Date 
WORK DUE at the beginning of class
unless otherwise noted!

8 Dec 
Our assigned meeting time during finals week
is Mon Dec 8 beginning at 9AM
and includes you turning in
part 4 of the course project. We'll also do
some reflective activities, including
Liz Coleman discussion: clickers.
The final draft of the course paper is due. Any outstanding assignments
are also due.

1 Dec 
Course project beamer presentations continue
Nagchou, Stan and Tim

24 Nov 
Course project beamer presentations continue
Callum, Josh and Huy

17 Nov 
Course project beamer presentations begin:
Chris and Deniz
Peer review
Liz Coleman on general education [15:31]

10 Nov 
Homework Due:
Appalachian General Education
During Class
Discuss the course project paper and presentations
rubric.
Peer review for the
presentations. Clicker questions.
Liz Coleman on general education [15:31]

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3 Nov 
Homework Due: Mathematical Writing
 Read
Guidelines
for Good Mathematical Writing by Francis Edward Su.
 First draft of the course project paper is due.
710 page paper: Paper template LaTeX code
and pdf version
 Bring your iclicker to class
During Class
Take questions or comments on the drafts and the guidelines for
good writing.
Go over the
template for the beamer presentation
Gened goals at Appalachian,
Appalachian State
University (Institutional Ad 2014)
and
hw for next week.

27 Oct 
Homework Due: Mathematics in a
General Education
During Class: Go over the hw and template for the
course paper and the
rubric.
clicker questions.
Why make Liberal Arts Majors take Math in
College?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvO1yAzQq9E [3:23]
Clicker question
A World With No Math
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0LS1qkRTQ
Discuss mathematics in
a general education as well as goals for mathematics majors.

20 Oct 
Homework Due: Proof, Certainty, Success and
Discoveries in Mathematics
During Class:
Clicker questions and discussion of
hw and presenting proof, certainty,
success and discoveries in mathematics. Hand out cause/effect in SYNC.

13 Oct 
Homework Due: Part 2 of the course project [We don't need the
code  just
the LaTeX'ed PDFs]. See finding library and scholarly
sources and LaTeX software.
 LaTeX code for Beamer Template and
Figure 1 must be in the same directory to LaTeX.
PDF version
 LaTeX code for Preliminary Bibliography,
PDF version
 Continue working on the course project paper and write down any
questions you have
During Class: How to Talk Mathematics by
Paul Hamos, Notices of the AMS (v. 21, 1974, pp. 155158).
Begin certainty, proof, success and discoveries in mathematics,
as well as communicating them to others.
The Proof video mp4 and
questions

6 Oct 
Research Day (No Class): Work on the course projectfind
relevant references for the bibliography and at least one image for the Beamer.
See finding library and scholarly sources.

29 Sep 
Homework Due: Professional Associations
and Ethics and Responsibilities of Community Membership
 There are 3 readings on ASULearn. As you read, list (to turn ininformal
bullet points are fine) all the ethical issues you see.
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society:
Professional Associations by Christopher J. Stapel
Selections from Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: Ethics by
Michael Green
Mathematics and Ethics, Hersh, R. The Mathematical Intelligencer,
1990 12(3), pp. 1315.
 Next, for each of the readings, name at least one aspect from the reading
that surprised you, that you found interesting, disagreed with, or had a
question on
(so you will have at least three items total  one from each reading.
Like the first part, this can be hand written or typed, whatever you
prefer).
 Research one of the professional associations mentioned in the articles
and LaTeX some aspect you found interesting along with a bibliographic
reference for the website of the organization and a publication by them.
Print and turn in your LaTeX'ed document (LaTex it more than once to get
the citations working). A LaTeX template:
LaTeX code
and the pdf version (LaTeX software.)
 Bring your iclicker to class.
During Class:
Introduction to Beamer
(LaTex code).
Clicker questions #1 and #2
Class discussion on
professional associations, ethics and the
responsibilities of community membership
Clicker questions #3 and #4
Ethical Guidelines of the AMS
"To correct in a timely way or to withdraw work that is erroneous."
"The Society promotes mathematical research together with its unrestricted dissemination, and to that end encourages all to engage in this endeavor. Mathematical ability must be respected wherever it is found, without regard to race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, political belief, or disability."
"Freedom to publish must sometimes yield to security concerns, but
mathematicians should resist excessive secrecy demands whether by government
or private institutions."
Clicker questions #5 and #6
Academic Integrity Code

22 Sep 
Homework Due: Part 1 of the course project
(LaTeX template and
LaTeX software.) You can print your
code by copying and pasting into another program, like Word. Also print your
LaTeX'ed document  ie the pdf. Begin finding library and scholarly sources
for the project.
During Class:
What makes good formal typed writing?
Share the final project topic and any questions.
What makes a good mathematics talk?
Clicker questions.
Review LaTeX software, including writeLaTeX
and TexWorks, and introduce the
LaTeX template and bibliographic
code for next week's homework.
Review finding
library and scholarly sources.
Introduction to LaTeX Bibliography
Introduction to Beamer (LaTex code).

15 Sep 
Homework Due: Careers [Note the CareerFest on Sept 23]
 Read Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: Careers
on ASULearn
Typeup your responses to the following, which is due at the beginning of
class (you should be prepared to discuss your responses, so you may want
to print a second copy for yourself). You do NOT have to use LaTeX for this assignment.
 List any aspects from the reading that surprised you or
that you disagreed with (and comment on your reactions)
 List any aspects from the reading that relate to your own life
 What are your plans for the first year after graduation from Appalachian?
 What are your longterm career plans (list any that you are thinking of)?
 Test the latex template
to be sure you can
latex it and bring your iclicker to class
During Class
Clicker questions on the hw.
Discuss homework, careers, career fair, career center at Appalachian,
interviews.
What advice would you give to a sophomore about planning for after
graduation? What questions do you have about careers?
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/pubseri.cfm?seri_id=14
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12328/pdf/tab41.pdf
Discuss diverse career paths including my
own.
http://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/stem/stemhtml/
mathematics majors
STEM for global competitiveness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlnLAOCZDWI to 0:53
We Use Math
Opportunity at 1:524:20 and then again at 5:586:35.

8 Sep 
Homework Due: Introduction to LaTeX
 Obtain the iclicker and the class text
LaTeX: A Document Preparation System  User's Guide and Reference
Manual, by Leslie Lamport, Second Edition. Both are available
in the bookstore.
 Google Dr. Sarah, get to this page, and read through the course project guidelines
[you can ignore the sublinks for now].
 Read
Dr.
Bauldry's Brief Introduction to LaTeX
 Write down any questions you have on the above 2 readings.
 Begin thinking about a possible course project topic from
previous research experiences, independent
studies on advanced mathematics, foreign exchange program experiences,
or an advanced mathematical topic from a 3000 or 4000 level class.
I would be happy to discuss
your interests in office hours to help you find a good topic.
During Class:
Register the iclicker.
Take questions on the homework.
Introduction to LaTeX slides and
LaTeX code [will not LaTeX unless you comment
out (%) the includegraphics commands].
Discuss the course project,
including LaTeX software (open source) and
LaTeX code for preliminary topic.

1 Sep 
Labor Day (No Class)

25 Aug 
First Day of Class:
The art of equations activities
which includes a discussion of the syllabus.
LaTeX code.
Review Cantor's diagonalization argument.
