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 are counted in the participation
grade.

1 May  Sat 
****Final Project
Research Presentations
**** from 122:30
Extra Credit Opportunities

27 Apr  Tues 
Prepare to orally present your final project
abstract (like a commercial
or advertisement for your project) in 12 minutes. Be sure that
your topic has been preapproved as a message on ASULearn.
Arabic Mathematics: Jordan Smith
Mathematics and Cryptology: Joseph Cress and Ren Brady
Mathematics of the Egyptian Pyramids: Alex Walls
Mathematics and Astrology/Constellations: Alex Ward and Kristina Beggen
Mathematics in Architecture: Carly Roos and Taylor Elkins
Sundials: Samantha Haney
Women in Mathematics: Katherine Lochbaum, Samantha Rayman, and
Stephanie Matson
Mathematics and Weaving: Hannah Ferrara
Mathematics and Music Theory: Claire and Sarah Ewald
BioMathematics: Ridge and Susan
Nutrition: Lauren
Perspective: Leah and MaryFaith
Sound Waves: Thomas
Golden Ratio: Justin H. and Allen
Battlefield: Justin B and Cory
Egyptian Mathematics: Kai and Holly
Abacus: Emily

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26 Apr  Mon 
****Project 5: Personal
Reflection****
Bring your stock purchase information to lab.

22 Apr  Thur 
Begin working on project 5 and the final project.

20 Apr  Tues 
Travis will be in the library room 210 from 10:1511:45 to offer a
review session. I have office hours as usual from 11:5012:30.
****Test 3****
study guide
Turn in test 2 and revisions for a possible +2.

15 Apr  Thur 
****Project 4: Critiques of
Recent Media
****

13 Apr  Tues 
If you didn't finish the lab, complete it for homework.
Read
Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance
Continue working on Project 4.

12 Apr  Mon 
How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c).
"Purchase" the same stock
you used in your stock graph.
Read the stock regression
Continue to bring your stock graph with you to class and lab.
Begin working on Project 4.

8 Apr  Thur 
ASULearn message me or write down (to turn in)
an analysis and critique (informal bullet points are fine) 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 homework readings on Mar 25, Mar 29, Mar 30, and/or Apr 1.
(see the assigned
readings below).

1 Apr  Thur 
ASULearn message me or
write down (to turn in) something you found interesting, had a question on,
or disagreed with from each of the following 5 sections (informal bullet
points are fine)
in Heart of Mathematics
1) p. 57 "a look back"
2) p. 571572 and p. 576580
3) p. 585587 and "a look back" on p. 600
4) p. 613615 and p. 620623
5) p. 645658

30 Mar  Tues 
Complete the lab.
Come to class prepared to discuss How Do You Know
p. 166 section Chapter 3 Section 3 #6 on measures of center
Read about boxplots in How Do You Know and use
the following lo, q1, median, q3, and hi
to sketch three boxplots on the same graph.
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? Explain.

29 Mar  Mon 
Skim section Chapter 3 Section 1, p. 121  130
of How Do You Know and write down something you found interesting
or had a question on.
Skim Chapter 3 Section 3, p. 156  163 of
How Do You Know and write down any questions
you have.
Read
MSFT
conflicting graph viewpoints.
Bring your stock market graph
with you to lab. We will use this graph and your Excel file that you
sent to yourself. (If you didn't attend lab, then do this for homework).

25 Mar  Thur 
Read section 1.5 in the How Do You Know?
book to gain some familiarity with personal investments and stock information.
Read Heart of Mathematics p. 543544 (How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
Message me on ASULearn or write down to turn in 2 items that you
found interesting, that surprised you, or that you disagreed with.
Bring your stock graph from Monday's lab with you to class.

23 Mar  Tues 
****Test 2****
study guide

22 Mar  Mon 
You will need money on your card to print 1 sheet from lab.
Find the stock symbols of 3 companies that are actively traded and that
you are interested in "buying" 
for example, you might search
finance.yahoo.com/l for stocks with certain names
(note that the search features are not very user friendly)
(that last letter is the letter "l" not the number 1)
or www.google.com for
"stock symbol" "COMPANY NAME"
where COMPANY NAME is
the name of the company that you are interested in.
Continue practicing for Test 2.

18 Mar  Thur 
****Project 3: Benjamin Franklin's
Legacy****
Lab
Benjamin Franklin News
Article Web Readings
Benjamin
Franklin's Legacy  Project 3
SelfEvaluation Checklist for
the Project
Look at the study guide for test 2 and write down any questions that
you have.
Bring How Do You Know to class.

16 Mar  Tues 
To turn in:
How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 #9, 14, 21, and 24
and Exercise Set 1.3 # 8, 10
Take a try of the ASULearn Material Review Questions for Test 2 and write
down any questions that you have.
Continue working on Project 3

15 Mar  Mon 
Complete ASULearn Car Loan Practice Problem. Keep track of your answers and calculations on a sheet of paper to turn in  (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).
Click on this Kelly Blue Book link.
Click on the New Car tab on the top of the page, and
then follow the directions to choose a model, a make, and a year, and
then click on the pricing link of the car you want to "purchase" in lab.
You might also need to select a trim or other options and enter a zip code
(28608 or your home zip code will do). Scroll down the cars pricing
report page to find info on the Base Price and Destination Charge, like
Invoice MSRP
New Car Blue Book Value
Base Price
$18,123.00 $18,995.00
$19,592.00
Destination Charge 695.00
695.00
Incl.
Write down the pricing info for your car,
as well as the info for your car  make, model, year.
Read p. 3637 in How Do You Know? on debt to income ratio
and bring your workbook to lab.
Begin working on homework for Tuesday.

4 Mar  Thur 
Skim p. 2427 in How Do You Know? on loans and amortization.
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.
Read through Project 3 and write down any questions.
Work on $37 savings. Show
work to determine that the interest is $119.84 and $10.91 respectively.
If you didn't turn in the lab on Monday, bring the completed version
with you.

2 Mar  Tues 
Complete the Jane and Joan assignment on ASULearn. I must go in manually
to update the formula questions, but you will know if your work is
correct because I provided the answers in the questions.
Complete the Benjamin Franklin Lab
in you did not already turn it in.

1 Mar  Mon 
To turn in:
How Do You Know? p. 21 Exercise Set 1.2 numbers 1 and 2.
Read Ben Franklin's Plan  Web Reading
for Lab

25 Feb  Thur 
Carefully read How Do You Know? p. 1113
(the answer to You Try It 2.3 is on page 275).
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.

23 Feb  Tues 
Bring your scientific calculator to all labs and classes during the personal finance segment.

22 Feb  Mon 
Practice Problems (to turn in):
How Do You Know? page 6 in section 1.1 # 1, 13, 16, 17, 20.
In order to save paper, I recommend writing in the workbook.

15 Feb  18 Feb 
****Project 2: What is a
Mathematician?
****
Leonardo Fibonacci (11701250): Allen and Alex Ward
Leonardo Da Vinci (14521519): Alex Walls, Hannah Ferrara, and Thomas
Rene Descartes (15961650): Joseph, Lauren and Ren
Sir Isaac Newton (16431727): Andrew, Jordan, Justin H
Leonhard Euler (17071783): Leah and MaryFaith
Sophie Germain (17761831): Katherine, Samantha R, and Stephanie
Florence Nightingale (18201910): Thomas and ?
Bernhard Riemann (18261866): Kristina, Ridge and Susan
Paul Erdos (19131996): Emily
Evelyn Boyd Granville (1924): Carly, Cory, Justin Biggs and Taylor
Stephen Hawking (1942): Holly and Kai
Bill Gates (1955): Claire, Sarah and Samantha Haney

11 Feb  Thur 
Prepare to tell us the name of your (approved) mathematician
and why you chose them.
Look for my ASULearn message to you that contains references for your
mathematician. Use my references and others you find
to find quotations and information related to the themes and
questions listed on
Project 2. Bring in your
answers so that I can give you feedback.

9 Feb  Tues 
Search the web to find a few short quotes about what mathematics is, and
bring the quotations and the names of the people they are attributed to
 prepare to present these
in class and tell us why you chose those quotations.
You will regularly need your calculator in class and lab
for the rest of the semester. You may leave your geometry notes at home.
Your group and mathematician for
Project 2 must be approved on
ASULearn by the end
of the day (only 1 mathematician per group  firstcomefirstserved on
ASULearn). Everyone must work in a group of 24 people on this assignment.
If you did not finish filling out The
Proof in lab, then turn this in by the beginning of class.

8 Feb  Mon 
Read the following about
creative inquiry
I will bring this handout for you, but
skim The Proof so that
you know what questions to answer while we are watching the video (which
will begin promptly at 5pm since it is exatly 50 minutes long).
Work on homework for Tuesday.

4 Feb  Thur 
****Test 1****
study guide.
Take a try of the ASULearn material review, which counts as participation.

2 Feb  Tues 
Examine the study guide
for the test. Recall that the advice from last semester's students was to
know everything on the study guide.
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.]
Message me on ASULearn or write down at least one question or comment
related to the study guide or the quiz.
If you did not finish the universe lab, then complete it and turn it
in at the beginning of class.

1 Feb  Mon 
Read through the following reading
and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) two items that
you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished
had been done:
Heart of Mathematics p. 307319.
Begin reviewing for Test 1 via the
study guide. The ASULearn Material
Review Quiz will be available by Monday at the end of lab.

28 Jan  Thur 
Read through the following readings
and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) two items that
you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished
had been done:
Heart of Mathematics p. 289299.
Shape
of the Universe
Jeff Weeks Interview

26 Jan  Tues 
****Project 1:
Earth and Universe  Annotated
Bibliography****
If you did not finish the 2D Universes
Lab then complete it and this is due at the beginning of class.
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 won't mind writing on it during class.



25 Jan  Mon 
Read through the 2D Universes Readings
and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) two items that
you found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished
had been done.

21 Jan  Thur 
Obtain a scientific calculator (with a
y^{x}, x^{y}, or ^ key on it),
a 3ring binder notebook, and a hole puncher.
Obtain 2 books from the bookstore:
purchase the How Do You Know? workbook
and obtain the hardcover rental Heart of Math book by showing
your class schedule.
Begin working on Project 1 under the due date of Jan 26.

19 Jan  Tues 
Mathematical Experiences
Reflections (To turn in)

14 Jan  Thur 
Come to class prepared to share from and discuss the
Perspective drawing web
reading.

12 Jan  Tues 
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.
