Project 1: Due Tues
Note: Grammar and spelling are important. Your grade will be based
on the clarity and depth of your responses. Parts 1 and 2 must be
typed and a printed copy is due. No late work
Part 1: Mathematical Experiences Reflections
- You are probably taking this course
as part of a general education requirement. All students must
satisfy a math requirement, although they might choose from
a number of very different courses to do so, such as precalculus, calculus,
or this class. With this in mind, that each of these courses covers
very different material, what skills central
to your intellectual development do you think
society expects students to take away from a core
college level mathematics course, (ie why is a mathematics course a core
- What do you think mathematics is (ie use your own ideas
to define mathematics)?
- Describe a mathematical experience you had that was
rewarding for you.
- Think back to the first mathematical experience you had that
was destructive to your mathematical self-confidence. (We have
all had such experiences - even Dr. Sarah!)
Describe this experience.
- In the last question, you explored a negative
If you could rewrite your role in that experience in order to prevent it
from being destructive to your mathematical self-confidence
what would you change about your behavior and/or reactions?
Part 3: Mathematicians Survey