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
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means that the assignment will receive a
numerical grade while the other assignments (TBA) are counted in the participation
grade.

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29 Apr  Fri 
****Final Project Research
Presentations
**** from 122:30

26 Apr  Tues 
Prepare to orally present your
abstract (like a commercial
or advertisement) for your Final
Project in 12 minutes.

25 Apr  Mon 
Bring your stock market information to lab, including the
purchase information.

21 Apr  Thur 
****Project 4:
What is Mathematics?****

19 Apr  Tues 
Read through the final project under the April 29th due date and if you
have any questions, write them down.

18 Apr  Mon 
Bring your stock market information to lab, including the
purchase information from April
4th.
Read through Project 4 under Thursday's due date
and if you have any questions, write them down. We will spend some of
lab on readings to incorporate in your project.

14 Apr  Thur 
****Test 3: Consumer Statistics****
study guide

12 Apr  Tues 
Study for Test 3 via the ASULearn review questions and the
study
guide and write down any questions you have.

11 Apr  Mon 
****Project 3: Critiques of
Recent Media
****

7 Apr  Thur 
Take a try of the ASULearn Review Questions for Test 3
Continue working on Project 3. If you have any questions, write them
down to discuss in class.
If you did not complete the reading for Tuesday, then do that.

5 Apr  Tues 
If you didn't finish the lab, complete it for homework.
Read
Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance and prepare to
discuss it in connection with correlation/causation readings in both books.

4 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 and we
will use your stock data too.
Begin working on Project 3 under the April 11 due date.

31 Mar  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 24 and Mar 29.

29 Mar  Tues 
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
p. 70 "A Look Back"
p. 583584 Predicting the Future in an Uncertain World
p. 605614 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
p. 666671 and 675683 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
p. 764777 Statistics Throughout our Lives
p. 812826 Deciding Personal and Public Policy
If you didn't complete the lab, do so.

28 Mar  Mon 
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 complete this, then do this for homework).
Begin working on the readings for Tuesday

24 Mar  Thur 
Skim section Chapter 3 Section 1: Collecting Data,
p. 121  127 and 129131 of How Do You Know
and Chapter 3 Section 3: Summarizing Data, p. 156  163 of
How Do You Know. Prepare to discuss these in class  write down
something to share.
Do p. 166 #6 on measures of center
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? Explain.

22 Mar  Tues 
Read section 1.5: Personal Finance: Investments
in the How Do You Know?
book (beginning on p. 48)
to gain some familiarity with personal investments and stock information.
Read Heart of Mathematics p. 608609
(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.
If you did not complete the lab on Monday, see the class highlights
page and ASULearn and finish it.

21 Mar  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.

17 Mar  Thur 
****Test 2: Personal Finance****
study guide
Your condo labs are on my door (326). Note:
For table 2, when paying extra, the 2nd row is
325 538.51 0.79 537.71 385.27
which is also the first row of the amortization table with a negative
balance. To calculate the total interest in this case,
325*538.51  385.27  84212,
ie the number of months times the monthly payment minus the overpayment
that last month minus the original loan amount.
Reminder that this Friday, March 18 is the last day to drop a class 
I will update your total absences on ASULearn by Thursday.

15 Mar  Tues 
To turn in:
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 Material Review Questions for
Test 2 and write down any questions that you have.

14 Mar  Mon 
Complete the ASULearn Car Loan Practice Problem.
Keep track of your answers and calculations on a sheet of paper to bring to
lab (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 Cars tab on the top left side 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.
Check your past reallife rates homework and
write down the rate for a car loan or search to find this.
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.

3 Mar  Thur 
****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's
Legacy**** Submit this on ASULearn.
Benjamin Franklin's Will 
News Article Web Readings
Project Criteria

1 Mar  Tues 
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.

28 Feb  Mon 
Read through all the links on the
Benjamin Franklin's Will  News Article Web Readings and then begin working on Project 2.

24 Feb  Thur 
Complete the Jane and Joan assignment on ASULearn.
You will know if your work is correct because I provided the
answers in the questions. Note: It is the attempt that is important for
participation  not the specific grade. In addition, I must manually
mark some of the questions, so that feedback will be updated later.
Complete
$37 savings. Show
work to determine that the interest is $119.84 and $10.91 respectively.

22 Feb  Tues 
Complete the Benjamin Franklin Lab
in you did not already turn it in.
Carefully read How Do You Know? p. 1113
(the answer to You Try It 2.3 is in the back of the book).

21 Feb  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

17 Feb  Thur 
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.

15 Feb  Tues 
Practice Problems (to turn in):
How Do You Know? Exercise Set 1.1 beginning on page 6:
# 1, 13, 16, 17, 20.
In order to save paper, I recommend writing in the workbook and tearing the
page out to turn in.

14 Feb  Mon 
Begin working on homework for Tuesday and Thursday.

10 Feb  Thur 
If you did not finish the questions in lab, complete those [as on the
class highlights page].
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 and clicker in class
for the rest
of the semester. You may leave your geometry notes at home.

8 Feb  Tues 
****Test 1: Geometry of our Earth and
Universe****
study guide

7 Feb  Mon 
Continue reviewing for test 1 on Tuesday and if you have questions
I have many office hours on Monday before lab.

3 Feb  Thur 
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.]
Read through the following 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:
Jeff Weeks Interview
Test 1 study guide

1 Feb  Tues 
If you did not finish the Universe Lab then complete it.
Read through the following and prepare to discuss it in class. In
addition,
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 Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality)
and 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)

31 Jan  Mon 
To prepare for lab,
read through the following
and message me on ASULearn or write down (to turn in) at least one item from
each reading that you
found interesting, disagreed with, had a question on, or wished had been done:
Gluing Spaces
Read an article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month:
The Shape
of the Universe
Heart of Mathematics Section 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)

27 Jan  Thur 
****Project 1:
Earth and Universe  Annotated
Bibliography****
If you did not finish the 2D Universes
Lab then complete it.
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.



25 Jan  Tues 
If you did not finish the lab, complete it for homework.
Continue working on project 1 by searching for library sources.

24 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.

20 Jan  Thur 
Mathematical Experiences Reflection on ASULearn
Begin working on Project 1 under the due date of Jan 27.

18 Jan  Tues 
Review class material from last week, including
Escher's space
Obtain from the bookstore:
purchase the How Do You Know? workbook
and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics book
and the iclicker by showing your class schedule and this handout.
Obtain a scientific calculator (with a
y^{x}, x^{y}, or ^ key on it),
a 3ring binder notebook, and a hole puncher.
Bring your iclicker and calculator to all classes and labs.

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

11 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 
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