exam research
presentation
topic, so that you can share the topic in class and I can message you some
reference and content suggestions on ASULearn over the weekend

30 Apr  Tues 
****Project 4: What is
Mathematics: A Class Review
****

29 Apr  Mon 
Search for information on the mathematicians David Blackwell and
Andrew Wiles and report on a few interesting items that you found (to turn in)
Read the "What is Mathematics Readings" link on ASULearn
Continue working on Project 4 that you (hopefully) began earlier in the
semester

25 Apr  Thur 
What is Mathematics research and
readings assignment (to turn in)

23 Apr  Tues 
****Test 3****
study guide

22 Apr  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.
Read through the study guide
Study for test 3 and
write down any questions that you have.

18 Apr  Thur 
****Project 3:
Critical Analysis of Recent
Media
****

16 Apr  Tues 
Take a try of the ASULearn review questions and write down any questions.
Review the April 11th homework readings and be prepared to discuss them.
Continue working on project 3.
If you did not complete the lab, then do so.

15 Apr  Mon 
Read and take notes on or highlight:
linear regression, predictors and the stock
market
Continue working on project 3.

11 Apr  Thur 
Read and
take notes on (keep track of the pages for the themes related to
Project 3) or highlight:
Heart of Mathematics
p. 5355 and p. 61 Numerical Patterns in Nature
p. 734735 and 738745 Statistics Throughout our Lives
p. 776788 Deciding Personal and Public Policy
Read
Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance and prepare a
bullet point list (to turn in) of a summary of related content and
the page numbers in connection with
relevant correlation/causation, sample size and study from past hw
readings (via p. #s and content) in both books (to turn in).
Complete How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c) (to turn in).

9 Apr  Tues 
Read and
take notes on (keep track of the pages for the themes related to
Project 3) or highlight:
1. Heart of Mathematics
p. 591593 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
p. 712722 Making Inferences from Data
2. How Do You Know
p. 185188 on Linear Relationships
Create an analysis and critique (to turn in) using bullet points of
the information in these articles on the
impact of young voters
by referring to specific content and page numbers in both books from
todays and past homework readings. The more page numbers and references the
better! For example:
Heart of Mathematics p. 655656 examined the issues surrounding
the 1936 presidential election, including biased polling, and how George
Gallup made his name by accurately predicting the election with a small
(but randomized) sample.
If you did not complete the lab, do so, and continue to bring the
stock graph and your clickers and calculators to all classes.

8 Apr  Mon 
Read and
take notes on (keep track of the pages for the themes related to
Project 3) or highlight:
MSFT conflicting graph viewpoints
Bring your print out of your
stock graph
with you to lab, and make sure that your stock
Excel file data is still in your email to use in lab
Begin working on the hw for Tues

4 Apr  Thur 
Begin working on the Collecting and Presenting Data and Boxplots
portions of Project 3 via searching for
recent articles. The Collecting and Presenting Data theme is a good one for
satisfying the criteria that one of the articles must be from the
Current Periodicals section in the lower level of the library.

28 Mar  Thur 
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
Take notes on (keep track of the pages for the themes related to
Project 3) or
highlight
1. How Do You Know
p. 156 on When
Good Graphs Go Bad and p. 172176 on the
Center of a Distribution,
the Spread of a Distribution, and Box Plots
2. Heart of Mathematics p. 645651 and 654661
Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
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.

26 Mar Tues 
Read through Project 3 and note the
themes in both books that you should pay attention to when reading and taking
notes in both books:
Collecting and Presenting Data
Boxplots
Predictors
Unintended Consequences
Read and highlight or take notes (keep
track of the pages for the themes related to
Project 3) on:
How Do You Know
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 book to class.
Complete How Do You Know p. 180181 #6 on measures of center
and be prepared to discuss why you chose the measures too
If you did not complete the lab on Monday, see the class highlights page and ASULearn and finish it.

25 Mar  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:
1) 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.
2) Heart of Mathematics p. 594
(How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
Begin working on the hw for Tuesday

21 Mar  Thur 
****Test 2****
study guide

19 Mar  Tues 
If you did not complete the lab, then do so.
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
Take a try of the ASULearn Material Review Questions for
Test 2 and look at the study guide and
write down any questions that you have.

18 Mar  Mon 
Review the condo lab from last week, especially #7 and 8.
We will use the same Excel file as well as your car info so be sure that
you understand what we did and have the car info with you.
Bring the How Do You Know? workbook to lab and your car price
and rate with you from the condo lab
Review the class highlights page and begin taking notes for finance
information for Project 4, which also
serves as a good review
Begin working on the hw for Tues

7 Mar  Thur 
Read and take notes on or highlight How Do You Know p. 3847
Complete You Try It 3.4 on the top of page 30 in How Do You Know,
which is similar to the
car loan practice problem from lab. 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.

5 Mar  Tues 
If you did not complete the lab, then do so
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 (to turn in).

4 Mar  Mon 
****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy
****
Project 2 Criteria
Benjamin Franklin's Will 
News Article Web Readings for Project 2
Review your class notes on loans and amortization and
bring your formula sheet to lab

28 Feb  Thur 
Continue to work on project 2
Read and take notes on
Heart of Mathematics p. 806 and How Do You Know? p. 2629
on loans and amortization.

26 Feb  Tues 
Continue to work on project 2
If you did not complete Jane and Joan from lab, do so

25 Feb  Mon 
Work on project 2
Review the finance calculations for lump sum, periodic payment,
and total interest, and bring your formula sheet to lab
Complete the $37 savings to turn
in. Show work to determine that the interest is $119.84 and $10.91
respectively.

21 Feb  Thur 
Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics p. 793797 and
and How Do You Know? p. 1213
Complete How Do You Know p. 22 Exercise Set 1.2 # 5 and 7.
Begin looking at the criteria for
project 2 under the Mar 4 due date, and write down
any questions

19 Feb  Tues 
If you did not finish the lab, do so
Read p. 1, 57, 911 in
How Do You Know? and highlight important points within the reading
(and write down any questions).

18 Feb  Mon 
Read Benjamin
Franklin's Plan  Web Reading for Lab and take notes.
Practice Problems (to turn in)
from How Do You Know? workbook
Exercise Set 1.1 beginning on p. 7:
# 1, 13, 16, 17, and 20.
Exercise Set 1.2 p. 22: # 1 and 2
You may write in the workbook and rip out the pages to save paper.
Show your calculation work!

14 Feb  Thur 
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 for...
savings,
checking accounts,
cds (certificate of deposit),
credit card rates,
student loan rates,
house loan (mortgage) rates,
and car loan rates.
List at least one rate for each type of account above [or you can list
numerous rates or a range of rates] and be
sure to list the source(s) of each rate.

12 Feb  Tues 
****Test 1****
study guide

11 Feb  Mon 
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.]

7 Feb  Thur 
Begin working on project 4,
which is also a good review activity. Write
down any questions you have.
Read through the Jeff Weeks
interview and be prepared to discuss.

5 Feb  Tues 
If you did not complete the lab, then do so.
Read through the following and take notes:
An article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month:
The Shape
of the Universe
Read through Project 4
and write down any questions you have related to
the project

4 Feb  Mon 
Read through and take notes for lab on
Heart of Mathematics
Sections 4.6 (The Shape of Reality) and 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
Read through and take notes for lab
(which may take the form of written notes, highlighting and/or underlining):
gluing spaces

31 Jan  Thur 
****Project 1: Earth
and Universe  Annotated Bibliography****
Bring a 1012 inch diameter child's ball  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.



29 Jan  Tues 
Continue working on project
1
If you did not complete the lab, then do so: prepare to turn in your
lab responses.

28 Jan  Mon 
Read through the 2D Universes
Readings and take notes (or print out and highlight) for lab.

24 Jan  Thur 
Review material from class on Tuesday and write down any questions
Choose a question and begin looking for related references for
project 1 due 1/31 [you are
looking for diverse and contradictory perspectives, including scholarly and
nonscholarly references and books]

22 Jan  Tues 
Go to ASULearn, click on Profile, click on Edit Profile,
and add a picture of yourself so that it is easier to get to know each
other. To
contact anyone in class, click on Participants, click on their
picture, and
click on Send message. This is the best way to contact me outside of
class.
Review class notes and the class highlights
webpage from last week [up through Thur Jan 17 at the bottom of the page]
and bring your iclicker to class.
If you did not complete the first lab or any other work from last week
due to a later registration, then do so via the class highlights page.

17 Jan  Thur 
Read through
Project 1 due
on 1/31 and write down any questions you have.
Obtain from the bookstore:
purchase the How Do You Know? workbook
and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics book
and the iclicker.
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.

15 Jan  Tues 
Read through the Syllabus
which is online  search google for Dr. Sarah, click on my page, and click on the MAT 1010 link and then the Syllabus link. 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 lab, then do so.

14 Jan  Mon 
Meet for lab
