Dr. Sarah's Tentative Calendar for MAT 1010113, 1010117, & WRC 1010101

The best way to contact me outside of class is during office hours or on the ASULearn Forum, as I usually check the posts daily, even on weekends.
  • 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. Students answer questions in 103A from 5-8pm.
  • Syllabus and Grading Policies
  • Class highlights If you miss a class, then check here 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 is always due at the BEGINNING of class. Additional hw TBA.
    12/6 or 12/7 at 3pm!
  • ****Research Presentations: Mathematical Breakthroughs**** during our assigned time. Mandatory to pass the class.
    2pm class is Tues 12/6 from 3-5:30
    3:30 class is Wed 12/7 from 3-5:30
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    29 Nov - Tues
  • Choose a topic for the final research presentation and prepare to share that with the rest of the class.
  • If you didn't attend lab, complete that to turn in.
  • 28 Nov - Mon
  • Research to find a few short quotations about what mathematics is, and write down the quotations and the names of the people they are attributed to.
  • Work on hw for Tuesday.
  • Bring your stock purchase info with you.
  • 22 Nov - Tues
  • ****Project 4: What is Mathematics: A Class Review **** [Choose 2 of 4 Projects]
  • If you didn't finish the lab, turn that in.
  • 21 Nov - Mon
  • Probability in our World and Our Lives hw
  • 17 Nov - Thur
  • Do any two people on your floor have the same birthday? Begin working on hw for Monday and Tuesday.
  • 15 Nov - Tues
  • ****Test 3**** study guide
  • 14 Nov - Mon
  • Bring your prior labs with you, along with your stock graph.
  • Study for test 3 via the study guide and write down any questions that you have.
  • Take a try of the ASULearn Review Questions for Test 3
  • 10 Nov - Thur
  • ****Project 3: Critical Analysis of Recent Media **** [Choose 2 of 4 Projects]
  • 8 Nov - Tues
  • Search google news, scholar.google.com, newspapers, journals or magazines to find a news article you are interested in that discusses boxplots and/or predictors from the last 12 months. Write down the title, the source reference and the date the news article appeared in print or on the web.
  • Finish the lab if you didn't already, and work on upcoming hw for Thur or Mon
  • 7 Nov - Mon
  • regression hw for lab
  • 3 Nov - Thur
  • regression and inferences #2 hw
  • 1 Nov - Tues
  • inferences hw
  • 31 Oct - Mon
  • stock hw for lab. Costumes are welcome.
  • 27 Oct - Thur
  • stumbling through data and boxplots hw
  • 25 Oct - Tues
  • sampling and centers hw
  • 24 Oct - Mon
  • investments hw for lab
  • 20 Oct - Thur
  • ****Test 2**** study guide
  • 18 Oct - Tues
  • How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 #9, 14, 21, and 24 and
            Exercise Set 1.3 # 8 and 10
  • Take a try of the ASULearn Review Questions for Test 2 and read the study guide and write down any questions that you have.
  • 17 Oct - Mon
  • (To turn in) debt hw
  • 11 Oct - Tues
  • (To turn in) Themes review of our finance segment
  • If you didn't finish the lab, do so.
  • 10 Oct - Mon
  • Car Loan Practice Problem on ASULearn. Keep track of your calculations on a sheet of paper (if you scroll over an answer box after you submit it, you will receive feedback and hints, and you can resubmit the correct answers online).
  • 6 Oct - Thur
  • Read
            1. Heart of Mathematics p. 798-801
            2. ASULearn reading on loans
  • Complete You Try It 3.4
  • 4 Oct - Tues
  • ****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy **** [Choose 2 of 4 Projects]
    or Reading and questions on Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy: Middle and Later Years is due
  • 3 Oct - Mon
  • (To turn in) Reading and questions on Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy: Middle and Later Years
  • We are going to use lab time to work on Project 2 or as an open office hour to answer any finance questions. You may work in the lab or at home or elsewhere. I'll be there regardless!
  • 29 Sep - Thur
  • Complete the $37 savings
  • Complete Jane and Joan on ASULearn.
  • 27 Sep - Tues
  • (To turn in) How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 #5, 7
  • Read and take notes on
            1. Heart of Mathematics p. 793-797
            2. ASULearn reading on periodic payments
  • 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).
  • 26 Sep - Mon
  • Review the lump sum formula and write down any questions you have
  • Read and highlight or takes notes on Ben Franklin's Plan - Web Reading for Lab
  • Complete the Benjamin Franklin's Will--Early Years activity
  • 22 Sep - Thur
  • Read and take notes on or highlight the reading on history and lump sum on ASULearn.
  • (To turn in) How Do You Know Exercise 1.2 #1, 2
  • 20 Sep - Tues
  • (To turn in) Real-life rates around you
  • If you didn't finish lab, that is also due.
  • 19 Sep - Mon
  • (To turn in) How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.1 # 1, 13, 16, 17, and 20. Show your calculation work! If you need help reviewing, see Percent, Proportion, and Growth on ASULearn, which also has solutions, or come to office hours and/or math lab.
  • 15 Sep - Thur
  • ****Test 1**** study guide
  • 13 Sep - Tues
  • Read the study guide for Test 1
  • Take a try of ASULearn Review Questions (I won't use the specific grade, but do ask for a good faith effort for participation)
  • 12 Sep - Mon
  • Shape of the Universe Readings and Video Take notes (which may take the form of informal handwritten notes, highlighting and/or underlining) in preparation for lab.
  • 8 Sep - Thur
  • (To turn in) Themes review and Jeff Weeks interview
  • 6 Sep - Tues
  • Read and take notes on Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality) and 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
  • 1 Sep - Thur
  • ****Project 1: Earth & Universe - Annotated Bibliography**** [Choose 2 of 4 Projects]
    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 - Tues
  • If you did not finish the lab, do so. Review material, work on Project 1, or hw for next week.
  • 29 Aug - Mon
  • 2D Universes Readings and Videos. Take notes (which may take the form of informal handwritten notes, highlighting and/or underlining) in preparation for lab.
  • 25 Aug - Thur
  • To turn in: Choose a question on project 1 and begin looking for at least two different, if possible contradictory, perspectives [they may be scholarly and/or nonscholarly]
  • 23 Aug - Tues
  • Purchase the i-clicker and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics. Obtain a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it). Bring the i-clicker and calculator to all classes including this one. Bring the book to classes when we have readings due.
  • 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; whether you are or have been affiliated with Watauga Residential College; what you might like to do as a career; your non-academic interests and hobbies; anything that I should know about you so that I can best meet your needs as a student/understand you better; 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 material from last week and lab. If you did not complete the lab (or any other work from last week due to a later registration), then finish that via the class highlights page.
  • 22 Aug - Mon
  • Perspective drawing web reading and take notes
  • 18 Aug - Thur
  • Read through the Syllabus online (google Dr. Sarah...) Write down any questions you have - the university considers this a binding contract between us. Also read through Project 1 due on 9/1 and write down any questions.
  • 16 Aug - Tues
  • First class. You'll need to purchase the i-clicker, rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics, and obtain a a scientific calculator (with a yx, xy, or ^ key on it) by next Tues.