Dr. Sarah's Math 1010 for Watauga Global Community and The Honors College: Tentative Calendar

The best way to contact me outside of class is during office hours in 326 Walker Hall or as an ASULearn Message. [Participants / my picture / Send message]
  • Office Hours this week
    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
  • Math Lab hours M/W 2-5, T/Th 3:30-6:30 in Walker 303A. Students answer questions and answers to the odd problems in the book can be found in the solutions manuals.
  • 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.
  • I have taught for Watauga Global Community since 2001.
  • 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, while the other assignments (some TBA) are counted in the participation grade.
    10 Dec - Mon
  • ****Research Presentations**** 6-8:30pm. Mandatory to pass the class.
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    6 Dec - Thur
  • Write down on a piece of paper your final exam research presentation topic, so that you can share the topic in class and I can message you some reference and content suggestions on ASULearn over the weekend
  • 4 Dec - Tues
  • ****Project 4: What is Mathematics: A Class Review ****
  • 3 Dec - Mon
  • Bring your stock purchase info with you.
  • What is Mathematics research and readings assignment (to turn in)
  • Continue working on project 4
  • 29 Nov - Thur
  • Use class time to work on the What is Mathematics research and readings assignment for Monday and work on project 4. I will be away at a conference in Chicago.
  • 27 Nov - Tues
  • Read through the final exam research presentations criteria and write down any questions
  • If you did not complete the lab, then do so
  • 26 Nov - Mon
  • Continue to work on project 4
  • Search for information on the mathematicians David Blackwell and Andrew Wiles and report on a few interesting items that you found (to turn in)
  • 20 Nov - Tues
  • ****Test 3**** study guide
  • 19 Nov - Mon
  • Review the statistics labs [Stock Data and Graph and ASULearn Data Collection, Representations of Data, and Can We Predict the Future? Stocks, Class Data, and Raw Egg Regressions] and bring your notes on them with you to lab, along with your stock graph.
  • 15 Nov - Thur
  • Study for test 3 and write down any questions that you have.
  • Take a try of the ASULearn practice questions
  • Review the class highlights page for statistics and take notes for project 4
  • 13 Nov - Tues
  • ****Project 3: Critical Analysis of Recent Media ****
  • 12 Nov - Mon
  • Read about Stock regression
  • Continue working on Project 3
  • 8 Nov - Thur
  • Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics (keep track of the pages)
    p. 70 "A Look Back"
    p. 764-777 Statistics Throughout our Lives
    p. 812-826 Deciding Personal and Public Policy
  • Read Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance and prepare a bullet point list of a summary of related content and the page numbers in connection with relevant correlation/causation, sample size and study readings (via p. #s and content) in both books.
  • How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c)
  • 6 Nov - Tues
  • Recall that the four themes for note taking and page numbers for project 3 are:
    Collecting and Presenting Data
    Predictors
    Boxplots
    Unintended Consequences
  • With those themes in mind, take Notes on the following in Heart of Mathematics (keep track of the pages)
    p. 583-584 Predicting the Future in an Uncertain World
    p. 605-614 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
  • Take notes on (keep track of the pages) or highlight How Do You Know
    p. 185-188 on Linear Relationships
  • Create an analysis and critique using bullet points of the information in these articles on the impact of young voters by referring to specific content and page numbers in both books from todays and past homework readings. The more page numbers and references the better!
  • If you did not complete the lab, do so, and continue to bring the stock graph and your clickers and calculators to all classes.
  • 5 Nov - Mon
  • Read and take notes on or highlight: MSFT conflicting graph viewpoints
  • Begin working on finding relevant articles from the last 12 months for the themes in project 3, especially the Current Periodicals section in the library component
  • Bring your print out of your stock graph with you to lab, and make sure that your stock Excel file data is still in your email to use in lab
  • 1 Nov - Thur
  • As of last Tues at 7am, ASU cancelled classes for Tues Oct 30. Use last Tues' class time to work on the following:
  • If you did not complete the survey on ASULearn during lab on Monday then complete that by Thursday at 12:15 [all except 17 and 18, if necessary]
    First the hw that was originally due on Tues:
  • Read through Project 3 and note the themes in both books that you should pay attention to when reading and taking notes in both books:
    Collecting and Presenting Data
    Predictors
    Boxplots
    Unintended Consequences
  • Read and highlight or take notes (keep track of the pages) on: How Do You Know
    p. 131-134 on History of Statistics, Census, Sampling and Random Sampling,
    p. 138 on estimating a characteristic as well as sample size,
    p. 140 from item 3. to the bottom of the page on misleading questions, and
    p. 142 on Human Subject Research and bring the book to class.
  • Complete How Do You Know p. 180-181 #6 on measures of center and be prepared to discuss why you chose the measures too
  • If you did not complete the lab on Monday, see the class highlights page and ASULearn and finish it - the survey is due by 12:15 on Thur, and the stock data and graph that you will need in future labs.
    Then the hw for Thur:
  • Print out a copy of your stock graph - just the graph, not the data - and bring it to all statistics segment classes
  • Take notes on (keep track of the pages) or highlight How Do You Know
    p. 156 on When Good Graphs Go Bad,
    p. 172-176 on the Center of a Distribution, the Spread of a Distribution, and Box Plots
  • Use the following lo, q1, median, q3, and hi to sketch three boxplots on the same graph for these Nielsen ratings points (that roughly represent the percentage of households tuned in).
    ABC [13.5, 14.4, 16.6, 17.2, 20.2]
    CBS [13.1, 15.5, 16.35, 17.3, 21.9]
    NBC [13.1, 13.6, 14.5, 15.0, 17.6]
    Which network does the best? The worst? Can you say something positive about each network using the boxplots? Explain.
  • Take Notes on the following in Heart of Mathematics (keep track of the pages)
    p. 666-671 and 675-683 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
  • 30 Oct - Tues
  • Read through Project 3 and note the themes in both books that you should pay attention to when reading and taking notes in both books:
    Collecting and Presenting Data
    Predictors
    Boxplots
    Unintended Consequences
  • Read and highlight or take notes (keep track of the pages) on: How Do You Know
    p. 131-134 on History of Statistics, Census, Sampling and Random Sampling,
    p. 138 on estimating a characteristic as well as sample size,
    p. 140 from item 3. to the bottom of the page on misleading questions, and
    p. 142 on Human Subject Research and bring the book to class.
  • Complete How Do You Know p. 180-181 #6 on measures of center and be prepared to discuss why you chose the measures too
  • If you did not complete the lab on Monday, see the class highlights page and ASULearn and finish it.
  • 29 Oct - Mon
  • As of 3:38pm ASU message, we DO have lab today - I will see you shortly.
  • You will need money on your card to print 1 sheet from lab.
  • Find the stock symbols of a few companies that are actively traded and that you are interested in "buying" - for example, you might search
    http://finance.yahoo.com/lookup for stocks with certain names
    or www.google.com for
    "stock symbol" "COMPANY NAME"
    where COMPANY NAME is the name of the company that you are interested in.
  • Take notes on:
    1) section 1.5: Personal Finance: Investments in the How Do You Know? book (beginning on p. 51) to gain some familiarity with personal investments and stock information.
    2) Heart of Mathematics p. 608-609 (How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
  • 25 Oct - Thur
  • ****Test 2**** study guide
  • 23 Oct - Tues
  • If you did not complete the lab, then do so.
  • How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 (beginning on p. 23) #9, 14, 21, and 24 and Exercise Set 1.3 (beginning on p. 32) # 8 and 10
  • Take a try of the ASULearn Material Review Questions for Test 2 and look at the study guide and write down any questions that you have.
  • 22 Oct - Mon
  • Review the condo lab from last week. We will use the same Excel file as well as your car info so be sure that you understand what we did and have the car info with you.
  • Bring the How Do You Know? workbook to lab
  • Review the class highlights page and begin taking notes for finance information for Project 4
  • 18 Oct - Thur
  • Read How Do You Know p. 38-47
  • Complete You Try It 3.4 on the top of page 30 in How Do You Know, which is similar to the car loan practice problem from lab. Show work. Hint: When you solve for the monthly payment, you should obtain 381.84 and the balance due at the end of 3 months is 13782.35.
  • 16 Oct - Tues
  • If you did not complete the lab, do so...
  • Search the web for information about personal or consumer debt or loans in the US. How about for the entire world? How about for North Carolina? Also search for information about the federal deficit. Report back on what you found.
  • 15 Oct - Mon
  • ****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy ****
    Project 2 Criteria
    Benjamin Franklin's Will - News Article Web Readings for Project 2
  • 9 Oct - Tues
  • Read Heart of Mathematics p. 846 (A Look Back) and How Do You Know? p. 26-29 on loans and amortization
  • Continue to work on Project 2
  • If you did not complete Jane and Joan from the lab, do so.
  • 8 Oct - Mon
  • Read Heart of Mathematics p. 831-837 and How Do You Know? p. 12-13 and be sure you understand the derivation on p. 12.
  • Review and bring your formula sheet to lab
  • Work on Project 2
  • 4 Oct - Thur
  • Complete $37 savings. Show work to determine that the interest is $119.84 and $10.91 respectively.
  • Begin looking at project 2 under the October 15 due date.
  • 2 Oct - Tues
  • Read p. 1, 5-7, 9-11 in How Do You Know? and highlight important points within the reading (and write down any questions).
  • Complete p. 22 Exercise Set 1.2 # 5 and 7.
  • If you did not complete the Benjamin Franklin lab on the class highlights page, do so.
  • 1 Oct - Mon
  • Read Benjamin Franklin's Plan - Web Reading for Lab and take notes.
  • Review the formulas and philosophies of derivations for "simple interest" and lump sum.
  • 27 Sep - Thur
  • How Do You Know? p. 22 Exercise Set 1.2 # 1 and 2. You may write in the workbook to save paper. Show work!
  • 25 Sep - Tues
  • Practice Problems (to turn in) from How Do You Know? workbook Exercise Set 1.1 beginning on p. 7: # 1, 13, 16, 17, and 20. You may write in the workbook and rip out the pages to save paper. Show your calculation work!
  • Bring your test to class
  • 24 Sep - Mon
  • Talk to your friends or relatives, collect information that you receive in the mail, search on the web and/or go to a bank to find recent interest rates on...
            savings,                                                 checking accounts,
            cds (certificate of deposit),                     credit card rates,
            student loan rates,                                   house loan (mortgage) rates,
            and car loan rates.
  • Summarize your findings and be sure to list the source of each rate.
  • 20 Sep - Thur
  • ****Test 1**** study guide
  • 18 Sep - Tues
  • Take a try of ASULearn Material Review Quiz [participation requires at least one try of the quiz, but the specific grade does not matter - it is only there to provide you with feedback.]
  • Read through the test 1 study guide and write down any questions.
  • Begin working on Project 4, which also serves as a good review of the material.
  • If you did not complete the lab, do so
  • 17 Sep - Mon
  • Read through and take notes for lab (which may take the form of written notes, highlighting and/or underlining):
    1. An article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month: The Shape of the Universe
    2. Gluing Spaces
  • Begin working on homework for Tuesday
  • 13 Sep - Thur
  • Read through Project 4 and write down any questions you have related to the project
  • Read through and take notes on Heart of Mathematics Section 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension) and be prepared to discuss the reading
  • Read through the Jeff Weeks Interview
  • 11 Sep - Tues
  • Read through and take notes on Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality) and be prepared to discuss the reading
  • Review the lab and if you did not finish the lab during class, complete it for homework.
  • 10 Sep - Mon
  • Read through the 2D Universes Readings and take notes (or print out and highlight) for lab.
  • Begin working on the reading for Tuesday
  • 6 Sep - Thur
  • ****Project 1: Earth and Universe - Annotated Bibliography****
    Bring a 10-12 inch diameter child's ball - these are usually found in bins in stores and cost a couple of dollars. Be sure that this ball is smooth, can bounce, and that you will not mind writing on it during class.
  • 30 Aug - Thur
  • Review material from class on Tuesday and write down any questions
  • Begin looking for references for project 1
  • 28 Aug - Tues
  • Go to ASULearn, click on Profile, click on Edit Profile, and add a picture of yourself so that it is easier to get to know each other. To contact anyone in class, click on Participants, click on their picture, and click on Send message. This is the best way to contact me outside of class.
  • Review class notes and the class highlights webpage from last week and bring your i-clicker to class.
  • If you did not complete the Mathematical Experiences Reflection on ASULearn during lab, then finish that.
  • 27 Aug - Mon
  • Read through the perspective drawing web reading and take notes (or print out and highlight).
  • 23 Aug - Thur
  • Read through the Syllabus which is online - search google for Dr. Sarah, click on my 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.
  • Read through Project 1 due on 9/6.
  • Obtain from the bookstore: purchase the How Do You Know? workbook and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics book and the i-clicker.
  • Obtain a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it)
  • Bring the i-clicker and calculator to all classes