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

9 May 
Our assigned meeting time during finals week
is Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 3:00 PM  5:30 PM
and includes
part 4 of the course project  the final draft of the
paper.

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29 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations continue:
Jordan, Caleb, Murf

22 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations continue:
Lucas, Nathan, Joey, Chandra

15 Apr 
Course project beamer presentations begin:
Taylor, Sarah, Jess, Ryan

8 Apr 
Homework Due:
 Appalachian General Education
 Continue working on the course project
During Class: Discuss the course project presentations and papers.
Peer review.
Discuss homework responses and general education

25 Mar 
Homework Due:
 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
During Class: Go over the template for the beamer presentation.
Ask for volunteers for April 15th and 22nd [4 people each] and
April 29th [3 people]. Discuss elegent mathematics.
Discuss the Appalachian General Education assignment. If time remains,
then discuss Mathematics Awareness Month.

18 Mar 
Homework Due: Mathematics in a General Education
 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 short
reading during class.
 Next complete the ASULearn questionnaire Educational Goal for
Mathematics Majors that assesses a Program Objective:
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.
 Work on the course project paper  the first
draft is due next week.
 Watch the SYNC TED video
During Class: Happy belated Pi day! Go over the
remaining templates for the course paper. Finish up
discussions from last week. Discuss
mathematics in a general education as well as goals for mathematics
majors.

4 Mar 
Homework Due Proof, Certainty, Success and
Discoveries in Mathematics:
 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 already turn in the
questions related to the
The Proof
video, then finish
them up to turn in.
During Class: Discuss Proof,
Certainty, Success and Discoveries in Mathematics:

25 Feb 
Homework Due:
Part 2 of the course project [We don't need the
code  just the LaTeX'ed PDFs]
 LaTex code for Beamer Template,
PDF version
 LaTex code for Preliminary Bibliography,
PDF version
Finding library and scholarly sources
During Class: Begin certainty, proof, success and discoveries
in mathematics. The Proof video and questions.

18 Feb 
Homework Due: Professional Associations
and Ethics and Responsibilities of Community Membership
 First read on ASULearn:
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society:
Professional Associations
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 ALL the ethical issues mentioned in the 2 readings
 For each of the 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 items 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: Continue our Intro to Presentations and Beamer.
Introduction to Beamer LaTex code
and the pdf version
A Beamer Quickstart
Beamer Theme Gallery
manual
ethics of experimentation
Academic Integrity Code
Begin to discuss professional associations, ethics
and responsibilities of community membership.

11 Feb 
Homework Due: Part 1 of the course project
(LaTeX template.) You can print your
code by copying and pasting into another program. 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]
Dr. Marland's CoMap Template PDF and
LaTex
What makes a good mathematics talk?
Search for information on Paul Hamos.
How to Talk Mathematics by
Paul Hamos, Notices of the AMS (v. 21, 1974, pp. 155158)
Search for information on "Joseph A. Gallian".
Giving a
Good Presentation by Joseph A. Gallian.

4 Feb 
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 Dr. Sarah
outside of class.
 Reading and discussion questions (type all but #1 and print two copies 
one to turn in at the beginning of class and one to use in the class
discussion)
 Print a copy of the
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society: Careers reading on ASULearn.
Highlight or circle all the careers that were mentioned.
 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...
 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).
During Class
Clicker questions.
Discuss careers and
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/pubseri.cfm?seri_id=14
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf12328/pdf/tab41.pdf
Discuss diverse career paths.
What advice would you give to a sophomore about planning for after
graduation?
STEM for global competitiveness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlnLAOCZDWI
We Use Math
Opportunity at 1:52 and then again at 6:00.

28 Jan 
Homework Due:
 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.
 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.

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