DUE Date

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.
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means that the assignment will receive a
numerical grade while the other assignments (TBA) are counted in the
participation grade.

24 June  Fri 
****Final Project Research
Presentations
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23 June  Thur 
Prepare to orally present your abstract (like a commercial or
advertisement) for your Final Project.

22 June  Wed 
****Project 4:
What is Mathematics?****
If you did not complete the questions
then do so, and you may wish to review the
video.

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****
study guide

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
Recent Media
****

14 June Tues 
Read about Stock regression
How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c).
Read
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
question on,
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. 583584 Predicting the Future in an Uncertain World
p. 605614 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
p. 666671 and 675683 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
p. 764777 Statistics Throughout our Lives
p. 812826 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. 608609
(How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
Read
MSFT
conflicting graph viewpoints.
Read section Chapter 3 Section 1: Collecting Data,
p. 121  127 and 129131 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****
study guide

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. 2427 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
Legacy****
Benjamin Franklin's Will 
News Article Web Readings
Project Criteria

3 June  Fri 
Carefully read How Do You Know? p. 1113
(the answer to You Try It 2.3 is in the back of the book).
Complete
$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...
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 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
for Lab
Meet in the lab

1 June  Wed 
****Test 1: Geometry of our Earth and
Universe****
study guide

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:
The Shape
of the Universe
Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality)
and 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
Gluing Spaces

26 May  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.


Meet in the lab

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 iclicker.
Obtain a scientific calculator (with a
y^{x}, x^{y}, or ^ key on it)
