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: daily 9:45-10:10 and 2:20 in 304 or 326
    and on ASULearn Forums & Zoom Conferencing

    Any changes, extra additions or cancellations are announced online when possible. Sometimes, if no one comes to office hours, I go down the hall to the mailroom, photocopy machine, or to talk to another professor. If I am not in my office during office hours, you should walk down the hall to look for me, and interrupt to tell me that you are there. I am always around and happy to help you during office hours unless otherwise posted to the webpage. You do not need to make an appointment to use office hours - just drop by! I am happy to answer your questions, go over material you are not feeling comfortable with, or help you work on homework or projects. If someone else is in my office hours, join us - we'll take turns for questions. I strongly prefer that you use office hours, but if you can't make them, message me on ASULearn Forums, which will be answered at least once a day.
  • 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.