In todays lab we
will review material as well as extend and introduce additional
themes related to what mathematics is.
### Reviewing Hyperbolic Geometry

1. As you read the following two readings, write down what you thought about
them. Be sure to include any aspects that
surprised you, that resonated with you, and that you disagreed with.

a.
Hyperbolic
Space

b.
History of the
Crochet Coral Reef Project
### Reflecting on Equations

Equations are prevalent both in and outside of mathematics.

2. How would you define an equation?

3. Think of an equation you believe to be important (it does *not* have
to be from our class).
What does it express about the world or mathematics?

4. Write down the equations we've seen so far in the course.
### Finance

Our second segment will be personal finance. In order to begin
thinking about those themes, and placing them into the broader
discussion about mathematics and what kind of world we should be working towards...

5. Research the web to find out how old the idea of charging interest is
and write down what you find.

6. Research the web to find at least
one reason it makes sense to charge interest (for land, animals, money)
and write down what you find.

7. Research the web to find at least
one reason it doesn't make sense to charge
interest and write down what you find.

Share what you found with your neighbors.

Talk to a neighbor you sit near
in the usual classroom and figure out who will bring
the child's ball (bring this tomorrow).

If you turn in the hw from Thursday, then I have responded to
you on the ASULearn Forums.
Ask me any questions you have about the
grading and criteria
for project 1
(which is in the
section immediately following the
questions). I'm always happy to help!