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

7 May 
Our assigned meeting time during finals week
is Monday, May 7, 2012 from 3:00 PM  5:30 PM and includes
part 4 of the course project  the final draft of the
paper.
Take a look at your feedback on ASULearn (which was posted Wed or Thur
morning) and use it to improve your paper
I (Dr. Sarah)
have office hours Mon 1:303 and will also be available on ASULearn messaging.
Beamer presentations conclude: Dee, Jonathan and Katie

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30 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations continue:
Emily, Jake, and Shane

23 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations continue:
Anthony and Joey

16 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations begin:
Courtney and Will

2 Apr 
Meet in 209b
Homework Due First draft of the
course project paper is due.
During Class Explore Mathematics Awareness Month

26 Mar 
Homework Due:
 Appalachian General
Education
 Continue working on the course project.
During Class: Discuss homework responses and general education
and the two cultures.

19 Mar 
Homework Due:
 First read Mathematics in a General Education on ASULearn.
Write down to turn in aspects that surprised you, that you disagreed with, or
that relate to your own life and also prepare to discuss this during class.
 Next work on the assignment on ASULearn relating to an educational goal
for mathematics majors: Students should possess an understanding of the
breath of the mathematical sciences via an understanding and appreciation of
connections between different areas and with other disciplines.
Note: You may use outside sources, but your responses must be in
your own words on the ASULearn link.
During Class: Happy belated Pi day!
SYNC, discuss mathematics in a general education as
well as goals for mathematics majors.

5 Mar 
Homework Due:
 First read on ASULearn:
The View from Here: The Edge of My Seat by Katherine Merow.
Math Horizons Volume 18, No. 3, February 2011, p. 1214.
Chapter 1 of SYNC: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order by
Steven Strogatz. New York: Hyperion, 2003.
To turn in:
 For each of the 2 readings, name at least two aspects from the reading that surprised you, that you found interesting, disagreed with, or had a question on (so you will have at least four total  two from each reading).
 Research the web for the credentials of the author of SYNC and
summarize what you found.
 What cause/effect [if/then] relationships were stated or implied in the
SYNC chapter? Try to write down as many as you can. These may
be as bullet points. For example: Human pacemaker cells control the heart...
 If you did not turn in the
questions related to the
The Proof video, do so.
During Class: Proof, certainty and discoveries in mathematics.
Proof, The Edge of My Seat, Sync.

27 Feb 
Homework Due:
Part 2 of the course project
LaTex code for Beamer Template
LaTex code for Preliminary Bibliography
Finding library and scholarly sources
During Class:
Begin certainty, proof, success and discoveries in mathematics.
The Proof video and
questions.

20 Feb 
Homework Due: Professional Associations
and Ethics and Responsibilities of Community Membership
 First read on ASULearn:
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society:
Professional Associations
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: Ethics
Mathematics and Ethics, Hersh, R. The Mathematical Intelligencer,
1990 12(3), pp. 1315.
To turn in:
 List the professional organizations mentioned in the readings
 Briefly summarize/list the ethical issues mentioned in the 3 readings
 For each of the 3 readings, name at least two aspects from the reading
that surprised you, that you found interesting, disagreed with, or had a
question
on (so you will have at least six total  two from each reading).
 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. A LaTeX template:
LaTeX code
and the pdf version.
During Class: Discuss professional associations,
ethics and responsibilities of community membership.

13 Feb 
Meet in 209b and bring the LaTeX manual with you
Homework Due:
Part 1 of the course project
(LaTeX template.) You can print your
code by copying and pasting into another program, and also print your
LaTeX'ed document.
During Class:
Intro to Presentations and Beamer. Discuss
library and scholarly sources.
History and LaTeX [will not LaTeX unless you comment out (%) the includegraphics
commands]
How to Talk Mathematics by
Paul Hamos, Notices of the AMS (v. 21, 1974, pp. 155158)
Giving a
Good Presentation by Joseph A. Gallian.

6 Feb 
Meet in 209b and bring the LaTeX manual with you
Homework Due:
 Read through the course project guidelines
[you can ignore the links for now] and begin thinking about a 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
 Read
Dr. Bauldry's Brief Introduction to LaTeX
During Class: Discuss the final project,
including the LaTeX code for preliminary topic.
Introduction to LaTeX.

30 Jan 
Homework Due:
 Go to ASULearn, click on Profile, click on Edit Profile,
and add a picture of yourself so that it is easier to get to know each
other. To
contact anyone in class, click on Participants, click on their
picture, and
click on Send message. This is the best way to contact me outside of
class.
 Reading and discussion questions (type all but 2.
and print two copies  one to
turn in at the beginning of class and one to use in the class discussion)
on the
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: Careers reading on ASULearn
 What cause/effect [if/then] relationships were stated or implied
by the author as being related to mathematics. Try to find them all
(and be prepared to discuss whether you agree or disagree with them).
For example: If we study mathematics then we...
prepare for numerous careers
develop analytical skills...
 Highlight or circle on the handout all the careers that were mentioned.
 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).
 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.
During Class
Fill out information sheet and register the
iclicker. Complete clicker questions.
Finish equations.
Discuss careers.
Discuss diverse career paths.
We Use Math

23 Jan 
During Class:
The art of equations activities
which includes a discussion of the syllabus.
LaTeX code.
Review Cantor's diagonalization argument.
