Date 
WORK DUE at the beginning of class
unless otherwise noted!

9 May 
Our assigned
meeting time during finals week
is Friday, May 9, 2013 from 3:00 PM  5:30 PM
and includes
the conclusion of the beamer presentations [Kyle],
part 4 of the course project 
the final draft of the paper as well as reflective
activities.

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28 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations continue:
Ellen, Ian, Jenny

14 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations continue:
Alison, Megan, Meredith, Sydney

7 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations begin:
Katie, Holly, Steve, Amanda

31 Mar 
Homework Due:
 Appalachian General Education
 Continue working on the course project.
 Bring your iclicker to class
During Class:
Discuss the course project paper and presentations.
Peer review for the
presentations.
Clicker questions.
Discuss homework responses and general education

24 Mar 
Homework Due: Mathematical Writing
 Read
Guidelines
for Good Mathematical Writing by Francis Edward Su.
 First draft of the course project paper is due.
710 page paper: rubric,
paper template LaTex code
and pdf version
During Class:
Take questions or comments on the drafts and the guidelines for good writing
article.
Ask for volunteers for Apr 7, 14 and 28 [4 people each].
Discuss the Appalachian General Education assignment.
Discuss Mathematics Awareness
Month http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbwOW2orwno and
http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/suw63r/arthurbenjamin
Go over the template for the beamer presentation
.

17 Mar 
Homework Due: Mathematics in a General Education
 First read Mathematics in a General Education on ASULearn.
 Write down (to turn in)
aspects that surprised you, that you disagreed with, or
that relate to your own life and also prepare to discuss this short
reading during class.
 Next complete the ASULearn questionnaire Educational Goal for
Mathematics Majors that assesses a Program Objective:
Students should possess an understanding of the
breath of the mathematical sciences via an understanding and appreciation of
connections between different areas and with other disciplines.
Note: You may use outside sources, but your responses must be in
your own words on the ASULearn link.
 Work on the course project paper  the first
draft is due next week.
 Bring your iclicker to class
During Class: Go over the template for the
course paper and the rubric. Finish up
discussions from last week  review questions from The Proof.
clicker questions. Discuss mathematics in
a general education as well as goals for mathematics majors.

3 Mar 
Homework Due: Presenting Proof, Certainty, Success and
Discoveries in Mathematics.
 Watch the SYNC TED video and then name at least
two strengths and/or weaknesses of how Strogatz presented mathematics there,
especially in reference to Paul Hamos' ideas of "
How to talk mathematics."
 Next read on ASULearn:
The View from Here: The Edge of My Seat by Katherine Merow.
Math Horizons Volume 18, No. 3, February 2011, p. 1214.
Chapter 1 of SYNC: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order by
Steven Strogatz. New York: Hyperion, 2003.
 The Beauty of Bounded Gaps by Jordan Ellenberg.
Math Horizons, Volume 21, No. 1, September 2013, pp. 57.
To turn in:
 For each of the 2 readings, name at least two aspects from the reading
that surprised you, that you found interesting, disagreed with, or had a
question on (so you will have at least four total  two from each reading).
 Research the web for the credentials of the author of SYNC and
summarize what you found.
 What cause/effect [if/then] relationships were stated or implied in the
SYNC chapter? Try to write down as many as you can. These may
be as bullet points. For example: Human pacemaker cells control the heart...
 If you did not already turn in the
questions related to the
The Proof
video, then finish
them up to turn in.
 Bring your iclicker to class
During Class:
Clicker questions and
discussion of hw and
presenting proof, certainty, success and discoveries in mathematics.
Hand out cause/effect in SYNC and rubric
for the capstone project

24 Feb 
Homework Due: Part 2 of the course project [We don't need the
code  just
the LaTeX'ed PDFs]. See finding library and scholarly
sources.
 LaTex code for Beamer Template,
PDF version
 LaTex code for Preliminary Bibliography,
PDF version
During Class:
How to Talk Mathematics by
Paul Hamos, Notices of the AMS (v. 21, 1974, pp. 155158)
Begin certainty, proof, success and discoveries in mathematics,
as well as communicating them to others.
The Proof video mp4 and
questions

17 Feb 
Homework Due: Professional Associations
and Ethics and Responsibilities of Community Membership
 First read on ASULearn:
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society:
Professional Associations
Mathematics and Ethics, Hersh, R. The Mathematical Intelligencer,
1990 12(3), pp. 1315.
To Turn in:
 Briefly summarize/list ALL the ethical issues mentioned (directly or
indirectly) in the 2 readings
 For each of the readings, name at least two aspects from the reading
that surprised you, that you found interesting, disagreed with, or had a
question
on (so you will have at least four items total  two from each reading).
 Research one of the professional associations mentioned in the articles
and LaTeX some aspect you found interesting along with a bibliographic
reference for the website of the organization and a publication by them.
Print and turn in your LaTeX'ed document (LaTex it more than once to get
the citations working). A LaTeX template:
LaTeX code
and the pdf version.
 Bring your iclicker to class.
During Class:
Clicker questions #1 and #2
Class discussion on
professional associations, ethics and the
responsibilities of community membership
Clicker questions #3 and #4
Ethical Guidelines of the AMS
"To correct in a timely way or to withdraw work that is erroneous."
"The Society promotes mathematical research together with its unrestricted dissemination, and to that end encourages all to engage in this endeavor. Mathematical ability must be respected wherever it is found, without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, political belief, or disability."
"Freedom to publish must sometimes yield to security concerns, but
mathematicians should resist excessive secrecy demands whether by government
or private institutions."
Clicker questions #5 and #6
Academic Integrity Code

10 Feb 
Homework Due: Part 1 of the course project
(LaTeX template.) You can print your
code by copying and pasting into another program, like Word. Also print your
LaTeX'ed document  ie the pdf.
During Class:
Discuss the LaTeX template and bibliographic
code for next week's homework
Discuss
library and scholarly sources.
What makes a good mathematics talk?
Introduction to Beamer LaTex code
and the pdf version

3 Feb 
Homework Due: Careers
 Print a copy of the
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: Careers reading on ASULearn.
Highlight or circle all the careers that were mentioned.
Typeup your responses to the following (#2#4):
 What cause/effect [if/then] relationships were implied
by the author as being related to mathematics. Try to find them all
(and be prepared to discuss whether you agree or disagree with them).
For example: If we study mathematics then we...
prepare for numerous careers
develop analytical skills...
 What are your plans for the first year
after graduation from Appalachian.
 What are your longterm career plans (list any that you are thinking
of).
 Test the latex template under next week's due date to be sure you can
latex it.
 Bring your iclicker to class.
During Class
Discuss homework, careers, career fair, career center at Appalachian,
interviews.
What advice would you give to a sophomore about planning for after
graduation? What questions do you have about careers?
Clicker questions on the hw.
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/pubseri.cfm?seri_id=14
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12328/pdf/tab41.pdf
Discuss diverse career paths including my
own.
http://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/stem/stemhtml/
mathematics majors
STEM for global competitiveness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlnLAOCZDWI to 0:53
We Use Math
Opportunity at 1:524:20 and then again at 5:586:35.

Jan 
Homework Due: Introduction to LaTeX
 Bring to class the iclicker and the class text
LaTeX: A Document Preparation System  User's Guide and Reference
Manual, by Leslie Lamport, Second Edition. Both are available
in the bookstore.
 Google Dr. Sarah, get to this page, and read through the course project guidelines
[you can ignore the sublinks for now] and begin thinking about a topic from
previous research experiences, independent
studies on advanced mathematics, foreign exchange program experiences,
or an advanced mathematical topic from a 3000 or 4000 level class
 Read
Dr.
Bauldry's Brief Introduction to LaTeX
During Class: Discuss the final project,
including the LaTeX code for preliminary topic.
Introduction to LaTeX slides and
LaTeX code [will not LaTeX unless you comment
out (%) the includegraphics commands].
Where to obtain the (open source) software.

13 Jan 
First Day of Class:
The art of equations activities
which includes a discussion of the syllabus.
LaTeX code.
Review Cantor's diagonalization argument.
