Dr. Sarah's Math 1010 for Watauga College and Teaching Fellows - Fall 2007

  • 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
  • AppalNet (WebCT)
  • To access WebCT if AppalNet is down
  • 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.
    7 Dec - Fri
  • ****Final Project**** from 3-5:30. Be sure that your poster (one per group) is facing so that it is taller than it is wider and is at most 2 feet wide. Bring your own beverage. If you want to bring something to share, feel free - Dr. Sarah will provide some snacks. peer review, self evaluation
  • Extra credit opportunities.
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    4 Dec - Tues
  • Abstract and Preliminary Bibliography due as a posting to the WebCT bulletin board (NOT email!) by 2pm as a message or attachment that I can read (text, Word, rtf).
  • Prepare to present your abstract orally in class.
  • ****Project 6: Personal Reflection****
  • 3 Dec - Mon
  • Bring your stock packet to lab.
  • Your final project topic and partner must be pre-approved by Dr. Sarah on the WebCT bulletin board by 6:30pm. A maximum of two people per topic (either as a group or individual projects) will be granted on the WebCT bulletin board.

    Advertising: Liz and Samantha
    Biology and Mathematics: Anita and Anna
    Budgets for Family: Katie and Rachel
    Cooking and Mathematics: Sabrina
    Environment and Mathematics: Andrew and Kendra
    Fibonacci's numbers: Josh Roche and Jennifer
    History of pi: Tiffany
    History of infinity: Heather and Kuldeep
    Music and Mathematics: Ashley and Graham
    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards for Teaching School Mathematics: Brook and Sarah
    Polling and Sampling Errors: Josh Wooding and Matt
    Popular Culture and Mathematics: Casey
    Psychology and Mathematics: Kristen
    Shape of the Universe: Ron and Trey
    Social Work and Mathematics: Jerome
    Sports and Mathematics: Kristi and Zack
    Symmetry: Jessie
  • 29 Nov - Thur
  • ****Test 3**** study guide
  • WebCT quiz retake period ends.
  • 27 Nov - Tues
  • ****Project 5: Recent Statistics in the Media ****
  • Take a try of the WebCT quiz and write down any questions you have on it or for the test on a sheet of paper to turn in.
  • 26 Nov - Mon
  • Bring your statistics labs and notes with you.
  • Work on Project 5 and Project 6.
  • Nov 20 - Tues
  • Come to class prepared to share something from each of the following Heart of Mathematics readings
    1) p. 57 "a look back"
    2) p. 571-572 and p. 576-580
    3) p. 585-587 and "a look back" on p. 600
    4) p. 613-615 and p. 620-623
    5) p. 645-658
  • Begin working on Project 5 for next week
  • Nov 19 - Mon
  • Bring Heart of Mathematics to lab.
  • Begin working on homework for Tuesday.
  • 15 Nov - Thur
  • ****Project 4: Ben Franklin's Legacy****
    Ben Franklin's Will - News Article Web Readings
    Ben Franklin's Will - Project 4
    Self-Evaluation Checklist for the Ben Franklin Report
  • Nov 13 - Tues
  • Test 2 revisions (this is a homework assignment and you will receive extra points added onto your test if your revisions are correct).
  • Bring your Project 4 draft with you to class.
  • Nov 12 - Mon
  • Read the linear regression reading for lab
  • Bring the stock packet to lab
  • 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)
  • Work on Ben Franklin for Thursday
  • Nov 8 - Thur
  • Use the info on p. 295 of HDYK to sketch the boxplots and answer part a) of 3.3 #25.
  • Nov 6 - Tues
  • Come to class prepared to discuss HDYK p. 166 section 3.3 #6 on measures of center
  • Nov 5 - Mon
  • Work on the Ben Franklin assignment.
  • 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 stock Excel file is on WebCT (use show all).
  • Check your credit hours of absences and compare with the syllabus policy.
  • 1 Nov - Thur
  • ****Test 2**** study guide
  • 30 Oct - Tues
  • If you didn't finish these in class last week, finish 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.
  • 29 Oct - 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.
  • 25 Oct - 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 absences and compare with the grading policy listed in the syllabus.
  • 23 Oct - Tues
  • HDYK Exercise Set 1.2 #8 and 10
  • Skim p. 24-27 in HDYK
  • 22 Oct - Mon
  • You will need your card to print in lab.
  • Complete the ** parts of the class data collection sheet
  • Complete the stock market hw
  • 18 Oct - Thur
  • 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?
  • 16 Oct - Tues
  • Carefully read HDYK p. 11-13 (the answer to You Try It 2.3 is on page 275)
  • 15 Oct - Mon
  • Read Ben Franklin's Will - Web Reading for Lab
  • Complete HDYK Exercise Set 1.2 #1 and 2 and be prepared to turn this in (show work!). Also do Exercise Set 1.1 # 1, 13, 16, 17, 20.
  • Oct 1 - 4
  • ****Project 3: What is a Mathematician? ****
    Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) - Liz and Samantha
    Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) - Ron and Trey
    Sophie Germain (1776-1831) - Ashley, Jerome, and Kendra
    Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) - Alex and Sabrina
    Georg Cantor (1845-1918) - Andrew and Brooke
    Albert Einstein (1879-1955) - Heather, Kristen, and Sarah
    Mary Ellen Rudin (1924-) - Josh and Tiffany
    Fern Hunt (194?-) - Anita, Anna, and Jessie
    Stephen Hawking (1942-) - Josh and Graham
    Frank Morgan (195?-) - Jennifer, Katie, and Rachel
    Ingrid Daubechies (1954-) - Casey, Kuldeep, and Matt
    Dr. Sarah (1969-) - Kristi and Zach
  • Sep 27 - Thur
  • Preliminary bullet points writeup for mathematician project (1 per group). Create bullet points for Influences, Support, Barriers and Diversity Issues, and Mathematical Style, as in points 11-16 in the presentation checklist.
  • Sep 25 - Tues
  • Search the web to find a short quote about what mathematics is, and bring the quote and the person's name to class.
  • Sep 24 - Mon
  • Work on Project 3 and be sure that you have your group and mathematician approved. Dr. Sarah will bring paper references for the mathematicians on her list.
  • Read the following about creative inquiry
  • Sep 20 - Thur
  • ****Test 1**** study guide
  • WebCT quiz 1 and 2 retake opportunities are no longer available after the test begins.
  • Sep 17 - Mon
  • Come to lab prepared to discuss the following readings:
    Shape of the Universe
    News Articles
  • Sep 13 - Thur
  • Come to class prepared to share something from Heart of Mathematics p. 307-319.
  • Finish the last question on the Jeff Weeks worksheet
  • Sep 11 - Tues
  • Come to class prepared to share something from Heart of Mathematics p. 289-299.
  • Try WebCT quiz 1.
  • Sep 10 - Mon
  • Come to lab prepared to share something from the 2D Universes readings
  • Research information on Project 3
  • Work on homework readings due Tuesday and Thursday
  • Sep 4 - Tues
  • ****Project 2: Earth and Universe****
    Bring 1 child's ball per group (that you won't mind drawing on).
  • Aug 30 - Thur
  • Obtain a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it), a 3-ring binder notebook, and a hole puncher.
  • Obtain 2 books from the bookstore: purchase the How Do You Know? workbook and obtain the hardcover rental Heart of Math book by showing your class schedule.
  • Aug 28 - Tues
  • ****Project 1**** due by 3:45 pm
  • Aug 27 - Mon
  • Come to class prepared to discuss the Perspective Drawing and Round Earth web readings.
  • Continue working on Project 1.
  • Aug 23 - Thur
  • Read through the Syllabus accessible at this link online from the main web page. Search google for Dr. Sarah, click on her page, and click on the MAT 1010 link and then the Syllabus link. Come prepared to share something you read and write down any questions you have - the university considers this a binding contract between us.
  • Begin working on Project 1.