Dr. Sarah's Math 1010 for Watauga College and Teaching Fellows - Fall 2006

  • Dr. Sarah's Office Hours
    in person during finals: Wed 6th 12:45, Tues 12th 10:00 and 1:30, Thur 14th 10:30
    8pm Zoom Conferencing: Thur 7th, Fri 8th, Mon 11th, Wed 13th and on the ASULearn Forums
  • Campus Pipeline (WebCT)
  • Syllabus and Grading Policies
  • Class highlights If you miss a class, then pick up handouts from my door and make up the work before the next class.
  • Jump down to tomorrow's homework which is located above the red lines

    DUE Date



        WORK DUE at the beginning of class or lab unless otherwise noted. Turn in work that meets the criterion in Presenting Homework and Projects
    **** means that the assignment will receive a numerical grade.
    Dec 8 - Fri
  • ****Final Project**** 3-5:30. Be sure that your poster is facing so that it is taller than it is wider. Bring your own beverage. If you want to bring something to share, feel free - Dr. Sarah will provide some food.
  • Extra credit crochet model of hyperbolic geometry due (for me to keep).
  • Dec 6 - Wed
  • Final Project topic must be approved by Dr. Sarah by 11pm (topics will be assigned on a first come/first served basis on the WebCT bulletin board (not email)).
  • __________ ________________________________________________________________________
    __________ ________________________________________________________________________
    Dec 5 - Tues
  • ****Project 6: Personal Reflection****
  • Dec 4 - Mon
  • Bring your stock packet to lab.
  • Nov 30 - Thur
  • ****Test 3**** study guide
  • WebCT quiz retake period ends
  • Nov 28 - Tues
  • ****Project 5: Recent Statistics in the Media ****
  • Write down any questions you have for the test.
  • Nov 27 - Mon
  • Take a try of the WebCT quiz and write down any questions you have on a sheet to turn in.
  • Nov 21 - Tues
  • Come to class prepared to share something from each of the following Heart of Math readings:
    1) p. 571-572 and 576-580
    2) p. 585-600
    3) p. 645-658
  • Nov 20 - Mon
  • If you didn't finish up the worksheet from class, be sure to do so, along with HDYK 3.4 #15 parts b) and c)
  • Review Linear Regression Reading
  • Bring your stock packet to lab.
  • Nov 16 - Thur
  • Begin working on projects 5 and 6
  • Nov 14 - Tues
  • Come to class prepared to share something from each of the following Heart of Math readings
    1) p. 49-52 and "a look back" on p. 57,
    2) p. 82-83 and "a look back" on p. 88-89, and
    3) p. 621-623.
  • Nov 13 - Mon
  • ****Project 4: Ben Franklin's Legacy****
    Ben Franklin's Will - Web Readings
    Appendix 1: Your completed Ben F lab
    Appendix 2: Ben Franklin's Will - Project 3
    Appendix 3: Self-Evaluation Checklist for the Ben Franklin Report and the Checklist Guide
  • Bring the stock packet to lab
  • Nov 9 - Thur
  • Use the info on p. 295 of HDYK to sketch the boxplots and answer part a) of 3.3 #25.
  • Read the linear regression reading for lab
  • Test 2 revisions of the first 3 pages only for an extra couple of points.
  • Work on Ben F Project
  • Nov 7 - Tues
  • Come to class prepared to discuss 3.3 #6
  • Nov 6 - Mon
  • Work on Ben Franklin project
  • Bring your stock market sheet filled to the "Stop here for now!!" part (we did this in lab), and your graph stapled to it, and be sure your Excel file is on WebCT (show all).
  • Check your credit hours of absences and compare with the syllabus policy.
  • Nov 2 - Thur
  • ****Test 2**** Study Guide
  • Oct 31 - Tues
  • HDYK Exercise Set 1.2 #9, 14, 21, 24 and Exercise Set 1.3 #8, 11
  • If we can afford to save $100 per month for a $50,000 car, in an account compounding monthly at 8%, then how long will it take to save up? Setup the formula for the problem but do not solve. If I told you that the answer was approximately 18.38 years would that make sense? Why?
  • What will our monthly payment be if we take out a car loan at 8% compounded monthly for $50,000 for 18.38 years? What is the interest paid over the life of the loan?
  • Use the Sept 2000 interest rate of 8.25% compounded monthly for the 105265 condo with a loan of 80%. What is the monthly payment? What is the 1st months interest? What is the total interest over the life of the loan? Compare to the chart on the condo lab.
  • Real life rates - Collect information that you receive in the mail, search on the web and/or go to a bank to find real interest rates on...
            savings,                                                 checking accounts,
            cds (certificate of deposit),                     credit card rates,
            student loan rates,                                   house loan (mortgage) rates,
            and car loan rates.
    Write up your findings and be sure to include the source of each rate.

  • Oct 30 - Mon
  • Finish condo project hw
  • Work on Ben Franklin project, real-life rates or other homework for Tues, and review for test via the WebCT quiz.
  • Oct 26 - Thur
  • Web Problem Be sure that you show work on a piece of paper for how each calculation is completed (you may wish to review class notes and HDYK p. 24-27). Also note that row 0 of the table at the bottom is not supposed to be filled in - fill in the equations to obtain the answers in rows 1 and 2. Try different web browsers if yours doesn't work
  • Take try 1 of WebCT quiz
  • While on WebCT look at your credit hours of absences and compare with the grading policy listed in the syllabus. Each class is 1.5 credit hours and two weeks is 9 credit hours.
  • Oct 24 - Tues
  • Exercise Set 1.2 # 8 and 10
  • Skim p. 24-27 in HDYK
  • Oct 23 - Mon
  • You will need your card to print in lab.
  • Complete the ** parts of the class data collection sheet
  • Complete the stock market hw
  • Oct 17- Tues
  • Jane and Joan
  • 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?
  • Oct 16- Mon
  • Read Ben Franklin's Will - Web Reading for Lab
  • Work on hw for Tuesday
  • Oct 12- Thur
  • Complete HDYK Exercise Set 1.2 #1 and 2 and be prepared to turn this in (show work!)
  • Carefully read HDYK p. 11-13 (the answer to You Try It 2.3 is on page 275)
  • Oct 10 - Tues
  • Complete HDYK Exercise Set 1.1 # 1, 13, 16, 17, 20 and be prepared to turn this in (show work!)
  • Oct 9 - Mon
  • ****Project 3: What is a Mathematician? **** assignment   web references   PowerPoint tips
  • By 3pm Hunt, Morgan, and Daubechies PowerPoint are due to the WebCT bulletin board (NOT email).
  • Begin working on Project 6
  • Oct 5 - Thur
  • By 12:15pm, PowerPoint presentations for Blackwell, Granville, Rudin are due to the WebCT bulletin board (NOT email).
  • Read Friend or Foe and think about how you would play that game!
  • Complete the Sum of Two Cubes worksheet
  • Oct 3 - Tues
  • By 12:15pm, PowerPoint presentations for Ramanujan and Erdos are due to the WebCT bulletin board (NOT email).
  • Read Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to effective thinking, by Burger and Starbird. p. 8-9, 21-22, 162-168.
  • Play Java Hexi
  • Oct 2 - Mon
  • By 3pm, PowerPoint presentations for Fuller, Agnesi, Gauss, Germain, and Cantor are due to the WebCT bulletin board (NOT email).
  • Begin working on homework for Tuesday
  • Sep 28 - Thur
  • Preliminary bullet points writeup for mathematician project (1 per group). Use your paper references and the web references to create bullet points for Influences, Support, Barriers and Diversity Issues, and Mathematical Style, as in points 11-16 in the presentation checklist.
  • Sep 25 - Mon
  • If you didn't finish this in lab, complete the Andrew Wiles worksheet
  • Sep 25 - Mon
  • Come to lab prepared to discuss the following readings:
    What is Mathematics?
    Creative Inquiry
  • Search the web to find a short quote (other than those in the above reading) about what mathematics is, and bring the quote and person's name to class.
  • Remove your notes from the geometry segment and leave them at home.
  • Sep 21 - Thur
  • ****Test 1**** study guide
  • Sep 18 - Mon
  • Come to class prepared to share something from the following readings:
    Heart of Math p. 307-319
    Shape of the Universe
    News Articles
  • Sep 14 - Thur
  • Come to class prepared to discuss the following:
    Heart of Math Reading p. 289-299.
    Jeff Weeks worksheet
  • Sep 12 - Tues
  • Skim over the Mathematicians
  • Sep 11 - Mon Come to class prepared to share something from the homework reading
    Sep 6 - Thur Take try 1 of WebCT quiz 1
    Sep 5 - Tues
  • Check Dr. Sarah's response to your progress update and use it to help in your writeup.
  • ****Project 2: Earth and Universe****
    Bring 1 child's ball per group (that you won't mind drawing on).
  • Aug 31 - Thur
  • Use class time to meet with your Project 2 partners. Send a posting to Dr. Sarah on WebCT to update her on your group's progress and include any particularly useful web addresses. Before Friday morning, she will respond with other suggestions for web searches/experiments.
  • Get a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it), a 3-ring binder notebook, and a hole puncher.
  • Get the How Do You Know? book from the Mat 1010 section of the bookstore.
  • Get the Heart of Math book by showing your syllabus in the IDS section of the bookstore.
  • Aug 29 - Tues
  • ****Project 1**** due by 3:45 pm
  • Aug 28 - Mon
  • Come to class prepared to discuss the Perspective Drawing and Round Earth web readings.
  • Continue working on Project 1.
  • Aug 24 - Thur
  • Read through the Syllabus accessible online at
    http://www.mathsci.appstate.edu/~sjg/class/1010/f06.html
  • Begin working on Project 1.