Lab Directions - If you complete one part, begin working on the
Work on a
MathSciNet search for authors (only works from school
by clicking on the link from the class highlights page)
for modern mathematicians (Erdos up until recent
times) and other searches for other mathematicians to find the number
of papers by your mathematician
after Dr. Sarah models this by searching for herself.
"Dodge Ball" game that
might be easy to play, we'll see that it has connections
to deep mathematical ideas that relate to infinity and Cantor's mathematics.
Be sure that you are very specific in describing your strategy -
at move "n" in the game, exactly what spot should Dodger take the opposite
Put your name and class time at the top of the sheet and
turn this in when you are finished.
Read through the geometry of the earth and universe segment
and click on the underlined links from the lab which can be accessed
from the class highlights web page.
You will be assigned a problem number soon and initial intuition will
be presented just before the end of lab.
Do a stock market update and show this to me.
If time remains then take the first try of
WebCT quiz 6
web reading (hw)
Fifty-Five Culteral Reasons Why Too Few Women Win at Mathematics by
Patricia C. Kenschaft from Winning Women into Mathematics, 1990, p. 11-15,
stats on women and minorities in mathematics (from class),
Andrew Wiles and his mathematics,
and Carolyn Gordon and her mathematics.
Otherwise take this outside of lab.
Complete the web readings due tomorrow (accessible from the
main web page).
If you have finished with everything listed above, then you
work on test revisions and the grades assignment (attached to
your test) due in one week and/or the mathematician assignment
or readings for Thursday.
November 11 - Mon
Test 2 revisions and grades assignment (see papers attached to your
test) for an extra +5/100 DUE at 6pm
November 7 - Thur
Readings and 11/5 Worksheets
and suggestions for improvement due
Presentations and Worksheets on Sophie Germain and Carl Friedrich Gauss
November 5 - Tues
Presentations and Worksheets on Thomas Fuller and Maria Agnesi
In order to ensure that everyone who wishes to do so
can make it in to see me during the mathematician
segment, I'm adding many extra office hours over the
next few weeks...
See the other side of this sheet for the list.