DUE Date

Work is always due at the BEGINNING of
class. Additional hw TBA.

12/8 68:30pm
in Walker 105 
****Research
Presentations: Mathematical Breakthroughs**** were determined to be
Mon 12/8 68:30pm (by using our assigned time in our Monday evening slot).
Mandatory to pass the class.

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4 Dec  Thur 
Choose a topic for the research presentation and prepare to share that
with the rest of the class. Work on the
Research Presentations: Mathematical Breakthroughs twopage typed
product
If you didn't turn in project 4 because of server problems, turn it in by
Thursday

2 Dec  Tues 
****Project 4: What is Mathematics: A Class Review
****

1 Dec  Mon 
Search for information on the mathematicians David Blackwell and Andrew Wiles and report on a few interesting items that you found (to turn in)
If you didn't finish the Andrew Wiles and The Proof video questions
from last week, finish those up (to turn in)
Work on Project 4 due Tuesday or the
final exam Research Presentations
Bring your stock purchase info with you

25 Nov  Tues 
What mathematics is
research and readings assignment (to turn in)
If you did not finish the lab from Monday, do so (part 3 to turn in).

24 Nov  Mon 
Begin working on hw for Tuesday and on
Project 4
Bring your stock purchase info with you

20 Nov  Thur 
****Test 3****
study guide

18 Nov  Tues 
Study for test 3 via the study guide
and write down any questions that you have.
Take a try of the ASULearn practice questions
If you didn't finish the lab, do so. You'll need the stock purchase
price for future labs.

17 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.
Begin the hw for Tuesday

13 Nov  Thur 
****Project 3: Critical
Analysis of Recent
Media
****

11 Nov  Tues 
Continue working on Project 3

10 Nov  Mon 
Read about linear regression,
predictors and the stock market
Complete How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c)
Begin working on Project 3

6 Nov  Thur 
Read and take notes on
(keep track of the pages for the themes related to
Project 3).
In
Heart of Mathematics
p. 5355, the chart on p. 56,
and p. 61 Numerical Patterns in Nature
p. 734735 and 738745 Statistics Throughout our Lives
p. 776788 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.

4 Nov  Tues 
Read and take notes on
(keep track of the pages for the themes related to
Project 3)
In Heart of Mathematics
p. 591593 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
p. 712722 Making Inferences from Data
In How Do You Know:
p. 185188 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
our past and present homework readings.
For example:
Heart of Mathematics p. 655656 examined the issues surrounding
the 1936 presidential election, including biased polling, and how George
Gallup made his name by accurately predicting the election with a small (but
randomized) sample.

3 Nov  Mon 
Read and take notes on or highlight:
MSFT conflicting graph viewpoints
Begin working on the hw for Tuesday

30 Oct  Thur 
Take notes on
(keep track of the pages #s for the themes related to
Project 3):
In Heart of Mathematics
p. 645651 and 654661 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
In How Do You Know:
p. 156 on When
Good Graphs Go Bad,
p. 172176 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.
If you have not done so already, then print out a copy of your
stock graph  just the graph, not the data  and bring it to all statistics segment classes and labs [we'll reuse
the data in lab]

28 Oct  Tues 
Complete How Do You Know p. 180181 #6 on measures of center
and be prepared to discuss why you chose what you did
Read and take notes on
(& keep track of the page #s for the 4 themes of
Project 3 [Collecting and Presenting Data,
Boxplots, Predictors, Unintended Consequences]):
Heart of Mathematics p. 594 (How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
How Do You Know:
p.
131134 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 workbook to
class.
If you still have your geometry ball and are willing to lend it to me
for a girl scout program on November 22nd, please bring it in at any time.
If you weren't in lab, be sure to complete it (see the class highlights
page).

27 Oct  Mon 
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 and/or highlight: 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.
Begin working on the readings and hw for Tuesday

23 Oct  Thur 
****Test 2****
study guide

21 Oct  Tues 
To turn in:
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 read the study guide
and write down any questions that you have.

20 Oct  Mon 
Read and take notes on or highlight How Do You Know p. 3847, and be sure to write down the formula for dept to income ratio.
Begin working on hw for Tuesday

14 Oct  Tues 
Review the
class
highlights page and begin taking notes for finance information for the
5 themes for Project 4 (to turn in).

13 Oct  Mon 
Skim p. 2629 in How Do You Know? and
p. 806 in Heart of Mathematics on loans and amortization.
Complete You Try It 3.4 on the top of page 30, 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.

9 Oct  Thur 
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 (to turn in).

7 Oct  Tues 
****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy
****
Project Criteria
Benjamin Franklin's Will 
News Article Web Readings

6 Oct  Mon 
Use lab time to work on Project 2.

2 Oct  Thur 
Complete the $37 savings
Complete Jane and Joan on ASULearn.

30 Sep  Tues 
Complete How Do You Know? p. 22 Exercise Set 1.2 #5 and 7
Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics p. 793797 and
How Do You Know? p. 913
Read through Project 2 under next Tuesday's due date
and write down any questions you have (if you didn't finish the lab, do so).

29 Sep  Mon 
Review the lump sum formula
Read and highlight or takes notes on
Ben Franklin's Plan  Web Reading
for Lab
Complete the
Benjamin Franklin's WillEarly
Years activity

25 Sep  Thur 
Read and take notes on or highlight
How Do You Know? p. 1 and 57
Practice Problems (to turn in) from
How Do You Know?
Exercise Set 1.2 p. 22 # 1 and 2.

23 Sep  Tues 
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(s) of each rate.

22 Sep  Mon 
Practice Problems (to turn in) from How Do You Know?
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!
Begin working on hw for Tuesday

18 Sep  Thur 
****Test 1****
study guide

16 Sep  Tues 
Read through the test 1 study guide
and write down any questions.
Take a try of ASULearn Review Questions [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.]

15 Sep  Mon 
Read through the following and take notes:
1. An article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month:
The
Shape of the Universe
2. Gluing Spaces
Begin working on hw for Tuesday

11 Sep  Thur 
1. Review the class highlights page and your notes, reflect, and list all
instances from this segment as related to the themes of the course
a. what mathematics is,
b. what it has to offer and why it is useful,
c. the diverse ways that people succeed in it and impact it,
d. local to global theme,
e. truth and consequenses theme.
2. Read through the following and write down two items that you found
interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done:
Jeff Weeks Interview

9 Sep  Tues 
Read and take notes on
Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality) and
4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
If you didn't finish off the
2D universe lab, especially the last
part, then complete that (it is compatible with all systems if you are on a Mac and having the same problem we
had in lab, you can go to Apple/System Preferences/Security & Privacy/Click
the lock to allow the Torus Games app to load)

8 Sep  Mon 
Go through the 2D Universes Readings
and Videos
and take notes (which may take the form of written notes, highlighting
and/or underlining) for lab.

4 Sep  Thur 
****Project 1: Earth
and Universe  Annotated Bibliography****
Bring a 1012 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.



2 Sep  Tues 
Continue working on project 1

28 Aug  Thur 
Review material from class on Tuesday and write down any questions
Choose a question and begin looking for related references for
project 1
due 9/4 [you are looking for diverse and contradictory perspectives,
including scholarly and nonscholarly references and books]

26 Aug  Tues 
Go to ASULearn and send me a posting in the private forum (only you and
Dr. Sarah): what you would like to be called (your nickname / first name);
your phone number; your major; any additional academic concentrations/minors;
what you might like to do as a career; your nonacademic interests and
hobbies; anything else you want me to know
On ASULearn add a picture of yourself (Profile)
so that it is easier to get to know each other.
Review class notes and the class highlights
webpage from last week and bring your iclicker to class.
If you did not complete the
Mathematical Experiences Reflection on ASULearn during lab
(or any other work from last week due to a later registration),
then finish that via the class highlights page.

25 Aug  Mon 
Read through
the perspective
drawing web reading and take notes (or print out and highlight).

21 Aug  Thur 
Read through the Syllabus online (google Dr.
Sarah...) 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 9/4 and write down any questions.
Obtain from the bookstore:
purchase the How Do You Know? workbook
and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics book
and the iclicker.
Obtain a scientific calculator (with a
y^{x}, x^{y}, or ^ key on it)
Bring the iclicker and calculator to all classes.
Bring books to classes when we have readings or problems due from them.

19 Aug  Tues 
First class  bring your class schedule with you
