| 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
|22 June - Fri
**** Mandatory to pass the class.
|21 June - Thur
Prepare to share your research presentation topic with the rest of the
class and continue to work on the presentations.
|20 June - Wed
What is Mathematics?****
|19 June - Tues
Meet in 205 and bring your stock purchase info with you.
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
Continue working on project 4 for Wed and the research presentations
|18 June - Mon
Search for information on the mathematician David Blackwell and report
on what you found
Bring your stock purchase info with you. If you did not
purchase your stock in lab on Thursday, then
purchase your stock
Continue working on project 4 and begin thinking about a topic for the
|15 June - Fri
****Test 3: Consumer Statistics****
|14 June - Thur
||Study for test 3 and write down any questions that you have.
Take a try of the ASULearn practice questions
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.
Meet in 205
|13 June - Wed
****Project 3: Critiques of
|12 June - Tues
Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics (keep track of the
p. 70 "A Look Back"
p. 764-777 Statistics Throughout our Lives
p. 812-826 Deciding Personal and Public Policy
Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance and prepare a
bullet point list of a summary of related content and
the page numbers in connection with
relevant correlation/causation, sample size and study readings (via
p. #s and content) in both books.
Read about Stock regression
How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c)
Begin working on Project 3
Meet in the computer lab.
|11 June- Mon
||Take notes on (keep track of the pages)
or highlight How Do You Know
p. 156 on When
Good Graphs Go Bad,
p. 172-176 on the
Center of a Distribution,
the Spread of a Distribution, and Box Plots,
p. 185-188 on Linear Relationships
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.
Take Notes on the following in Heart of Mathematics
(keep track of the pages)
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
Create an analysis and critique 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
our homework readings from Friday and today
|8 June- Fri
Read and take notes on 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.
Read and take notes on:
Heart of Mathematics p. 608-609
(How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
Read and highlight or take notes (keep track of the pages) on:
How Do You Know
131-134 on History of Statistics, Census, Sampling and
p. 138 on estimating a characteristic as well as
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
Read and take notes on or highlight:
MSFT conflicting graph viewpoints
Complete How Do You Know p. 180-181 #6 on measures of center
and be prepared to discuss why you chose the measures too
|7 June- Thur
****Test 2: Personal Finance****
|6 Jun - Wed
If you did not complete the lab, at least complete up through question
7 on the debt to income ratio (see the class highlights page for the car
To turn in:
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 read the study guide
and write down any questions that you have.
Review the class highlights page and begin taking notes for finance
information for Project 4.
|5 June - Tues
If you did not complete the lab, do so...
Skim p. 26-29 in How Do You Know? on loans and amortization.
Complete You Try It 3.4 on the top of page 30, 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.
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 How Do You Know p. 38-47
|4 June - Mon
****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's
Benjamin Franklin's Will -
News Article Web Readings
|1 June - Fri
If you did not complete the Benjamin Franklin lab on the class
highlights page, do so.
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.
|31 May - 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 and highlight or takes notes on
Ben Franklin's Plan - Web Reading
|30 May - Wed
****Test 1: Geometry of our Earth and
|29 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
|28 May - Mon
Read through the following and take notes and be prepared to discuss:
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)
|25 May - Fri
Earth and Universe - Annotated
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.
|24 May - Thur
Begin working on project 1 (see link under Friday's due date)
by searching for scholarly and non-scholarly sources with diverse perspectives.
Review class material and write down any questions
Read through the 2D Universes Readings
and take notes (or print out and highlight)
|23 May - Wed
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 Friday's due date and choose a problem to
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. Note: To
contact anyone in class, click on Participants, click on their
click on Send message. This is the best way to contact me outside of
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)