Ask me whether you are presenting in the 1st or 2nd session today. Partners present separately. During your session today you must stand by your project (tape all components up, including the bibliography) to present your project to classmates and answer their questions. During the other session today you'll be doing peer review. By the end, turn in your project components, peer review, and self evaluation. I'm sorry that I can only spend a limited amount of time on each project (so I can get around), but I'll look at your project more carefully later!

Peer Review: You should spend the entire research session when you are not presenting yourself engaging in mathematical discussions and reflections and the depth of the peer review comments is a part of your grade. Continue peer review until I call time.
  1. Name of the person and the topic
  2. List what the equations represent
  3. List what the mathematical images represent
  4. List all the mathematical connections in the project that you didn't already list above
  5. How much time and effort does it look like they put into their work, as compared to your own effort?
    [2 = more than me, 1 = about the same as me, 0 = less than me]
  6. Invent a question about the project and ask it. Write down your question and the person's answer.
  7. What was the most interesting thing you learned?
  8. Name the strongest part of their project related to the criteria (see below)
  9. Give suggestions for improvement related to the criteria (see below)
Neighbors: During your research session, if you are waiting for someone to come hear you, then listen to your neighbors and do a partial peer review of their project, but stay by your project.

Self Evaluation: Answer the following after you have presented your project:
  1. Your name and topic
  2. What would you have improved about your project?
  3. What did you feel went well?
  4. What would you have included with more time and space?

Final Exam Research Presentations Criteria
  1. information with clear mathematical connections
  2. information that is in your own words
  3. mathematical breakthroughs and their timeframes (can use ~ or a range of dates if a specific year is not known)
  4. real-life applications and modern significance
  5. important contributions from diverse scientists or mathematicians and diverse cultures
  6. interesting mathematical pictures that relate
  7. related equations
  8. bring in connections from at least 2 of our 3 segments (geometry of the earth and universe, personal finance and beyond, consumer statistics and probability) on geometry, algebra, statistics, probability
  9. attractive and professional two-page or three-page typed product and an annotated bibliography
  10. depth, clarity, and creativity
  11. Many different types of sources, including scholarly references and library sources. Submit an annotated bibliography of all of the sources, with annotations explaining the mathematical connections in the source, where the pictures are originally from, whether the source is a scholarly reference. Use as many pages as you need for the annotated bibliography.
Final Grades: I won't have time to update ASULearn - your final grade will be available at Appalnet/Registrar by Monday. Exams are 50%, projects are 40%, Effective Class Engagement is 5%, and Homework is 5% so you can use an expected value calculation yourself. (If the redistribution of projects 30% and homework 15% benefits you then I'll use that distribution instead). We use a ten-point scale       A ≥93       90≤ A- < 93       87 ≤ B+ <90       83 ≤ B <87       80≤ B- < 83... Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to stop by office hours next semester to discuss your final project feedback or anything else. It was great working with you this semester. Have a great break!