Dr. Sarah's Math 1010 Web Page - Spring 2002

  • Class highlights Includes a day to day overview and activities that were completed in class or lab.
  • Dr. Sarah's Office Hours
  • Syllabus and Grading Policies
  • Campus Pipeline To access WebCT (bulletin board, online quizzes and grades) and to e-mail yourself attachments of work for 1010
  • DUE Dates

    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 9-11am. 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
    1. 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.
    2. 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 e-mailed 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.
    3. 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
    1. Review recent material via Shape of Our Universe readings in preparation for oral quiz on the material.
    2. Take WebCT quizzes 6 and 7.
    3. WebCT quiz 8 on the shape of the universe will be available and due on reading day.

    Apr 29 - Mon
    1. Bring your stock packet to lab.
    2. Read Heart of Math p. 288-319 and prepare a brief summary to turn in.
    3. WebCT quiz 7 on perspective drawing, Homer, Heart of Math reading, geometry of the earth questions 1-7, 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
    1. 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.
    2. Review Tuesday's material on the answers to Problems 1-7 of the geometry of the earth and universe - be prepared to answer questions on them.
    3. 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
    1. 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
    2. 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.
    3. If you have masking tape, bring that too. If you have a marker, bring that too.
    4. Worksheets (Ramanujan, Rudin, Morgan, and Daubechies) and suggestions for improvement will be given to the presenters.

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

    Apr 19 - Fri
    Apr 18 - Thur
    1. 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)
    2. Tuesday's worksheets (Erdos, Blackwell) and suggestions for improvement will be given to the presenters.
    3. 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
    1. Paul Erdos and David Blackwell Mathematician Presentation and Classroom Worksheet (See Mar 28 - Thur below for the links to the guidelines and checklists)
    2. Last Thursday's worksheet (Cantor) and suggestions for improvement will be given to the presenters

    Apr 15 - Mon
    1. 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. 164-170).
    2. Work on major projects (see above for due dates)
    3. 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
    1. George Cantor and Ramanujan Mathematician Presentation and Classroom Worksheet (See Mar 28 - Thur below for the links to the guidelines and the checklists)
    2. Tuesday's worksheets (Gauss and Germain) and suggestions for improvement will be given to the presenters.
    3. 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
    1. Sophie Germain and Gauss Mathematician Presentation and Classroom Worksheet (See Mar 28 - Thur below for the links to the guidelines and checklists)
    2. 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
    1. Read through Fifty-Five Culteral Reasons Why Too Few Women Win at Mathematics by Patricia C. Kenschaft from Winning Women into Mathematics, 1990, p. 11-15.
    2. 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.
    3. Bring your stock packet to lab.
    4. 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
    1. IF you have them, bring a pair of scissors and/or a small drum to class.
    2. Carefully re-read 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
    1. WebCT quiz 4 electronic version due by 9am
    2. 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
    1. 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).
    2. Consider that the last day to drop the course is Monday March 25th. Re-examine 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
    • Monday's lab is due.

    Mar 7 - Thur
    1. Summary of Heart of Math p. 601-610 (Navigating through a sea of data: How Interpreting Data Reveals Surprising and Unintended Results)
    2. How Do You Know p. 209 number 12

    Mar 4 - Mon
    1. How do you know p. 186 #14
    2. WebCT quiz 4 (the paper version I gave you - this will not be turned in) questions 7-11 and review questions 1-11 for WebCT quiz
    3. Skim How do you know p. 190-201 for the major ideas
    4. 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
    1. Brief reading summary on Heart of Math read p. 593-595 (Measures of Central Tendency thru end of the section)
    2. 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)
    3. 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]
    4. WebCT quiz 4 (on the paper version I'm giving you - will not be turned in) questions 1-6.
    5. 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. 83-87 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 ix-xii AND 583-589 and prepare a brief summary to turn in. Also, when summarizing the section "Totally-Secret - A Survey Method Guaranteeing Total Anonymity (585-587) make sure that you could use your summary to do problems with it.

    Feb 19 - Tues
    1. 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.
    2. Heart of Mathematics p. 540-541 (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
    1. WebCT quiz 2 retakes due at 9am
    2. Test 1 on finance - review sheet - select answers to the review sheet
    3. Stock and Homer's Taxes due at 5pm

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

    Feb 7 - Thur
    Feb 5 - Tues
    1. 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.
    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.)
    3. 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
    1. 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.
    2. Ben Franklin readings
    3. WebCT quiz 1 retakes due at 11:55 pm

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

    Jan 29 - Tues
    1. 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.
    2. p. 90-91 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
    1. 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).
    2. 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?
    3. Jane and Joan sheet

    Jan 22 - Tues
    1. p. 90 1 and 2 How Do You Know?
    2. Copy down onto your hw or print out the bullet points from this creative inquiry - lessons for life list to turn in.
    3. 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
    1. Use Internet Explorer for web problem 1 and web problem 2
    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
    1. 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).
    2. Bring your calculator and the How Do You Know? book to classes until otherwise notified.
    3. How Do You Know? p. 69-71 #1, 17, 20, 21