The following is NOT HOMEWORK unless you miss part or all of the class. See the Main Class Calendar for ALL homework and due dates.

a) 0

b) 1

c) 2

d) 3

e) greater than 3

Discuss mathematical breakthroughs and revolutions.

David Blackwell.

Andrew Wiles and

Purchase your stock

Statistics Detective Lab.

If you did not already take a try of the ASULearn Review Questions for Test 3 then do so.

Take questions on the study guide or ASULearn review.

With regard to the 1936 Landon and Roosevelt election

a) The sample size was not large enough

b) The sample size was not diverse enough

c) Landon should have won - Roosevelt's win was due to a last minute change in sentiment

With regard to the 2008 election between McCain and Obama, which of the following are true

1. Both articles claimed that younger voters were essential in North Carolina.

2. The exit poll data may not be representative.

3. The authors disagreed about the impact of young voters in Florida and Ohio.

a) Only 1

b) Only 2

c) Only 3

d) Only two of the three statements are true

e) All three of the statements are true

2000 election between Bush and Gore

If time remains, Case studies: College Success

Interpret the negativeslope of the best fit line in this context.

a) As the policeman has more experience he gives out more tickets

b) As the policeman has more experience he gives out less tickets

The r

a) There is a typo in the book - the actual r

b) The mathematics of the r

c) Other

Discuss the interactive regression. Discuss the lab.

In the egg bungee experiment the similarity of the rubber bands led to an almost constant slope for the change in distance dropped / change in rubber bands.

a) Agree

b) Disagree

If your stock market r

a) Yes

b) No

Can We Predict the Future? Stocks, Class Data, and Raw Egg Regressions

Discuss correlations versus causations

As a researcher, was it ethical to remove the points that I eliminated and keep the remaining points?

a) Yes

b) No

Media Representations: Discuss

How many different items were you able to find in the books that related

a) 0

b) 1-4

c) 5-9

d) 10-14

e) 15 or over

Go over hw readings and clicker questions.

Go over analyses and critiques of the impact of young voters and corresponding page numbers

Music choices and compatibility issues (measuring "difference" in music tastes via looking at vertical distance between points) music 1, music 2.

3.4 #11.

a) Mean is higher than the median

b) Mean is lower than the median

c) Mean equals the median

Begin the 1969 Vietnam draft data, introduction to scatterplot, line of best fit, and boxplots via Starr

Discuss the measures of centers homework and share from

a) mean

b) median

c) mode

Nielsen ratings.

a) ABC

b) CBS

c) NBC

Take questions on project 3

GE experiment

Statistics of nature

Music choices and compatibility issues (measuring "difference" in music tastes via looking at vertical distance between points) music 1, music 2.

Discuss bar chart of volume of stocks from lab including how you can tell whether the mean will be above or below the median using the idea of a scale balance. Distance from home bar chart. Armspan bar chart. Height box plots.

Worst graph intro, worst graphs cover. Histogram of the ASULearn random number from 1 to 10. experiment and Excel analyses. Discuss whether the human mind can provide a random number. Discuss sampling versus census. Discuss mathematical proof versus statistical significance and randomness.

a) lump sum

b) periodic payment

c) loan payment

d) combination

e) other

Philosophy of loans

Student loan statement. Payday lender. Credit cards and finance charge. If time remains, then work on homework for Thursday.

Condo and Car Purchases: Decisions, Decisions (Part 1) lab

Philosophy of loans

Student loan statement.

Discuss local debt. Discuss debt in NC, the US, and the world. Richard Feynman quotation:

Project Criteria and Rubric

Benjamin Franklin's Will - News Article Web Readings

Ben Franklin's Will Part 1

Lump Sum Philosophy and Derivation

Transparencies from class

If time remains, then begin the lottery questions

If time remains, then my own research as part of a theme of success in mathematics for Project 4.

Begin finance. Charlie Rose - An exclusive conversation with Warren Buffett [first 54 seconds and then from 3:30-5:18].

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=4537231419795681197

History and ethics of charging interest for the use of land, animals, money.

Plimpton Cuneiform 322 and interpreting data

Usury is Piracy

Quotes on taxation. Local to global taxes. Discuss 142 years compounding monthly versus annually.

Lump sum philisophy.

Real-life bank situation. Past student was told that her c.d. will be compounded monthly at 8% for 8 months, and is told that this 8% will apply each and every month. Let's say that she put in $1000. How much would her c.d. be worth at the end of 8 months?

(a) 1000(1+.08)

(b) 1000(1+.08/8)

(c) 1000(1+.08/12)

(d) 1000(1+.08/12)

(e) none of the above

What did the bank really mean?

Portal.

Work on the Jeff Weeks worksheet as a review.

The Shape of Space Video - this 11-minute animated video produced by The Geometry Center introduces the two-dimensional space of flatland, looks at possible shapes for flatland from the perspective of three dimensions, and represents those shapes of space in two dimensions. Then the animation uses the same kind of representation to look at possible shapes for three-dimensional space. Viewers are taken on a ride across the boundless three-dimensional surface of a three-torus and a four-dimensional Klein bottle. As viewers see these imaginary universes from inside the spaceship, they experience the illusion of seeing copies of the universes.

Use tape to make an equator. Begin going over Project 1.

a) The Pythagorean theorem holds

b) They Pythagorean theorem fails since a

c) They Pythagorean theorem fails since a

d) The Pythagorean theorem is sometimes satisfied but other times violated

e) There is no way to determine whether it holds

In the weeks to come, we will see that there are many real-life applications of hyperbolic geometry, such as models of the internet that hope to reduce the load on routers, building crystal structures to store more hydrogen or absorb more toxic metals, mapping the brain, mapping the universe, and modeling Mercury's orbit.

Discuss physical models of small pieces of hyperbolic space. Crochet model of hyperbolic geometry Reef Crochet reef.

PacMan sequence from

Watch an excerpt from

Discuss what a 2-D creature would see if an orange passed through the plane of existence.

Highlight some books from my office that are useful for the project.

Sphere questions:

Experiencing Geometry by Henderson

Geometry Theorems and Constructions by Berele and Goldman

The Heart of Mathematics by Burger and Starbird

Symmetry, Shape and Space by Kinsey and Moore

Universe questions:

Beyond the Third Dimension by Banchoff

Exploring the Shape of Space by Weeks

Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension by Rucker

The Heart of Mathematics by Burger and Starbird

Hyperspace by Kaku

The Math Book by Pickover

Shape of Space by Weeks

Symmetry, Shape and Space by Kinsey and Moore

Escher's space and Poincare's disk model of hyperbolic geometry.

Escher drawing

Sphere with Angels and Devils, 1942. Sphere Surface with Fish. 1958

Discuss a computer model of Escher's space called hyperbolic geometry.

Hyperbolic worksheet.

Perspective lab activities

Take the ASULearn Mathematical Experiences reflection

Butterfly

Globe wrong view

Globe correct view

Accident

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKQ8Ilr6PgU If time remains then go over ASULearn messages, and discuss project 1.