Date 
WORK DUE at the beginning of class or lab
unless otherwise noted! For homework and web problems,
prepare to turn in your work  write out the
problem and the complete solution  show work too!

May 13  Mon 
 Comprehensive final exam will occur from 911am.
Take home part of the final is due.
Be sure that you have turned in the reference packet I gave you
for your mathematician, as I am still missing many of these.
Outstanding extra credit opportunities due.

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May 9  Thur 
 Reading Day  Revisions (you must ALSO turn in your original
graded reports and graded checklists) for
Ben F report,
Statistics Detective Persuasive
Report and What is a Mathematician? writing
assignments due by 5pm.
 For the Mathematician assignment, the packet I gave you (with readings
on your mathematician) must be turned back in to me in order to satisfy
the last checklist point (#40) 
"final version turned in on or before reading day as a computer file
and as 2 paper copies (your first draft with my comments on them
along with the new version).
The final version should encorporate suggestions made by Dr. Sarah and
the class.
The
computer file of the worksheet on your mathematician
must be emailed to Dr. Sarah as an
attachment on campus pipeline to greenwaldsj@cp.appstate.edu
Any
paper references given to you and additional references that you
found will be given back to Dr. Sarah by this time too.
 Retakes of WebCT quizzes 6 (unlimited number of tries allowed),
7 and 8 due by 11:55pm

May 6  Mon 
 Bring stock packet, tests 1 and 2 to lab. Work on the
homework due Thursday.

May 2  Thur 
 Review recent material
via Shape of Our Universe
readings in preparation for oral quiz on the material.
 Take WebCT quizzes 6 and 7.
 WebCT quiz 8 on the shape of the universe will be available and
due on reading day.

Apr 29  Mon 
 Bring your stock packet to lab.
 Read Heart of Math p. 288319 and prepare a brief summary to turn in.
 WebCT quiz 7 on perspective drawing,
Homer,
Heart of Math reading, geometry of the earth questions 17,
2D universes lab,
and class activities on Thursday Apr 25 (see highlights page)
will be available but not due until reading
day.

Apr 25  Thur 
 Make sure that you have completely read through all of the
web links for Problem 0 f the earth and universe 
be prepared to answer questions on these.
 Review Tuesday's material
on the answers to
Problems 17 of the geometry of the earth and universe
 be prepared to answer questions on them.
 Presenters (Ramanujan, Rudin, Morgan, and Daubechies)
will give me their graded worksheets
(suggestions for improvement are part of the grade) in
alphabetical order by first name.

Apr 23  Tues 
 Bring your earth and universe
report (2 copies, but 1 report per group) which is due at the beginning of
class! No lates allowed on this assignment
 Bring 1 ball per group (that
you won't mind drawing on) to class 
the ball should already inflated and should be between 6 inches and
a foot in diameter.
 If you have masking tape, bring that too.
If you have a marker, bring that too.
 Worksheets (Ramanujan, Rudin, Morgan, and Daubechies)
and suggestions for improvement will be given to the presenters.

Apr 22  Mon 
 You may wish to ge a head start on the
IDS Viewpoint lab reading,
especially if you are a slow reader.
 Erdos and Blackwell
presenters will give me their graded worksheets
(suggestions for improvement are part of the grade)
in alphabetical order by first name.
 WebCT quiz 5 retakes due by 11:55pm.
 WebCT quiz 6 on
What is a
Mathematician will be available but not due for a while.

Apr 19  Fri 

Apr 18  Thur 
 Mary Ellen Rudin, Frank Morgan and Ingrid Daubechies
Mathematician Presentation and Classroom Worksheet
(See Mar 28  Thur below for
the links to the guidelines and checklists)
 Tuesday's worksheets
(Erdos, Blackwell)
and suggestions for improvement will be given to the presenters.
 Cantor presenters will give me their graded worksheets
(suggestions for improvement are part of the grade)
in alphabetical order by first name.

Apr 16  Tues 
 Paul Erdos and David Blackwell
Mathematician Presentation and Classroom Worksheet
(See Mar 28  Thur below for
the links to the guidelines and checklists)
 Last Thursday's worksheet (Cantor)
and suggestions for improvement will be given to the presenters

Apr 15  Mon 
 Review the RSA coding technique (you may wish to look at the reading
on the web on the mathematician reference page under Germain)
and Cantor's proof that there are more real numbers than natural numbers
(Heart of Math p. 164170).
 Work on major projects (see above for due dates)
 Last Tuesday's presenters (Gauss and Germain) will grade
their worksheets (suggestions for improvement are part of the grade)
and give them back to me in alphabetical order by first name.

Apr 11  Thur 
 George Cantor and Ramanujan
Mathematician Presentation and Classroom Worksheet
(See Mar 28  Thur below for the links to the guidelines and the checklists)
 Tuesday's worksheets (Gauss and Germain)
and suggestions for improvement will
be given to the presenters.
 Last Thursday's presenters (Agnesi and Fuller)
will grade their worksheets (suggestions
for improvement are part of the grade)
and give them back to me in alphabetical order by first name.

Apr 9  Tues 
 Sophie Germain and Gauss
Mathematician Presentation and Classroom Worksheet
(See Mar 28  Thur below for the
links to the guidelines and checklists)
 Turn in Thursday's worksheets to the presenters. Make sure
that you give detailed suggestions for improvement as this is part of your
hw grade.

Apr 8  Mon 
 Read through
FiftyFive Culteral Reasons Why Too Few Women Win at
Mathematics by Patricia C. Kenschaft
from Winning Women into Mathematics, 1990, p. 1115.
 Review Kenschaft's paper (above), stats on
women and minorities in mathematics (from class),
and Andrew Wiles and Carolyn Gordon
and their mathematics for WebCT quiz 5.
 Bring your stock packet to lab.
 Stats test revisions and grades assignment (see pages that are
attached to your test) for +4/72 = +5.6/100 due at 5pm

Apr 4  Thur 
 Thomas Fuller and Maria Agnesi
Mathematician Presentation and Classroom Worksheet
(See Mar 28  Thur below for the links to the guidelines and
checklists)

Mar 29  Fri 

Mar 28  Thur 
 IF you have them, bring a pair of scissors and/or a
small drum to class.
 Carefully
reread through the What is a Mathematician?
segment handout that I gave you, and from the main web page find and
skim through the web
references for your mathemtician, the
worksheet checklist,
the presentation
checklist, PowerPoint Tips
and finally skim through any paper references that I might have given to
you.

Mar 26  Tues 
 If you have a pair of scissors, then bring them to class on Tuesday
and Thursday
 If you didn't complete the hw for Monday, make sure you do
so and bring the assignment and your references to class.

Mar 25  Mon 

Mar 21  Thur 
 WebCT quiz 4 electronic version due by 9am
 Test 2 on Statistics  review sheet

Mar 19  Tues 
 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.

Mar 18  Mon 
 Bring your calendar to lab, especially if you must miss any class
between April 4 and April 18th and think about who you might want to
work with on the next major project (groups of 2).
 Consider that the last day to drop the course is
Monday March 25th. Reexamine the attendance policy and evaluate
your success in this course with the help of your test revisions grades
assignment and
tell me if you are considering dropping BEFORE you are assigned
a topic for the next segment in lab.

Mar 8  Fri 

Mar 7  Thur 
 Summary of Heart of Math p. 601610 (Navigating through a sea of
data: How Interpreting Data Reveals Surprising and Unintended Results)
 How Do You Know p. 209 number 12

Mar 4  Mon 
 How do you know p. 186 #14
 WebCT quiz 4 (the paper version I gave you  this will not be turned in)
questions 711 and review questions 111 for WebCT quiz
 Skim How do you know p. 190201 for the major ideas
 Bring your How Do You Know book and calculator to classes and lab
as usual.

Mar 1  Fri 
 Monday's lab is due by 5pm

Feb 28  Thur 
 Brief reading summary on
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 (on the paper version I'm giving you  will not be turned
in) questions 16.
 WebCT quiz 3 total due just before midnight


Feb 26  Tues 
 Test 1 revisions and grades 1 assignment due stapled to your
test (the assignments are allready attached to your test) due by 5pm

Feb 25  Mon 
 Reading and Summary on p. 8387 from the Heart of Mathematics
(Crazy Clocks
and Checking Out Bars up thru the page with
the Clairvoyant Kleenex Consultant)

Feb 21  Thur 
 Read The Heart of Mathematics pages ixxii AND 583589 and prepare
a brief summary to turn in.
Also, when summarizing the section "TotallySecret  A Survey Method
Guaranteeing Total Anonymity (585587) make sure that you could use
your summary to do problems with it.

Feb 19  Tues 
 Real life rates 
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.
 Heart of Mathematics p.
540541 (How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz) 
read and prepare a brief summary to turn in

Feb 18  Mon 
 If you have a stopwatch or regular watch, bring that to lab.
If you have any pinecones, bring those to lab.

Feb 14  Thur 
 WebCT quiz 2 retakes due at 9am
 Test 1 on finance  review sheet
 select answers to the review
sheet
 Stock and Homer's Taxes due
at 5pm

Feb 11  Mon 
 Stock Market and Homer Tax HOMEWORK
Stop at the point that says "END OF THE HOMEWORK"
 Ben F report due at 5pm

Feb 7  Thur 

Feb 5  Tues 
 Web based problems need to use Internet Explorer .
Be sure to show work for EVERY entry:
Problem 9  the answers are correct,
Problem 10  the answers are correct.
Be sure that you explain how each calculation is completed.
Also note that row 0 of the table is not supposed to be filled in 
fill in rows 1 and 2.
 What would have happened if I had waited until today to buy
the condo? Assume that the price of the condo stayed the same
(which it wouldn't have!)
What is the monthly payment if we use today's
mortage rate of approximately 7.125%.
How much would I pay in total?
How much of that would be interest?
(I obtained this rate at
Bank of America Page by choosing Conventinal Fixed and looking at the
30 year rate.)
 If I can afford to save $100 per month for a $50000 car, in an
account compounding monthly at 8%, then how long will it take
for me to save up?

Feb 4  Mon 
 Study for WebCT quiz 2 
Review all of your class notes and homework.
Review simple interest, lump sum, periodic payment and loan payment formulas
and philosophy of formulation.
Be able to match a problem to the correct formula,
and also match a problem to the correct answer using only common
sense (units of the answer and comparison with other problems).
You may bring a "cheat sheet" with you.
 Ben Franklin readings
 WebCT quiz 1 retakes due at 11:55 pm

Jan 31  Thur 
 Ben Franklin Part 1
due at 5pm
 Begin working on homework for Monday since there will
be quite a few things due Monday and Tuesday.

Jan 29  Tues 
 Need Internet Explorer for
Web problem 5  the answers are $3547.71 and $3452.87 
the interest rate should not be rounded as this will
result in a slightly different answer.
Web problem 6  the answer is $216.59,
Web problem 7  the answer is 4.35 years,
and
Web problem 8  the answers are 3.93 years, 4.17 years and
later NOT sooner.
Be sure to explain the answers using our formulas
from class.
 p. 9091 How Do You Know? 8, 10, 11, 20

Jan 28  Mon 
 For the WebCT quiz, study the syllabus, Dr. Sarah's Office Hours link,
Wile E. Coyote, the history of interest, and the 2 posters:
come in to office hours to introduce yourself,
read the poster with the orange (the fruit) on it which is located
outside my door, and read the "Mathematics is Power" poster
inside my office. The
posters will also be on the quiz.

Jan 24  Thur 
 Use Internet Explorer for
Web problem 3 and
Web problem 4. Be sure to explain the answers using our formulas
from class (which is slightly different than the formula on the web).
 Put in $37 each month for 2 years,
at 12.99% compounded monthly. Compare this with putting in $37 and
leaving it there for 2
years, at 12.99% compounded monthly. What is the total amount that
you will end up with in each case? How much of that is interest ($)
in each case?
 Jane and Joan sheet

Jan 22  Tues 
 p. 90 1 and 2 How Do You Know?
 Copy down onto your hw or print out the bullet points
from this creative
inquiry  lessons for life list to turn in.
 Read my WebCT newsgroup posting on reading math and answer
the following question on the piece of paper that you will turn in for
hw: What (should) happen when we are confused
while reading mathematics?

Jan 17  Thur 
 Use Internet Explorer for
web problem 1 and
web problem 2
 To be completed sometime after Tuesday's class but before Thursday's
class (see lab 1 for additional computer directions).
From campus pipeline, go into WebCT and click on the bulletin
board link to read any messages from Dr. Sarah in the
Attention from Dr. Sarah forum.
In Monday's lab, you posted a bulletin board
message to the forum containing just
you and Dr. Sarah. From this forum,
read your message, read Dr. Sarah's reply to your message,
and then compose a second message to the forum containing just you
and Dr. Sarah to be sure that you know how to post questions
to this forum outside of lab. You may click on the Update Listing link
to be sure that your message went through.
Click on the Home Link. Click on Grades and Tracking Info.
Click on Tracking Participation. Under Discussions, you should see
that Original Posts has a Count of at least 2, and you should see
that Articles Read has a Count of at least 2. You and Dr. Sarah have
access to this information.

Jan 15  Tues 
 Get a scientific calculator (with y^x, x^y, or ^),
a looseleaf notebook to organize handouts, notes, and your work,
and the two course textbooks (You will probably have to
bring your syllabus and show this upstairs
in order to obtain the Heart of Math textbook).
 Bring your calculator and the How Do You Know? book to classes
until otherwise notified.
 How Do You Know? p. 6971 #1, 17, 20, 21
