Date 
WORK DUE at the beginning of class or lab
unless otherwise noted! 
Dec 12  Wed 
 Comprehensive final exam will occur from 9am11am in Walker 304
(this is officially for the 11:00
class,
but you may attend either exam period.)
Review sheet
See also extra credit opportunities.

Dec 11  Tues 
 Comprehensive final exam will occur from 9am11am in Walker 304
(this is officially for the 9:30 class,
but you may attend either exam period.)
Review sheet
See also extra credit opportunities.

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Dec 5  Wed 
 Quiz 8 due by 11:55pm
(your grade is the highest of the (up to) 5 times
that you take this quiz.)

Dec 3  Mon 
 Look at the entrance survey
and revisit your thoughts about these questions. In addition,
think about what style of doing mathematics is most rewarding for you.
(No written work is due  just your thoughts).

Bring the following to lab: tests 1 and 2,
and your stock packet.
 Study for WebCt quiz 8
by reviewing Homer part 1,
Homer part 2,
web readings from the shape of the
universe lab and recent class notes (from 11/15 up through now).
 In lab we will work on a review lab
which is due at the end of the class.
 Quizzes 6 and 7 due by 11:55pm
(your grade is the highest of the (up to) 5 times
that you take each of these quizzes.)

Nov 30  Fri 

Nov 27  Tues 
 Final draft
of
Statistics Detective Persuasive Report DUE at 5pm. You must
turn in your original draft and the graded checklist too. Final draft
is 80% of this major writing assignment grade. You may work with at most
1 other person and turn in 1 per group. See revision suggestions
on the WebCT posting. If you bring drafts into office hours,
I am happy to give you additional suggestions.

Nov 26  Mon 
 Bring your stock packet to lab.
 Read Heart of Math p. 288319 and prepare a brief summary to turn in.
The book is on reserve in the library or in my office.
 Study for WebCT quiz 7 on
perspective drawing, Heart of Math reading, Escher and
the geometry of
the earth questions 17
 In lab we will work on WebCt quiz 7,
the shape of the universe lab,
and do stock update number 3.

Nov 20  Tues 
 Final
worksheets
due by 5pm for your mathematician. (Worth
50% of this major writing assignment grade.) You must turn in 2 paper copies
and a computer copy along with the graded checklist from draft 1.
Please return any references that I photocopied for you on
your mathematician so that they can be reused (in order to save paper).

Nov 19  Mon 
 In lab, we will
work on Spheres and GPS  How it Works,
Homer part 2 (due in lab) and
WebCT quiz 6 total on the
What is a Mathematician segment (study these questions and the trends
and statistics that we discussed).
 Quiz 5 total due by 11:55pm
(your grade is the highest of the (up to) 5 times
that you take this quiz.)

Nov 16  Fri 

Nov 13  Tues 
 If you presented on Rudin, Morgan or Daubechies, your graded worksheets
and a list of students names and their grades are due at the beginning of
class.

Geometry of the Earth and Universe report due at the beginning of
class (counts as 100% of this major writing assignment grade).

Nov 12  Mon 
 The classes' answers for the
Rudin, Morgan and Daubechies worksheets are due at the beginning of class.
 If you presented on Erdos or Blackwell, your graded worksheets
and a list of students names and their grades are due at the beginning of
class.
 In lab, we will summarize the
What is a Mathematician segment
via IDS viewpoint.
Work on
perspective drawing and Homer part 1 lab.
If time remains, then you may work on the geometry report.

Nov 8  Thur 
 The classes' answers for the
Erdos and Blackwell worksheets are due at the beginning of class.
 If you presented on Cantor or Ramanujan, your graded worksheets
and a list of students names and their grades are due at the beginning of
class.
 Presentations and worksheets
on Mary Ellen Rudin, Frank Morgan and Ingrid Daubechies
 Extra credit talk on Geometry at Work in 304 from 45.

Nov 6  Tues 
 The classes' answers for the
Cantor and Ramanujan worksheets due at the beginning of class.
 If you presented on Gauss or Gemain, your graded worksheets
and a list of students names and their grades are due at the beginning of
class.
 Presentations and worksheets on Paul Erdos and David Blackwell

Nov 5  Mon 
 The classes' answers for the
Gauss and Germain worksheets due at the beginning of lab.
 If you presented on Fuller or Agnesi, your graded worksheets
and a list of students names and their grades are due at the beginning of
lab.
 In lab, we will work
on "Dodge Ball".
You will discover a winning strategy
for player 2, and will write this up before we start presentations.
Your lab grade will be based on the clarity, depth and correctness of
your winning strategy (1 per group of 2).
Then,
presentations and worksheets on George Cantor and Ramanujan.
 Statistics test revisions and
grades assignment (already attached to your test) due at 6pm

Nov 1  Thur 
 Review the heart of math reading p. 8387 (Clock Arithmetic)
and the worksheet on modular arithmetic
 The classes' answers for the Fuller and
Agnesi worksheets due by the beginning of class.
 Presentations and worksheets on Sophie Germain and Gauss

October 30  Tues 
 Presentations and worksheets on Thomas Fuller and Maria Agnesi

October 29  Mon 
 Read Heart of Math p. 7478 (The Story of Fermat's Last Thm thru
the end of section 2.3) and
540541 (How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz)
and prepare a brief summary to turn in. Book is on reserve
in the library or in my office.
 In lab we will begin the
geometry of the earth and universe segment,
take WebCT quiz 5 total on Andrew Wiles and Carolyn
Gordon and their mathematics
(your grade is the highest of the (up to) 5 times
that you take this quiz before Nov 19), and work on a
MathSciNet search
(only works from school) for modern mathematicians,
and other searches for
papers by your mathematician.
If time remains, you may work on the mathematician project or the
geometry report due at the begining of class on Tuesday.

October 26  Fri 

October 25  Thursday 
 Reread the What is a Mathematician? handouts, including the assignment
and the references that I gave you on your mathematician.

October 22  Monday 
 Read the What is a Mathematician? handouts, including the assignment
and the references that I gave you on your mathematician.
Work on draft 1 of the Statistics Detective Persuasive Report.
 In lab, we will go over
Microsoft PowerPoint features for your presentations,
and learn about
Andrew Wiles and Fermat's Last Theorem.
If time remains, you can work on the What is a Mathematician? segment.

October 16  Tuesday 

October 15  Monday 
 Study for Statistics test by reviewing WebCT quiz 4 (be sure that you
really understand each and every problem and solution, ie that you
really understand WHY each answer is correct or incorrect) and
the review sheet material.
 Bring your calendar to lab, especially if you must miss any class
between October 30th and November 8th.
 Consider that the last day to drop the course is Wednesday, October
17th. Tell me if you are considering dropping BEFORE you are assigned
a topic for the next segment in lab.
 In lab we will go over an interactive linear regression applet,
work on the 2nd major writing assignment,
being a statistics detective.
Begin the What is a Mathematician segment, by
assigning topics and presentation dates.
 WebCT quiz 4 retakes are DUE just before midnight


October 12  Friday 
 If you didn't turn in your work in lab on Monday already, then turn in
the linear regression lab, and the egg bungee jump lab.


October 11  Thursday 
 Heart of Math p. 601610 (Navigating Through a Sea of Data:
How Interpreting Data Reveals Surprising and Unintended Results),
and summarize the ideas in the
sections on AIDS
testing, the hidden test, and the big picture
 How do you know p. 209 number 12


October 8  Monday 
 How do you know p. 186 #14
 WebCT quiz 4 (the paper version I gave you) questions 711
and review questions 111 for WebCT quiz
 Skim How do you know p. 190201 for the major ideas
 In lab we will work on
Lab directions,
Linear regression lab,
Egg bungee jump lab


October 5  Friday 
 If you haven't already turned this in, turn in the worksheets on
modular arithmetic, and the Mean, Median and Mode lab by 5pm.
Also, make sure you have completed stock update #2, but don't turn this
in. (Do keep saving that email with the data, and keep bringing the stock
packet to lab).


October 4  Thursday 
 Heart of Math read p. 593595 (Measures of Central Tendency thru end
of the section)
 How do you know p. 185 #6 (try examples of small data sets of 3 or 4 points
to try and see which measure of center would be best in each case)
 Do 2 histograms (1 for each gender)
for the timed MRT class data each having 3 classes of width 1 each [
0 less than or equal to score < 1, 1 less than or equal to score < 2,
and 2 less than or equal to score < 3]
 WebCT quiz 4 (the paper
version I'm giving you)
questions 16.
 WebCT quiz 3 total due just before midnight


October 2  Tues 
 Finance Test revisions (see answers  2nd last sheet on your test)
due by 5pm
 Grades #1 assignment (see
directions  last sheet of your test) due by 5pm

October 1  Monday 
 Reading on p. 8387 from the Heart of Mathematics DUE
(Crazy Clocks and Checking Out Bars up thru the page with the
Clairvoyant Kleenex Consultant)
AND bring to lab.
 In lab, we will work on modular arithmetic
,
Mean, Median and Mode lab,
and stock market update #2.

September 28  Friday 
 Ben Franklin
final version due by 5pm  see
final guidelines and checklist
 If you didn't already turn it in, turn in "stock market update #1"
stapled packet,
and make sure that you have also completed
the last page of the stock market part 1 handout (which is attached to
the update page) 
2 Web Graphs that show that different representations of similar data can be
used to illustrate conflicting viewpoints

September 27  Thursday 
 Read The Heart of Mathematics
pages ixxii AND 583589. Also, summarize the section
"TotallySecret  A Survey Method Guaranteeing Total Anonymity (585587)
so that you could use your summary to do problems with it.
 If you didn't already read this in lab, then read the
stock reading and
quantitative literacy,
which can be accessed from the main web page.

September 25  Tues 
 Real life rates DUE at the beginning of class
 Either go to a bank or search on the web to find real interest rates on...
savings, checking & money market accounts, cds
(certificate of deposit), credit card rates, & student, house and car loan
rates. Write up or print out your findings.

September 24  Mon 
 Pineapple and pinecones
 Bring a whole UNCUT pineapple (1 per group of 2 is fine)
to lab. Also, if you can find pinecones,
bring those too.
 If you have a stopwatch or regular watch, bring that to lab too.
 In lab, we will work on
Lab Directions  Collecting
Data,
Class Data Collection Sheet,
reading  intro to the market,
stock market update #1,
quantitative literacy,
and the pineapple part of the lab.

September 21  Fri 

Homer's Taxes and Stock Part 1 (along with graph and Stock HW)
due if you haven't already turned it in.

September 20  Thur 

September 19  Wed 

September 17  Mon 
 Stock intro homework due at the beginning of lab
 Be sure that you are comfortable using your campus pipeline account.
 In lab we will work on and finish
Homer's Taxes,
Stock Part 1, and if time remains,
reading  intro to the market.
If you didn't finish these in lab, then you can turn them in by Friday.

September 14  Fri 
 Ben Franklin Part 2 Major Writing Assignment

September 10  Mon 
 WebCT quiz 2 first try in lab
 Be able to match lump sum, periodic payment, or loan payment formula to a
problem. Also, using common sense and units, be able to match answers to a
problem (without doing the calculation). You will also have some other
questions on things we did in class/lab and a question on the new poster to
the left of
my 326 office door
 In lab we will work on Dr. Sarah's Condo Part 2 which we will finish in class on Tuesday the 11th.

September 4  Tues 
 Wile Revisions due
 Be sure to turn in your original draft along with the graded
checklist that I returned to you
