| 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
|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,
Extra credit opportunities.
|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
|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
|29 Nov - Thur
WebCT quiz retake period ends.
|27 Nov - Tues
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
Bring your Project 4 draft with you to class.
|Nov 12 - Mon
Read the linear regression reading for
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
|1 Nov - Thur
|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...
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
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
|Sep 20 - Thur
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:
of the Universe
|Sep 13 - Thur
Come to class prepared to share something from Heart of Mathematics
Finish the last question on the
Jeff Weeks worksheet
|Sep 11 - Tues
Come to class prepared to share something from Heart of Mathematics
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
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
due by 3:45 pm
|Aug 27 - Mon
Come to class prepared to discuss the
and Round Earth
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
have - the university considers this a binding contract between us.
Begin working on Project 1.