| Dates are subject to change and additional homework will
fill in what is listed. WORK IS DUE at the beginning of class
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
|24 June - Fri
****Final Project Research
|23 June - Thur
Prepare to orally present your abstract (like a commercial or
advertisement) for your Final Project.
|22 June - Wed
What is Mathematics?****
If you did not complete the questions
then do so, and you may wish to review the
|21 June - Tues
Read through the projects under the due dates for Wednesday and Friday
and write down any questions you have.
|20 June - Mon
Search the web to find a few short quotes about what mathematics is, and bring the quotations and the names of the people they are attributed to - prepare to present these in class and tell us why you chose those quotations.
|17 June - Fri
****Test 3: Consumer Statistics****
|16 June - Thur
Study for test 3 via the ASULearn review questions as well as the
study guide. Write down any questions that you
have. This test will be a bit longer (1 hour and 15 minutes) in order
to allow you more time to write about the conceptual ideas/critique and
analyze, like from questions on the labs or in class.
|15 June - Wed
****Project 3: Critiques of
|14 June- Tues
Read about Stock regression
How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c).
Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance and prepare to
discuss it in connection with correlation/causation readings in both books.
Continue working on Project 3
|13 June- Mon
Write down (to turn in) something you found interesting, had a
or disagreed with from each of the following 5 sections (informal bullet
points are fine)
in Heart of Mathematics
p. 70 "A Look Back"
p. 583-584 Predicting the Future in an Uncertain World
p. 605-614 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
p. 666-671 and 675-683 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
p. 764-777 Statistics Throughout our Lives
p. 812-826 Deciding Personal and Public Policy
Create an analysis and critique (informal bullet points are fine) of
the information in these articles on the
impact of young voters
by referring to specific content and page numbers in both books from
our homework readings due today and last Friday
Begin working on Project 3
Note - cs will be down on Monday
|10 June- Fri
Read Heart of Mathematics p. 608-609
(How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
conflicting graph viewpoints.
Read section Chapter 3 Section 1: Collecting Data,
p. 121 - 127 and 129-131 of How Do You Know
and Chapter 3 Section 3: Summarizing Data, p. 156 - 163 of
How Do You Know.
Prepare to discuss these in class - write down something to share.
Do p. 166 #6 on measures of center
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? Explain.
|9 June- Thur
****Test 2: Personal Finance****
|8 Jun - Wed
To turn in:
How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 #9, 14, 21, and 24
and Exercise Set 1.3 # 8 and 10
Take a try of the ASULearn Material Review Questions for
Test 2 and the study guide
and write down any questions that you have.
|7 June - Tues
Skim p. 24-27 in How Do You Know? on loans and amortization.
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.
Complete the ASULearn Car Loan Practice Problem.
Keep track of your answers and calculations on a sheet of paper to bring to
lab (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).
You will need money on your card to print 1 sheet from lab.
Read section 1.5: Personal Finance: Investments
in the How Do You Know? book (beginning on p. 48)
to gain some familiarity with personal investments and stock information
and bring this book to class.
|6 June - Mon
****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's
Benjamin Franklin's Will -
News Article Web Readings
|3 June - Fri
Carefully read How Do You Know? p. 11-13
(the answer to You Try It 2.3 is in the back of the book).
$37 savings. Show
work to determine that the interest is $119.84 and $10.91 respectively.
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...
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 of each rate.
Begin working on Project 2 under Monday's due date.
|2 June - Thur
How Do You Know? Exercise Set 1.1 beginning on p. 6:
# 1, 13, 16, 17, and 20.
and p. 21 Exercise Set 1.2 # 1 and 2.
In order to save paper, I recommend writing in the workbook and tearing the
page out to turn it in.
Read Ben Franklin's Plan - Web Reading
Meet in the lab
|1 June - Wed
****Test 1: Geometry of our Earth and
|31 May - Tues
Take a try of ASULearn Material Review Quiz [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.]
Read through the following and message me on ASULearn or write down
(to turn in) two items that you found interesting, disagreed with,
had a question on, or wished had been done:
Jeff Weeks Interview
Test 1 study guide
Meet in 209b
|27 May - Fri
Read through the following and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) at least one item from each reading that you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done:
An article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month:
of the Universe
Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality)
and 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
|26 May - Thur
Earth and Universe - Annotated
Meet in the lab
Bring a 10-12 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.
|25 May - Wed
Continue working on project 1 (see link under Thursday's due date)
by searching for library sources.
Review class material and write down any questions
Read through the 2D Universes Readings
and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) two items that
you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished
had been done.
|24 May - 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.
Read through project 1 under Thursday's due date.
Obtain from the bookstore:
purchase the How Do You Know? workbook
and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics book
and the i-clicker.
Obtain a scientific calculator (with a
yx, xy, or ^ key on it)