DUE Date

Work is always due at the BEGINNING of
class. Additional hw TBA.

27 Jun  Fri 
****Research
Presentations: Mathematical Breakthroughs**** Must participate to pass the class.

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26 June  Thur 
Prepare to share your research presentation topic with the rest of the
class and continue to work on the presentations.
Bring a list of any mathematical connections/mathematicians
you already have with you so that I can help you add to them.
Bring your stock purchase info with you

25 Jun  Wed 
****Project 4: What is
Mathematics: A Class Review
****

24 June  Tues 
Bring your stock purchase info with you
Search for information on the
mathematicians David Blackwell and Andrew Wiles and
report on a few interesting items that you found (to turn in)
Work on the last 2 assignments: Project 4 and the Research Presentations

23 June  Mon 
What mathematics is
research and readings assignment (to turn in)
Bring your graded Project 3 (Critiques of Recent Media) with you to class

20 Jun  Fri 
****Test 3****
study guide

19 June  Thur 
Study for test 3 via the study guide
and write down any questions that you have.
Take a try of the ASULearn practice questions
Review the statistics labs along with your stock graph.

18 Jun  Wed 
****Project 3: Critical Analysis of Recent
Media
****

17 Jun  Tues 
Read and take notes on
(keep track of the pages for the themes related to
Project 3)
Heart of Mathematics (keep track of the
pages)
p. 5355, the chart on p. 56,
and p. 61 Numerical Patterns in Nature
p. 734735 and 738745 Statistics Throughout our Lives
p. 776788 Deciding Personal and Public Policy
Read
Exposure to letters A or F can affect test performance and prepare a
bullet point list of a summary of related content and
the page numbers in connection with
relevant correlation/causation, sample size and study readings (via
p. #s and content) in both books.
Read about linear regression,
predictors and the stock market
Complete How Do You Know 3.4 #15 parts b) and c)
Begin working on Project 3

16 Jun  Mon 
Take notes on
(keep track of the pages #s for the themes related to
Project 3):
In Heart of Mathematics
p. 591593 Are Coincidences as Truly Amazing as They First Appear?
p. p. 645651 and 654661 Stumbling Through a Minefield of Data
p. 712722 Making Inferences from Data
In How Do You Know:
p. 156 on When
Good Graphs Go Bad,
p. 172176 on the
Center of a Distribution,
the Spread of a Distribution, and Box Plots,
and
p. 185188 on Linear Relationships
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? Can you say something
positive about each network using the boxplots? Explain.
Create an analysis and critique using bullet points 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 from Friday and today:
For example:
Heart of Mathematics p. 655656 examined the issues surrounding the 1936 presidential election, including biased polling, and how George Gallup made his name by accurately predicting the election with a small (but randomized) sample.

13 Jun  Fri 
Bring with you the printed full size graph of your stock.
Read and take notes on or highlight
section 1.5: Personal Finance: Investments
in the How Do You Know?
book (beginning on p. 51)
to gain some familiarity with personal investments and stock information.
Read and take notes on
(& keep track of the page #s for the themes of Project 3):
Heart of Mathematics p. 594 (How to Get Rich Quick as a Stock Whiz).
How Do You Know:
p.
131134 on History of Statistics, Census, Sampling and
Random Sampling,
p. 138 on estimating a characteristic as well as
sample size,
p. 140 from item 3. to the bottom of the page on
misleading questions, and
p. 142 on Human Subject Research
and bring the workbook to
class.
Read and take notes on or highlight:
MSFT conflicting graph viewpoints
Complete How Do You Know p. 180181 #6 on measures of center
and be prepared to discuss why you chose what you did

12 Jun  Thur 
****Test 2****
study guide.
The test will be 1:15 minutes and we will resume class by 1:55 in the lab.

11 Jun  Wed 
To turn in:
How Do You Know Exercise Set 1.2 (beginning on p. 23)
#9, 14, 21, and 24
and Exercise Set 1.3 (beginning on p. 32)# 8 and 10
Take a try of the ASULearn Material Review Questions for
Test 2 and read the study guide
and write down any questions that you have.
Review the class highlights page and begin taking notes for finance
information for Project 4.

10 Jun  Tues 
Skim p. 2629 in How Do You Know? and
p. 806 in Heart of Mathematics on loans and amortization.
Complete You Try It 3.4 on the top of page 30, which is similar to the car
loan practice problem from lab. Show work. Hint: When you solve for the
monthly payment, you should obtain 381.84 and the balance due at the end of
3 months is 13782.35.
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 (to turn in).
Read How Do You Know p. 3847

9 Jun  Mon 
****Project 2: Benjamin Franklin's Financial Legacy
****
Benjamin Franklin's Will 
News Article Web Readings
Project Criteria

6 Jun  Fri 
Read and take notes on or highlight
How Do You Know? p. 1, 57, 913, and
Heart of Mathematics p. 793797.
Complete How Do You Know? p. 22 Exercise Set 1.2 #5 and 7
Begin working on Project 2 under Monday's due date and write down
any questions you have

5 Jun  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.
Practice Problems (to turn in) from
How Do You Know?
Exercise Set 1.1 beginning on p. 7:
# 1, 13, 16, 17, and 20.
Exercise Set 1.2 p. 22 # 1 and 2.
You may write in the workbook and rip out the pages to save paper. Show your calculation work!
Read and highlight or takes notes on
Ben Franklin's Plan  Web Reading
for Lab

4 Jun  Wed 
****Test 1****
study guide

3 Jun  Tues 
Take a try of ASULearn Review Questions for Test 1 [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.]
Review the class highlights page
and your notes, reflect, and list all instances from
this segment as related to the themes of the course and in
Project 4:
1. what mathematics is,
2. what it has to offer and why it is useful,
3. the diverse ways that people succeed in it and impact it,
4. local to global theme,
5. truth and consequenses theme.
Read through the following and write down
two items that you found interesting, disagreed with,
had a question on, or wished had been done:
Jeff Weeks Interview
Write down any questions related to the Test 1 study guide

2 Jun  Mon 
Read through the following and take notes and be prepared to discuss:
An article I wrote for Mathematics Awareness Month:
The Shape
of the Universe
Heart of Mathematics Section 4.6 (The Shape of Reality)
and 4.7 (The Fourth Dimension)
Gluing Spaces

30 May  Fri 
****Project 1: Earth
and Universe  Annotated Bibliography****
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.



29 May  Thur 
Continue working on project 1. Review class material and write down any
questions.
Read through the 2D Universes Readings
and take notes (which may take the form of written notes, highlighting
and/or underlining).
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;
what you might like to do as a career; your nonacademic interests and
hobbies; 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.

28 May  Wed 
Read through the Syllabus online (google Dr.
Sarah...) Come prepared to share something you read and write down any
questions you have  the university considers this a binding contract between
us.
Read through Project 1 due
on Fri and choose a problem to work on.
Begin looking for related references for
[you are looking for diverse and contradictory perspectives,
including scholarly and nonscholarly references and books]
Obtain from the bookstore:
purchase the How Do You Know? workbook
and rent the hardcover Heart of Mathematics book
and the iclicker.
Obtain a scientific calculator (with a
y^{x}, x^{y}, or ^ key on it)
Bring the iclicker and calculator to all classes.
Bring books to classes when we have readings or problems due from them.

27 May  Tues 
First class
